Kent v Somerset
County Championship 1953
VenueCrabble Athletic Ground, Dover on 15th, 17th August 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent won by 8 wickets
PointsKent 12; Somerset 0
UmpiresLH Gray, HL Palmer
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 153/6 (Ridgway 15*, Mallett 0*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MM Walfordb Wright10     
DL Kitsonc Phebey b Wright12     
R Smithst Fenner b Mallett31     
J Lawrencerun out53     
*BG Brocklehurstb Mallett0     
+HW Stephensonc Hearn b Wright9     
J Bakerlbw b Wright0     
CF Daveyb Mallett14     
TA Hallc Fagg b Wright16     
BA Langfordnot out0     
CG Mitchellc and b Wright0     
Extras(6 b, 8 lb)14
Total(all out, 60.4 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-33, 3-66, 4-66, 5-92, 6-92, 7-142, 8-159, 9-159, 10-159 (60.4 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway10   0300--
Mallett17   9163--
Page15   2510--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggc Langford b Hall2     
AH Phebeylbw b Lawrence18     
AF Woollettb Langford33     
MC Cowdreyc Walford b Lawrence1     
P Hearnlbw b Langford26     
+MD Fennerb Langford55     
F Ridgwayc Davey b Lawrence17     
AWH Mallettb Hall23     
EG Witherdenc Brocklehurst b Lawrence22     
*DVP Wrightc Brocklehurst b Langford29     
JCT Pagenot out0     
Extras(1 b, 4 lb)5
Total(all out, 79.4 overs)231
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-48, 3-52, 4-60, 5-128, 6-153, 7-158, 8-186, 9-223, 10-231 (79.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall20   2492--
Mitchell14   2510--
Lawrence20   3574--
Baker2   160--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MM Walfordlbw b Ridgway14     
DL Kitsonb Wright31     
R Smithb Wright5     
J Lawrencec sub b Wright2     
*BG Brocklehurstb Wright24     
+HW Stephensonb Ridgway0     
J Bakerc Fenner b Wright3     
CF Daveylbw b Wright4     
TA Hallrun out21     
BA Langfordnot out28     
CG Mitchellb Page16     
Extras(1 b, 1 lb)2
Total(all out, 53.1 overs)150
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-41, 3-53, 4-67, 5-68, 6-78, 7-85, 8-90, 9-113, 10-150 (53.1 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway17   6432--
Mallett15   2370--
Wright19   5546--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Faggc Lawrence b Langford28     
AH Phebeylbw b Lawrence35     
AF Woollettnot out2     
MC Cowdreynot out6     
P Hearndid not bat      
+MD Fennerdid not bat      
F Ridgwaydid not bat      
AWH Mallettdid not bat      
EG Witherdendid not bat      
*DVP Wrightdid not bat      
JCT Pagedid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 2 lb)8
Total(2 wickets, 26.2 overs)79
Fall of wickets:
1-61, 2-69
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall5   0190--
Mitchell4   0140--
Langford9   3161--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> MD Fenner (1) passed his previous highest score of 41 in first-class matches
--> MD Fenner (1) passed his previous highest score of 41 in County Championship matches
--> DVP Wright (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> AWH Mallett reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> TA Hall reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Kent first innings
--> TA Hall reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Kent first innings
--> DVP Wright reached 1700 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset second innings





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