Somerset v Essex
County Championship 1957
VenueRecreation Ground, Bath on 19th, 20th, 21st June 1957 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 7 wickets
PointsSomerset 14 (Batting 2); Essex 0
UmpiresHG Baldwin, CAR Coleman
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 32/3 (Savill 10*, Bear 1*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 246/6 (Greensmith 32*, Ralph 66*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WE Alleylbw b Preston0      
JG Lomaxb Preston28      
PB Wightb Greensmith47      
CL McCoolc Barker b Greensmith53      
*MF Tremlettst Taylor b Greensmith63      
KE Palmerc and b Preston51      
+HW Stephensonc Preston b Greensmith2      
BA Langfordc Ralph b King1      
J Hiltonc Taylor b Greensmith0      
B Lobbst Taylor b Greensmith0      
JWJ McMahonnot out5      
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(all out, 96.1 overs)260
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-52, 3-84, 4-159, 5-224, 6-226, 7-227, 8-248, 9-248, 10-260 (96.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer15   4560--
Ralph12   4290--
Greensmith33   11766--
King14   6341--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*TC Doddsc Langford b Lobb4      
G Barkerc Stephenson b Lobb0      
+B Taylorlbw b Langford9      
LA Savillc Lomax b Hilton11      
MJ Bearb McMahon24      
GJ Smithc Wight b Lomax8      
WT Greensmithlbw b McMahon1      
LHR Ralphc McCool b Lomax0      
KC Prestonb Lobb4      
IM Kingc Hilton b Alley2      
EJ Palmernot out9      
Extras(4 b, 8 lb)12
Total(all out, 53.2 overs)84
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-4, 3-26, 4-33, 5-56, 6-57, 7-58, 8-64, 9-74, 10-84 (53.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb17   5343--
Alley7   2111--
Langford6   511--
Hilton6   511--
Lomax3   072--

Essex second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*TC Doddsc Langford b Lobb4      
G Barkerst Stephenson b Lomax29      
+B Taylorc Langford b Alley1      
LA Savillc Wight b McMahon6      
MJ Bearb Lomax42      
GJ Smithc McCool b Lomax53      
WT Greensmithc and b McMahon38      
LHR Ralphc Stephenson b McCool66      
KC Prestonb Lobb9      
IM Kingc McMahon b Lobb1      
EJ Palmernot out0      
Extras(9 b, 6 lb)15
Total(all out, 91.4 overs)264
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-21, 3-38, 4-55, 5-135, 6-152, 7-247, 8-260, 9-262, 10-264 (91.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb20   5643--
Alley9   0251--
Langford5   1140--
Lomax15   1423--
Palmer6   1110--
McCool11   3341--
Wight1   050--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WE Alleylbw b Ralph16      
JG Lomaxc Preston b Palmer22      
PB Wightc Taylor b Ralph0      
CL McCoolnot out26      
*MF Tremlettnot out24      
KE Palmerdid not bat      
+HW Stephensondid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
J Hiltondid not bat      
B Lobbdid not bat      
JWJ McMahondid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(3 wickets, 19.5 overs)89
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-25, 3-54
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston6   1270--
Palmer2   0151--
Ralph8   1242--
Greensmith3   0150--

--> MJ Bear (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 21
--> LHR Ralph (2) passed his previous highest score of 53 in first-class matches
--> LHR Ralph (2) passed his previous highest score of 53 in County Championship matches
--> LHR Ralph (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 56
--> MF Tremlett (2) passed 12000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 17
--> KC Preston reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings





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