Middlesex v Somerset
County Championship 1896
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 25th, 26th May 1896 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by an innings and 101 runs
PointsMiddlesex 1; Somerset -1
UmpiresGW Littlewood, AF Smith
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 14/0 (Smith 6*, Fowler 4*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AE Stoddartst Wickham b Robson121     
HB Haymanb Tyler22     
RS Lucasc Smith b Tyler7     
JT Rawlinc and b Tyler0     
+G MacGregorc and b Tyler52     
TC O'Brienc Palairet b Robson18     
*AJ Webbenot out79     
G Thorntonlbw b Nichols11     
J Phillipsb Tyler1     
JT Hearnec Wickham b Nichols17     
HR Bromley-Davenportb Fowler50     
Extras(3 b, 3 lb, 2 w)8
Total(all out, 152.2 overs)386
Fall of wickets:
1-95, 2-104, 3-105, 4-196, 5-223, 6-227, 7-252, 8-262, 9-289, 10-386 (152.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tyler59   81835--
Woods24   124601-
Hedley15   6370--
Nichols30   13602--
Robson24   85221-

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DJ Smithc Hearne b Phillips62     
G Fowlerb Hearne56     
LCH Palairetb Phillips5     
WN Roeb Phillips5     
WC Hedleyb Hearne1     
*SMJ Woodsc Thornton b Phillips9     
VT Hillb Hearne6     
E Robsonc Stoddart b Hearne2     
GB Nicholsb Hearne6     
EJ Tylernot out14     
+AP Wickhamst MacGregor b Hearne5     
Extras(8 b)8
Total(all out, 67 overs)179
Fall of wickets:
1-76, 2-97, 3-103, 4-108, 5-121, 6-128, 7-136, 8-160, 9-162, 10-179 (67 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hearne34   15476--
Rawlin8   2260--
Bromley-Davenport5   0220--
Phillips20   4764--

Somerset second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
DJ Smithb Hearne15     
G Fowlerb Hearne2     
WN Roec MacGregor b Phillips29     
WC Hedleyc Rawlin b Phillips11     
*SMJ Woodsc and b Hearne0     
VT Hillb Phillips23     
E Robsonc MacGregor b Hearne9     
GB Nicholsb Hearne2     
EJ Tylernot out10     
+AP Wickhamb Hearne0     
LCH Palairetabsent hurt
Extras(5 b)5
Total(all out, 34.3 overs)106
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-27, 3-29, 4-29, 5-76, 6-89, 7-?, 8-106, 9-106 (34.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phillips17   3573--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> AE Stoddart (1) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 53
--> DJ Smith (1) passed his previous highest score of 34 in first-class matches
--> DJ Smith (1) passed his previous highest score of 34 in County Championship matches
--> GB Nichols reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Middlesex first innings



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