Somerset v Northamptonshire
Schweppes County Championship 1983
VenueClarence Park, Weston-super-Mare on 6th, 8th, 9th August 1983 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 4 (Batting 3, Bowling 1); Northamptonshire 7 (Batting 4, Bowling 3)
UmpiresCT Spencer, AGT Whitehead
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 21/0 (Roebuck 13*, Ollis 4*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 69/1 (Cook 26*, Willey 26*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*G Cookb Marks43     
W Larkinslbw b Dredge31     
P Willeyb Booth71     
AJ Lambc Gard b Dredge51     
RG Williamsnot out75     
Kapil Devb Booth120     
DJ Capelnot out8     
DS Steeledid not bat      
+G Sharpdid not bat      
NA Mallenderdid not bat      
BJ Griffithsdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 4 w)6
Total(5 wickets, declared, 115 overs)405
Fall of wickets:
1-56, 2-107, 3-189, 4-209, 5-381
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham10   1560--
Davis5   1240--
Richards18   10270--
Dredge18   6402--
Popplewell3   0220--
Marks33   91231--
Booth28   41072--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PM Roebuckc Sharp b Mallender23     
RL Ollislbw b Kapil Dev9     
PW Denningc Sharp b Mallender10     
IVA Richardsb Mallender61     
*IT Bothamb Mallender40     
NFM Popplewellc Kapil Dev b Williams52     
VJ Marksc Cook b Steele15     
+T Gardnot out32     
CH Dredgenot out0     
MR Davisdid not bat      
SC Boothdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 10 lb, 9 nb)25
Total(7 wickets, declared, 100 overs)267
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-42, 3-67, 4-139, 5-172, 6-187, 7-266
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kapil Dev18   5451--
Griffiths24   6490--
Willey9   2170--
Mallender19   3694--
Capel5   1200--
Steele17   9231--
Williams8   0191--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*G Cookc Davis b Marks43     
W Larkinsc Gard b Davis11     
P Willeyc Botham b Booth56     
AJ Lambc Davis b Marks16     
RG Williamsnot out20     
Kapil Devnot out31     
DJ Capeldid not bat      
DS Steeledid not bat      
+G Sharpdid not bat      
NA Mallenderdid not bat      
BJ Griffithsdid not bat      
Extras(5 lb)5
Total(4 wickets, declared, 65 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-113, 3-127, 4-137
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham6   0220--
Davis7   2291--
Dredge9   2280--
Marks25   6662--
Booth18   10321--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PM Roebuckc Kapil Dev b Steele31     
RL Ollislbw b Kapil Dev14     
PW Denningb Kapil Dev15     
NFM Popplewellc Cook b Steele10     
*IT Bothamc Willey b Mallender5     
IVA Richardsnot out128     
VJ Marksc Steele b Kapil Dev42     
+T Gardc Cook b Kapil Dev0     
CH Dredgec Kapil Dev b Willey8     
MR Davisnot out6     
SC Boothdid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 5 lb, 5 nb)19
Total(8 wickets, 70.5 overs)278
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-45, 3-73, 4-78, 5-88, 6-184, 7-186, 8-241
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kapil Dev18.54764--
Griffiths7   0250--
Willey6   271--
Mallender11   0551--
Steele16   4672--
Williams12   5290--

--> Northamptonshire score at 100 overs in the first innings was 331-4
--> AJ Lamb (1) passed 13000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 2
--> Kapil Dev (1) passed his previous highest score of 103 in County Championship matches
--> NFM Popplewell (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 22
--> G Cook (2) passed 15500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 5
--> RG Williams (2) passed 6500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 16
--> IVA Richards (2) passed 11000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 124