Somerset v Leicestershire
County Championship 1953
VenueRecreation Ground, Bath on 13th, 15th June 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 144 runs
PointsSomerset 0; Leicestershire 12
UmpiresJJ Hills, EA Roberts
ScorersW Goodenough (Leicestershire), T Tout (Somerset)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (2) 23/2 (Lester 4*, Tompkin 0*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc Gimblett b Langford21     
GA Smithsonc Lawrence b Langford39     
M Tompkinc Gimblett b Langford37     
*CH Palmerrun out1     
VE Jacksonc Gimblett b Langford13     
VS Mundenc and b Lawrence0     
MR Hallamb Langford5     
JE Walshc Brocklehurst b Langford4     
+J Firthnot out34     
D Goodsonst Stephenson b Lawrence1     
TJ Goodwinrun out2     
Extras(4 b)4
Total(all out, 76.3 overs)161
Fall of wickets:
1-61, 2-63, 3-79, 4-103, 5-104, 6-117, 7-118, 8-126, 9-143, 10-161 (76.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Buse10   2300--
Redman5   0180--
Langford33   14536--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettc Palmer b Goodwin0     
J Lawrenceb Munden47     
R Smithc Hallam b Goodwin6     
HFT Busec and b Walsh11     
+HW Stephensonst Firth b Walsh0     
*BG Brocklehurst hit wkt b Munden1     
SS Rogersb Munden10     
JD Curriest Firth b Munden4     
CF Daveyb Walsh0     
J Redmanc Goodwin b Walsh0     
BA Langfordnot out0     
Extras(2 nb)2
Total(all out, 27.3 overs)81
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-9, 3-59, 4-59, 5-60, 6-72, 7-79, 8-79, 9-81, 10-81 (27.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goodwin7   2332--
Goodson5   0180--
Munden8   394--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc Gimblett b Langford20     
GA Smithsonc Smith b Langford13     
+J Firthlbw b Buse0     
M Tompkinc Stephenson b Buse4     
*CH Palmerc Gimblett b Langford0     
VE Jacksonc Gimblett b Buse9     
VS Mundenc Redman b Langford53     
MR Hallamrun out11     
JE Walshb Langford40     
D Goodsonc and b Buse0     
TJ Goodwinnot out10     
Extras(11 b, 6 lb)17
Total(all out, 63.2 overs)177
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-23, 3-27, 4-28, 5-49, 6-61, 7-82, 8-156, 9-161, 10-177 (63.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Buse29   14764--
Redman3   210--
Lawrence3   120--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettb Goodwin2     
J Lawrenceb Goodwin14     
R Smithb Walsh13     
+HW Stephensonb Munden29     
*BG Brocklehurstc Lester b Munden9     
HFT Busec Smithson b Munden23     
SS Rogersc Smithson b Munden1     
JD Currieb Munden13     
CF Daveynot out1     
J Redmanc Smithson b Munden0     
BA Langfordc Lester b Jackson2     
Extras(4 b, 2 nb)6
Total(all out, 33.2 overs)113
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-27, 3-53, 4-67, 5-78, 6-90, 7-105, 8-110, 9-110, 10-113 (33.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goodwin5   0372--
Goodson4   1120--
Munden12   1336--
Walsh9   0241--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> JD Currie made his debut in first-class matches
--> JD Currie made his debut in County Championship matches
--> JE Walsh (2) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 34
--> J Lawrence (2) passed 6000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 3
--> VS Munden achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Somerset second innings (previous best was 5-30)
--> VS Munden achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Somerset second innings (previous best was 5-30)





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