Somerset v Kent
County Championship 1953
VenueRecreation Ground, Bath on 10th, 11th, 12th June 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 153 runs
PointsSomerset 12; Kent 4
UmpiresJJ Hills, EA Roberts
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 153/8 (Wright 3*, Ridgway 5*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 416/8 (Davey 17*, Langford 3*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettb Ridgway6     
J Lawrenceb Wright15     
R Smithst Fenner b Page14     
MF Tremlettc Phebey b Wright15     
HFT Busec Edrich b Page0     
+HW Stephensonc Ufton b Page0     
*BG Brocklehurstb Wright39     
SS Rogersnot out11     
CF Daveyc and b Wright0     
J Redmanb Page9     
BA Langfordst Fenner b Page5     
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(all out, 47.1 overs)123
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-37, 3-37, 4-37, 5-37, 6-93, 7-100, 8-100, 9-113, 10-123 (47.1 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway7   3151--
Dovey7   1110--
Wright17   6534--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Phebeylbw b Buse1     
AF Woollettc Gimblett b Langford34     
BR Edrichc Rogers b Langford7     
DG Uftonc Lawrence b Langford21     
R Mayesb Langford17     
+MD Fennerc Brocklehurst b Langford11     
RR Doveyst Stephenson b Lawrence31     
*W Murray-Woodb Langford16     
DVP Wrightc Gimblett b Langford13     
F Ridgwayc Gimblett b Langford13     
JCT Pagenot out0     
Extras(10 b, 4 lb)14
Total(all out, 82 overs)178
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-30, 3-67, 4-68, 5-92, 6-115, 7-145, 8-145, 9-174, 10-178 (82 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Buse17   11211--
Langford41   12968--
Lawrence24   5471--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettc Edrich b Wright146     
J Lawrencec Fenner b Wright65     
R Smithrun out2     
HFT Buseb Wright102     
+HW Stephensonc Murray-Wood b Page19     
*BG Brocklehurstc Ridgway b Page29     
SS Rogersb Page9     
CF Daveynot out17     
J Redmanb Page0     
BA Langfordnot out3     
MF Tremlettdid not bat      
Extras(17 b, 7 lb)24
Total(8 wickets, declared, 102 overs)416
Fall of wickets:
1-97, 2-118, 3-308, 4-341, 5-368, 6-390, 7-399, 8-399
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway3   0150--
Dovey18   2550--
Wright39   11633--
Page33   41264--
Murray-Wood7   1250--
Edrich2   080--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Phebeyc Stephenson b Lawrence19     
AF Woollett hit wkt b Lawrence73     
BR Edrichc Lawrence b Langford54     
DG Uftonc Brocklehurst b Langford23     
R Mayesc Gimblett b Langford13     
+MD Fennerc Gimblett b Lawrence3     
RR Doveyb Langford4     
*W Murray-Woodc Lawrence b Langford1     
DVP Wrightlbw b Langford2     
F Ridgwayc sub b Lawrence1     
JCT Pagenot out3     
Extras(10 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)12
Total(all out, 99 overs)208
Fall of wickets:
1-48, 2-150, 3-158, 4-192, 5-195, 6-199, 7-200, 8-202, 9-203, 10-208 (99 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Buse15   6230--
Langford39   12606--
Lawrence35   7914--
Redman4   340--
Smith6   1180--

--> CF Davey made his debut in County Championship matches
--> CF Davey made his debut in first-class matches
--> J Lawrence (2) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 50
--> R Mayes (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> JCT Page reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> F Ridgway reached 450 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> BA Langford achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Kent first innings (previous best was 1-18)
--> BA Langford achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Kent first innings (previous best was 1-18)





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