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Essex v Somerset
County Championship 1975
VenueCounty Ground, Leyton on 9th, 11th, 12th August 1975 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 3 wickets
PointsEssex 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Somerset 14 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresWL Budd, C Cook
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 102/4 (Taylor 26*, Marks 11*; 31 overs)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 104/1 (Taylor 45*, Denning 45*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Botham b Moseley10     
BR Hardiec Richards b Breakwell48     
GA Goochc Taylor b Moseley0     
*KWR Fletcherb Moseley11     
KS McEwanc Taylor b Botham58     
KD Boycec Jennings b Close8     
S Turnerc Botham b Close22     
RE Eastlbw b Close6     
+N Smithc Taylor b Moseley28     
RNS Hobbslbw b Close26     
JK Levernot out20     
Extras(8 lb, 6 nb)14
Total(all out, 84.5 overs)251
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-13, 3-29, 4-95, 5-146, 6-156, 7-174, 8-178, 9-211, 10-251 (84.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones14   4390--
Moseley16   3484--
Botham9   2331--
Jennings3   0190--
Breakwell16   4501--
Close21.57434--
Richards5   350--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+DJS Taylorc Hardie b Boyce29     
BC Rosec Fletcher b Lever2     
PW Denningb Turner37     
IVA Richardslbw b Lever7     
*DB Closelbw b Boyce8     
VJ Marksc Fletcher b East14     
IT Bothamnot out23     
KF Jenningsc Smith b Boyce2     
D Breakwellc Smith b Boyce0     
HR Moseleyc Fletcher b Boyce7     
AA Jonesb Boyce0     
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 7 nb)15
Total(all out, 44.5 overs)144
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-52, 3-60, 4-82, 5-105, 6-113, 7-119, 8-119, 9-144, 10-144 (44.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce18.51736--
Lever9   1182--
Turner10   2271--
East7   4111--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BEA Edmeadesc Richards b Close40     
BR Hardiec Taylor b Jones1     
GA Goochlbw b Jones3     
*KWR Fletcherlbw b Breakwell88     
KS McEwanc Denning b Close9     
KD Boyceb Close19     
S Turnerc Marks b Breakwell13     
RE Eastc Taylor b Moseley5     
+N Smithnot out3     
RNS Hobbsb Breakwell0     
JK Leverlbw b Breakwell0     
Extras(4 lb, 6 nb)10
Total(all out, 67.3 overs)191
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-22, 3-103, 4-116, 5-136, 6-164, 7-179, 8-191, 9-191, 10-191 (67.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones6   0302--
Moseley17   4321--
Botham9   1300--
Jennings3   170--
Breakwell14.37334--
Close13   6413--
Richards5   180--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BC Rosec Fletcher b Lever1     
+DJS Taylorc Smith b Lever57     
PW Denningc Turner b Boyce52     
IVA Richardslbw b Lever25     
*DB Closenot out62     
VJ Marksb Turner12     
IT Bothamlbw b Lever11     
KF Jenningsc Gooch b East12     
D Breakwellnot out26     
HR Moseleydid not bat      
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 13 lb, 23 nb, 1 w)41
Total(7 wickets, 96.1 overs)299
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-116, 3-152, 4-159, 5-180, 6-221, 7-249
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boyce24   4651--
Lever21   9464--
Turner25.16571--
East13   1621--
Hobbs7   0220--
Edmeades6   260--

Notes
--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> BR Hardie (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 12
--> VJ Marks (1) passed his previous highest score of 12 in County Championship matches
--> DJS Taylor (2) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> KD Boyce reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> KD Boyce reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> AA Jones reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex second innings
--> KD Boyce reached 550 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset second innings

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