Somerset v Middlesex
County Championship 1939
VenueAgricultural Showgrounds, Frome on 7th, 8th, 9th June 1939 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 5 wickets
PointsSomerset 4; Middlesex 12
UmpiresH Elliott, JA Smart
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 40/1 (Robertson 12*, Edrich 2*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 88/4 (Longrigg 10*, Luckes 8*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FS Leeb Sims151     
H Gimblettc Gray b Sims32     
HFT Busec Peebles b Sims4     
NS Mitchell-Innesc Gray b Sims0     
*EF Longriggb Sims41     
+WT Luckesrun out0     
WHR Andrewslbw b Smith34     
CJP Barnwellb Smith16     
GM Bennettc Peebles b Sims12     
AW Wellardc Killick b Peebles39     
HL Hazellnot out0     
Extras(17 b, 3 lb, 2 nb, 3 w)25
Total(all out, 79.2 overs)354
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-44, 3-44, 4-144, 5-144, 6-202, 7-236, 8-263, 9-353, 10-354 (79.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith20   3842--
Gray16   3550--
Peebles15   7331--
Edrich5   0380--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonb Buse48     
SM Brownc Luckes b Andrews20     
WJ Edrichc Hazell b Buse71     
DCS Comptonb Buse30     
ET Killickc and b Andrews0     
JHA Hulmeb Andrews42     
+WFF Priceb Buse17     
JM Simsnot out53     
CIJ Smithc Buse b Andrews1     
*IAR Peeblesc Luckes b Buse12     
LH Grayc Buse b Andrews4     
Extras(7 b, 3 nb, 4 w)14
Total(all out, 75.6 overs)312
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-120, 3-172, 4-173, 5-177, 6-234, 7-248, 8-251, 9-305, 10-312 (75.6 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard23   5810--
Buse23   4755--
Gimblett4   0280--
Hazell2   090--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FS Leec Edrich b Smith0     
H Gimblettlbw b Gray9     
HFT Buseb Sims29     
NS Mitchell-Inneslbw b Smith18     
*EF Longriggc Hulme b Sims22     
+WT Luckesc Smith b Sims13     
WHR Andrewslbw b Sims4     
CJP Barnwelllbw b Smith14     
GM Bennettb Sims1     
AW Wellardc Robertson b Sims7     
HL Hazellnot out0     
Extras(10 b, 6 lb, 2 nb, 4 w)22
Total(all out, 41.5 overs)139
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-15, 3-52, 4-61, 5-105, 6-113, 7-126, 8-127, 9-137, 10-139 (41.5 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith16   5353--
Gray4   0221--
Peebles3   140--
Edrich2   130--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Longrigg b Wellard16     
SM Brownlbw b Wellard12     
WJ Edrichc Mitchell-Innes b Wellard0     
DCS Comptonnot out103     
ET Killickb Andrews12     
JHA Hulmelbw b Hazell0     
+WFF Pricenot out21     
JM Simsdid not bat      
CIJ Smithdid not bat      
*IAR Peeblesdid not bat      
LH Graydid not bat      
Extras(13 b, 5 lb, 2 nb)20
Total(5 wickets, 41.7 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-21, 3-76, 4-136, 5-137
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard15   3713--
Andrews13   2331--
Hazell6   0301--

--> SM Brown (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 18
--> WJ Edrich (1) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 60
--> WFF Price (1) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> IAR Peebles (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 5
--> WT Luckes (2) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> JDB Robertson (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 2
--> JM Sims reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset second innings
--> HL Hazell reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Middlesex second innings
--> SM Brown retired hurt in the Middlesex second innings (team had lost 2 wickets) - he returned when the score was 76/3





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