Somerset v Leicestershire
County Championship 1939
VenueRecreation Ground, Bath on 24th, 26th, 27th June 1939 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 9 wickets
PointsSomerset 12; Leicestershire 0
UmpiresFJ Durston, GM Lee
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 12/2 (Watson 4*, Prentice 1*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FS Leelbw b Prentice10      
RJO Meyerb Sperry11      
HFT Busec Smith b Walsh79      
CJP Barnwellst Dawkes b Walsh9      
*EF Longriggc Berry b Smith56      
FM McRaeb Walsh18      
+WT Luckesc Walsh b Sperry2      
WHR Andrewslbw b Walsh4      
GM Bennettnot out8      
AW Wellardc Thursting b Walsh6      
HL Hazellb Walsh0      
Extras(7 b, 11 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)20
Total(all out, 70.7 overs)223
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-49, 3-68, 4-172, 5-201, 6-204, 7-208, 8-212, 9-223, 10-223 (70.7 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry20   7362--
Smith17   3531--
Prentice14   3421--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Berryc Luckes b Wellard10      
GS Watsonb Meyer53      
NF Armstronglbw b Wellard4      
FT Prenticec Andrews b Wellard1      
M Tompkinb Wellard5      
*MS Packeb Wellard0      
+GO Dawkesb Meyer0      
LD Thurstingc Luckes b Meyer1      
JE Walshc Longrigg b Buse23      
HA Smithnot out18      
J Sperryrun out0      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(all out, 24.4 overs)119
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-38, 3-42, 4-62, 5-62, 6-69, 7-74, 8-87, 9-117, 10-119 (24.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard10   1465--
Andrews8   0340--
Meyer4   0283--

Leicestershire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
GL Berrylbw b Andrews2      
GS Watsonb Meyer30      
NF Armstrongb Wellard2      
FT Prenticeb Wellard29      
M Tompkinc Buse b Hazell16      
*MS Packec Luckes b Wellard10      
+GO Dawkeslbw b Wellard36      
LD Thurstinglbw b Meyer20      
JE Walshnot out18      
HA Smithc Luckes b Meyer0      
J Sperryc Luckes b Buse14      
Extras(8 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)15
Total(all out, 59 overs)192
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-10, 3-50, 4-86, 5-88, 6-115, 7-160, 8-160, 9-160, 10-192 (59 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard18   6494--
Andrews12   1351--
Meyer9   1473--
Buse6   0141--
Hazell14   3321--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FS Leelbw b Smith5      
RJO Meyernot out61      
HFT Busenot out22      
CJP Barnwelldid not bat      
*EF Longriggdid not bat      
FM McRaedid not bat      
+WT Luckesdid not bat      
WHR Andrewsdid not bat      
GM Bennettdid not bat      
AW Wellarddid not bat      
HL Hazelldid not bat      
Extras(1 w)1
Total(1 wicket, 20.4 overs)89
Fall of wickets:
1-15 (Lee)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry10   1350--
Smith5   0191--
Walsh5   0280--

--> HFT Buse (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 6
--> EF Longrigg (1) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 30
--> RJO Meyer reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire second innings
--> AW Wellard reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Leicestershire second innings





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