Somerset v Middlesex
County Championship 1897
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 2nd, 3rd, 4th August 1897 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresRG Barlow, W Shrewsbury
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 0/0 (Hedley 0*, Robson 0*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 42/2 (Douglas 8*, Wells 4*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PF Warnerb Fowler9     
HB Haymanc Newton b Fowler28     
AE Stoddartc Newton b Hedley109     
JT Rawlinb Hedley20     
J Douglasc Palairet b Hedley70     
*AJ Webbec sub b Tyler22     
+G MacGregorc and b Hedley38     
HR Bromley-Davenportb Woods4     
CM Wellsb Robson30     
FHE Cunliffeb Woods0     
JT Hearnenot out23     
Extras(4 b, 6 lb)10
Total(all out, 125.1 overs)363
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-?, 3-80, 4-221, 5-258, 6-266, 7-290, 8-308, 9-309, 10-363 (125.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fowler35   8982--
Tyler33   121061--
Hedley28   7714--
Woods16   6362--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WC Hedleyc Stoddart b Cunliffe27     
E Robsonc Warner b Hearne0     
LCH Palairetc Bromley-Davenport b Wells72     
WN Roeb Wells58     
GB Nicholsc Douglas b Hearne24     
FA Phillipsc Wells b Bromley-Davenport52     
*SMJ Woodsc Hayman b Cunliffe13     
G Fowlernot out39     
+AE Newtonlbw b Rawlin17     
RB Porchb Rawlin1     
EJ Tylerb Rawlin0     
Extras(4 b, 6 lb, 1 nb, 3 w)14
Total(all out, 119.3 overs)317
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-46, 3-133, 4-162, 5-201, 6-231, 7-286, 8-307, 9-317, 10-317 (119.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hearne36   11922--
Cunliffe28   867211
Wells33   89521-
Stoddart4   220--
Bromley-Davenport5   0221-1

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PF Warnerb Woods16     
HB Haymanb Fowler12     
J Douglasb Tyler38     
CM Wellsc Newton b Fowler12     
JT Rawlinrun out5     
*AJ Webbeb Tyler18     
+G MacGregorb Fowler7     
HR Bromley-Davenportc Roe b Fowler50     
FHE Cunliffec and b Tyler23     
JT Hearnenot out5     
AE Stoddartabsent hurt
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(all out, 88.1 overs)190
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-28, 3-51, 4-56, 5-100, 6-105, 7-113, 8-158, 9-190 (88.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tyler25   9473--
Hedley8   2190--
Robson12   4290--
Woods16   2461-1
Nichols3   130--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WC Hedleyc sub b Hearne0     
LCH Palairetb Rawlin8     
E Robsonb Hearne25     
WN Roec MacGregor b Rawlin6     
GB Nicholsst MacGregor b Wells10     
FA Phillipsc MacGregor b Rawlin3     
*SMJ Woodsc Wells b Cunliffe10     
G Fowlerc MacGregor b Hearne25     
+AE Newtonc Warner b Wells4     
RB Porchnot out13     
EJ Tylernot out13     
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)6
Total(9 wickets, 81 overs)123
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-14, 3-34, 4-40, 5-47, 6-62, 7-68, 8-72, 9-?
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hearne30   18413--
Cunliffe10   7131-1
Rawlin25   11373--
Wells16   92621-

--> GB Nichols (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 6
--> J Douglas (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 31
--> EJ Tyler reached 550 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Middlesex second innings





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