Middlesex v Somerset
County Championship 1897
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 7th, 8th, 9th June 1897 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresRG Barlow, G Hay
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 377 all out
Close of play day 2Somerset (1) 233/8 (Fowler 26*; 92 overs)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HB Haymanc LCH Palairet b Robson54      
PF Warnerb Woods83      
AE Stoddartc and b Woods48      
JT Rawlinc Newton b Robson10      
FGJ Fordb Woods0      
TC O'Brienc Robson b Hedley80      
+G MacGregorc Tyler b Hedley4      
G Thorntonc Newton b Robson28      
*AJ Webbeb Nichols41      
JT Hearnec Newton b Woods15      
J Phillipsnot out8      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 2 w)6
Total(all out, 141.2 overs)377
Fall of wickets:
1-90, 2-178, 3-195, 4-195, 5-203, 6-250, 7-312, 8-?, 9-?, 10-377 (141.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tyler38   9880--
Hedley31   127122-
Woods32   71064--
Robson28   7633--
Hill1   030--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LCH Palairetc MacGregor b Hearne92      
WC Hedleyc Stoddart b Rawlin8      
RCN Palairetc Webbe b Hearne56      
WN Roest MacGregor b Rawlin0      
E Robsonb Rawlin4      
*SMJ Woodsc MacGregor b Rawlin14      
GB Nicholsc Webbe b Hearne9      
G Fowlernot out26      
VT Hillc Hearne b Phillips19      
+AE Newtondid not bat      
EJ Tylerdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(8 wickets, 92 overs)233
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-134, 3-?, 4-148, 5-162, 6-?, 7-190, 8-233 (92 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hearne34   8883--
Rawlin35   11704--
Stoddart8   290--
Thornton6   1240--
Phillips9   1371--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> LCH Palairet (1) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 83
--> JT Hearne reached 750 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Somerset first innings





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