Oxford University v Somerset
University Match 1896
VenueThe University Parks, Oxford on 21st, 22nd May 1896 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
Players12 per side
TossToss not known
ResultOxford University won by an innings and 107 runs
UmpiresD Eastwood, Leach
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 27/1 (Palairet 19*, Stanley 8*)

Oxford University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PF Warnerc Stanley b Tyler40      
BNB Smithb Nichols36      
FL Fanec Nichols b Tyler0      
GJ Mordauntc Hill b Nichols58      
CC Pilkingtonc and b Tyler2      
HDG Leveson-Gowerb Woods41      
A Ecclesb Nichols0      
GB Raikesc Palairet b Woods22      
GR Bardswellnot out66      
PS Waddyc and b Palairet32      
FHE Cunliffest Wickham b Palairet2      
+RP Lewisb Woods9      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb)6
Total(all out, 128 overs)314
Fall of wickets:
1-67, 2-74, 3-83, 4-95, 5-159, 6-180, 7-216, 8-226, 9-269, 10-270, 11-314 (128 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tyler41   61093--
Smith21   8360--
Nichols35   19723--
Palairet10   0402--
Woods21   10513--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LCH Palairetc Lewis b Cunliffe27      
CJ Robinsonc Raikes b Waddy0      
HT Stanleyc Bardswell b Waddy10      
*SMJ Woodsc Bardswell b Waddy9      
VT Hillb Waddy25      
FJ Poyntonrun out19      
GB Nicholsc Mordaunt b Pilkington8      
RB Porchc Warner b Cunliffe26      
EJ Tylerc Waddy b Cunliffe0      
CA Bernardnot out1      
WRR Smithb Cunliffe3      
+AP Wickhamc Lewis b Cunliffe5      
Extras(11 b, 2 nb)13
Total(all out, 103.4 overs)146
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-35, 3-45, 4-71, 5-72, 6-84, 7-136, 8-136, 9-137, 10-140, 11-146 (103.4 ov)
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Waddy37   19514-1
Raikes15   8130--
Pilkington12   6111--
Bardswell3   190--

Somerset second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
LCH Palairetc Mordaunt b Cunliffe5      
*SMJ Woodsb Cunliffe2      
HT Stanleyc Bardswell b Cunliffe20      
VT Hillc Lewis b Raikes3      
FJ Poyntonst Lewis b Cunliffe5      
CJ Robinsonc Bardswell b Raikes4      
WRR Smithc Cunliffe b Raikes0      
GB Nicholsc Eccles b Cunliffe9      
RB Porchc Raikes b Cunliffe4      
+AP Wickhamc Warner b Raikes0      
EJ Tylerc Lewis b Raikes2      
CA Bernardnot out0      
Extras(6 b, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 44.3 overs)61
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-14, 3-17, 4-28, 5-33, 6-37, 7-46, 8-53, 9-58, 10-61, 11-61 (44.3 ov)
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Raikes22   9315--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> BNB Smith (1) passed his previous highest score of 35 in first-class matches
--> GJ Mordaunt (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> A Eccles made his debut in first-class matches
--> PS Waddy (1) passed his previous highest score of 29 in first-class matches
--> CA Bernard made his debut in first-class matches
--> FHE Cunliffe achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Somerset second innings (previous best was 6-62)





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