Gloucestershire v Somerset
County Championship 1898
VenueAshley Down Ground, Bristol on 14th, 15th, 16th July 1898 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by an innings and 7 runs
PointsGloucestershire 1; Somerset -1
UmpiresF Johnson, W Shrewsbury
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 431/5 (Troup 164*, Brown 2*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (1) 319 all out

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WG Graceb Fowler20     
W Troupc Stanley b Tyler176     
CL Townsendc Fowler b Tyler122     
FH Bateman-Champainc Ebdon b Tyler4     
COH Sewellc and b Tyler39     
GL Jessopb Trask65     
WSA Brownlbw b Tyler2     
H Wrathallnot out52     
+JH Boardc Ebdon b Tyler4     
EC Wrightlbw b Tyler5     
FG Robertsb Tyler0     
Extras(10 b, 4 lb, 2 w)16
Total(all out, 172 overs)505
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-268, 3-273, 4-339, 5-428, 6-431, 7-489, 8-493, 9-505, 10-505 (172 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fowler31   12651--
Tyler64   1421881-
Robson30   8790--
Ebdon27   3730--
Woods12   33501-
Trask8   2191--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HT Stanleyc Sewell b Grace18     
+EP Spurwayb Grace15     
W Trasklbw b Grace16     
LCH Palairetnot out179     
CS Hickleyb Grace0     
*SMJ Woodsc Bateman-Champain b Grace5     
E Robsonc Sewell b Grace9     
G Fowlerb Wrathall39     
EJ Tylerc Bateman-Champain b Wrathall4     
J Danielllbw b Townsend27     
JF Ebdonb Grace1     
Extras(5 b, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 111.4 overs)319
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-49, 3-50, 4-50, 5-60, 6-87, 7-213, 8-229, 9-318, 10-319 (111.4 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Roberts19   9520--
Townsend20   3731--
Wright11   5320--
Jessop7   2190--
Brown4   1170--
Wrathall13   3352--

Somerset second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
HT Stanleyc Sewell b Grace21     
LCH Palairetb Grace37     
W Traskc Sewell b Roberts1     
+EP Spurwayrun out0     
*SMJ Woodsc Bateman-Champain b Townsend49     
CS Hickleyc Wright b Roberts7     
E Robsonc Brown b Grace4     
G Fowlerb Brown28     
EJ Tylerb Grace17     
J Daniellnot out11     
JF Ebdonst Board b Grace1     
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 70.3 overs)179
Fall of wickets:
1-58, 2-59, 3-59, 4-59, 5-73, 6-78, 7-138, 8-154, 9-177, 10-179 (70.3 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Roberts14   6322--
Townsend21   8351--
Jessop8   3160--
Brown5   0231--
Wrathall5   0170--

--> EP Spurway made his debut in County Championship matches
--> EP Spurway (1) passed his previous highest score of 10 in first-class matches
--> LCH Palairet (1) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 150
--> JF Ebdon made his debut in first-class matches
--> JF Ebdon made his debut in County Championship matches
--> CL Townsend reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> CL Townsend reached 450 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> WG Grace reached 2600 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset second innings





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