Somerset v Essex
County Championship 1956
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 5th, 7th, 8th May 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 43 runs
PointsSomerset 12; Essex 4
UmpiresHG Baldwin, AE Pothecary
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 8/0 (Dodds 4*, Barker 4*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 273/7 (Bailey 111*, Smith 1*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Picklesc Bailey b Preston45     
JG Lomaxc Insole b Smith43     
PB Wightc and b Smith43     
*MF Tremlettc Bear b Greensmith12     
G Atkinsonlbw b Smith0     
CL McCoolb Bailey31     
+HW Stephensonrun out65     
BA Langfordlbw b Ralph3     
KD Biddulphc and b Greensmith10     
JWJ McMahonnot out2     
B Lobbdid not bat      
Extras(12 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)17
Total(9 wickets, declared, 111.4 overs)271
Fall of wickets:
1-81, 2-115, 3-142, 4-150, 5-161, 6-215, 7-226, 8-268, 9-271 (111.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey23   3501--
Preston21   5531--
Smith28   10543--
Ralph16   8231--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Stephenson b Lobb16     
G Barkerb Lomax17     
+PA Gibbc Stephenson b Lobb4     
*DJ Insolelbw b Lobb44     
TE Baileynot out111     
LA Savillc Stephenson b Lobb6     
MJ Bearb Lobb37     
WT Greensmithlbw b Lobb31     
R Smithnot out1     
LHR Ralphdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 2 w)6
Total(7 wickets, declared, 119 overs)273
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-33, 3-45, 4-93, 5-107, 6-182, 7-270
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb28   6756--
Lomax21   6411--
Biddulph16   4410--
McMahon22   8440--
McCool11   2310--
Langford12   670--
Tremlett9   1280--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Picklesb Dodds45     
JG Lomaxst Gibb b Smith29     
PB Wightnot out81     
G Atkinsonst Gibb b Dodds27     
*MF Tremlettnot out12     
CL McCooldid not bat      
+HW Stephensondid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
KD Biddulphdid not bat      
JWJ McMahondid not bat      
B Lobbdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 13 lb, 1 w)17
Total(3 wickets, declared, 79 overs)211
Fall of wickets:
1-58, 2-116, 3-172
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey7   5100--
Preston11   670--
Smith10   3221--
Ralph15   5320--
Greensmith16   2520--
Insole8   1350--
Dodds12   1362--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsrun out45     
G Barkerb Lobb23     
R Smithrun out18     
*DJ Insoleb Lobb43     
LHR Ralphc McCool b Lobb0     
TE Baileyc Atkinson b Lobb6     
+PA Gibbb Tremlett2     
KC Prestonb McCool8     
WT Greensmithb Tremlett0     
MJ Bearlbw b McMahon1     
LA Savillnot out14     
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 32 overs)166
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-67, 3-130, 4-130, 5-139, 6-142, 7-146, 8-146, 9-150, 10-166 (32 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb10   2454--
Lomax2   0140--
Biddulph5   0320--
McMahon3   0211--
McCool2   181--
Tremlett8   3342--
Atkinson2   160--

--> CL McCool made his debut in County Championship matches
--> DJ Insole (1) passed 11000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 26
--> L Pickles (2) equalled his previous highest score of 45 in first-class matches
--> L Pickles (2) equalled his previous highest score of 45 in County Championship matches
--> TC Dodds (2) passed 15500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 26
--> CL McCool made his debut for Somerset in first-class matches
--> B Lobb achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 5-41)
--> B Lobb achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 5-41)
--> B Lobb reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex second innings





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