Somerset v Worcestershire
County Championship 1902
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 26th, 27th, 28th June 1902 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorcestershire won by 4 wickets
PointsSomerset -1; Worcestershire 1
UmpiresA Shaw, H Shaw
Close of play day 1Worcestershire (1) 198/5 (Foster 27*, Isaac 15*)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (2) 19/0 (Bowley 13*, Corden 4*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LCH Palairetc Gaukrodger b Bird19      
LC Braundb Simpson-Hayward44      
RCN Palairetb Wilson3      
E Robsonst Gaukrodger b Simpson-Hayward3      
AE Lewisst Gaukrodger b Simpson-Hayward28      
*SMJ Woodsc Simpson-Hayward b Bird3      
PR Johnsonb Wilson9      
GC Gillst Gaukrodger b Bird60      
FM Leenot out28      
+AE Newtonst Gaukrodger b Simpson-Hayward16      
B Cranfieldb Simpson-Hayward1      
Extras(2 b, 10 lb)12
Total(all out, 58.2 overs)226
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-42, 3-55, 4-89, 5-96, 6-106, 7-143, 8-201, 9-224, 10-226 (58.2 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wilson18   2552--
Bird17   4533--
Arnold4   0140--

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FL Bowleylbw b Cranfield24      
GF Wheldonc Braund b Robson58      
EG Arnoldb Braund44      
*HK Fosterc LCH Palairet b Gill80      
CF Cordenb Braund15      
GHT Simpson-Haywardc Newton b Gill4      
AW Isaacc and b Cranfield20      
+GW Gaukrodgerc sub b Braund12      
GA Wilsonb Robson54      
A Birdnot out18      
RD Burrowsc Robson b Braund3      
Extras(10 b, 7 lb, 4 nb)21
Total(all out, 91.1 overs)353
Fall of wickets:
1-50, 2-124, 3-147, 4-?, 5-176, 6-226, 7-273, 8-299, 9-?, 10-353 (91.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cranfield27   61082--
Gill17   2692-4
Robson9   1342--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Lewislbw b Wilson82      
FM Leeb Wilson13      
LCH Palairetb Arnold32      
LC Braundlbw b Burrows0      
E Robsonb Simpson-Hayward11      
RCN Palairetc Gaukrodger b Arnold32      
GC Gillb Arnold13      
*SMJ Woodsc Gaukrodger b Arnold0      
PR Johnsonb Burrows12      
+AE Newtonnot out37      
B Cranfieldrun out2      
Extras(17 b, 7 lb)24
Total(all out, 77 overs)258
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-104, 3-105, 4-143, 5-180, 6-206, 7-206, 8-207, 9-245, 10-258 (77 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wilson16   1492--
Simpson-Hayward17   4691--
Bird8   2210--
Arnold27   5614--
Burrows9   1342--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FL Bowleyc RCN Palairet b Braund20      
CF Cordenb Cranfield9      
GF Wheldonc sub b Cranfield11      
*HK Fosterc Braund b Cranfield52      
GHT Simpson-Haywardrun out4      
EG Arnoldnot out14      
AW Isaacst +LCH Palairet b Cranfield2      
GA Wilsonnot out4      
+GW Gaukrodgerdid not bat      
A Birddid not bat      
RD Burrowsdid not bat      
Extras(18 b, 1 w)19
Total(6 wickets, 38.4 overs)135
Fall of wickets:
1-39, 2-39, 3-62, 4-87, 5-129, 6-131
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Braund16   4311--
Gill5   0290--
Robson4   1130--

--> AE Lewis (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 26
--> GA Wilson (1) passed his previous highest score of 36 in County Championship matches
--> RCN Palairet made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> RCN Palairet made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> RCN Palairet (2) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 32
--> HK Foster (2) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 42
--> B Cranfield reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Worcestershire first innings
--> GA Wilson reached 400 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset second innings

Newton injured his left hand just before the close of the second day and had to leave the field, L.C.H.Palairet taking over as wicket-keeper





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