Somerset v Kent
County Championship 1897
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 12th, 13th, 14th August 1897 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 80 runs
PointsSomerset 1; Kent -1
UmpiresG Hay, T Mycroft
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 37/2 (Day 8*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 16/0 (Woods 9*, Dunlop 3*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LCH Palairetb Shine16      
*SMJ Woodsb Wright9      
GB Nicholsb Shine42      
WN Roec Mason b Shine4      
E Robsonb Wright27      
FA Phillipsc Huish b Shine37      
G Fowlernot out61      
CE Dunlopc Hearne b Bradley41      
WC Hedleyb Bradley0      
+AE Newtonc and b Wright12      
EJ Tylerc Day b Wright13      
Extras(4 b, 8 lb, 2 w)14
Total(all out, 108.3 overs)276
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-31, 3-36, 4-75, 5-?, 6-145, 7-224, 8-227, 9-258, 10-276 (108.3 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mason14   6380--
Shine35   48642-
Easby2   040--
Martin9   4160--
Bradley11   0342--
Hearne3   0210--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JR Masonb Robson20      
A Hearneb Woods3      
SH Dayb Hedley13      
HC Stewartc Newton b Hedley34      
F Martinc Robson b Hedley16      
W Wrightc Robson b Hedley14      
JW Easbyc Woods b Robson13      
*F Marchantc Tyler b Hedley41      
WM Bradleyc Fowler b Hedley8      
+FH Huishc Phillips b Hedley1      
EB Shinenot out10      
Extras(6 b)6
Total(all out, 81.2 overs)179
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-37, 3-59, 4-82, 5-100, 6-?, 7-124, 8-148, 9-152, 10-179 (81.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tyler16   5330--
Woods14   2361--
Robson24   11342--
Nichols2   0110--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*SMJ Woodsc Shine b Hearne26      
CE Dunlopc Huish b Bradley34      
FA Phillipsc Easby b Martin18      
WN Roeb Bradley14      
GB Nicholsrun out12      
LCH Palairetc Huish b Bradley2      
E Robsonc Hearne b Bradley12      
G Fowlernot out19      
WC Hedleyst Huish b Mason23      
+AE Newtondid not bat      
EJ Tylerdid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 1 lb)9
Total(8 wickets, declared, 62.3 overs)169
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-66, 3-90, 4-97, 5-98, 6-114, 7-134, 8-169 (62.3 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wright2   190--
Shine19   7330--
Martin11   3351--
Bradley18   4484--
Hearne10   1341--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JR Masonc Palairet b Hedley33      
A Hearnec Nichols b Woods22      
SH Dayst Newton b Tyler19      
HC Stewartc Woods b Tyler42      
F Martinc Fowler b Tyler5      
W Wrightnot out22      
JW Easbyb Hedley5      
*F Marchantc Nichols b Tyler9      
WM Bradleyc Phillips b Tyler22      
+FH Huishlbw b Tyler0      
EB Shinec Nichols b Tyler0      
Extras(7 lb)7
Total(all out, 83 overs)186
Fall of wickets:
1-51, 2-58, 3-88, 4-110, 5-123, 6-132, 7-155, 8-179, 9-184, 10-186 (83 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tyler29   7617--
Woods16   4321--
Robson4   280--
Hedley28   7692--
Fowler6   290--

--> W Wright reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> W Wright reached 400 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> WC Hedley reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Kent second innings





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