Somerset v Essex
County Championship 1948
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 2nd, 3rd June 1948 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 9 wickets
PointsSomerset 0; Essex 12
UmpiresHG Baldwin, H Cruice
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 156/6 (Pearce 25*, Greensmith 3*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SS Rogersb Smith0     
E Hillb Preston1     
M Coopeb Preston3     
J Lawrenceb Smith0     
A Vickeryb Smith3     
HFT Buseb Preston41     
MF Tremlettc Vigar b Smith44     
*JW Seamerlbw b Smith1     
+WT Luckesnot out27     
AW Wellardc Avery b Smith33     
HL Hazellb Price0     
Extras(17 b, 2 lb)19
Total(all out, 71.3 overs)172
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-5, 3-6, 4-6, 5-12, 6-100, 7-101, 8-110, 9-152, 10-172 (71.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith26   8506--
Preston22   7393--
Morris10   3210--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc and b Wellard75     
AV Averylbw b Tremlett15     
+FH Ristb Tremlett0     
FH Vigarst Luckes b Hazell21     
R Horsfallc Tremlett b Hazell12     
*TN Pearcec Rogers b Hazell62     
R Smithc Seamer b Lawrence3     
WT Greensmithb Tremlett5     
WB Morrisnot out26     
EJ Pricec Hill b Hazell7     
KC Prestonst Luckes b Lawrence0     
Extras(1 b, 1 w)2
Total(all out, 99.1 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-74, 2-74, 3-96, 4-121, 5-146, 6-151, 7-172, 8-218, 9-228, 10-228 (99.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard30   7671--
Tremlett26   58931-
Buse5   1130--
Hazell23   12264--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SS Rogersb Preston1     
E Hillc Horsfall b Smith1     
M Coopec Horsfall b Preston3     
J Lawrencec Avery b Preston0     
A Vickeryb Smith14     
HFT Buseb Price18     
MF Tremlettb Smith4     
*JW Seamerc Greensmith b Smith8     
+WT Luckesb Smith5     
AW Wellardnot out10     
HL Hazellb Price3     
Extras(2 b)2
Total(all out, 37.4 overs)69
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-5, 3-5, 4-7, 5-26, 6-30, 7-44, 8-56, 9-58, 10-69 (37.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith19   5355--
Preston6   2143--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddslbw b Tremlett0     
AV Averynot out9     
+FH Ristnot out5     
FH Vigardid not bat      
R Horsfalldid not bat      
*TN Pearcedid not bat      
R Smithdid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
WB Morrisdid not bat      
EJ Pricedid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Total(1 wicket, 5.2 overs)14
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Dodds)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard3   160--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> TC Dodds (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 40





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