Somerset v Nottinghamshire
County Championship 1971
VenueClarence Park, Weston-super-Mare on 7th, 9th, 10th August 1971 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNottinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 7 (Batting 3, Bowling 4); Nottinghamshire 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresAEG Rhodes, EJ Rowe
Close of play day 1Nottinghamshire (1) 164/6 (Sobers 63*, MNS Taylor 1*; 72 overs)
Close of play day 2Somerset (1) 229/8 (Langford 5*, Moseley 5*)

Nottinghamshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Harrisc Virgin b Langford45     
G Frostb Cartwright13     
MJ Smedleyc Close b Cartwright2     
JB Bolusc Virgin b Cartwright26     
*GS Sobersc Taylor b Cartwright100     
SB Hassanb Langford8     
RA Whitelbw b Cartwright1     
MNS Taylorb Cartwright2     
PJ Plummerlbw b Cartwright4     
+DA Pullannot out0     
W Taylordid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(9 wickets, declared, 84.1 overs)206
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-34, 3-80, 4-124, 5-142, 6-157, 7-171, 8-181, 9-206 (84.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones12   1340--
Moseley10   2240--
Burgess10   3310--
Langford16   6382--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Virginc Smedley b W Taylor19     
MJ Kitchenc Plummer b W Taylor92     
A Clarksonb White26     
DB Closec Pullan b White46     
GI Burgessrun out2     
TW Cartwrightc Harris b MNS Taylor4     
KJ O'Keeffec MNS Taylor b White4     
+DJS Taylorc Sobers b Plummer12     
*BA Langfordnot out5     
HR Moseleynot out5     
AA Jonesdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 11 lb, 1 nb)14
Total(8 wickets, 72 overs)229
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-97, 3-172, 4-174, 5-185, 6-197, 7-214, 8-218
Nottinghamshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
W Taylor18   3602--
Sobers5   0150--
MNS Taylor21   2561--
White18   6453--
Plummer10   0391--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> GS Sobers (1) passed 24500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 15
--> TW Cartwright reached 1150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Nottinghamshire first innings