Essex v Somerset
County Championship 1974
VenueChalkwell Park, Westcliff-on-Sea on 17th, 18th, 19th July 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 4 (Batting 2, Bowling 2); Somerset 3 (Batting 1, Bowling 2)
UmpiresWL Budd, GH Pope
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Somerset (1) 69/3 (Burgess 6*, Close 15*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesb Langford45     
BR Hardiec Burgess b Langford91     
*KWR Fletcherc Burgess b Langford19     
+KS McEwanb Langford4     
GA Goochc Breakwell b Langford16     
RMO Cookenot out14     
S Turnernot out4     
RE Eastdid not bat      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)7
Total(5 wickets, declared, 96.4 overs)200
Fall of wickets:
1-83, 2-139, 3-152, 4-180, 5-192
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones4   280--
Moseley10   4170--
Burgess7   2140--
Breakwell30   12610--
Botham2   090--
Close3   130--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Kitchenb East22     
+DJS Taylorc Hobbs b Turner16     
GI Burgessb East23     
IVA Richardsc Fletcher b Turner4     
*DB Closeretired ill17     
JM Parksc Gooch b Acfield4     
IT Bothamlbw b East6     
D Breakwellnot out36     
BA Langfordnot out10     
HR Moseleydid not bat      
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 8 lb, 2 nb)15
Total(6 wickets, declared, 54.4 overs)153
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-43, 3-50, 4-92, 5-102, 6-104
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever10   4230--
Turner16   4312--
East18   6473--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Taylor b Moseley7     
BR Hardieb Jones31     
*KWR Fletcherc Burgess b Moseley3     
+KS McEwanc Botham b Moseley0     
GA Goochb Moseley2     
RMO Cookeb Moseley6     
S Turnerb Jones13     
RE Eastc and b Langford0     
RNS Hobbsb Breakwell15     
DL Acfieldb Jones1     
JK Levernot out7     
Extras(3 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 49 overs)93
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-15, 3-17, 4-39, 5-45, 6-59, 7-60, 8-74, 9-78, 10-93 (49 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones11   1253--
Moseley16   8245--
Burgess1   100--
Langford19   10341--
Breakwell2   021--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Kitchenc Acfield b Turner15     
+DJS Taylornot out7     
GI Burgessb Turner2     
IVA Richardsc and b Turner13     
*DB Closec Hardie b Lever0     
JM Parksc Lever b East2     
IT Bothamc Turner b East4     
D Breakwellc East b Turner6     
BA Langfordnot out0     
HR Moseleydid not bat      
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 3 nb)8
Total(7 wickets, 31.4 overs)57
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-22, 3-27, 4-39, 5-42, 6-46, 7-56
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever7   3131--
Turner14   5314--
East5   242--
Acfield2   110--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> BEA Edmeades (1) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 17
--> BR Hardie (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 13
--> HR Moseley achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Essex second innings (previous best was 5-27)
--> HR Moseley achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex second innings (previous best was 5-43)
--> DB Close retired ill in the Somerset first innings having scored 17 (team had lost 3 wickets)





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