Essex v Somerset
County Championship 1959
VenueOld County Ground, Brentwood on 9th, 11th, 12th May 1959 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 8 wickets
PointsEssex 14 (Batting 2); Somerset 0
UmpiresLH Gray, H Yarnold
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 145/3 (Insole 60*, Bailey 24*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 97/2 (Atkinson 40*, McCool 33*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WE Alleyb Preston11      
JG Lomaxb Preston0      
G Atkinsonlbw b Knight36      
CL McCoolc Insole b Bailey1      
PB Wightc and b Ralph22      
*MF Tremlettb Knight5      
KE Palmerc Insole b Ralph6      
+HW Stephensonlbw b Greensmith23      
BA Langfordb Knight6      
KD Biddulphnot out9      
B Lobbc Knight b Greensmith2      
Extras(7 lb)7
Total(all out, 50.2 overs)128
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-14, 3-15, 4-56, 5-73, 6-82, 7-82, 8-93, 9-124, 10-128 (50.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey8   2261--
Preston13   2332--
Knight15   4313--
Ralph12   3232--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddslbw b Lobb6      
G Barkerc McCool b Alley14      
+B Taylorc McCool b Biddulph27      
*DJ Insolelbw b Biddulph94      
TE Baileyc Stephenson b Lomax34      
MJ Bearb Biddulph18      
LA Savillc McCool b Lomax12      
BR Knightc Alley b Lomax12      
WT Greensmithnot out38      
LHR Ralphc Lomax b McCool12      
KC Prestonc Biddulph b Lobb17      
Extras(4 b, 9 lb, 8 nb)21
Total(all out, 105.1 overs)305
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-35, 3-63, 4-156, 5-203, 6-206, 7-224, 8-234, 9-267, 10-305 (105.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph26   2733--
Alley15   0421--
Palmer19   3460--
McCool12   3401--
Lomax17   5383--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WE Alleyc Taylor b Bailey3      
JG Lomaxlbw b Knight17      
G Atkinsonc Greensmith b Knight53      
CL McCoolc Insole b Preston85      
PB Wightc Taylor b Bailey43      
*MF Tremlettb Bailey2      
KE Palmernot out52      
+HW Stephensonc Preston b Bailey5      
BA Langfordb Knight30      
KD Biddulphc sub b Greensmith13      
B Lobbc sub b Greensmith1      
Extras(6 lb, 1 w)7
Total(all out, 109 overs)311
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-37, 3-132, 4-204, 5-208, 6-209, 7-217, 8-280, 9-308, 10-311 (109 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston26   6681--
Knight18   3603--
Ralph15   3340--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Palmer b Alley17      
LA Savillnot out56      
+B Taylorb Alley10      
*DJ Insolenot out47      
TC Doddsdid not bat      
TE Baileydid not bat      
MJ Beardid not bat      
BR Knightdid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
LHR Ralphdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(7 lb)7
Total(2 wickets, 44.2 overs)137
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-36
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb3   0180--
Biddulph12   5250--
Alley9   0242--
Palmer4   0110--
McCool6   0230--
Lomax6   2120--

--> BR Knight (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> WT Greensmith (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 18
--> CL McCool (2) passed 9500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 69
--> BR Knight achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Somerset first innings (previous best was 2-16)
--> TE Bailey reached 800 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Somerset second innings





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