Somerset v Royal Air Force
Other matches in England 1953
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 17th, 18th, 19th June 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultRoyal Air Force won by 7 wickets
UmpiresCFD Buttle, RH Powell
Close of play day 1Royal Air Force (1) 169/5
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 253/6

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettrun out15      
J Lawrencec Trueman b Wilson20      
R Smithlbw b Wilson25      
GHD Evansc Fenner b Trueman34      
+HW Stephensonc Pressdee b Trueman25      
*BG Brocklehurstb Trueman0      
JD Currieb Smith1      
N Langfieldb Wilson22      
PAO Grahamc Pressdee b Trueman0      
BA Langfordc Shirreff b Trueman0      
CG Mitchellnot out20      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)11
Total(all out, 53.3 overs)173
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-44, 3-75, 4-120, 5-120, 6-121, 7-139, 8-139, 9-139, 10-173 (53.3 ov)
Royal Air Force bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Trueman20   3605-1
Smith15   3371--
Shirreff8   1200--
Hurst1   090--

Royal Air Force first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Hortonb Mitchell1      
WEG Paytonc Gimblett b Langford10      
*AC Shirreffc Stephenson b Mitchell0      
RG Wilsonb Graham21      
JS Pressdeec Lawrence b Mitchell85      
+MD Fennerb Graham61      
MJ Bearst Stephenson b Lawrence12      
MD Willettlbw b Langford26      
DJ Smithnot out29      
RJ Hurstc Stephenson b Mitchell21      
FS Truemanb Lawrence17      
Extras(14 b, 10 lb)24
Total(all out, 108.3 overs)307
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-10, 3-41, 4-45, 5-167, 6-204, 7-212, 8-246, 9-281, 10-307 (108.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mitchell30   11534--
Graham20   6562--
Langfield13   4180--
Langford26   5832--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettst Fenner b Horton111      
R Smithb Shirreff15      
GHD Evansc Fenner b Shirreff56      
+HW Stephensonc Wilson b Horton10      
*BG Brocklehurstb Trueman4      
JD Curriec Bear b Trueman39      
N Langfieldlbw b Smith8      
J Lawrencec Bear b Shirreff23      
PAO Grahamlbw b Shirreff6      
BA Langfordnot out2      
CG Mitchellb Shirreff5      
Extras(3 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)9
Total(all out, 81.2 overs)288
Fall of wickets:
1-54, 2-159, 3-193, 4-206, 5-206, 6-222, 7-275, 8-275, 9-282, 10-288 (81.2 ov)
Royal Air Force bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Trueman21   1602-2
Smith16   2451--
Wilson2   0100--
Hurst4   0320--
Horton9   2252--
Bear2   0140--

Royal Air Force second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Hortonc Brocklehurst b Langford53      
WEG Paytonst Stephenson b Lawrence37      
+MD Fennerc Gimblett b Mitchell42      
MD Willettnot out19      
RG Wilsonnot out3      
*AC Shirreffdid not bat      
JS Pressdeedid not bat      
MJ Beardid not bat      
DJ Smithdid not bat      
RJ Hurstdid not bat      
FS Truemandid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(3 wickets, 49.3 overs)155
Fall of wickets:
1-61, 2-97, 3-?
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mitchell9   2281--
Graham5   0230--
Lawrence16   3501--





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