Somerset v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1956
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 4th, 5th, 6th July 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresJG Langridge, FW Shipston
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 340/5 (Mackay 71*, Archer 14*)
Close of play day 2Australians (2) 21/1 (Burke 10*, Craig 11*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McDonaldrun out6      
JW Burkeb McMahon138      
ID Craigst Stephenson b McCool62      
PJP Burgeb McMahon1      
JW Rutherfordc Stephenson b Lobb40      
KD Mackaynot out71      
RG Archernot out14      
LV Maddocksdid not bat      
*IWG Johnsondid not bat      
+GRA Langleydid not bat      
JW Wilsondid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)8
Total(5 wickets, declared, 118 overs)340
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-125, 3-126, 4-208, 5-292
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb27   2861--
Lomax22   8480--
Palmer13   2440--
McMahon29   11722--
McCool16   4451--
Langford11   1370--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Lomaxc Archer b Johnson18      
G Atkinsonc Langley b Archer8      
CL McCoolc Langley b Mackay90      
PB Wightb Archer61      
+HW Stephensonc Wilson b Archer67      
GM Trippb Archer0      
*MF Tremlettrun out14      
BA Langfordb Archer1      
KE Palmerb Archer4      
JWJ McMahonc sub b Mackay0      
B Lobbnot out0      
Extras(9 b, 3 lb)12
Total(all out, 98 overs)275
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-50, 3-163, 4-223, 5-223, 6-249, 7-261, 8-272, 9-275, 10-275 (98 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Archer32   5986--
Mackay26   12542--
Johnson23   8561--
Wilson17   4550--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McDonaldc Stephenson b Lobb0      
JW Burkenot out125      
ID Craignot out100      
PJP Burgedid not bat      
JW Rutherforddid not bat      
KD Mackaydid not bat      
RG Archerdid not bat      
LV Maddocksdid not bat      
*IWG Johnsondid not bat      
+GRA Langleydid not bat      
JW Wilsondid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 4 lb, 1 w)11
Total(1 wicket, declared, 66 overs)236
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (McDonald)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb19   4551--
Lomax13   2400--
Palmer2   070--
McMahon10   2350--
McCool13   0590--
Langford9   1290--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Lomaxc Maddocks b Mackay26      
G Atkinsonc and b Archer5      
CL McCoolst +Maddocks b Wilson116      
PB Wightrun out27      
+HW Stephensonc Burge b Johnson38      
GM Trippnot out15      
KE Palmernot out3      
*MF Tremlettdid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
JWJ McMahondid not bat      
B Lobbdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 1 w)4
Total(5 wickets, 60 overs)234
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-40, 3-156, 4-186, 5-216
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Archer16   3321--
Mackay16   3471--
Johnson13   3821--
Wilson12   3631--
Langley1   100--
Burge1   100--
McDonald1   060--

--> Day 3 Lunch: Australians (2) ?/? (Burke 125*, [unknown] ?*)
--> CL McCool (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 49
--> JG Lomax (2) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4





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