Middlesex v Somerset
County Championship 1953
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 3rd, 4th, 5th June 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 10 wickets
PointsMiddlesex 0; Somerset 12
UmpiresTJ Bartley, H Elliott
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 277/4 (Smith 32*, Brocklehurst 0*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (1) 76/0 (Robertson 41*, Brown 31*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettc DCS Compton b Titmus36      
DL Kitsonretired hurt3      
J Lawrencec DCS Compton b Warr89      
MF Tremlettc Titmus b DCS Compton33      
+HW Stephensonrun out72      
R Smithnot out49      
*BG Brocklehurst hit wkt b Young13      
HFT Buseb Young0      
SS Rogersst LH Compton b Young8      
TA Hallc Robertson b Young1      
CG Mitchelllbw b Young0      
Extras(10 b, 5 lb)15
Total(all out, 109.5 overs)319
Fall of wickets:
1-54, 2-131, 3-226, 4-270, 5-296, 6-296, 7-310, 8-318, 9-319 (109.5 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss29   5790--
Warr19   2471--
Titmus24   5751--
DCS Compton9   1491--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Hall b Buse5      
SM Brownb Hall9      
*WJ Edrichlbw b Buse0      
DCS Comptonc Gimblett b Hall11      
AW Thompsonc Tremlett b Hall25      
HPH Sharpc Gimblett b Mitchell44      
FJ Titmusb Mitchell4      
+LH Comptonc Gimblett b Lawrence3      
JJ Warrc Hall b Mitchell6      
JA Youngnot out2      
AE Mossb Mitchell0      
Extras(8 b, 2 lb)10
Total(all out, 52.5 overs)119
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-7, 3-20, 4-35, 5-54, 6-64, 7-73, 8-102, 9-117, 10-119 (52.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall14   5313--
Buse15   6222--
Lawrence11   5181--

Middlesex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Mitchell b Hall45      
SM Brownlbw b Hall31      
*WJ Edrichc Rogers b Mitchell30      
AW Thompsonrun out11      
HPH Sharpb Lawrence25      
DCS Comptonb Lawrence9      
FJ Titmusc Smith b Lawrence14      
+LH Comptonb Hall21      
JJ Warrlbw b Buse9      
JA Youngc and b Buse2      
AE Mossnot out2      
Extras(8 b, 1 lb)9
Total(all out, 92.5 overs)208
Fall of wickets:
1-80, 2-80, 3-112, 4-123, 5-140, 6-169, 7-170, 8-200, 9-206, 10-208 (92.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Buse24   7432--
Mitchell13   3361--
Lawrence23   8473--
Smith16   5330--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MF Tremlettnot out9      
H Gimblettnot out0      
DL Kitsondid not bat      
J Lawrencedid not bat      
+HW Stephensondid not bat      
R Smithdid not bat      
*BG Brocklehurstdid not bat      
HFT Busedid not bat      
SS Rogersdid not bat      
TA Halldid not bat      
CG Mitchelldid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 1.2 overs)9
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss1   070--

--> HPH Sharp (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 10
--> JDB Robertson (2) passed 22000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 38
--> DCS Compton (2) passed 30000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> CG Mitchell achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Middlesex first innings (previous best was 3-33)
--> CG Mitchell achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Middlesex first innings (previous best was 3-33)
--> DL Kitson retired hurt in the Somerset first innings having scored 3 (team had lost 0 wickets)





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