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Lancashire v Somerset
County Championship 1897
VenueOld Trafford, Manchester on 22nd, 23rd July 1897 (3-day match)
Balls per over5
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLancashire won by an innings and 75 runs
PointsLancashire 1; Somerset -1
UmpiresWF Collishaw, CE Richardson
Close of play day 1Lancashire (1) 239/3 (Sugg 69*, Tyldesley 50*)


Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*SMJ Woodsc Tyldesley b Hallam29     
RCN Palairetc Paul b Hallam6     
HT Stanleyb Mold3     
GB Nicholsc MacLaren b Mold36     
E Robsonb Cuttell11     
G Fowlerb Cuttell0     
EJ Tylerc Smith b Hallam6     
+AE Newtonc Smith b Mold16     
RB Porchc Smith b Mold4     
MH Tollerst Smith b Hallam11     
DJ Smithnot out14     
Extras(4 b)4
Total(all out, 62.4 overs)140
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-37, 3-41, 4-65, 5-65, 6-78, 7-108, 8-111, 9-120, 10-140 (62.4 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hallam26.410624--
Mold24   8534--
Cuttell7   3102--
Briggs5   1110--

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*AC MacLarenc Stanley b Nichols70     
A Wardc Woods b Tyler40     
AG Paulb Tyler9     
FH Suggc Nichols b Tyler93     
JT Tyldesleyc Nichols b Tyler68     
GR Bakerc Woods b Tyler37     
J Briggslbw b Fowler28     
+C Smithc Woods b Tyler3     
WR Cuttellnot out17     
AW Hallamc and b Tyler2     
AW Moldc Porch b Fowler4     
Extras(1 lb, 2 w)3
Total(all out, 131 overs)374
Fall of wickets:
1-95, 2-114, 3-125, 4-272, 5-286, 6-334, 7-346, 8-352, 9-369, 10-374 (131 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tyler47   61717--
Woods29   116701-
Nichols29   105811-
Robson11   4370--
Fowler15   6382--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
E Robsonb Hallam12     
RCN Palairetb Hallam15     
HT Stanleyb Mold13     
GB Nicholsc MacLaren b Mold1     
*SMJ Woodsc Mold b Hallam1     
G Fowlerc MacLaren b Mold12     
EJ Tylerb Mold5     
+AE Newtonc Baker b Hallam32     
RB Porchc MacLaren b Hallam48     
MH Tollernot out15     
DJ Smithc Ward b Cuttell4     
Extras(1 w)1
Total(all out, 77.4 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-27, 3-32, 4-33, 5-51, 6-57, 7-62, 8-139, 9-144, 10-159 (77.4 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hallam28   15485--
Mold29   8704--
Cuttell18.410271--
Briggs2   01301-

Notes
--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> AC MacLaren (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 29
--> AW Hallam reached 150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> EJ Tyler reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Lancashire first innings
--> AW Mold reached 1300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset second innings

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