Worcestershire v Somerset
County Championship 1953
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 2nd, 4th, 5th May 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by 8 wickets
PointsWorcestershire 12; Somerset 0
UmpiresAE Boulton-Carter, H Elliott
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 153/1 (Richardson 46*, Devereux 4*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 158/5 (Buse 24*, Hall 0*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettc Scholey b Perks0     
DL Kitsonrun out55     
J Lawrencec Bird b Whitehead14     
MF Tremlettc and b Ashman8     
R Smithc Dews b Perks33     
HFT Buseb Perks14     
+HW Stephensonb Perks0     
*BG Brocklehurstb Perks22     
TA Hallnot out21     
M Walkerst Scholey b Jenkins6     
CG Mitchellc Scholey b Perks0     
Extras(1 b, 5 lb)6
Total(all out, 86.2 overs)179
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-38, 3-67, 4-114, 5-123, 6-123, 7-152, 8-153, 9-178, 10-179 (86.2 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Whitehead18   6271--
Jenkins19   4431--
Devereux10   3260--
Ashman17   13131--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Kenyonc Stephenson b Smith90     
PE Richardsonst Stephenson b Buse91     
LN Devereuxb Hall52     
*RE Birdst Stephenson b Buse11     
RG Broadbentnot out29     
G Dewsst Stephenson b Lawrence29     
RO Jenkinsc Stephenson b Smith5     
JP Whiteheadc Brocklehurst b Walker6     
RTD Perksb Mitchell25     
JR Ashmandid not bat      
+JC Scholeydid not bat      
Extras(16 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)23
Total(8 wickets, declared, 112.1 overs)361
Fall of wickets:
1-147, 2-232, 3-252, 4-275, 5-315, 6-322, 7-334, 8-361 (112.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall25   3871--
Buse12   0332--
Walker12   2411--
Lawrence26   3851--
Tremlett4   180--
Smith17   6432--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettc Kenyon b Ashman87     
DL Kitsonc Bird b Perks2     
J Lawrencelbw b Perks5     
MF Tremlettb Perks8     
R Smithb Devereux28     
HFT Busec Broadbent b Ashman33     
TA Hallb Perks1     
+HW Stephensonc Kenyon b Ashman11     
*BG Brocklehurstnot out4     
M Walkerb Ashman4     
CG Mitchellb Jenkins3     
Extras(1 b, 3 nb)4
Total(all out, 71 overs)190
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-25, 3-46, 4-126, 5-146, 6-159, 7-172, 8-183, 9-187, 10-190 (71 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Perks18   5694--
Whitehead12   2370--
Jenkins13   2351--
Devereux9   2221--
Ashman19   11234--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PE Richardsonrun out3     
+JC Scholeynot out2     
JR Ashmanb Hall0     
G Dewsnot out4     
D Kenyondid not bat      
LN Devereuxdid not bat      
*RE Birddid not bat      
RG Broadbentdid not bat      
RO Jenkinsdid not bat      
JP Whiteheaddid not bat      
RTD Perksdid not bat      
Total(2 wickets, 6.3 overs)9
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-3
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lawrence3   240--

--> DL Kitson (1) passed his previous highest score of 33 in first-class matches
--> DL Kitson (1) passed his previous highest score of 33 in County Championship matches
--> M Walker made his debut in County Championship matches
--> D Kenyon (1) passed 9000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 28
--> LN Devereux (1) passed his previous highest score of 40 in County Championship matches
--> LN Devereux (1) equalled his previous highest score of 52 in first-class matches
--> JR Ashman achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Somerset second innings (previous best was 2-42)
--> JR Ashman achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Somerset second innings (previous best was 2-42)





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