Somerset v Yorkshire
County Championship 1953
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 1st, 2nd, 3rd July 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossYorkshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 0; Yorkshire 4
UmpiresD Davies, GS Mobey
Close of play day 1Yorkshire (1) 198/7 (Illingworth 39*, Brennan 0*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (1) 245/8 (Davey 17*, Langford 10*)

Yorkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FA Lowsonc Stephenson b Mitchell24     
H Hallidayc Lawrence b Buse10     
WHH Sutcliffelbw b Hall38     
EI Lesterc Evans b Hall15     
W Watsonc Smith b Buse3     
*NWD Yardleyc Smith b Mitchell21     
R Illingworthst Stephenson b Lawrence79     
JH Wardlec Lawrence b Langford27     
+DV Brennannot out23     
WEN Holdsworthc Hall b Lawrence5     
CW Foordb Langford4     
Extras(22 b, 8 lb, 1 nb)31
Total(all out, 88.3 overs)280
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-35, 3-65, 4-92, 5-106, 6-133, 7-188, 8-266, 9-272, 10-280 (88.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall28   5882--
Mitchell26   4642--
Buse26   6682--
Lawrence3   1112--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettc Halliday b Wardle33     
J Lawrenceb Foord7     
R Smithc Watson b Wardle52     
HFT Busec Brennan b Holdsworth70     
+HW Stephensonc Wardle b Holdsworth35     
GHD Evansc Lester b Wardle3     
*BG Brocklehurstb Wardle1     
CF Daveyc Sutcliffe b Holdsworth30     
CG Mitchellc Foord b Wardle0     
BA Langfordnot out29     
TA Hallrun out2     
Extras(9 b, 6 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)17
Total(all out, 115 overs)279
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-65, 3-141, 4-213, 5-216, 6-217, 7-217, 8-217, 9-273, 10-279 (115 ov)
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Foord14   1601--
Holdsworth26   9533--
Wardle43   16825--
Illingworth22   7480--
Yardley9   2150--
Halliday1   040--

Yorkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FA Lowsonb Buse6     
H Hallidayst Stephenson b Smith54     
WHH Sutcliffec Gimblett b Buse0     
EI Lesterc Evans b Mitchell11     
W Watsonnot out92     
JH Wardlenot out13     
*NWD Yardleydid not bat      
R Illingworthdid not bat      
+DV Brennandid not bat      
WEN Holdsworthdid not bat      
CW Foorddid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(4 wickets, declared, 44 overs)179
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-8, 3-33, 4-150
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall6   0260--
Mitchell8   1391--
Buse12   1312--
Langford4   1190--
Lawrence10   1330--
Smith4   0281--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettnot out38     
J Lawrencec Brennan b Foord4     
R Smithnot out23     
HFT Busedid not bat      
+HW Stephensondid not bat      
GHD Evansdid not bat      
*BG Brocklehurstdid not bat      
CF Daveydid not bat      
CG Mitchelldid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
TA Halldid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 1 w)4
Total(1 wicket, 30 overs)69
Fall of wickets:
1-11 (Lawrence)
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Foord9   3171--
Holdsworth5   0130--
Wardle3   160--
Illingworth4   260--
Yardley8   0210--
Watson1   020--

--> WHH Sutcliffe (1) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 37
--> HW Stephenson (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 34
--> CF Davey (1) passed his previous highest score of 17 in first-class matches
--> CF Davey (1) passed his previous highest score of 17 in County Championship matches
--> BA Langford (1) passed his previous highest score of 13 in first-class matches
--> BA Langford (1) passed his previous highest score of 13 in County Championship matches
--> HFT Buse reached 600 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Yorkshire first innings
--> J Lawrence reached 550 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Yorkshire first innings





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