Leicestershire v Somerset
County Championship 1939
VenueAylestone Road, Leicester on 20th, 22nd, 23rd May 1939 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 3 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 0; Somerset 12
UmpiresGM Lee, CV Tarbox
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 55/6 (Lester 0*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 53/3 (Lee 21*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FS Leelbw b Flamson7     
H Gimblettc Smith b Astill108     
HFT Busec Tompkin b Flamson75     
WHR Andrewsc Dawkes b Smith1     
JW Seamerc Sperry b Smith28     
*EF Longriggb Sperry1     
CJP Barnwelllbw b Smith14     
GM Bennettb Flamson0     
AW Wellardnot out32     
+WT Luckesc Flamson b Smith7     
HL Hazellrun out0     
Extras(2 b, 5 lb, 1 w)8
Total(all out, 75 overs)281
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-184, 3-189, 4-204, 5-211, 6-240, 7-241, 8-247, 9-271, 10-281 (75 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Flamson25   11143--
Sperry9   0491--
Smith19   2454--
Prentice10   2200--
Lester5   0250--
Astill7   1201--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Berryb Hazell29     
FT Prenticec Gimblett b Wellard6     
NF Armstrongc Wellard b Andrews10     
GS Watsonc Luckes b Andrews3     
M Tompkinb Hazell0     
+GO Dawkeslbw b Andrews0     
G Lesterb Buse13     
*WE Astillc and b Buse0     
HA Smithc Gimblett b Buse12     
WH Flamsonb Andrews0     
J Sperrynot out0     
Extras(7 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 36.4 overs)81
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-44, 3-53, 4-54, 5-55, 6-55, 7-57, 8-80, 9-81, 10-81 (36.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard11   2271--
Hazell5   232--
Buse3   123--

Leicestershire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Berryc Buse b Andrews10     
GS Watsonc Longrigg b Buse10     
NF Armstronglbw b Andrews73     
FT Prenticerun out34     
M Tompkinb Andrews5     
+GO Dawkesc Lee b Buse81     
G Lesterrun out36     
*WE Astillb Buse15     
HA Smithb Wellard1     
WH Flamsonc Barnwell b Wellard14     
J Sperrynot out12     
Extras(5 b, 7 lb, 1 nb)13
Total(all out, 72.4 overs)304
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-25, 3-118, 4-133, 5-139, 6-253, 7-259, 8-260, 9-279, 10-304 (72.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Andrews23   01113--
Hazell6   0370--
Buse24   4663--
Gimblett4   1140--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FS Leenot out42     
H Gimblettc Watson b Smith23     
HFT Busec Sperry b Smith3     
WHR Andrewsc Tompkin b Smith6     
JW Seamerb Flamson1     
+WT Luckesc Berry b Flamson7     
*EF Longriggb Smith1     
CJP Barnwellb Flamson11     
AW Wellardnot out8     
GM Bennettdid not bat      
HL Hazelldid not bat      
Extras(4 b)4
Total(7 wickets, 33.3 overs)106
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-47, 3-53, 4-56, 5-66, 6-67, 7-86
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Flamson17   3593--
Sperry4   190--

--> H Gimblett (1) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 51
--> H Gimblett (1) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 95
--> JW Seamer (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 7
--> GO Dawkes (2) passed his previous highest score of 49 in first-class matches
--> GO Dawkes (2) passed his previous highest score of 49 in County Championship matches
--> G Lester (2) passed his previous highest score of 20 in County Championship matches
--> G Lester (2) passed his previous highest score of 20 in first-class matches
--> HA Smith reached 950 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset second innings





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