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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