Somerset v Royal Air Force
Other matches in England 1956
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 30th, 31st May, 1st June 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultRoyal Air Force won by 148 runs
UmpiresCFD Buttle, CR Sedgbeer
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 57/3
Close of play day 2Royal Air Force (2) 228/3

Royal Air Force first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SA Leadbetterc Eele b Palmer69      
+G Millmanc and b McMahon20      
SE Learylbw b Palmer15      
*AC Shirrefflbw b McMahon22      
R Subba Rowb Hilton39      
AS Brownc Biddulph b Hilton1      
EM Seniorb Smith7      
R Leggettc Virgin b McMahon15      
J Wildb Smith0      
RK Plattnot out16      
P Hodgsonb McMahon0      
Extras(12 b, 4 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)22
Total(all out, 84.1 overs)226
Fall of wickets:
1-90, 2-114, 3-115, 4-170, 5-171, 6-178, 7-193, 8-201, 9-215, 10-226 (84.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph13   1270--
Palmer12   4252--
Lomax10   1360--
Tremlett2   0100--
Hilton9   3222--
Smith18   5302--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R Smithc Shirreff b Hodgson11      
+PJ Eelelbw b Hodgson25      
KE Palmerc Wild b Leary15      
JWJ McMahonb Platt26      
JG Lomaxst Millman b Leary31      
RT Virginc Millman b Platt0      
*MF Tremlettc Subba Row b Platt2      
B Roec Shirreff b Leary8      
GM Trippb Platt37      
J Hiltonlbw b Shirreff7      
KD Biddulphnot out0      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 4 nb, 2 w)10
Total(all out, 82.4 overs)172
Fall of wickets:
1-14 (Smith), 2-56, 3-57, 4-106, 5-113, 6-114, 7-121, 8-125, 9-172, 10-172 (82.4 ov)
Royal Air Force bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hodgson20   6432--
Shirreff10   2331--
Leary12   3283--
Wild10   3160--

Royal Air Force second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SA Leadbetterc Tripp b Biddulph1      
+G Millmanb Biddulph8      
SE Learynot out101      
*AC Shirreffc Eele b Virgin113      
R Subba Rowdid not bat      
AS Browndid not bat      
EM Seniordid not bat      
R Leggettdid not bat      
J Wilddid not bat      
RK Plattdid not bat      
P Hodgsondid not bat      
Total(3 wickets, declared)228
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Leadbetter), 2-22 (Millman), 3-228 (Shirreff)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R Smithc Brown b Platt14      
+PJ Eeleb Hodgson2      
GM Trippc Hodgson b Leary51      
JG Lomaxb Hodgson0      
KE Palmerc Shirreff b Leary29      
RT Virginrun out0      
*MF Tremlettc Subba Row b Leary2      
B Roerun out18      
J Hiltonc Brown b Subba Row3      
KD Biddulphnot out7      
JWJ McMahonc Leadbetter b Leary0      
Extras(5 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 70.2 overs)134
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (Eele), 2-17 (Smith), 3-20 (Lomax), 4-90, 5-90, 6-93, 7-119, 8-122, 9-134, 10-134 (70.2 ov)
Royal Air Force bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hodgson9   4182--
Platt13   3231--
Shirreff5   1140--
Wild11   3200--
Subba Row10   841--





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