Somerset v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1956
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 25th, 27th, 28th August 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 0; Northamptonshire 4
UmpiresP Corrall, DE Davies
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 9/0 (Pickles 4*, Silk 5*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 3/1 (Silk 1*, Lomax 0*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*D Brookesnot out203     
AP Arnoldc Stephenson b Lobb6     
R Subba Rowrun out46     
BL Reynoldsc Stephenson b Hilton17     
GE Tribenot out82     
MEJC Normandid not bat      
+KV Andrewdid not bat      
MHJ Allendid not bat      
JS Manningdid not bat      
RW Clarkedid not bat      
HRA Kelleherdid not bat      
Extras(14 b)14
Total(3 wickets, declared, 102 overs)368
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-129, 3-164
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb15   5411--
Lomax17   3450--
McMahon15   0710--
McCool23   4820--
Hilton24   2831--
Walker3   0110--
Silk2   090--
Wight3   0120--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Picklesb Manning72     
DRW Silkc Clarke b Kelleher8     
PB Wightc Clarke b Tribe27     
CL McCoolb Tribe25     
M Walkerst Andrew b Tribe1     
*MF Tremlettb Tribe4     
JG Lomaxc Arnold b Manning52     
+HW Stephensonnot out16     
J Hiltonc Kelleher b Manning0     
JWJ McMahonb Manning0     
B Lobbrun out0     
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(all out, 93.1 overs)210
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-66, 3-94, 4-98, 5-110, 6-187, 7-210, 8-210, 9-210, 10-210 (93.1 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Clarke9   3150--
Kelleher13   5301--
Tribe26   8724--
Allen14   8290--
Subba Row2   200--

Somerset second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
L Pickleslbw b Tribe0     
DRW Silkc Norman b Manning47     
JG Lomaxc Allen b Manning2     
CL McCoolb Kelleher141     
PB Wightc Manning b Arnold37     
M Walkernot out14     
+HW Stephensonnot out20     
*MF Tremlettdid not bat      
J Hiltondid not bat      
JWJ McMahondid not bat      
B Lobbdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 1 w)7
Total(5 wickets, 104 overs)268
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-19, 3-148, 4-222, 5-241
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Clarke17   7310--
Kelleher14   5211--
Manning27   10642--
Tribe25   10571--
Allen11   2460--
Subba Row4   0170--
Reynolds3   1150--
Arnold3   0101--

--> GE Tribe (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 68
--> CL McCool (2) passed his previous highest score of 103 in County Championship matches
--> CL McCool (2) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> HRA Kelleher reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings





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