Somerset v Worcestershire
County Championship 1952
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 11th, 12th June 1952 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWorcestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by an innings and 54 runs
PointsSomerset 0; Worcestershire 12
UmpiresTJ Bartley, E Cooke
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 298/6 (Bird 118*, Horton 22*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Kenyonb Hazell44      
PE Richardsonc Gimblett b Hazell54      
LF Outschoornc Stephenson b Hazell1      
*RE Birdnot out158      
G Dewsc Stephenson b Robinson0      
LN Devereuxc Robinson b Hazell1      
RO Jenkinsc Robinson b Hazell39      
MJ Hortonb Lawrence23      
+H Yarnoldc Stephenson b Buse8      
RTD Perksst Stephenson b Buse11      
GTO Wilsondid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 9 lb, 1 nb)19
Total(9 wickets, declared, 147.2 overs)358
Fall of wickets:
1-104, 2-106, 3-109, 4-110, 5-111, 6-193, 7-308, 8-330, 9-358 (147.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mitchell26   3860--
Tremlett11   3190--
Robinson25   7541--
Hazell45   15825--
Lawrence12   1371--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettb Perks10      
J Lawrencelbw b Perks2      
+HW Stephensonc Kenyon b Jenkins23      
MF Tremlettb Perks22      
HFT Busec Yarnold b Jenkins37      
BG Brocklehurstb Perks16      
*SS Rogerslbw b Devereux1      
DL Kitsonc Bird b Jenkins4      
CG Mitchellnot out0      
EP Robinsonc Perks b Jenkins3      
HL Hazellc Kenyon b Devereux9      
Extras(2 b, 5 lb, 3 nb)10
Total(all out, 40.1 overs)137
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-12, 3-58, 4-99, 5-120, 6-120, 7-125, 8-125, 9-128, 10-137 (40.1 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Perks18   5474--
Wilson7   0440--
Jenkins13   4334--

Somerset second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettc Horton b Jenkins40      
J Lawrencest Yarnold b Jenkins34      
+HW Stephensonc Devereux b Wilson8      
MF Tremlettb Devereux40      
HFT Busec Dews b Jenkins6      
BG Brocklehurstc Yarnold b Jenkins0      
*SS Rogersb Wilson31      
DL Kitsonb Wilson0      
CG Mitchellb Jenkins0      
EP Robinsonc Dews b Jenkins2      
HL Hazellnot out3      
Extras(1 lb, 2 nb)3
Total(all out, 56.4 overs)167
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-16, 3-89, 4-89, 5-90, 6-111, 7-135, 8-145, 9-157, 10-167 (56.4 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Perks6   390--
Wilson15   4533--
Devereux13   4381--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> RE Bird (1) passed his previous highest score of 129 in County Championship matches
--> RE Bird (1) passed his previous highest score of 129 in first-class matches
--> MJ Horton (1) passed his previous highest score of 20 in County Championship matches
--> HL Hazell (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 9
--> RO Jenkins reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 5th wicket in the Somerset second innings





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