Kent v Somerset
County Championship 1956
VenueGarrison Ground 2, Gillingham on 28th, 30th, 31st July 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to field
ResultKent won by 9 wickets
PointsKent 12; Somerset 4
UmpiresWT Jones, WE Phillipson
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 21/1 (Prodger 8*, Pretlove 12*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 133 all out

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Picklesrun out38      
JG Lomaxc Ufton b Dixon20      
PB Wightc Ufton b Ridgway93      
CL McCoolc Ufton b Allan16      
GM Trippst Ufton b Pettiford26      
*MF Tremlettc Pretlove b Halfyard11      
+HW Stephensonb Ridgway0      
KE Palmerc Fagg b Ridgway10      
BA Langfordlbw b Ridgway12      
JWJ McMahonnot out6      
B Lobbb Halfyard17      
Extras(6 b, 1 lb, 1 w)8
Total(all out, 104 overs)257
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-75, 3-105, 4-167, 5-196, 6-197, 7-211, 8-229, 9-234, 10-257 (104 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway21   4604--
Halfyard26   6762--
Dixon23   3461--
Allan26   12401--
Pettiford8   3271--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Phebeyb McCool10      
JM Prodgerb Lobb8      
JF Pretlovec Wight b McMahon4      
*AE Faggc Pickles b Langford12      
RC Wilsonb Lobb69      
J Pettifordlbw b Langford2      
JM Allanc McCool b Langford34      
AL Dixonlbw b McMahon11      
+DG Uftonlbw b Langford1      
F Ridgwayc Lomax b Lobb6      
DJ Halfyardnot out13      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 80.1 overs)176
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-21, 3-35, 4-41, 5-44, 6-125, 7-146, 8-157, 9-157, 10-176 (80.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lomax2   050--
McCool6   391--
Langford23   9484--
McMahon28   9612--
Wight6   190--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Picklesrun out14      
JG Lomaxb Ridgway0      
PB Wightb Ridgway0      
CL McCoolb Ridgway1      
GM Tripplbw b Ridgway0      
*MF Tremlettb Dixon41      
+HW Stephensonc Prodger b Allan48      
KE Palmerc Fagg b Pettiford15      
BA Langfordc Fagg b Pettiford6      
B Lobbst Ufton b Pettiford0      
JWJ McMahonnot out8      
Total(all out, 68.4 overs)133
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-0, 3-4, 4-4, 5-38, 6-81, 7-115, 8-122, 9-122, 10-133 (68.4 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway15   5394--
Halfyard5   2140--
Dixon7   2191--
Allan29   11461--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Phebeynot out86      
JM Prodgerb McMahon11      
RC Wilsonnot out103      
JF Pretlovedid not bat      
*AE Faggdid not bat      
J Pettiforddid not bat      
JM Allandid not bat      
AL Dixondid not bat      
+DG Uftondid not bat      
F Ridgwaydid not bat      
DJ Halfyarddid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)15
Total(1 wicket, 75.1 overs)215
Fall of wickets:
1-35 (Prodger)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb10   2310--
Lomax9   2160--
McCool2   060--
Langford27   5700--
McMahon22   6521--
Wight4   0120--
Pickles1   0120--

--> PB Wight (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> RC Wilson (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 58
--> AL Dixon (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> RC Wilson (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 95





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