Somerset v Essex
County Championship 1955
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 16th, 18th, 19th July 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 4; Essex 0
UmpiresP Corrall, A Skelding
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 22/1 (Dodds 17*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 140/3 (Dodds 94*, Insole 20*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GG Tordoffc Taylor b Smith4     
FL Angellc Taylor b Ralph31     
J Lawrencec Taylor b Insole77     
MF Tremlettc Preston b Greensmith1     
PB Wightc Preston b Ralph97     
CF Daveyc Williams b Greensmith16     
+HW Stephensonc Williams b Greensmith5     
Yawar Saeedc Ralph b Preston28     
KD Biddulphc Taylor b Ralph1     
JWJ McMahonnot out10     
B Lobbc Barker b Preston1     
Extras(15 b, 14 lb)29
Total(all out, 108.5 overs)300
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-91, 3-96, 4-168, 5-207, 6-215, 7-267, 8-288, 9-289, 10-300 (108.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith19   2711--
Ralph23   3513--
Insole16   5281--
Greensmith30   10703--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Lawrence b Yawar Saeed94     
G Barkerlbw b Lawrence5     
+PA Gibbc Stephenson b Lobb0     
CCP Williamsb Yawar Saeed21     
*DJ Insolec Tremlett b McMahon29     
R Horsfallc Wight b Yawar Saeed0     
B Taylorb Yawar Saeed2     
R Smithb Biddulph50     
WT Greensmithst Stephenson b Lawrence52     
LHR Ralphc Angell b McMahon22     
KC Prestonnot out0     
Extras(5 b, 11 lb)16
Total(all out, 102 overs)291
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-29, 3-99, 4-148, 5-154, 6-156, 7-160, 8-258, 9-291, 10-291 (102 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb17   0571--
Biddulph16   2551--
Yawar Saeed18   4724--
Lawrence22   4602--
McMahon28   13282--
Tremlett1   030--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FL Angellc Taylor b Preston3     
CF Daveynot out33     
J Lawrenceb Preston4     
MF Tremlettc and b Insole22     
PB Wightnot out35     
*GG Tordoffdid not bat      
+HW Stephensondid not bat      
Yawar Saeeddid not bat      
KD Biddulphdid not bat      
JWJ McMahondid not bat      
B Lobbdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(3 wickets, 32 overs)101
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-18, 3-51
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Preston9   1212--
Smith7   1160--
Insole6   1191--
Dodds7   0280--
Barker3   0130--

--> FL Angell (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 31
--> J Lawrence (1) passed 8000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 30
--> Yawar Saeed (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 22
--> MF Tremlett (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 13
--> MF Tremlett (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 21
--> Yawar Saeed reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings





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