Somerset v Cambridge University
University Match 1956
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 23rd, 25th, 26th June 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresCFD Buttle, E Theakstone
Close of play day 1Cambridge University (1) 176/3 (Lumsden 16*, James 20*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 186/5 (Stephenson 16*, Lomax 1*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FL Angellc Melluish b Pieris18     
M Walkerc Melluish b Smith17     
CL McCoolc Melluish b Cook37     
GM Trippc Cook b Pieris4     
*MF Tremlettc and b Cook15     
+HW Stephensonc Dexter b Pieris33     
JG Lomaxc Lumsden b Smith0     
BA Langfordc Wilenkin b Swaranjit Singh50     
KE Palmernot out14     
JWJ McMahonc Barber b Smith8     
B Lobblbw b Barber0     
Extras(7 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)13
Total(all out, 66 overs)209
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-45, 3-53, 4-96, 5-97, 6-117, 7-148, 8-198, 9-208, 10-209 (66 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith13   4303--
Pieris25   5643--
Dexter4   1230--
Swaranjit Singh10   3261--
Cook10   1462--
Barber4   271--

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R O'Brienlbw b Lobb4     
RW Barberlbw b McMahon44     
ER Dexterc and b McMahon91     
VR Lumsdenc Lomax b Lobb44     
RM Jameslbw b Langford97     
Swaranjit Singhlbw b Lobb6     
BCG Wilenkinlbw b McMahon69     
GW Cookc McCool b Lomax38     
CS Smithc Langford b McCool6     
PI Pierisnot out6     
*+MEL Melluishdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 7 lb)13
Total(9 wickets, declared, 114 overs)418
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-136, 3-140, 4-230, 5-240, 6-307, 7-369, 8-404, 9-418 (114 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb22   3863--
Lomax11   0361--
Palmer6   0200--
McCool25   5871--
Langford20   8491--
McMahon30   61273--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FL Angellc Pieris b Cook20     
M Walkerc Cook b Pieris2     
CL McCoolc Dexter b Barber79     
GM Trippb Smith33     
*MF Tremlettc Lumsden b Barber22     
+HW Stephensonc Lumsden b Swaranjit Singh100     
JG Lomaxc Melluish b Swaranjit Singh99     
BA Langfordc Smith b Swaranjit Singh33     
KE Palmernot out42     
B Lobbnot out11     
JWJ McMahondid not bat      
Extras(20 b, 3 lb, 3 nb)26
Total(8 wickets, declared, 138 overs)467
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-59, 3-119, 4-155, 5-176, 6-353, 7-381, 8-448
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith29   2861--
Pieris15   5591--
Dexter4   0250--
Swaranjit Singh29   9703--
Cook34   13871--
Barber20   4742--
James7   0400--

Cambridge University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R O'Brienc Stephenson b Lobb4     
RW Barbernot out38     
ER Dexterb McCool23     
VR Lumsdenb McMahon11     
RM Jamesc and b McCool10     
Swaranjit Singhnot out1     
BCG Wilenkindid not bat      
GW Cookdid not bat      
CS Smithdid not bat      
PI Pierisdid not bat      
*+MEL Melluishdid not bat      
Extras(8 b)8
Total(4 wickets, 32 overs)95
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-59, 3-76, 4-87
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb5   2101--
Lomax1   010--
McCool15   2542--
McMahon9   1221--
Walker2   200--

--> BA Langford (1) passed his previous highest score of 41 in first-class matches
--> KE Palmer (1) passed his previous highest score of 12 in first-class matches
--> GM Tripp (2) passed his previous highest score of 13 in first-class matches
--> KE Palmer (2) passed his previous highest score of 14 in first-class matches
--> JG Lomax reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Cambridge University first innings





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