Somerset v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1959
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 16th, 18th, 19th May 1959 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by 4 wickets
PointsSomerset 0; Gloucestershire 12
UmpiresAE Fagg, LH Gray
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 13/0 (Young 7*, Milton 5*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 12/0 (Lomax 10*, Atkinson 1*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonrun out54     
JG Lomaxb Smith12     
PB Wightb Smith1     
CL McCoolb Mortimore10     
*MF Tremlettc Young b Mortimore3     
WE Alleyc Hawkins b Cook155     
KE Palmerc Brown b Smith30     
+HW Stephensonc and b Smith24     
BA Langfordb Cook12     
KD Biddulphb Cook2     
B Lobbnot out3     
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 2 nb, 2 w)8
Total(all out, 113.2 overs)314
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-34, 3-63, 4-67, 5-118, 6-255, 7-297, 8-297, 9-299, 10-314 (113.2 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith38   51014--
Brown25   7850--
Mortimore26   8642--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DM Youngc Lomax b Lobb7     
CA Miltonlbw b Biddulph103     
RB Nichollslbw b Biddulph0     
*TW Graveneyc Lomax b Biddulph20     
DG Hawkinsc Lomax b Biddulph61     
JB Mortimoreb Biddulph12     
DA Allenb Lobb0     
AS Brownnot out47     
DR Smithb Lomax50     
+BJ Meyernot out9     
C Cookdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 3 nb, 4 w)12
Total(8 wickets, declared, 116 overs)321
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-14, 3-53, 4-191, 5-206, 6-207, 7-216, 8-287
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb26   7612--
Biddulph33   6945--
Lomax7   2201--
Alley10   5150--
McCool15   1530--
Palmer10   2230--
Langford15   4430--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Lomaxc Meyer b Brown20     
G Atkinsonc and b Brown2     
PB Wightb Brown75     
CL McCoolb Brown71     
WE Alleyc Mortimore b Brown16     
*MF Tremlettnot out24     
+HW Stephensonb Brown0     
KE Palmerb Mortimore0     
BA Langfordnot out6     
KD Biddulphdid not bat      
B Lobbdid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 2 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)12
Total(7 wickets, declared, 71 overs)226
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-29, 3-163, 4-190, 5-195, 6-195, 7-212
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith7   0300--
Brown21   5746--
Mortimore28   8761--
Cook14   8340--
Milton1   100--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DM Younglbw b McCool34     
CA Miltonlbw b Alley45     
RB Nichollslbw b Alley11     
*TW Graveneynot out69     
JB Mortimorec Atkinson b Alley18     
DR Smithc McCool b Lobb5     
AS Brownlbw b Alley18     
DG Hawkinsnot out7     
DA Allendid not bat      
+BJ Meyerdid not bat      
C Cookdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 4 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)13
Total(6 wickets, 45.5 overs)220
Fall of wickets:
1-88, 2-88, 3-114, 4-163, 5-176, 6-197
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb6   0401--
Biddulph12   2490--
Lomax8   3200--
McCool8   1531--

--> WE Alley (1) passed his previous highest score of 108 in County Championship matches
--> HW Stephenson (1) passed 9500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 17
--> AS Brown (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 26
--> PB Wight (2) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 24
--> TW Graveney (2) passed 26500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 22
--> DR Smith reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings





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