Somerset v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1985
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 8th, 9th, 10th May 1985 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by 233 runs
UmpiresR Julian, DR Shepherd
ScorersDAH Oldam (Somerset), MP Ringham (Australians)
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 151/4 (Rose 42*, Botham 53*)
Close of play day 2Australians (2) 282/6 (Wellham 12*, Boon 1*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KC Wesselsc Botham b Marks41     
AMJ Hilditchc Davis b Botham20     
DM Wellhamc Davis b Botham64     
*AR Borderc Botham b Marks106     
DC Boonnot out56     
+WB Phillipsnot out62     
GRJ Matthewsdid not bat      
CJ McDermottdid not bat      
JR Thomsondid not bat      
RG Hollanddid not bat      
GF Lawsondid not bat      
Extras(7 lb)7
Total(4 wickets, declared, 80 overs)356
Fall of wickets:
1-47, 2-85, 3-221, 4-248
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davis14   2710--
Turner15   0850--
Botham12   3282--
Marks25   4872--
Popplewell3   0210--
Booth11   1570--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NFM Popplewellc Boon b Thomson25     
PM Roebuckc Phillips b Lawson13     
RL Ollisrun out11     
BC Roseretired hurt81     
RJ Hardenc Phillips b McDermott0     
*IT Bothamst +sub (RB Phillips) b Holland65     
VJ Marksc +sub (RB Phillips) b Holland50     
+T Gardc Wessels b Holland30     
MS Turnerb Thomson9     
MR Davisst +sub (RB Phillips) b Holland11     
SC Boothnot out4     
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 7 nb)15
Total(all out, 74.3 overs)314
Fall of wickets:
1-34, 2-54, 3-65, 4-65, 5-170, 6-273, 7-290, 8-308, 9-314 (74.3 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson17   3752--
Lawson8   2311--
McDermott11   1711--
Matthews9   0420--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AMJ Hilditchc Harden b Booth46     
KC Wesselsc Botham b Booth156     
GRJ Matthewsc Roebuck b Booth22     
CJ McDermottc sub b Marks0     
JR Thomsonlbw b Marks7     
RG Hollandc Popplewell b Booth35     
DM Wellhamnot out26     
DC Boonnot out21     
*AR Borderdid not bat      
+WB Phillipsdid not bat      
GF Lawsondid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(6 wickets, declared, 74 overs)316
Fall of wickets:
1-125, 2-173, 3-179, 4-191, 5-264, 6-273
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davis7   0320--
Turner11   1580--
Botham6   2160--
Marks28   61102--
Booth22   2984--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NFM Popplewelllbw b McDermott0     
PM Roebucknot out33     
RL Ollislbw b Thomson4     
RJ Hardenc +sub (RB Phillips) b Thomson17     
*IT Bothamc +sub (RB Phillips) b Thomson4     
VJ Marksc +sub (RB Phillips) b Thomson48     
+T Gardc sub (DR Gilbert) b Holland0     
MS Turnerc +sub (RB Phillips) b Thomson0     
MR Davisc Holland b Thomson4     
SC Boothc Boon b Holland5     
BC Roseabsent hurt
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 5 nb)10
Total(all out, 43.1 overs)125
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-15, 3-43, 4-49, 5-111, 6-113, 7-114, 8-118, 9-125 (43.1 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson14   1446--
McDermott12   2461--

--> RJ Harden made his debut in first-class matches
--> AR Border (1) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 34
--> WB Phillips (1) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 21
--> VJ Marks (1) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 29
--> AMJ Hilditch (2) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 39
--> AMJ Hilditch made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> WB Phillips made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> GRJ Matthews made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> DC Boon made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> RG Holland made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> CJ McDermott made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> BC Rose retired hurt in the Somerset first innings having scored 81 (team had lost 5 wickets)

RB Phillips kept wicket for the Australians on Day 2 and 3 as WB Phillips was ill





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