Gloucestershire v Somerset
County Championship 1975
VenueAshley Down Ground, Bristol on 24th, 26th, 27th May 1975 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 10 wickets
PointsGloucestershire 2 (Batting 1, Bowling 1); Somerset 18 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresDGL Evans, A Jepson
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 100/2 (Taylor 37*, Slocombe 7*; 40 overs)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 141/3 (Knight 27*, Brassington 2*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Sadiq Mohammadc Richards b Burgess11     
AW Stovoldc Close b Botham25     
Zaheer Abbasc and b Burgess11     
RDV Knightb Botham0     
JC Foatb Burgess9     
DR Shepherdc Botham b Jones23     
*AS Brownc Taylor b Moseley19     
DA Graveneyc Close b Botham15     
+AJ Brassingtonc Close b Jones11     
J Daveynot out20     
JH Dixonrun out5     
Extras(12 lb, 6 nb, 1 w)19
Total(all out, 75.2 overs)168
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-55, 3-56, 4-56, 5-66, 6-105, 7-114, 8-132, 9-142, 10-168 (75.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones16   6272--
Moseley18   6271--
Botham21   7373--
Breakwell4   2100--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+DJS Taylorlbw b Davey38     
BC Rosec Brassington b Dixon55     
PW Denningc Sadiq Mohammad b Dixon0     
PA Slocombec Knight b Davey102     
IVA Richardsc Brassington b Davey33     
*DB Closenot out138     
GI Burgessnot out2     
IT Bothamdid not bat      
D Breakwelldid not bat      
HR Moseleydid not bat      
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 2 nb)6
Total(5 wickets, declared, 112 overs)374
Fall of wickets:
1-86, 2-92, 3-105, 4-143, 5-363
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davey29   7883--
Dixon22   3822--
Brown25   2730--
Knight16   2450--
Graveney17   2650--
Sadiq Mohammad3   0150--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Sadiq Mohammadc Denning b Jones16     
AW Stovoldlbw b Botham12     
Zaheer Abbaslbw b Moseley79     
RDV Knightc Richards b Burgess37     
+AJ Brassingtonnot out20     
JC Foatc Taylor b Moseley0     
*AS Brownc sub b Breakwell18     
DA Graveneyc Slocombe b Breakwell4     
DR Shepherdc Rose b Botham2     
J Daveyc Richards b Jones1     
JH Dixonb Jones10     
Extras(5 lb, 5 nb)10
Total(all out, 90.2 overs)209
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-52, 3-138, 4-158, 5-160, 6-185, 7-194, 8-196, 9-197, 10-209 (90.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moseley20   4442--
Botham17   5532--
Burgess17   7291--
Breakwell13   3322--
Close4   1100--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IT Bothamnot out4     
D Breakwellnot out0     
+DJS Taylordid not bat      
BC Rosedid not bat      
PW Denningdid not bat      
PA Slocombedid not bat      
IVA Richardsdid not bat      
*DB Closedid not bat      
GI Burgessdid not bat      
HR Moseleydid not bat      
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(no wicket, 1.2 overs)5
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Foat1   100--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> J Davey (1) passed his previous highest score of 19 in County Championship matches
--> PA Slocombe (1) passed his previous highest score of 61 in first-class matches
--> PA Slocombe (1) made his first century in first-class matches
--> PA Slocombe (1) passed his previous highest score of 61 in County Championship matches
--> PA Slocombe (1) made his first century in County Championship matches
--> RDV Knight (2) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12





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