Northamptonshire v Somerset
County Championship 1946
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 17th, 18th, 19th July 1946 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 7 wickets
PointsNorthamptonshire 0; Somerset 12
UmpiresH Elliott, B Flint
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 94/2 (Lee 50*, Barnwell 26*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 166 all out

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Brookesc Gimblett b Andrews21      
CP Davisc Luckes b Wellard32      
+HW Greenwoodb Andrews1      
JE Timmsc Hazell b Andrews14      
W Barronc Gimblett b Lawrence63      
*PE Murray-Willisb Wellard1      
RJ Partridgeb Lawrence18      
WE Merrittc Hazell b Lawrence21      
WT Nevellc Luckes b Buse1      
AG Robinsonc Buse b Lawrence1      
EW Clarknot out1      
Extras(10 b, 3 lb)13
Total(all out, 71.5 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-54, 2-56, 3-58, 4-83, 5-88, 6-150, 7-179, 8-180, 9-181, 10-187 (71.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard26   3552--
Andrews24   8483--
Buse11   2381--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FS Leec Barron b Merritt66      
H Gimblettrun out1      
J Lawrencec Greenwood b Merritt12      
CJP Barnwellc Robinson b Merritt31      
HE Wattsc Brookes b Nevell33      
GES Woodhousec Timms b Merritt0      
HFT Busec Merritt b Clark18      
AW Wellard hit wkt b Clark14      
WHR Andrewsb Nevell14      
+WT Luckesc Murray-Willis b Merritt14      
HL Hazellnot out3      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(all out, 81.2 overs)212
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-46, 3-110, 4-122, 5-122, 6-160, 7-172, 8-180, 9-200, 10-212 (81.2 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Clark24   5502--
Partridge15   2280--
Timms3   290--
Nevell21   4542--
Robinson2   060--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Brookesc Buse b Andrews17      
CP Davisc Watts b Wellard7      
+HW Greenwoodc Luckes b Lawrence28      
JE Timmsc Luckes b Andrews2      
W Barronb Lawrence58      
*PE Murray-Willisc Hazell b Wellard12      
RJ Partridgenot out13      
WE Merrittc Luckes b Wellard5      
WT Nevellb Andrews14      
AG Robinsonc Gimblett b Wellard5      
EW Clarkb Andrews2      
Extras(2 b, 1 w)3
Total(all out, 64 overs)166
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-30, 3-32, 4-86, 5-126, 6-128, 7-135, 8-158, 9-163, 10-166 (64 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard26   2744--
Andrews14   3354--
Buse5   0140--
Lawrence14   5212--
Hazell5   0190--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FS Leeb Partridge0      
H Gimblettb Robinson41      
J Lawrencenot out75      
HE Wattsc Greenwood b Clark15      
GES Woodhousenot out13      
CJP Barnwelldid not bat      
HFT Busedid not bat      
AW Wellarddid not bat      
WHR Andrewsdid not bat      
+WT Luckesdid not bat      
HL Hazelldid not bat      
Total(3 wickets, 49.3 overs)144
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-83, 3-101
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Clark12   4291--
Partridge15   2331--
Merritt7   0480--
Robinson6   261--

--> WE Merritt (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 10
--> WT Nevell (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8
--> J Lawrence (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> J Lawrence achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 4-45)
--> J Lawrence achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 4-45)
--> WT Nevell reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Somerset first innings





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