Somerset v Hampshire
County Championship 1946
VenueRecreation Ground, Bath on 29th June, 1st July 1946 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossHampshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by an innings and 13 runs
PointsSomerset 12; Hampshire 0
UmpiresJA Smart, J Tranter
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 221/8 (Wellard 22*, Luckes 0*)

Hampshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
J Arnoldb Meyer3      
+NT McCorkellc Castle b Meyer5      
G Hilllbw b Buse31      
J Baileyc Lee b Wellard24      
NH Rogersc Watts b Buse13      
*EDR Eagarlbw b Buse7      
AE Pothecarylbw b Wellard0      
WL Buddb Buse9      
OW Hermanb Wellard0      
CJ Knottnot out7      
JF Godfreyb Wellard0      
Extras(4 b)4
Total(all out, 55.3 overs)103
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-9, 3-51, 4-71, 5-84, 6-85, 7-85, 8-86, 9-102, 10-103 (55.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Meyer14   7282--
Buse16   6234--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FS Leelbw b Herman19      
H Gimblettb Knott60      
J Lawrenceb Knott4      
F Castleb Knott3      
RJO Meyerc Pothecary b Herman61      
HE Wattsc McCorkell b Knott2      
HFT Buseb Godfrey29      
*EF Longriggc Bailey b Godfrey7      
AW Wellardlbw b Herman74      
+WT Luckesc Eagar b Herman12      
HL Hazellnot out6      
Extras(10 b, 2 lb, 4 nb)16
Total(all out, 84.3 overs)293
Fall of wickets:
1-81, 2-83, 3-88, 4-94, 5-97, 6-184, 7-196, 8-202, 9-278, 10-293 (84.3 ov)
Hampshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Godfrey19   6672--
Knott15   6304--
Bailey13   2310--

Hampshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
J Arnoldb Wellard30      
+NT McCorkellb Wellard0      
G Hillc Castle b Buse45      
J Baileyc Lawrence b Buse4      
NH Rogersc Luckes b Wellard37      
*EDR Eagarb Lawrence16      
AE Pothecarylbw b Wellard22      
WL Buddc Buse b Wellard2      
OW Hermannot out4      
JF Godfreyst Luckes b Buse3      
CJ Knottabsent hurt
Extras(12 b, 1 lb, 1 w)14
Total(all out, 82 overs)177
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-77, 3-77, 4-86, 5-109, 6-156, 7-159, 8-172, 9-177 (82 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard33   11495--
Meyer11   2250--
Buse23   9443--
Hazell9   3210--
Lawrence6   0241--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> HFT Buse (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 18
--> AE Pothecary (2) passed 9000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 4
--> CJ Knott reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> AW Wellard reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Hampshire second innings





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