Somerset v Northamptonshire
County Championship 1959
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 18th, 20th, 21st July 1959 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 4 wickets
PointsSomerset 14 (Batting 2); Northamptonshire 0
UmpiresD Davies, DE Davies
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 359 all out
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 74/3 (Barrick 50*, Lightfoot 5*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc Andrew b Williamson0      
JG Lomaxc Andrew b Tyson3      
PB Wightlbw b Williamson96      
CL McCoolc Tribe b PD Watts92      
CHM Greethamc Manning b Tribe34      
WE Alleynot out79      
RT Virginc Andrew b Williamson4      
*+HW Stephensonlbw b Tyson5      
BA Langfordrun out11      
AGT Whiteheadlbw b Tribe1      
KD Biddulphb Tyson28      
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 1 w)6
Total(all out, 104.5 overs)359
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-8, 3-152, 4-221, 5-235, 6-251, 7-260, 8-287, 9-302, 10-359 (104.5 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Williamson19   5413--
Lightfoot5   0170--
Tribe25   5932--
PD Watts21   6811--
Manning8   1300--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MEJC Normanc Whitehead b Biddulph4      
PJ Wattsb McCool17      
DW Barrickc McCool b Langford25      
*R Subba Rowc Alley b Whitehead29      
A Lightfootlbw b McCool10      
GE Tribest Stephenson b Langford10      
PD Wattsc Lomax b Whitehead24      
JS Manningb Whitehead7      
+KV Andrewc Alley b Whitehead10      
FH Tysonnot out20      
JG Williamsonc Biddulph b Whitehead8      
Extras(6 b, 4 lb, 9 w)19
Total(all out, 95 overs)183
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-47, 3-52, 4-69, 5-86, 6-131, 7-136, 8-149, 9-170, 10-183 (95 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph7   3161--
Alley5   0140--
Greetham2   090--
McCool26   9492--
Langford38   20432--
Whitehead17   6335--

Northamptonshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
MEJC Normanc McCool b Lomax3      
PJ Wattsrun out12      
DW Barrickc Lomax b Biddulph89      
*R Subba Rowc Lomax b Whitehead3      
A Lightfootc Alley b Langford32      
GE Tribelbw b Whitehead55      
PD Wattsc Stephenson b Biddulph3      
JS Manningb Biddulph7      
+KV Andrewlbw b McCool26      
FH Tysonc Atkinson b Whitehead16      
JG Williamsonnot out22      
Extras(7 b, 2 lb)9
Total(all out, 136.3 overs)277
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-54, 3-61, 4-123, 5-159, 6-165, 7-181, 8-222, 9-247, 10-277 (136.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph19   2513--
Langford43   15801--
Whitehead41   21573--
Lomax13   3241--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonlbw b Williamson25      
JG Lomaxlbw b Tyson1      
CHM Greethamlbw b Tyson1      
CL McCoolc PD Watts b Williamson24      
WE Alleyc and b Tyson5      
*+HW Stephensonrun out13      
RT Virginnot out19      
BA Langfordnot out11      
PB Wightdid not bat      
AGT Whiteheaddid not bat      
KD Biddulphdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)3
Total(6 wickets, 23 overs)102
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-8, 3-53, 4-58, 5-58, 6-89
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tyson12   2383--
Williamson11   0612--

--> WE Alley (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 46
--> WE Alley (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 53
--> KD Biddulph (1) passed his previous highest score of 22 in first-class matches
--> KD Biddulph (1) passed his previous highest score of 22 in County Championship matches
--> RT Virgin (2) passed his previous highest score of 14 in County Championship matches
--> CL McCool reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings
--> KD Biddulph reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Northamptonshire second innings





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