Somerset v Sussex
County Championship 1953
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 9th, 11th, 12th May 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSussex won by an innings and 90 runs
PointsSomerset 0; Sussex 12
UmpiresAE Boulton-Carter, JS Buller
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 164/2 (Cox 50*, Oakman 13*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 151/4 (Smith 43*, Stephenson 42*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettb Thomson5     
DL Kitsonb Thomson7     
J Lawrencec Webb b Thomson61     
MF Tremlettc Thomson b Oakman16     
R Smithc JG Langridge b Oakman4     
+HW Stephensonb Wood22     
*BG Brocklehurstc Webb b Wood0     
SS Rogersc J Langridge b Wood0     
HFT Busec JG Langridge b Wood5     
TA Hallc Parks b Thomson0     
CG Mitchellnot out1     
Extras(6 lb)6
Total(all out, 75.2 overs)127
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-22, 3-58, 4-74, 5-121, 6-121, 7-121, 8-123, 9-123, 10-127 (75.2 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson17   6254--
James19   8250--
Oakman20   8332--
Parks4   370--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Langridgec Lawrence b Mitchell90     
*DS Sheppardb Hall7     
G Coxb Tremlett53     
ASM Oakmanlbw b Tremlett20     
J Langridgenot out104     
JM Parksst Stephenson b Lawrence0     
KG Suttleb Lawrence103     
AE Jamesnot out19     
NI Thomsondid not bat      
DJ Wooddid not bat      
+RT Webbdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb)6
Total(6 wickets, declared, 131 overs)402
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-144, 3-168, 4-187, 5-188, 6-337
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall8   2291--
Mitchell26   8531--
Buse21   0760--
Lawrence26   31022--
Tremlett28   7782--
Smith22   5580--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettc Oakman b Wood4     
DL Kitsonb Thomson9     
J Lawrencerun out34     
MF Tremlettb Wood17     
R Smithc Oakman b Thomson44     
+HW Stephensonc Oakman b Wood48     
*BG Brocklehurstc JG Langridge b Thomson4     
SS Rogersst Webb b Thomson0     
HFT Buselbw b Parks12     
CG Mitchellnot out5     
TA Hallabsent hurt
Extras(7 b, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 91.4 overs)185
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-18, 3-49, 4-82, 5-152, 6-157, 7-161, 8-173, 9-185 (91.4 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wood31   11583--
Thomson25   9464--
James2   0150--
Oakman14   7270--
Cox1   100--

--> JG Langridge (1) passed 30500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> KG Suttle (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 30
--> AE James (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 7
--> NI Thomson reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset second innings





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