Somerset v New Zealanders
New Zealand in British Isles 1978
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 1st, 2nd, 3rd July 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresDGL Evans, BJ Meyer
Close of play day 1New Zealanders (1) 25/0 (Anderson 8*, Edgar 12*)
Close of play day 2New Zealanders (1) 218/8 (McIntyre 2*, Bracewell 0*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*BC Roseb Congdon49     
PW Denningc Edwards b Hadlee24     
PA Slocombelbw b Congdon1     
PM Roebucknot out131     
VJ Marksrun out23     
M Olivec Congdon b Bracewell3     
D Breakwellnot out100     
DJS Taylordid not bat      
KF Jenningsdid not bat      
CH Dredgedid not bat      
+T Garddid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 11 lb, 3 nb)18
Total(5 wickets, declared, 92 overs)349
Fall of wickets:
1-63, 2-64, 3-89, 4-148, 5-162
New Zealanders bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bracewell19   2801--
Thomson17   3630--
Hadlee16   0701--
Congdon22   5502--
McIntyre18   4680--

New Zealanders first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RW Andersonc Denning b Breakwell40     
BA Edgarc Gard b Breakwell81     
JM Parkerc Slocombe b Breakwell5     
*MG Burgessrun out0     
BE Congdonb Marks38     
JG Wrightb Dredge13     
+GN Edwardsc Rose b Jennings25     
DR Hadleeb Jennings8     
JM McIntyrenot out2     
BP Bracewellnot out0     
GB Thomsondid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(8 wickets, declared, 95 overs)218
Fall of wickets:
1-66, 2-83, 3-87, 4-170, 5-176, 6-208, 7-208, 8-218
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dredge15   3291--
Jennings15   4302--
Marks31   10711--
Breakwell31   7643--
Rose2   0100--
Roebuck1   080--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PW Denningc Congdon b McIntyre38     
M Olivelbw b Bracewell1     
PA Slocombeb Thomson8     
VJ Marksb McIntyre31     
DJS Taylorc Anderson b Congdon11     
PM Roebucknot out23     
*BC Rosec Burgess b McIntyre16     
D Breakwellnot out12     
KF Jenningsdid not bat      
CH Dredgedid not bat      
+T Garddid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 2 nb)4
Total(6 wickets, declared, 55 overs)144
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-34, 3-77, 4-86, 5-94, 6-119
New Zealanders bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bracewell8   0191--
Thomson10   3341--
Congdon20   5471--
McIntyre17   6403--

New Zealanders second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RW Andersonnot out37     
BA Edgarnot out54     
JM Parkerdid not bat      
*MG Burgessdid not bat      
BE Congdondid not bat      
JG Wrightdid not bat      
+GN Edwardsdid not bat      
DR Hadleedid not bat      
JM McIntyredid not bat      
BP Bracewelldid not bat      
GB Thomsondid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 1 nb)2
Total(no wicket, 34 overs)93
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dredge9   0310--
Jennings5   1180--
Marks8   2200--
Breakwell12   4220--

--> PM Roebuck (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 105
--> D Breakwell (1) passed his previous highest score of 97 in first-class matches
--> D Breakwell (1) made his first century in first-class matches
--> DR Hadlee reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings