Gloucestershire v Somerset
County Championship 1956
VenueAshley Down Ground, Bristol on 19th, 21st May 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by an innings and 85 runs
PointsGloucestershire 12; Somerset 0
UmpiresJS Buller, FW Shipston
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 26/2 (Walker 7*, Wight 5*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GM Emmettc McCool b McMahon108      
DM Youngc Tremlett b McMahon43      
TW Graveneyb McMahon133      
JF Crappc Tremlett b Langford31      
CA Miltonb McMahon4      
JB Mortimoreb McCool12      
GEE Lambertc Pickles b McMahon19      
+P Rochfordnot out11      
C Cookb McCool4      
BD Wellsc Tremlett b McMahon15      
FP McHughlbw b McMahon3      
Extras(12 b, 1 nb)13
Total(all out, 115.2 overs)396
Fall of wickets:
1-94, 2-213, 3-302, 4-319, 5-338, 6-355, 7-367, 8-374, 9-393, 10-396 (115.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb21   0820--
Lomax9   1470--
McCool18   3612--
Langford18   2701--
Pickles1   0130--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Pickleslbw b Wells13      
M Walkerb Mortimore44      
G Atkinsonb Wells1      
PB Wightb McHugh5      
*MF Tremlettst Rochford b Mortimore7      
CL McCoolst Rochford b Mortimore17      
JG Lomaxc Milton b Mortimore1      
BA Langfordc Milton b Mortimore0      
+FGK Daylbw b Cook2      
JWJ McMahonb Cook4      
B Lobbnot out0      
Extras(5 b, 2 lb)7
Total(all out, 54.2 overs)101
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-21, 3-29, 4-67, 5-78, 6-88, 7-88, 8-93, 9-101, 10-101 (54.2 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert6   1130--
McHugh7   2141--
Wells10   4192--
Mortimore12   7185--

Somerset second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
L Picklesc Milton b Wells22      
M Walkerc Wells b Mortimore24      
CL McCoolc Mortimore b Cook62      
PB Wightc Rochford b Wells10      
*MF Tremlettc Emmett b Wells29      
G Atkinsonnot out37      
JG Lomaxc Mortimore b Cook4      
BA Langfordb Wells8      
+FGK Dayc Rochford b Wells0      
JWJ McMahonb Wells0      
B Lobbb Cook1      
Extras(10 b, 3 lb)13
Total(all out, 104.1 overs)210
Fall of wickets:
1-34, 2-75, 3-85, 4-151, 5-159, 6-163, 7-193, 8-193, 9-193, 10-210 (104.1 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert2   080--
McHugh7   0260--
Wells32   14496--
Mortimore16   6231--
Graveney9   3310--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> GM Emmett (1) passed 17000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 40
--> TW Graveney (1) passed 18500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 25
--> JB Mortimore reached 200 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Somerset first innings





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