Northamptonshire v Somerset
County Championship 1939
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 29th, 31st July, 1st August 1939 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNorthamptonshire 4; Somerset 0
UmpiresH Elliott, GM Lee
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 149/4 (Dixon 76*, Nelson 0*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 118/1 (Lee 44*, Buse 55*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FS Leec Greenwood b Partridge0     
H Gimblettlbw b Merritt46     
HFT Busec James b Partridge37     
WHR Andrewsc James b Merritt5     
*GM Bennettc Merritt b Lubbock15     
CJP Barnwellc James b Lubbock1     
GE Fletchernot out19     
+WT Luckeslbw b Merritt19     
BA Gommb Merritt2     
AW Wellardc Nelson b Merritt4     
HL Hazellc James b Herbert0     
Extras(6 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(all out, 55.3 overs)157
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-65, 3-81, 4-108, 5-110, 6-110, 7-149, 8-151, 9-157, 10-157 (55.3 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Partridge11   3232--
Lubbock8   1192--
Timms5   0240--
Merritt14   5425--
Nelson5   280--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EJH Dixonc Gomm b Andrews123     
HW Greenwoodb Wellard2     
D Brookeslbw b Wellard28     
JE Timmsb Buse27     
+KC Jameslbw b Wellard14     
*RP Nelsonc Hazell b Wellard0     
FP O'Brienb Wellard15     
WE Merrittc Luckes b Wellard25     
CWS Lubbockb Wellard5     
RJ Partridgelbw b Andrews1     
EJ Herbertnot out3     
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 68.6 overs)246
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-52, 3-118, 4-145, 5-149, 6-176, 7-231, 8-239, 9-242, 10-246 (68.6 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard28   4917--
Buse17   4631--
Hazell7   0310--
Gomm3   0210--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FS Leelbw b Lubbock81     
H Gimblettc Merritt b Partridge1     
HFT Busec Brookes b Merritt70     
GE Fletcherc Nelson b Lubbock15     
*GM Bennettb Lubbock21     
CJP Barnwellnot out56     
+WT Luckesc Brookes b Merritt15     
WHR Andrewsb Merritt4     
AW Wellardb Lubbock2     
BA Gommdid not bat      
HL Hazelldid not bat      
Extras(14 b, 11 lb)25
Total(8 wickets, declared, 83.4 overs)290
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-166, 3-183, 4-206, 5-209, 6-272, 7-283, 8-290 (83.4 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Partridge12   0431--
Herbert13   4320--
Timms8   3190--
Merritt30   41173--
Nelson7   5100--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EJH Dixonlbw b Andrews22     
HW Greenwoodlbw b Andrews16     
D Brookesb Andrews2     
JE Timmsc Fletcher b Wellard10     
WE Merrittlbw b Wellard5     
FP O'Brienc and b Wellard21     
CWS Lubbockb Wellard5     
*RP Nelsonnot out18     
+KC Jameslbw b Wellard2     
RJ Partridgenot out0     
EJ Herbertlbw b Hazell6     
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(9 wickets, 36 overs)110
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-39, 3-44, 4-55, 5-56, 6-76, 7-89, 8-91, 9-106
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard18   2415--
Andrews13   2613--
Buse3   130--
Hazell2   121--

--> GE Fletcher made his debut in County Championship matches
--> EJH Dixon (1) passed his previous highest score of 20 in County Championship matches
--> EJH Dixon (1) passed his previous highest score of 108 in first-class matches
--> D Brookes (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 25
--> JE Timms (1) passed 16000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 25
--> AW Wellard reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 6th wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings
--> CWS Lubbock achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Somerset second innings (previous best was 3-24)
--> CWS Lubbock achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Somerset second innings (previous best was 3-24)





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