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Leicestershire v Somerset
County Championship 1953
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 8th, 9th, 10th July 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 7 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 12; Somerset 0
UmpiresJJ Hills, HL Palmer
ScorersW Goodenough (Leicestershire), T Tout (Somerset)
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 241/8 (Langford 20*, Hall 16*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (1) 379/7 (Smithson 74*, Firth 0*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettb Goodwin23     
DL Kitsonc Smithson b Munden69     
R Smithb Jackson51     
J Lawrencec Spencer b Goodwin10     
HFT Busec Firth b Palmer19     
+HW Stephensonlbw b Palmer3     
GHD Evansc Palmer b Munden18     
*BG Brocklehurstc Jackson b Munden4     
BA Langfordc Lester b Goodwin23     
TA Hallc Jackson b Spencer20     
CG Mitchellnot out0     
Extras(6 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 123.2 overs)248
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-116, 3-144, 4-178, 5-178, 6-198, 7-203, 8-208, 9-248, 10-248 (123.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer24   2701--
Goodwin25.24743--
Walsh18   7360--
Palmer20   1582--
Munden26   14343--
Jackson10   5181--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc and b Buse34     
MR Hallamb Hall46     
M Tompkinst Stephenson b Lawrence19     
*CH Palmerc Stephenson b Lawrence6     
VE Jacksonc Evans b Langford85     
VS Mundenlbw b Hall29     
GA Smithsonnot out74     
JE Walshb Hall61     
+J Firthnot out0     
CT Spencerdid not bat      
TJ Goodwindid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 9 lb, 10 nb)25
Total(7 wickets, declared, 108 overs)379
Fall of wickets:
1-84, 2-92, 3-113, 4-118, 5-209, 6-257, 7-377
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall24   11013--
Mitchell24   1600--
Buse20   7541--
Langford18   3561--
Lawrence18   3792--
Evans4   140--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Gimblettc Walsh b Spencer43     
DL Kitsonc Spencer b Goodwin11     
R Smithc Smithson b Spencer4     
J Lawrencec Walsh b Goodwin12     
HFT Buseb Palmer67     
+HW Stephensonb Munden14     
GHD Evanslbw b Walsh15     
*BG Brocklehurstst Firth b Walsh27     
BA Langfordc Hallam b Walsh8     
TA Hallc Spencer b Walsh12     
CG Mitchellnot out0     
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 3 nb)8
Total(all out, 63 overs)221
Fall of wickets:
1-36, 2-41, 3-66, 4-79, 5-104, 6-139, 7-177, 8-195, 9-217, 10-221 (63 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer11   0582--
Goodwin20   3712--
Walsh17   3424--
Palmer7   4131--
Munden8   3291--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc Lawrence b Hall11     
MR Hallamb Hall4     
M Tompkinc Stephenson b Hall12     
VE Jacksonnot out47     
VS Mundennot out11     
*CH Palmerdid not bat      
GA Smithsondid not bat      
JE Walshdid not bat      
+J Firthdid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
TJ Goodwindid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 nb)6
Total(3 wickets, 19.2 overs)91
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-15, 3-44
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall9   1273--
Mitchell6   1390--
Buse2   090--
Lawrence2.21100--

Notes
--> DL Kitson (1) passed his previous highest score of 55 in first-class matches
--> DL Kitson (1) passed his previous highest score of 55 in County Championship matches
--> G Lester (1) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 14
--> G Lester (1) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 33
--> GA Smithson (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 53
--> VE Jackson (2) passed 11000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> J Lawrence reached 600 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> JE Walsh reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset second innings
--> JE Walsh reached 1000 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Somerset second innings
--> TA Hall reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire second innings

 

 

 

 

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