Essex v Somerset
County Championship 1958
VenueValentine's Park, Ilford on 14th, 15th, 16th May 1958 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 11 runs
PointsEssex 2; Somerset 12
UmpiresFS Lee, AE Pothecary
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 126/3 (Barker 67*, Ralph 1*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 77/2 (Wight 19*, Stephenson 1*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Picklesc Taylor b Bailey18      
*MF Tremlettb Bailey3      
PB Wightc Taylor b Bailey69      
CL McCoolc Taylor b Ralph3      
WE Alleyc Preston b Ralph7      
CHM Greethamlbw b Bailey21      
JG Lomaxlbw b Ralph16      
+HW Stephensonc Bailey b Ralph23      
KD Biddulphc Savill b Phelan1      
BA Langfordb Bailey11      
B Lobbnot out14      
Extras(2 nb)2
Total(all out, 62 overs)188
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-25, 3-44, 4-56, 5-116, 6-121, 7-149, 8-150, 9-169, 10-188 (62 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey19   5495--
Preston11   2370--
Ralph16   0624--
Greensmith4   1130--
Phelan12   2251--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Lomax b Lobb1      
G Barkerc Tremlett b Lomax75      
+B Taylorc Stephenson b McCool25      
*DJ Insolec Stephenson b Lomax29      
LHR Ralphlbw b McCool15      
TE Baileyc Biddulph b Alley90      
LA Savillc Lomax b Alley18      
MJ Bearc Stephenson b Biddulph18      
WT Greensmithnot out33      
KC Prestonc Langford b McCool28      
PJ Phelanst Stephenson b McCool2      
Extras(3 b, 5 lb)8
Total(all out, 119 overs)342
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-48, 3-125, 4-142, 5-169, 6-208, 7-241, 8-293, 9-329, 10-342 (119 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb28   7591--
Biddulph20   2581--
Lomax23   7532--
McCool28   3984--
Alley16   2512--
Langford4   0150--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Picklesc Dodds b Greensmith42      
WE Alleyc Ralph b Preston13      
PB Wightnot out130      
+HW Stephensonc Barker b Bailey1      
CL McCoolc Taylor b Bailey73      
JG Lomaxnot out45      
*MF Tremlettdid not bat      
CHM Greethamdid not bat      
KD Biddulphdid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
B Lobbdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(4 wickets, declared, 99 overs)312
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-75, 3-81, 4-199
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey24   6832--
Preston28   10691--
Ralph17   3570--
Greensmith9   3201--
Phelan19   7540--
Insole2   0210--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Tremlett b Langford30      
G Barkerc Lobb b Langford25      
+B Taylorc Greetham b Langford3      
*DJ Insolec Stephenson b Langford27      
MJ Bearst Stephenson b Langford18      
KC Prestonc Langford b Alley4      
TE Baileyb Langford14      
LA Savillc Alley b Lobb12      
WT Greensmithc Greetham b Langford8      
LHR Ralphc Lomax b Langford2      
PJ Phelannot out0      
Extras(4 b)4
Total(all out, 33.4 overs)147
Fall of wickets:
1-51, 2-62, 3-75, 4-107, 5-109, 6-131, 7-136, 8-144, 9-145, 10-147 (33.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb6   1321--
Biddulph2   0200--
Lomax2   040--
Alley11   2201--

--> G Barker (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 56
--> PB Wight (2) passed his previous highest score of 128 in first-class matches
--> PB Wight (2) passed his previous highest score of 128 in County Championship matches
--> LHR Ralph reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Somerset first innings





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