Hampshire v Somerset
County Championship 1953
VenueUnited Services Ground, Portsmouth on 11th, 13th, 14th July 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsHampshire 0; Somerset 4
UmpiresJJ Hills, GS Mobey
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 195/9 (Hall 20*, Mitchell 7*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 13/1 (Gimblett 8*, Smith 0*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettlbw b Shackleton58      
DL Kitsonlbw b Cannings54      
R Smithb Cannings0      
GG Tordofflbw b Cannings14      
J Lawrencec Blake b Shackleton28      
HFT Buselbw b Cannings0      
+HW Stephensonlbw b Carty12      
*BG Brocklehurstc Rayment b Gray0      
BA Langfordc Carty b Cannings1      
TA Hallnot out27      
CG Mitchellc Rogers b Shackleton11      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 88.5 overs)206
Fall of wickets:
1-104, 2-112, 3-122, 4-128, 5-128, 6-145, 7-150, 8-156, 9-176, 10-206 (88.5 ov)
Hampshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cannings34   13715--
Carty14   4331--
Gray12   4191--

Hampshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NH Rogersc Tordoff b Buse54      
JR Grayc Lawrence b Buse7      
C Walkerb Lawrence15      
L Harrisonc Gimblett b Buse21      
AWH Raymentc Stephenson b Hall38      
+DE Blakec Stephenson b Lawrence5      
*EDR Eagarc Stephenson b Hall12      
D Shackletonc Gimblett b Buse5      
RA Darec Lawrence b Buse1      
RA Cartynot out8      
VHD Canningsb Buse0      
Extras(6 b, 3 lb, 2 nb, 3 w)14
Total(all out, 80.2 overs)180
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-51, 3-91, 4-116, 5-132, 6-158, 7-164, 8-172, 9-180, 10-180 (80.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall14   3262--
Mitchell6   3120--
Tordoff8   3270--
Lawrence25   7462--
Langford4   0190--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettc Harrison b Shackleton24      
DL Kitsonc Blake b Shackleton3      
R Smithst Blake b Shackleton7      
GG Tordoffc Gray b Cannings46      
J Lawrenceb Shackleton16      
HFT Busec Carty b Shackleton8      
+HW Stephensonnot out29      
*BG Brocklehurstnot out8      
BA Langforddid not bat      
TA Halldid not bat      
CG Mitchelldid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 1 w)6
Total(6 wickets, declared, 80.3 overs)147
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-34, 3-39, 4-84, 5-98, 6-131
Hampshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cannings28   4361--
Carty3   090--
Dare12   4300--

--> DL Kitson (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 17
--> HFT Buse (2) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 7
--> HW Stephenson (2) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 10





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