Leicestershire v Somerset
Schweppes County Championship 1977
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 25th, 27th, 28th June 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsLeicestershire 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Somerset 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresA Jepson, JG Langridge
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 23/1 (Slocombe 8*, Richards 14*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 132/4 (Davison 59*, Tolchard 5*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steeleb Moseley5     
*R Illingworthc Taylor b Botham11     
JC Balderstonec Taylor b Moseley60     
BF Davisonc Taylor b Botham13     
DI Gowerc Kitchen b Dredge56     
+RW Tolchardb Moseley0     
J Birkenshawrun out22     
PB Cliftc Taylor b Botham64     
K Shuttleworthc Kitchen b Botham7     
A Wardc Taylor b Moseley8     
K Higgsnot out3     
Extras(12 b, 4 lb, 3 nb)19
Total(all out, 79.5 overs)268
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-27, 3-52, 4-151, 5-151, 6-151, 7-204, 8-237, 9-262, 10-268 (79.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham29   8774--
Dredge17   4591--
Rose3   0210--
Breakwell6   0290--
Richards2   070--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Rosec Tolchard b Higgs1     
PA Slocombeb Higgs21     
IVA Richardsc Illingworth b Birkenshaw104     
MJ Kitchenc Tolchard b Higgs7     
IT Bothamb Higgs0     
GI Burgessb Higgs14     
M Olivelbw b Shuttleworth15     
*+DJS Taylorlbw b Clift26     
D Breakwellc Higgs b Shuttleworth6     
CH Dredgeb Clift8     
HR Moseleynot out1     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 4 nb)11
Total(all out, 75.5 overs)214
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-30, 3-130, 4-130, 5-149, 6-163, 7-176, 8-184, 9-207, 10-214 (75.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ward12   3620--
Higgs24   7455--
Shuttleworth21   6422--
Birkenshaw5   2211--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Steeleb Moseley0     
*R Illingworthlbw b Botham26     
JC Balderstonelbw b Moseley4     
BF Davisonlbw b Burgess92     
DI Gowerlbw b Burgess30     
+RW Tolchardc Olive b Moseley8     
J Birkenshawc Taylor b Moseley41     
PB Cliftc Taylor b Botham0     
K Shuttleworthnot out30     
A Wardnot out1     
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 3 lb, 4 nb)13
Total(8 wickets, declared, 80 overs)245
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-8, 3-53, 4-110, 5-138, 6-189, 7-191, 8-235
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham29   7842--
Moseley24   3764--
Breakwell6   1120--
Burgess21   6602--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Rosenot out54     
PA Slocombec and b Steele40     
IVA Richardsnot out25     
MJ Kitchendid not bat      
IT Bothamdid not bat      
GI Burgessdid not bat      
M Olivedid not bat      
*+DJS Taylordid not bat      
D Breakwelldid not bat      
CH Dredgedid not bat      
HR Moseleydid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb)6
Total(1 wicket, 35.1 overs)125
Fall of wickets:
1-78 (Slocombe)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ward5   2120--
Higgs5   1110--
Shuttleworth3   0240--
Clift4   190--
Birkenshaw10   2300--
Steele7   0251--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> PB Clift (1) passed his previous highest score of 52 in County Championship matches
--> PB Clift (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 47
--> HR Moseley reached 300 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings





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