Somerset v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1956
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 4th, 6th, 7th August 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by 1 wicket
PointsSomerset 0; Gloucestershire 12
UmpiresCS Elliott, WT Jones
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 68/0 (Milton 46*, Young 22*)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (1) 287/4 (Crapp 23*, Lambert 3*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Picklesc Graveney b Wells53     
JG Lomaxc Rochford b Lambert1     
PB Wightc and b Wells12     
CL McCoolc Rochford b Cook88     
G Atkinsonc and b Wells0     
*MF Tremlettc Milton b Cook0     
+HW Stephensonc Graveney b Cook22     
J Hiltonnot out39     
PH Fussellc Graveney b Cook0     
JWJ McMahonb Lake10     
B Lobbb Cook8     
Extras(8 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)13
Total(all out, 97.5 overs)246
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-30, 3-154, 4-155, 5-160, 6-160, 7-186, 8-186, 9-210, 10-246 (97.5 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert21   4571--
Lake12   2301--
Wells26   13543--
Mortimore8   1280--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CA Miltonc Wight b McMahon138     
DM Youngb Lobb81     
*GM Emmettrun out2     
TW Graveneyc McCool b Hilton29     
JF Crappnot out23     
GEE Lambertnot out3     
JB Mortimoredid not bat      
GJ Lakedid not bat      
BD Wellsdid not bat      
+P Rochforddid not bat      
C Cookdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 4 lb, 4 w)11
Total(4 wickets, declared, 107 overs)287
Fall of wickets:
1-209, 2-226, 3-243, 4-268
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb31   7691--
Fussell16   3450--
McCool7   0390--
McMahon27   7691--
Hilton19   10331--
Lomax7   2210--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Picklesc Emmett b Cook39     
JG Lomaxc Crapp b Wells9     
PB Wightlbw b Wells12     
CL McCoolc Rochford b Cook57     
+HW Stephensonc Milton b Cook1     
G Atkinsonlbw b Cook43     
*MF Tremlettc Young b Wells7     
J Hiltonnot out9     
PH Fussellb Wells0     
JWJ McMahonlbw b Cook9     
B Lobbb Cook2     
Extras(12 b, 1 lb)13
Total(all out, 82.2 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-60, 3-70, 4-71, 5-156, 6-181, 7-183, 8-184, 9-193, 10-201 (82.2 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert6   0220--
Lake2   120--
Wells37   9834--
Mortimore5   0140--
Graveney3   0140--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CA Miltonc Wight b McMahon26     
DM Youngc Tremlett b Lomax7     
*GM Emmettc McCool b McMahon55     
TW Graveneyc Stephenson b McMahon6     
JB Mortimorec Hilton b McCool5     
JF Crappb Hilton31     
GEE Lambertc Hilton b McCool2     
GJ Lakec Stephenson b McCool7     
BD Wellsc Wight b Hilton0     
+P Rochfordnot out5     
C Cooknot out13     
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(9 wickets, 43.2 overs)161
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-69, 3-82, 4-97, 5-107, 6-126, 7-138, 8-138, 9-143
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McCool13   1353--
McMahon14   1523--
Hilton6   0272--
Lomax5   0251--

--> CL McCool (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 18
--> CL McCool (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 18
--> CL McCool (1) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 25
--> CA Milton (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 29
--> G Atkinson (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> C Cook reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Somerset second innings





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