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Somerset v Leicestershire
County Championship 1956
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 9th, 10th, 11th May 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 0; Leicestershire 4
UmpiresHG Baldwin, AE Pothecary
ScorersFN Bloxsom (Leicestershire), T Tout (Somerset)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 138/1 (Lester 66*, Tompkin 18*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (1) 127/3 (McCool 32*, Atkinson 19*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MR Hallamc Lomax b Lobb49     
G Lesterc Wight b Biddulph79     
M Tompkinb Lobb24     
*CH Palmerc McMahon b Biddulph11     
VE Jacksonc McCool b Biddulph20     
GA Smithsonnot out79     
VS Mundenc McCool b Langford64     
J van Gelovenc McCool b Langford8     
JE Walshnot out7     
+J Firthdid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 11 lb)13
Total(7 wickets, declared, 121 overs)354
Fall of wickets:
1-100, 2-147, 3-163, 4-180, 5-195, 6-305, 7-327
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb37   111102--
Lomax22   4560--
Tremlett20   1750--
Biddulph14   2303--
Langford17   5402--
McMahon11   3300--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Picklesb Jackson23     
JG Lomaxc Firth b Spencer2     
PB Wightb Walsh48     
CL McCoolb Jackson38     
G Atkinsonlbw b Palmer71     
*MF Tremlettc van Geloven b Jackson8     
BA Langfordlbw b Palmer41     
+FGK Dayst Firth b Walsh43     
KD Biddulphb Palmer5     
JWJ McMahonc Hallam b Palmer1     
B Lobbnot out5     
Extras(1 b, 9 lb, 2 nb)12
Total(all out, 124.5 overs)297
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-74, 3-94, 4-137, 5-153, 6-239, 7-242, 8-258, 9-272, 10-297 (124.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer23   4821--
van Geloven12   2320--
Palmer17   1394--
Walsh16.52712--
Jackson35   21503--
Munden21   9410--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MR Hallamnot out61     
G Lesternot out17     
M Tompkindid not bat      
*CH Palmerdid not bat      
VE Jacksondid not bat      
GA Smithsondid not bat      
VS Mundendid not bat      
J van Gelovendid not bat      
JE Walshdid not bat      
+J Firthdid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(no wicket, declared, 21 overs)79
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph4   0310--
McMahon5   0210--
McCool7   480--
Pickles2   080--
Atkinson3   1100--

Notes
--> PB Wight (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 46
--> CL McCool (1) passed his previous highest score of 31 in County Championship matches
--> G Atkinson (1) passed his previous highest score of 27 in County Championship matches
--> G Atkinson (1) passed his previous highest score of 27 in first-class matches
--> BA Langford (1) equalled his previous highest score of 41 in first-class matches
--> BA Langford (1) equalled his previous highest score of 41 in County Championship matches
--> FGK Day made his debut in County Championship matches
--> FGK Day (1) passed his previous highest score of 29 in first-class matches
--> MR Hallam (2) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 52
--> KD Biddulph achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Leicestershire first innings (previous best was 2-74)
--> KD Biddulph achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Leicestershire first innings (previous best was 2-74)

 

 

 

 

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