Somerset v Hampshire
County Championship 1953
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 4th, 6th, 7th July 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultHampshire won by 8 wickets
PointsSomerset 0; Hampshire 12
UmpiresAE Pothecary, WFF Price
Close of play day 1Hampshire (1) 129/0 (Rogers 64*, Rayment 62*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 80/2 (Smith 33*, Lawrence 25*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettc and b Shackleton23      
DL Kitsonb Gray20      
R Smithb Gray9      
J Lawrencec Prouton b Carty34      
HFT Busec Walker b Dare19      
+HW Stephensonc Rogers b Dare0      
*BG Brocklehurstlbw b Dare0      
GHD Evansb Shackleton24      
CG Mitchellnot out15      
BA Langfordb Shackleton1      
TA Hallc Prouton b Shackleton9      
Extras(9 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)14
Total(all out, 77 overs)168
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-53, 3-54, 4-104, 5-107, 6-107, 7-140, 8-146, 9-150, 10-168 (77 ov)
Hampshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shackleton17   3494--
Cannings16   4490--
Carty17   6181--
Gray13   5212--
Dare14   8173--

Hampshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NH Rogersc Gimblett b Hall65      
JR Graylbw b Langford79      
C Walkerc Lawrence b Mitchell114      
L Harrisonc Gimblett b Mitchell22      
AWH Raymentnot out68      
*EDR Eagarc and b Mitchell0      
+RO Proutonnot out4      
RA Daredid not bat      
RA Cartydid not bat      
D Shackletondid not bat      
VHD Canningsdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 4 nb)8
Total(5 wickets, declared, 127 overs)360
Fall of wickets:
1-131, 2-160, 3-209, 4-352, 5-352
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall27   3761--
Buse21   7440--
Mitchell24   4683--
Langford28   11731--
Lawrence25   9670--
Smith2   0240--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettc Rogers b Cannings7      
DL Kitsonc Cannings b Shackleton4      
R Smithb Gray67      
J Lawrencec Gray b Cannings79      
HFT Busec Harrison b Shackleton36      
+HW Stephensonb Shackleton10      
GHD Evansc Prouton b Shackleton11      
*BG Brocklehurstb Cannings12      
TA Hallb Cannings2      
BA Langfordc Prouton b Shackleton4      
CG Mitchellnot out0      
Extras(8 b, 6 lb, 4 nb)18
Total(all out, 88.4 overs)250
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-19, 3-134, 4-198, 5-212, 6-229, 7-244, 8-244, 9-248, 10-250 (88.4 ov)
Hampshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cannings27   7594--
Carty12   1330--
Gray14   3401--
Dare7   3120--
Eagar2   070--

Hampshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NH Rogersc Kitson b Hall11      
JR Graynot out19      
C Walkerlbw b Hall11      
L Harrisonnot out14      
AWH Raymentdid not bat      
*EDR Eagardid not bat      
+RO Proutondid not bat      
RA Daredid not bat      
RA Cartydid not bat      
D Shackletondid not bat      
VHD Canningsdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 1 lb, 2 nb)6
Total(2 wickets, 20.4 overs)61
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-36
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall8   2202--
Buse1   050--
Mitchell9   3190--
Langford1   100--
Gimblett1   020--

--> NH Rogers (1) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 31
--> L Harrison (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 20
--> R Smith (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 42
--> BG Brocklehurst (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> JR Gray (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 13





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