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Somerset v Leicestershire
County Championship 1974
VenueClarence Park, Weston-super-Mare on 17th, 19th, 20th August 1974 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 179 runs
PointsSomerset 15 (Batting 1, Bowling 4); Leicestershire 4 (Bowling 4)
UmpiresC Cook, PB Wight
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 87/7 (RW Tolchard 3*, McVicker 1*; 51 overs)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 287/6 (Close 107*, Breakwell 23*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Kitchenc Birkenshaw b Higgs1     
+DJS Taylorb McKenzie3     
PW Denninglbw b Higgs0     
IVA Richardslbw b McKenzie2     
*DB Closec Steele b Higgs59     
JM Parkslbw b McKenzie14     
GI Burgessrun out1     
IT Bothamb McVicker39     
D Breakwelllbw b McKenzie40     
BA Langfordlbw b McKenzie3     
HR Moseleynot out0     
Extras(5 b, 9 lb, 3 nb, 2 w)19
Total(all out, 71.3 overs)181
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-6, 3-8, 4-8, 5-53, 6-55, 7-123, 8-133, 9-154, 10-181 (71.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie19.35415--
Higgs24   8403--
McVicker21   4571--
Birkenshaw7   1240--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonlbw b Botham25     
JF Steelerun out6     
MEJC Normanlbw b Burgess25     
BF Davisonb Botham2     
DJ Humphrieslbw b Botham0     
JG Tolchardlbw b Burgess5     
+RW Tolchardnot out17     
J Birkenshawlbw b Moseley1     
NM McVickerb Botham19     
GD McKenzielbw b Langford0     
*K Higgsb Botham1     
Extras(20 lb, 9 nb, 1 w)30
Total(all out, 74.2 overs)131
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-52, 3-56, 4-56, 5-79, 6-80, 7-81, 8-127, 9-128, 10-131 (74.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moseley23   9231--
Burgess20   13172--
Botham28.28595--
Langford3   121--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+DJS Taylorlbw b McKenzie5     
GI Burgessc Birkenshaw b McKenzie3     
PW Denningrun out25     
IVA Richardsb McVicker41     
*DB Closenot out114     
JM Parksc Davison b McKenzie66     
IT Bothamc Humphries b McVicker4     
D Breakwellretired hurt23     
BA Langfordnot out6     
MJ Kitchendid not bat      
HR Moseleydid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 10 lb, 3 nb)16
Total(6 wickets, declared, 98 overs)303
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-26, 3-43, 4-101, 5-235, 6-246
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie27   6493--
Higgs22   3690--
McVicker24   4832--
Birkenshaw11   1390--
Steele14   0470--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Dudlestonlbw b Burgess28     
JF Steelelbw b Moseley2     
MEJC Normanc Taylor b Moseley10     
BF Davisonlbw b Moseley62     
+RW Tolchardb Moseley1     
JG Tolchardc Parks b Botham5     
DJ Humphrieslbw b Burgess0     
J Birkenshawb Burgess24     
NM McVickerc Taylor b Botham2     
GD McKenzieb Langford12     
*K Higgsnot out0     
Extras(14 b, 3 lb, 10 nb, 1 w)28
Total(all out, 58.5 overs)174
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-32, 3-59, 4-74, 5-96, 6-107, 7-139, 8-154, 9-164, 10-174 (58.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moseley18   8434--
Burgess17   3453--
Botham23   6582--
Langford0.5001--

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
--> DJ Humphries made his debut in County Championship matches
--> PW Denning (2) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 10
--> J Birkenshaw (2) passed 9500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 23
--> GD McKenzie reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> NM McVicker reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> IT Botham achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Leicestershire first innings (previous best was 3-19)
--> IT Botham achieved his first five wickets in an innings in First-Class matches in the Leicestershire first innings
--> IT Botham achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Leicestershire first innings (previous best was 3-19)
--> IT Botham achieved his first five wickets in an innings in County Championship matches in the Leicestershire first innings
--> D Breakwell retired hurt in the Somerset second innings having scored 23 (team had lost 6 wickets)