Essex v Somerset
County Championship 1948
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 14th, 16th, 17th August 1948 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 6 wickets
PointsEssex 0; Somerset 12
UmpiresD Hendren, FS Lee
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 187/6 (Tremlett 14*, Lawrence 6*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 4/0 (Walford 4*, Gimblett 0*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc and b Lawrence46      
AV Averylbw b Lawrence71      
SJ Crayc Luckes b Hazell9      
FH Vigarlbw b Tremlett7      
R Horsfallc Lawrence b Hazell0      
*TN Pearcec Gimblett b Hazell20      
TE Baileyc Lawrence b Hazell1      
WB Morrisc Tremlett b Hazell0      
R Smithc Luckes b Hazell0      
TPB Smithb Hazell12      
+TH Wadenot out1      
Extras(9 b, 1 lb)10
Total(all out, 89.3 overs)177
Fall of wickets:
1-85, 2-110, 3-128, 4-129, 5-157, 6-158, 7-158, 8-158, 9-174, 10-177 (89.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard12   3210--
Tremlett20   8371--
Lawrence25   4692--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MM Walfordb TPB Smith21      
H Gimblettlbw b TPB Smith30      
M Coopelbw b R Smith0      
HE Wattsc Wade b Morris22      
*GES Woodhouseb Bailey35      
F Castlec Wade b R Smith30      
MF Tremlettc and b TPB Smith40      
J Lawrencec and b TPB Smith46      
AW Wellardlbw b TPB Smith20      
+WT Luckesc Bailey b R Smith5      
HL Hazellnot out0      
Extras(23 b, 12 lb, 2 nb)37
Total(all out, 87.4 overs)286
Fall of wickets:
1-54, 2-57, 3-97, 4-97, 5-150, 6-172, 7-232, 8-273, 9-284, 10-286 (87.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey20   3711-2
R Smith29   11603--
TPB Smith28.47805--
Morris8   3201--
Avery2   0180--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddslbw b Wellard10      
AV Averyrun out74      
SJ Crayc Luckes b Tremlett3      
FH Vigarst Luckes b Hazell99      
R Horsfallb Wellard2      
*TN Pearceb Wellard0      
TE Baileyb Wellard46      
WB Morrisc Tremlett b Hazell17      
R Smithst Luckes b Lawrence14      
TPB Smithc Wellard b Lawrence13      
+TH Wadenot out2      
Extras(1 lb, 1 w)2
Total(all out, 110.1 overs)282
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-26, 3-128, 4-134, 5-144, 6-233, 7-253, 8-260, 9-279, 10-282 (110.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard34   5804--
Tremlett21   46011-
Hazell24   5532--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MM Walfordc and b R Smith24      
H Gimblettc Horsfall b R Smith31      
M Coopeb Morris36      
HE Wattsnot out27      
*GES Woodhousec Vigar b Morris6      
F Castlenot out27      
MF Tremlettdid not bat      
J Lawrencedid not bat      
AW Wellarddid not bat      
+WT Luckesdid not bat      
HL Hazelldid not bat      
Extras(20 b, 3 lb)23
Total(4 wickets, 49.5 overs)174
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-88, 3-119, 4-127
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
R Smith19   5442--
Bailey8   0370--
TPB Smith17   2500--
Morris5   2152--

--> AV Avery (2) passed 6000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 31
--> M Coope (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 23
--> R Smith reached 550 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset first innings





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