Somerset v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1953
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 22nd, 24th, 25th August 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresP Corrall, WFF Price
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 11/2 (Walford 2*, Smith 3*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 23/1 (Smith 5*, Wight 13*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*AL Hassettc Smith b Yawar Saeed148     
CC McDonaldc Yawar Saeed b Wight53     
GB Holec Smith b Hall1     
ID Craiglbw b Lawrence3     
JH de Courcylbw b Mitchell53     
R Benaudlbw b Hall19     
AK Davidsonnot out104     
DT Ringc Smith b Yawar Saeed25     
+D Tallonc Langford b Mitchell11     
RR Lindwallst Stephenson b Lawrence45     
JC Hillc Walford b Lawrence7     
Extras(11 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)17
Total(all out, 94.3 overs)486
Fall of wickets:
1-120, 2-131, 3-138, 4-263, 5-268, 6-295, 7-327, 8-347, 9-452, 10-486 (94.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall22   4882--
Yawar Saeed17   0942--
Mitchell19   3952--
Langford11   1470--
Wight12   2611--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MM Walfordb Benaud2     
DL Kitsonc Davidson b Lindwall6     
J Lawrenceb Lindwall0     
R Smithnot out77     
PB Wightc Benaud b Ring0     
*BG Brocklehurstlbw b Ring24     
+HW Stephensonc Davidson b Benaud6     
Yawar Saeedc Lindwall b Davidson48     
BA Langfordst Tallon b Ring5     
TA Hallc Tallon b Ring5     
CG Mitchellb Davidson7     
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 1 w)7
Total(all out, 66 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-7, 3-13, 4-19, 5-57, 6-68, 7-157, 8-164, 9-170, 10-187 (66 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lindwall6   0122--
Davidson12   3192--
Hill6   290--
Ring24   4884--
Benaud16   2482--
Hole2   140--

Somerset second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
MM Walfordc Ring b Davidson3     
R Smithc Hill b Benaud24     
PB Wightnot out109     
J Lawrencenot out8     
DL Kitsondid not bat      
*BG Brocklehurstdid not bat      
+HW Stephensondid not bat      
Yawar Saeeddid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
TA Halldid not bat      
CG Mitchelldid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 8 lb)12
Total(2 wickets, 60 overs)156
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-102
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lindwall5   360--
Davidson19   5271--
Ring17   6540--
Benaud9   3161--
Hassett3   0130--
Tallon7   3280--

--> Yawar Saeed made his debut in first-class matches
--> AK Davidson (1) passed his previous highest score of 95 in first-class matches
--> AK Davidson (1) made his first century in first-class matches
--> AK Davidson (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 93
--> R Smith (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 62
--> PB Wight (2) passed his previous highest score of 39 in first-class matches
--> PB Wight (2) made his first century in first-class matches
--> PB Wight made his debut for Somerset in first-class matches
--> PB Wight made his debut in England in first-class matches





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