Somerset v Essex
County Championship 1953
VenueClarence Park, Weston-super-Mare on 8th, 10th, 11th August 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 7 wickets
PointsSomerset 0; Essex 12
UmpiresD Davies, LH Gray
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 42/0 (Gimblett 18*, Walford 24*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 130/5 (Evans 14*, Lawrence 5*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AV Averyst Stephenson b Lawrence59     
TC Doddslbw b Hall9     
+PA Gibbc Stephenson b Hall5     
R Horsfallc Brocklehurst b Buse140     
*DJ Insolec Evans b Walker21     
TE Baileyb Buse54     
WT Greensmithc Walker b Buse2     
FH Vigarnot out14     
R Smithc Gimblett b Walker7     
KC Prestonc Walker b Langford13     
P Cousensst Stephenson b Lawrence2     
Extras(7 b, 7 lb, 3 w)17
Total(all out, 99.4 overs)343
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-32, 3-116, 4-170, 5-302, 6-306, 7-307, 8-316, 9-335, 10-343 (99.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall14   0612--
Buse25   5513--
Langford20   2801--
Smith9   3330--
Walker17   2492--
Evans4   0180--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettc Gibb b Preston35     
MM Walfordc Greensmith b Insole70     
R Smithc Gibb b Preston1     
+HW Stephensonst Gibb b Insole22     
*BG Brocklehurstc Horsfall b Preston9     
GHD Evansb Preston0     
J Lawrencec Vigar b Preston0     
HFT Busec Insole b Smith13     
M Walkerb Insole16     
TA Hallb Smith12     
BA Langfordnot out2     
Extras(6 b)6
Total(all out, 67.1 overs)186
Fall of wickets:
1-82, 2-108, 3-118, 4-135, 5-137, 6-137, 7-145, 8-167, 9-181, 10-186 (67.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey18   3610--
Preston24   6605--
Insole15   6403--

Somerset second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettb Bailey51     
MM Walfordc Vigar b Bailey10     
R Smithb Bailey21     
+HW Stephensonst Gibb b Greensmith6     
J Lawrencec Gibb b Smith64     
*BG Brocklehurstb Bailey15     
GHD Evansc Horsfall b Preston42     
HFT Busec Bailey b Smith23     
M Walkerlbw b Smith9     
TA Hallc Preston b Smith15     
BA Langfordnot out6     
Extras(1 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 90.1 overs)270
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-85, 3-89, 4-95, 5-115, 6-201, 7-235, 8-242, 9-253, 10-270 (90.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey38   11884--
Preston19   3571--
Insole5   2170--
Greensmith14   3371--
Dodds2   150--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AV Averylbw b Hall18     
TC Doddsc and b Buse6     
+PA Gibbc Walker b Buse0     
R Horsfallnot out56     
*DJ Insolenot out32     
TE Baileydid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
FH Vigardid not bat      
R Smithdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
P Cousensdid not bat      
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(3 wickets, 24.4 overs)116
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-20, 3-24
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall10   0361--
Buse10   1342--
Walker2   0200--
Lawrence2   090--

--> HW Stephenson (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 22
--> M Walker (1) passed his previous highest score of 11 in County Championship matches
--> M Walker (1) passed his previous highest score of 11 in first-class matches
--> GHD Evans (2) passed his previous highest score of 37 in County Championship matches
--> GHD Evans (2) passed his previous highest score of 37 in first-class matches
--> J Lawrence (2) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 62
--> R Horsfall (2) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 16
--> R Smith reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset second innings
--> R Smith reached 1000 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset second innings





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