Somerset v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1953
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 18th, 20th, 21st July 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 4; Northamptonshire 0
UmpiresWT Jones, K McCanlis
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 12/0 (Gimblett 2*, Kitson 10*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 8/0 (Brookes 2*, Oldfield 6*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Brookesc Lawrence b Mitchell10     
N Oldfieldc Lawrence b Hall31     
L Livingstonb Buse106     
DW Barrickst Stephenson b Lawrence18     
F Jakemanc Gimblett b Lawrence2     
+BL Reynoldsst Stephenson b Lawrence64     
*FR Brownc Hall b Langford40     
V Broderickb Langford8     
GE Tribenot out19     
A Lightfootlbw b Langford0     
RW Clarkec Smith b Lawrence0     
Extras(16 b, 11 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)29
Total(all out, 104.5 overs)327
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-82, 3-135, 4-145, 5-196, 6-266, 7-297, 8-317, 9-326, 10-327 (104.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall21   1731--
Mitchell18   4501--
Buse14   1571--
Baker2   080--
Langford20   3483--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettnot out167     
DL Kitsonb Clarke15     
R Smithb Clarke4     
J Lawrencelbw b Brown23     
HFT Busec Livingston b Tribe13     
+HW Stephensonc and b Tribe9     
J Bakerlbw b Brown8     
*BG Brocklehurstb Tribe1     
BA Langfordc Reynolds b Tribe3     
TA Hallnot out69     
CG Mitchelldid not bat      
Extras(14 b, 2 lb)16
Total(8 wickets, declared, 124.5 overs)328
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-50, 3-126, 4-154, 5-164, 6-181, 7-188, 8-198
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown33   9762--
Lightfoot23   5520--
Tribe34   8794--
Broderick7   4140--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Brookeslbw b Langford43     
N Oldfieldb Mitchell90     
L Livingstonnot out65     
*FR Brownnot out13     
DW Barrickdid not bat      
F Jakemandid not bat      
+BL Reynoldsdid not bat      
V Broderickdid not bat      
GE Tribedid not bat      
A Lightfootdid not bat      
RW Clarkedid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 3 lb)11
Total(2 wickets, declared, 54.4 overs)222
Fall of wickets:
1-85, 2-209
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mitchell10   3321--
Buse5   1150--
Baker5   0260--
Lawrence11   0480--
Langford13   4331--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettc Livingston b Brown42     
DL Kitsonc Tribe b Clarke5     
R Smithb Clarke10     
+HW Stephensonb Clarke0     
J Lawrenceb Brown4     
HFT Busec Tribe b Clarke2     
J Bakernot out26     
*BG Brocklehurstb Brown3     
TA Hallc Reynolds b Clarke8     
BA Langfordnot out4     
CG Mitchelldid not bat      
Extras(3 b)3
Total(8 wickets, 48 overs)107
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-55, 3-55, 4-57, 5-62, 6-80, 7-83, 8-103
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Clarke17   1515--
Brown15   7213--
Lightfoot7   1210--
Tribe9   5110--

--> A Lightfoot made his debut in County Championship matches
--> L Livingston (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 11
--> L Livingston (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 27
--> BL Reynolds (1) passed his previous highest score of 59 in County Championship matches
--> BL Reynolds (1) passed his previous highest score of 59 in first-class matches
--> TA Hall (1) passed his previous highest score of 52 in first-class matches
--> TA Hall (1) passed his previous highest score of 52 in County Championship matches
--> D Brookes (2) passed 20500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 37
--> N Oldfield (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 83
--> H Gimblett (2) passed 22500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> RW Clarke reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> RW Clarke reached 350 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Somerset second innings





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