Leicestershire v Somerset
County Championship 1968
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 19th, 20th, 21st June 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultSomerset won by 10 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 2 (Bowling 2); Somerset 18 (Batting 3, Bowling 5)
UmpiresLH Gray, OW Herman
ScorerWH Ashdown (Leicestershire)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 0/1 (Booth 0*, Matthews 0*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 39/1 (Norman 10*, Tolchard 21*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Tolchard b Birkenshaw77     
MJ Kitchenrun out129     
A Clarksonst Tolchard b Birkenshaw7     
GS Chappellc Tolchard b Barratt27     
WE Alleyc Hallam b Pember14     
*RC Kerslakerun out2     
KE Palmernot out60     
GI Burgessb Birkenshaw23     
BA Langfordc Norman b Birkenshaw5     
+RA Brooksnot out19     
FE Rumseydid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 4 nb)7
Total(8 wickets, declared, 121 overs)370
Fall of wickets:
1-159, 2-185, 3-240, 4-249, 5-257, 6-259, 7-300, 8-314
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer6   3100--
Pember26   2871--
Birkenshaw48   121064--
Barratt29   51091--
Matthews12   0510--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MEJC Normanc Kerslake b Rumsey0     
BJ Boothc Brooks b Rumsey40     
AJ Matthewsb Rumsey12     
+RW Tolchardc Kerslake b Rumsey12     
CC Inmanc Kerslake b Rumsey35     
*MR Hallamc Clarkson b Alley6     
J Birkenshawc Langford b Rumsey3     
DJ Constantnot out11     
JDD Pemberb Rumsey23     
CT Spencerb Alley1     
RJ Barrattc Brooks b Alley0     
Extras(5 lb, 5 nb)10
Total(all out, 43.4 overs)153
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-31, 3-58, 4-91, 5-108, 6-112, 7-117, 8-152, 9-153, 10-153 (43.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Rumsey22   6637--
Palmer9   0460--
Burgess4   070--

Leicestershire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
MEJC Normanc Brooks b Burgess26     
BJ Boothc Virgin b Rumsey7     
+RW Tolchardc Langford b Palmer24     
CC Inmanc Brooks b Alley56     
*MR Hallamc Brooks b Chappell44     
J Birkenshawc Brooks b Chappell15     
DJ Constantlbw b Alley9     
JDD Pembernot out28     
AJ Matthewsc Brooks b Burgess3     
CT Spencerc Kerslake b Alley8     
RJ Barrattc Langford b Rumsey0     
Extras(2 b, 3 lb, 6 nb)11
Total(all out, 85.1 overs)231
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-59, 3-73, 4-142, 5-176, 6-188, 7-192, 8-203, 9-222, 10-231 (85.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer12   2411--
Burgess14   2702--
Alley20   10413--
Langford14   8170--
Chappell7   3112--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginnot out7     
MJ Kitchennot out8     
A Clarksondid not bat      
GS Chappelldid not bat      
WE Alleydid not bat      
*RC Kerslakedid not bat      
KE Palmerdid not bat      
GI Burgessdid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
+RA Brooksdid not bat      
FE Rumseydid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 3.3 overs)15
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Birkenshaw2   070--

--> JDD Pember made his debut in first-class matches
--> JDD Pember made his debut in County Championship matches
--> AJ Matthews made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> AJ Matthews made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> DJ Constant made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> DJ Constant made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> DJ Constant (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> RW Tolchard (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> CC Inman (2) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 47
--> J Birkenshaw reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> J Birkenshaw reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Somerset first innings





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