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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