Warwickshire v Somerset
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1985
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham on 24th, 25th, 26th July 1985 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWarwickshire 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Somerset 4 (Batting 2, Bowling 2)
UmpiresJH Hampshire, HJ Rhodes
Close of play day 1Warwickshire (1) 114/3 (Dyer 42*, Lethbridge 0*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 138/2 (Roebuck 43*, Gard 1*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NFM Popplewellc Gifford b Hoffman4     
PM Roebuckc Humpage b Ferreira40     
NA Feltonc Humpage b Hoffman10     
IVA Richardsc Smith b Lethbridge65     
BC Rosec Humpage b Ferreira16     
*IT Bothamc Humpage b Lethbridge5     
VJ Marksc Gifford b Ferreira6     
+T Gardc Amiss b Ferreira7     
MR Davisc Humpage b Hoffman1     
SC Boothc Dyer b Gifford28     
CH Dredgenot out10     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 1 nb, 7 w)15
Total(all out, 69.5 overs)207
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-30, 3-120, 4-121, 5-126, 6-133, 7-155, 8-164, 9-168, 10-207 (69.5 ov)
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hoffman16   2533--
Smith9   2190--
Ferreira24   10614--
Lethbridge19   4622--

Warwickshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RIHB Dyerc Booth b Marks106     
GJ Lordb Davis9     
AI Kallicharranc Rose b Dredge48     
DL Amissc Booth b Marks14     
C Lethbridgec Richards b Booth47     
+GW Humpagec and b Botham33     
PA Smithlbw b Botham62     
AM Ferreiralbw b Botham4     
ARK Piersonnot out2     
*N Giffordrun out0     
DS Hoffmanb Botham0     
Extras(5 b, 4 lb, 4 w)13
Total(all out, 118 overs)338
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-86, 3-113, 4-181, 5-230, 6-332, 7-336, 8-338, 9-338, 10-338 (118 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham22   7634--
Davis14   2561--
Dredge11   4211--
Richards8   2260--
Marks40   13912--
Booth23   3721--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NFM Popplewellc Amiss b Gifford70     
PM Roebuckc Amiss b Gifford81     
NA Feltonb Gifford8     
+T Gardc Dyer b Gifford16     
IVA Richardsc Humpage b Pierson53     
BC Roserun out14     
*IT Bothamnot out13865671312 
VJ Marksnot out8     
MR Davisdid not bat      
SC Boothdid not bat      
CH Dredgedid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 18 lb, 2 w)30
Total(6 wickets, declared, 101 overs)418
Fall of wickets:
1-112, 2-132, 3-188, 4-213, 5-249, 6-345
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hoffman5   0330--
Smith7   2330--
Ferreira9   4150--
Lethbridge4   0170--
Gifford42   201284--
Pierson34   81641--

Warwickshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RIHB Dyerc Botham b Davis4     
GJ Lordnot out17     
AI Kallicharrannot out51     
DL Amissdid not bat      
C Lethbridgedid not bat      
+GW Humpagedid not bat      
PA Smithdid not bat      
AM Ferreiradid not bat      
ARK Piersondid not bat      
*N Gifforddid not bat      
DS Hoffmandid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(1 wicket, 25.4 overs)74
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Dyer)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham8   1320--
Davis3   131--
Booth2   0150--

--> Warwickshire score at 100 overs in the first innings was 286-5
--> SC Booth made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> SC Booth made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> RIHB Dyer (1) equalled his previous highest score of 106 in County Championship matches
--> C Lethbridge (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 14
--> AM Ferreira (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> NFM Popplewell (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 58
--> NFM Popplewell (2) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 52
--> IT Botham (2) 100 in 49 minutes
--> IT Botham (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 20
--> IT Botham (2) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 42
--> IT Botham (2) passed 13000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 113
--> VJ Marks (2) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8
--> RIHB Dyer (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> VJ Marks reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Warwickshire first innings

Botham's century was the fastest of the season and won him the Walter Lawrence Trophy.





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