Warwickshire v Somerset
County Championship 1953
VenueCourtaulds Ground, Coventry on 30th May, 1st, 2nd June 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWarwickshire 4; Somerset 0
UmpiresF Chester, D Davies
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 323/9 (Hall 40*, Mitchell 14*)
Close of play day 2Warwickshire (1) 340/3 (Gardner 130*, HE Dollery 143*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettb Townsend18      
DL Kitsonlbw b Townsend11      
GG Tordoffst Spooner b Hollies39      
MF Tremlettc Taylor b Weeks52      
R Smithb Weeks43      
HFT Busec Taylor b Weeks33      
+HW Stephensonc Spooner b KR Dollery45      
*BG Brocklehurstc Spooner b Hollies9      
J Lawrencec Wolton b Hollies10      
TA Hallnot out40      
CG Mitchellnot out14      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb)9
Total(9 wickets, declared, 139 overs)323
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-37, 3-114, 4-122, 5-198, 6-225, 7-258, 8-258, 9-277
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Grove25   5620--
KR Dollery23   3741--
Townsend20   5582--
Hollies39   20643--
Weeks31   16523--
Taylor1   040--

Warwickshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FC Gardnerlbw b Tordoff137      
NF Hornerc Stephenson b Hall32      
DD Taylorc Smith b Lawrence25      
+RT Spoonerc Gimblett b Hall4      
*HE Dolleryc Hall b Buse173      
AVG Woltonnot out46      
A Townsendnot out16      
CWC Grovedid not bat      
RT Weeksdid not bat      
KR Dollerydid not bat      
WE Holliesdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 9 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)15
Total(5 wickets, declared, 119.5 overs)448
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-92, 3-104, 4-379, 5-385
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall21   11032--
Buse19   2621--
Tordoff24   2871--
Smith24   6790--
Lawrence17   5461--
Tremlett3   070--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettb Grove50      
DL Kitsonc HE Dollery b KR Dollery12      
GG Tordoffb Grove0      
MF Tremlettnot out15      
R Smithnot out2      
HFT Busedid not bat      
+HW Stephensondid not bat      
*BG Brocklehurstdid not bat      
J Lawrencedid not bat      
TA Halldid not bat      
CG Mitchelldid not bat      
Total(3 wickets, 19.1 overs)79
Fall of wickets:
1-62, 2-62, 3-62
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Grove9   2332--
KR Dollery9.11351--
Hollies1   0110--

--> TA Hall (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 35
--> CG Mitchell (1) equalled his previous highest score of 14 in first-class matches
--> CG Mitchell (1) equalled his previous highest score of 14 in County Championship matches
--> FC Gardner (1) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 58
--> HE Dollery (1) passed 20000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 171





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