Somerset v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1896
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 29th, 30th June 1896 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by an innings and 83 runs
PointsSomerset -1; Gloucestershire 1
UmpiresGW Littlewood, JJ Tuck
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 13/1 (Stanley 8*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Gracec RCN Palairet b Woods186      
H Wrathallc RCN Palairet b Woods4      
CL Townsendc LCH Palairet b Tyler53      
EL Thomasb Woods7      
HF Bateman-Champainc Newton b Tyler19      
+JH Boardb LCH Palairet83      
FN Townsendb LCH Palairet1      
JWA Stephenson-Jellieb Nichols5      
FC Bracherlbw b Tyler15      
FG Robertsb Woods1      
G Pepallnot out4      
Extras(14 b)14
Total(all out, 125.4 overs)392
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-138, 3-153, 4-198, 5-311, 6-313, 7-342, 8-386, 9-387, 10-392 (125.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tyler50   51863--
Nichols26   11521--
Robson9   1260--
LCH Palairet20   4572--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HT Stanleyc Board b Grace25      
W Traskc Board b CL Townsend5      
LCH Palairetb Roberts11      
DJ Smithc Wrathall b Grace8      
RCN Palairetb Roberts14      
*SMJ Woodsc FN Townsend b Grace11      
GB Nicholsc and b Grace32      
RB Porchc Board b Roberts3      
E Robsonc Bateman-Champain b Roberts1      
+AE Newtonc Stephenson-Jellie b Roberts2      
EJ Tylernot out4      
Extras(2 b, 1 w)3
Total(all out, 57.1 overs)119
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-40, 3-48, 4-51, 5-69, 6-84, 7-111, 8-113, 9-115, 10-119 (57.1 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
CL Townsend10   3341--
Grace25   8474--

Somerset second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
LCH Palairetc Wrathall b Roberts58      
HT Stanleyc Board b Grace2      
W Traskb Pepall0      
GB Nicholsc Wrathall b Grace6      
RCN Palairetc Wrathall b CL Townsend32      
*SMJ Woodsc Board b Roberts0      
DJ Smithc Board b CL Townsend41      
RB Porchnot out21      
E Robsonc Bracher b CL Townsend19      
+AE Newtonc Wrathall b Roberts0      
EJ Tylerc Grace b CL Townsend4      
Extras(4 b, 3 nb)7
Total(all out, 69 overs)190
Fall of wickets:
1-48, 2-49, 3-62, 4-84, 5-84, 6-111, 7-158, 8-186, 9-186, 10-190 (69 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
CL Townsend12   1564--
Grace23   15172--
Roberts20   6733-3
Pepall14   1371--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> WG Grace (1) passed 44500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 170
--> JH Board (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 24
--> FN Townsend made his debut in first-class matches
--> FN Townsend made his debut in County Championship matches





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