Somerset v Kent
County Championship 1896
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 20th, 21st, 22nd August 1896 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresJ Lillywhite, AF Smith
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 405/5 (Patterson 176*, Stewart 47*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 2/1 (Hedley 1*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JR Masonrun out14     
CJ Burnupb Hedley4     
*F Marchantc Newton b Tyler28     
WH Pattersonc Newton b Robson181     
Lord Harrisc Robson b Hill119     
GJV Weigallc LCH Palairet b Robson11     
HC Stewartc Hedley b Robson83     
F Martinc LCH Palairet b Hedley4     
EB Shinenot out0     
+FH Huishb Hedley0     
WM Bradleyb Hedley0     
Extras(1 b, 5 lb)6
Total(all out, 166.1 overs)450
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-25, 3-58, 4-278, 5-311, 6-435, 7-450, 8-450, 9-450, 10-450 (166.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Robson26   6703--
Nichols12   0540--
Tyler49   151181--
Woods4   070--
LCH Palairet12   3290--
Roe14   2320--
Hill5   1111--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*SMJ Woodsc Burnup b Shine16     
LCH Palairetb Martin32     
RCN Palairetc Huish b Shine23     
WN Roeb Shine5     
E Robsonb Shine16     
JB Challenrun out26     
VT Hillc Burnup b Shine5     
WC Hedleyc Stewart b Shine3     
GB Nicholsst Huish b Martin15     
EJ Tylernot out10     
+AE Newtonb Martin6     
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 2 w)6
Total(all out, 68 overs)163
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-66, 3-74, 4-93, 5-97, 6-107, 7-123, 8-140, 9-151, 10-163 (68 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shine34   710162-
Martin25   15333--
Bradley9   3230--

Somerset second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
WC Hedleyc Shine b Mason59     
+AE Newtonc Huish b Bradley0     
RCN Palairetb Mason99     
LCH Palairetb Patterson2     
WN Roec Huish b Bradley4     
E Robsonc Burnup b Mason10     
*SMJ Woodsc Weigall b Bradley98     
JB Challenb Mason6     
VT Hillb Mason17     
GB Nicholsnot out28     
EJ Tylerb Bradley4     
Extras(11 b, 7 lb, 3 nb)21
Total(all out, 138.1 overs)348
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-111, 3-138, 4-179, 5-179, 6-193, 7-199, 8-232, 9-340, 10-348 (138.1 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shine6   0210--
Martin27   8520--
Patterson28   4921--
Mason44   17775-1

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JR Masonnot out19     
CJ Burnupnot out16     
*F Marchantdid not bat      
WH Pattersondid not bat      
Lord Harrisdid not bat      
GJV Weigalldid not bat      
HC Stewartdid not bat      
F Martindid not bat      
EB Shinedid not bat      
+FH Huishdid not bat      
WM Bradleydid not bat      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(no wicket, 11 overs)36
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hedley6   0240--
Robson5   2110--

--> WH Patterson (1) passed his previous highest score of 123 in County Championship matches
--> WH Patterson (1) passed his previous highest score of 143 in first-class matches
--> Lord Harris (1) passed his previous highest score of 20 in County Championship matches
--> Lord Harris (1) made his first century in County Championship matches
--> AE Newton (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> SMJ Woods (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 21
--> RCN Palairet (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 15
--> VT Hill (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11





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