Lancashire v Somerset
County Championship 1953
VenueOld Trafford, Manchester on 22nd, 23rd July 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLancashire won the toss and decided to field
ResultLancashire won by 9 wickets
PointsLancashire 12; Somerset 0
UmpiresP Corrall, H Elliott
Close of play day 1Lancashire (1) 115/4 (Place 28*, Howard 30*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettlbw b Berry53     
DL Kitsonc Edrich b Berry7     
R Smithc Grieves b Tattersall3     
J Lawrencec Washbrook b Berry15     
HFT Busec Edrich b Tattersall2     
J Bakernot out17     
+HW Stephensonc Howard b Berry4     
*BG Brocklehurstb Tattersall0     
TA Hallc and b Berry13     
BA Langfordc Grieves b Berry7     
CG Mitchelllbw b Berry0     
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(all out, 63.1 overs)127
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-27, 3-73, 4-78, 5-86, 6-90, 7-90, 8-115, 9-127, 10-127 (63.1 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith4   270--
Wharton3   160--
Tattersall28   14503--

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
C Washbrookb Langford7     
JT Ikinc Lawrence b Langford16     
GA Edrichb Langford12     
W Placenot out74     
KJ Grievesc and b Langford15     
*ND Howardc Stephenson b Lawrence34     
A Whartonnot out69     
CS Smithdid not bat      
+FD Parrdid not bat      
R Tattersalldid not bat      
R Berrydid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 4 lb)9
Total(5 wickets, declared, 96 overs)236
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-28, 3-39, 4-72, 5-125
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Buse16   3270--
Langford37   12924--
Mitchell11   1280--
Lawrence17   4461--
Hall13   3260--
Baker2   180--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettlbw b Berry48     
DL Kitsonc and b Berry12     
R Smithc Edrich b Berry47     
J Lawrenceb Berry0     
HFT Buseb Berry0     
J Bakerc Parr b Smith10     
+HW Stephensonc Wharton b Ikin7     
*BG Brocklehurst hit wkt b Berry16     
TA Hallnot out15     
BA Langfordlbw b Tattersall1     
CG Mitchellb Tattersall0     
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 80.5 overs)157
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-75, 3-75, 4-75, 5-96, 6-110, 7-135, 8-152, 9-157, 10-157 (80.5 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith7   551--
Berry36   15666--
Ikin14   5361--

Lancashire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
C Washbrookc Stephenson b Hall2     
JT Ikinnot out22     
GA Edrichnot out24     
W Placedid not bat      
KJ Grievesdid not bat      
*ND Howarddid not bat      
A Whartondid not bat      
CS Smithdid not bat      
+FD Parrdid not bat      
R Tattersalldid not bat      
R Berrydid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(1 wicket, 13.2 overs)49
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Washbrook)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Buse5   0140--
Hall6   1181--
Baker1   060--
Gimblett1   050--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> JT Ikin (1) passed 13500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> R Berry achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Somerset first innings (previous best was 6-52)
--> R Berry reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Somerset second innings





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