Somerset v Gloucestershire
County Match 1885
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 27th, 28th August 1885 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by 9 wickets
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 227/7 (Griffiths 33*, Gregg 12*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FAL Smithc Brain b Grace37      
*E Sainsburylbw b Grace6      
OG Radcliffec Gregg b Grace1      
WN Roec Grace b Woof4      
JB Challenc Griffiths b Woof39      
HT Hewettb Woof0      
JE Traskc and b Woof4      
CE Winterc Gilbert b Grace0      
+FT Welmanc Woof b Grace5      
GT Mirehouseb Woof0      
EW Bastardnot out2      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb)7
Total(all out, 60 overs)105
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-44, 3-49, 4-49, 5-59, 6-77, 7-77, 8-95, 9-103, 10-105 (60 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Grace30   12605--
Woof30   17385--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracelbw b Winter36      
JH Brainc Welman b Bastard19      
F Townsendc Sainsbury b Winter38      
JR Painterb Winter0      
HV Pagec and b Roe20      
WR Gilbertc Winter b Mirehouse24      
EL Griffithsnot out40      
E Peakec Welman b Mirehouse33      
T Greggc Hewett b Bastard22      
+JA Bushb Bastard4      
WA Woofb Bastard4      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb)2
Total(all out, 120.3 overs)242
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-68, 3-68, 4-111, 5-117, 6-152, 7-193, 8-234, 9-238, 10-242 (120.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mirehouse20   5482--
Winter27   17333--
Challen13   8240--
Roe16   8391--
Radcliffe6   240--
Sainsbury8   2180--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FAL Smithc Griffiths b Woof19      
*E Sainsburyc Gilbert b Woof1      
OG Radcliffest Bush b Woof3      
WN Roec Brain b Woof76      
JB Challenc Bush b Gilbert40      
HT Hewettb Townsend66      
JE Traskb Woof5      
CE Winterc Woof b Gilbert5      
+FT Welmanc Peake b Gilbert0      
GT Mirehousec Page b Woof3      
EW Bastardnot out10      
Extras(13 b, 2 lb, 3 w)18
Total(all out, 109.3 overs)246
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-27, 3-31, 4-114, 5-183, 6-188, 7-211, 8-211, 9-220, 10-246 (109.3 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Grace35   12690--
Woof45   18766--
Gregg6   540--
Page5   1250--
Gilbert18   4533--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracec Sainsbury b Roe22      
JH Brainnot out66      
JR Painternot out16      
F Townsenddid not bat      
HV Pagedid not bat      
WR Gilbertdid not bat      
EL Griffithsdid not bat      
E Peakedid not bat      
T Greggdid not bat      
+JA Bushdid not bat      
WA Woofdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(1 wicket, 35.3 overs)110
Fall of wickets:
1-62 (Grace)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mirehouse6   2160--
Winter7   4120--
Challen8   1240--
Roe4   1121--
Radcliffe2   080--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> FAL Smith (1) passed his previous highest score of 32 in first-class matches
--> EL Griffiths (1) passed his previous highest score of 28 in first-class matches
--> FAL Smith made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> CE Winter reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Gloucestershire first innings
--> WA Woof reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 6th wicket in the Somerset second innings





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