Essex v Somerset
County Championship 1957
VenueCastle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester on 13th, 15th July 1957 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 8 wickets
PointsEssex 12; Somerset 0
UmpiresTJ Bartley, DE Davies
Close of play day 1Somerset (2) 0/0 (McMahon 0*, Lomax 0*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WE Alleyc Taylor b Preston7      
JG Lomaxc Insole b Ralph22      
GM Trippb Preston6      
CL McCoolc Insole b Ralph5      
G Atkinsonlbw b Preston4      
*MF Tremlettc and b Ralph7      
+HW Stephensonc Dodds b Preston9      
KE Palmernot out11      
BA Langfordc King b Ralph2      
B Lobbb Ralph2      
JWJ McMahonc Insole b Ralph1      
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(all out, 33.5 overs)77
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-16, 3-33, 4-40, 5-50, 6-56, 7-60, 8-66, 9-70, 10-77 (33.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston17   3434--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddslbw b Alley8      
G Barkerc Tremlett b Lobb48      
+B Taylorc Lomax b Palmer30      
*DJ Insolec Atkinson b Alley4      
TE Baileyc and b McMahon29      
LA Savillc and b McCool8      
MJ Bearb McCool3      
WT Greensmithlbw b McCool23      
LHR Ralphnot out12      
KC Prestonc Langford b McMahon1      
IM Kinglbw b McCool1      
Extras(5 b, 5 lb)10
Total(all out, 81 overs)177
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-76, 3-81, 4-90, 5-105, 6-111, 7-158, 8-172, 9-173, 10-177 (81 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb14   0481--
Alley25   9232--
Lomax4   1100--
Palmer10   1431--
Langford2   150--
McMahon9   812--
McCool17   5374--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JWJ McMahonc Taylor b Ralph17      
JG Lomaxc Insole b Preston2      
WE Alleyc Ralph b Greensmith39      
GM Tripplbw b Ralph62      
CL McCoolb Ralph9      
G Atkinsonb Greensmith37      
*MF Tremlettc Preston b Greensmith1      
+HW Stephensonlbw b Preston17      
KE Palmerc Taylor b Preston1      
BA Langfordlbw b Ralph4      
B Lobbnot out5      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 1 w)3
Total(all out, 88 overs)197
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-55, 3-63, 4-79, 5-141, 6-143, 7-187, 8-187, 9-191, 10-197 (88 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston21   7453--
Ralph28   7534--
Greensmith23   3653--
Bailey2   120--
King13   3270--
Insole1   020--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsnot out47      
G Barkerc Stephenson b Lobb0      
+B Taylorc Langford b McMahon48      
*DJ Insolenot out0      
TE Baileydid not bat      
LA Savilldid not bat      
MJ Beardid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
LHR Ralphdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
IM Kingdid not bat      
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(2 wickets, 24.5 overs)98
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-94
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb6   0141--
Alley4   1100--
Langford3   0180--
McMahon7   2271--
McCool2   0100--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> GM Tripp (2) passed his previous highest score of 50 in first-class matches
--> GM Tripp (2) passed his previous highest score of 50 in County Championship matches
--> G Atkinson (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 23
--> LHR Ralph reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> LHR Ralph reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset second innings





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