Northamptonshire v Somerset
County Championship 1953
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 13th, 14th, 15th May 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthamptonshire 0; Somerset 0
UmpiresH Elliott, LH Gray
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 445/8 (Nutter 10*, Starkie 1*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (1) 214/3 (Gimblett 123*, Smith 41*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Brookesc Rogers b Walker80     
N Oldfieldc Stephenson b Smith68     
L Livingstonc Stephenson b Tremlett112     
DW Barrickb Lawrence40     
F Jakemanb Tremlett6     
GE Tribelbw b Tremlett14     
*FR Brownc Stephenson b Tremlett97     
AE Nutternot out16     
RW Clarkerun out2     
S Starkienot out1     
+K Fiddlingdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(8 wickets, declared, 122 overs)445
Fall of wickets:
1-132, 2-167, 3-282, 4-303, 5-308, 6-329, 7-435, 8-439
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mitchell19   4720--
Buse20   7380--
Tremlett23   2904--
Smith29   61071--
Walker13   2631--
Lawrence18   0661--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettc Clarke b Brown151     
DL Kitsonb Nutter2     
J Lawrenceb Clarke35     
MF Tremlettc Brown b Clarke2     
R Smithnot out86     
+HW Stephensonb Brown4     
HFT Busenot out18     
*BG Brocklehurstdid not bat      
SS Rogersdid not bat      
M Walkerdid not bat      
CG Mitchelldid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)12
Total(5 wickets, 96 overs)310
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-95, 3-105, 4-261, 5-271
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nutter27   7661--
Clarke26   4872--
Brown25   6722--
Starkie11   1500--
Tribe7   0230--

--> RW Clarke (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> R Smith (1) passed his previous highest score of 58 in first-class matches
--> R Smith (1) passed his previous highest score of 58 in County Championship matches
--> R Smith (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> R Smith (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 65
--> AE Nutter reached 500 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings





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