Somerset v Kent
County Championship 1957
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 24th, 25th, 26th July 1957 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to field
ResultSomerset won by 10 wickets
PointsSomerset 14 (Batting 2); Kent 0
UmpiresDE Davies, WFF Price
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 15/1 (Pickles 10*, Wight 0*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (1) 405/6 (Stephenson 58*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Phebeyc Pickles b McMahon15     
RC Wilsonc Pickles b Langford146     
JF Pretlovelbw b McCool56     
AL Dixonc Lobb b McCool14     
SE Learyc McMahon b McCool5     
J Pettifordlbw b Lobb6     
+DG Uftonst Stephenson b McCool38     
*AE Faggb Lobb13     
A Brownb Lobb1     
JCT Pagenot out1     
RS Thresherdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 5 lb, 3 w)10
Total(9 wickets, declared, 117.3 overs)305
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-148, 3-168, 4-184, 5-215, 6-273, 7-297, 8-298, 9-305 (117.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Alley21   3530--
Langford32   12741--
McMahon21   6511--
Palmer7   1250--
McCool21   7534--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Picklesb Thresher70     
WE Alleyc Page b Brown4     
PB Wightc Ufton b Page55     
*MF Tremlettc Fagg b Leary64     
CL McCoolc Dixon b Page92     
B Roec Pretlove b Thresher47     
+HW Stephensonnot out104     
KE Palmerrun out6     
BA Langfordlbw b Thresher4     
B Lobbb Brown6     
JWJ McMahonnot out1     
Extras(1 b, 10 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)14
Total(9 wickets, declared, 133 overs)467
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-89, 3-192, 4-205, 5-310, 6-404, 7-422, 8-446, 9-453
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown31   91192--
Thresher33   21453--
Dixon24   5780--
Page36   12872--
Pretlove2   060--
Leary7   0181--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Phebeyc Stephenson b Lobb10     
RC Wilsonb McMahon61     
JF Pretloveb McCool24     
AL Dixonlbw b McMahon1     
SE Learyc Stephenson b Lobb16     
J Pettifordlbw b Lobb13     
+DG Uftonb Lobb55     
*AE Faggc Tremlett b McMahon21     
A Brownst Stephenson b McMahon0     
JCT Pagenot out0     
RS Thresherb Alley1     
Extras(8 b, 2 lb, 2 w)12
Total(all out, 65.3 overs)214
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-92, 3-101, 4-108, 5-127, 6-132, 7-175, 8-191, 9-211, 10-214 (65.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb15   3444--
Langford1   100--
McMahon20   3684--
Palmer5   0170--
McCool21   6581--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Picklesnot out24     
WE Alleynot out31     
PB Wightdid not bat      
*MF Tremlettdid not bat      
CL McCooldid not bat      
B Roedid not bat      
+HW Stephensondid not bat      
KE Palmerdid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
B Lobbdid not bat      
JWJ McMahondid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 10.4 overs)55
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brown4   0150--
Thresher2   0170--
Pretlove3   150--

--> B Roe made his debut in first-class matches
--> B Roe made his debut in County Championship matches
--> RS Thresher made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> RC Wilson (1) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 69
--> JF Pretlove (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 52
--> CL McCool (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 76
--> WE Alley (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 16





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