Somerset v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1948
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 28th, 30th August 1948 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by an innings and 374 runs
UmpiresD Hendren, FS Lee
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 560/5 (Johnson 113*, Miller 37*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SG Barnesretired ill42      
WA Brownrun out0      
*AL Hassettc Watts b Redman103      
RN Harveyc Luckes b Redman126 150192  
RA Hamencest Luckes b Coope99      
CL McCoolc Buse b Redman6      
IWG Johnsonnot out113   2  
KR Millernot out37      
WA Johnstondid not bat      
+RA Saggersdid not bat      
DT Ringdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 21 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)34
Total(5 wickets, declared, 122 overs)560
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Brown), 2-256 (Hassett), 3-298 (Harvey), 4-306 (McCool), 5-501 (Hamence)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard25   21030--
Tremlett21   01060-4
Hazell27   31140--
Buse27   5880-1
Coope6   0371--
Redman16   37831-

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettc McCool b Johnston19      
MM Walfordst Saggers b McCool26      
HE Wattsst Saggers b Johnson10      
HFT Busec Hamence b McCool4      
*GES Woodhousenot out33      
M Coopeb Ring2      
MF Tremlettb McCool0      
AW Wellardc Ring b McCool0      
+WT Luckeslbw b Ring5      
J Redmanc Hassett b Johnston8      
HL Hazellb Johnston0      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb)8
Total(all out, 45.5 overs)115
Fall of wickets:
1-34 (Gimblett), 2-50 (Watts), 3-63 (Buse), 4-64 (Walford), 5-67 (Coope), 6-68 (Tremlett), 7-68 (Wellard), 8-84 (Luckes), 9-115 (Redman), 10-115 (Hazell, 45.5 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Miller5   1200--
Johnson9   5151--
McCool11   0214--
Ring9   4172--

Somerset second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettlbw b Johnston0      
MM Walfordc Barnes b McCool21      
HE Wattsc Hassett b Miller0      
HFT Busec McCool b Johnston21      
*GES Woodhouseb Johnston3      
M Coopec Hamence b McCool8      
MF Tremlettc Miller b McCool2      
AW Wellardc Johnston b McCool5      
+WT Luckesnot out1      
J Redmanc Ring b Johnston5      
HL Hazelllbw b Johnston0      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(all out, 35.4 overs)71
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Gimblett), 2-1 (Watts), 3-35 (Buse), 4-49 (Walford), 5-57 (Coope), 6-58 (Woodhouse), 7-65 (Wellard), 8-66 (Tremlett), 9-71 (Redman), 10-71 (Hazell, 35.4 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Miller3   151--
Johnson1   040--
McCool14   4234--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> AL Hassett (1) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 37
--> RN Harvey (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 93
--> RA Hamence (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 40
--> IWG Johnson (1) passed his previous highest score of 88 in first-class matches
--> IWG Johnson (1) made his first century in first-class matches
--> J Redman achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches when he dismissed CL McCool in the Australians first innings (previous best was 2-63)
--> CL McCool reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed MF Tremlett, his 3rd wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> WA Johnston reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed HL Hazell, his 5th wicket in the Somerset second innings
--> SG Barnes retired ill in the Australians first innings having scored 42 (team score 69/1)





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