Somerset v Essex
County Championship 1959
VenueClarence Park, Weston-super-Mare on 8th, 10th, 11th August 1959 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 0; Essex 4 (Batting 2)
UmpiresN Oldfield, AEG Rhodes
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 8/1 (Lomax 2*, Bryant 0*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (1) 183 all out

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LA Savillc Bryant b Alley41     
J Milnerb Palmer48     
+B Taylorc and b Langford32     
*DJ Insoleb Bryant97     
TE Baileyb Langford0     
MJ Bearc Stephenson b Biddulph40     
BR Knightlbw b Biddulph1     
WT Greensmithc Stephenson b Alley1     
LHR Ralphlbw b Langford17     
KC Prestonlbw b Langford4     
A Hurdnot out0     
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 107.1 overs)288
Fall of wickets:
1-70, 2-105, 3-131, 4-131, 5-212, 6-214, 7-215, 8-278, 9-288, 10-288 (107.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph26   5792--
Alley20   5442--
Palmer17   2521--
Bryant4   1191--
Greetham5   180--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc Milner b Bailey6     
JG Lomaxc Taylor b Bailey5     
LE Bryantc Taylor b Bailey6     
RT Virginrun out9     
*MF Tremlettb Ralph26     
CHM Greethamst Taylor b Greensmith43     
WE Alleyc Insole b Bailey37     
KE Palmerc Taylor b Greensmith4     
+HW Stephensonc Insole b Bailey22     
BA Langfordc Ralph b Bailey20     
KD Biddulphnot out4     
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 70.1 overs)183
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-15, 3-24, 4-27, 5-92, 6-96, 7-113, 8-157, 9-164, 10-183 (70.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Knight19   6530--
Preston7   2130--
Ralph10   1251--
Greensmith10   3272--
Hurd3   1210--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LA Savillc Palmer b Biddulph0     
J Milnerc Stephenson b Alley5     
+B Taylorc Greetham b Biddulph4     
*DJ Insolenot out1     
TE Baileynot out2     
MJ Beardid not bat      
BR Knightdid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
LHR Ralphdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
A Hurddid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(3 wickets, 6.3 overs)13
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-9, 3-10
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Alley3   071--

--> LA Savill (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 11
--> TE Bailey reached 850 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset first innings





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