Wells v Somerset
Other matches in England 1879
VenueRowdens Road, Wells on 14th, 15th July 1879 (2-day match)
Balls per over4
PlayersWells: 16; Somerset: 11
TossToss not known
ResultWells won by 7 wickets
Close of play day 1

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
E Westernc Newnham b Mitchell13      
+WH Fowlerb Mitchell27      
PJ Woodcockb Mitchell1      
CM Masseyrun out23      
WN Hoodc Knight b Mitchell2      
JJE Willmottb Knight0      
HM Prattc Mitchell b Knight5      
W Trasknot out5      
JA Winterb Mitchell5      
CE Winterc Styles b Knight0      
J Maynardabsent
Extras(2 lb, 4 w)6
Total(all out)87
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-87
Wells bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

Wells first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Knightb Fowler8      
W Cleakrun out12      
JC Smithlbw b Trask0      
J Tatec Hood b Fowler0      
F Stylesb Fowler6      
H Baileyrun out0      
E Laverb Willmott20      
Fairbanksb Fowler4      
T Herveyc and b Trask3      
+LE Newnhamc Hood b Trask6      
J Mitchellc CE Winter b Pratt14      
T Sellingtonc Pratt b Trask4      
E Oliverc JA Winter b Trask0      
T Wicksc Western b Pratt8      
RS Stracheyc Woodcock b Fowler8      
W Chappellnot out12      
Extras(7 b, 1 lb, 7 w)15
Total(all out)120
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-?, 12-?, 13-?, 14-?, 15-120
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
E Westernc Styles b Bailey11      
+WH Fowlerc and b Mitchell1      
PJ Woodcockb Mitchell3      
CM Masseyrun out3      
WN Hoodb Mitchell2      
JJE Willmottst Newnham b Mitchell4      
HM Prattc Smith b Bailey9      
W Traskc and b Knight6      
JA Winterc Tate b Fairbanks6      
CE Winterc Knight b Bailey4      
J Maynardnot out1      
Total(all out)53
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-53
Wells bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

Wells second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Knightc sub b Fowler1      
W Cleakc and b Hood0      
JC Smithb Hood0      
F Stylesnot out4      
H Baileyb Hood0      
E Laverc sub b Hood1      
Fairbanksst Fowler b Hood6      
+LE Newnhamb Hood5      
J Mitchellc Maynard b Hood0      
W Chappellnot out3      
J Tatedid not bat      
T Herveydid not bat      
T Sellingtondid not bat      
E Oliverdid not bat      
T Wicksdid not bat      
RS Stracheydid not bat      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(8 wickets)21
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls

Our thanks to Arthur Haygarth for collecting the information and to Roger Heavens for providing this scorecard which was first published in Arthur Haygarth's Cricket Scores and Biographies Volume 16. Copies of the book can be obtained from . Additions or corrections to this scorecard would be gratefully received.
Mr. Trask dislocated his knee cap while bowling his last ball.
The match was to have been played at the Cedars belonging to Mr. Tudway but through unavoidable circumstances it took place on the ground of the Wells Club.





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