Australia tour of England, Tour Match: Somerset v Australians at Taunton, Aug 22-25, 1953
22,24,25 August 1953 (3-day match)
  Australians 1st innings R
AL Hassett* c Smith b Yawar Saeed 148
CC McDonald c Yawar Saeed b Wight 53
GB Hole c Smith b Hall 1
ID Craig lbw b Lawrence 3
JH de Courcy lbw b Mitchell 53
R Benaud lbw b Hall 19
AK Davidson not out 104
DT Ring c Smith b Yawar Saeed 25
D Tallon c Langford b Mitchell 11
RR Lindwall st †Stephenson b Lawrence 45
JC Hill c Walford b Lawrence 7
Extras (b 11, lb 4, nb 2) 17
  Total (all out; 94.3 overs) 486 (5.14 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  TA Hall 22 4 88 2 4.00
  Yawar Saeed 17 0 94 2 5.52
  CG Mitchell 19 3 95 2 5.00
  BA Langford 11 1 47 0 4.27
  J Lawrence 13.3 1 84 3 6.22
  PB Wight 12 2 61 1 5.08
  Somerset 1st innings R
MM Walford b Benaud 2
DL Kitson c Davidson b Lindwall 6
J Lawrence b Lindwall 0
R Smith not out 77
PB Wight c Benaud b Ring 0
BG Brocklehurst* lbw b Ring 24
HW Stephenson c Davidson b Benaud 6
Yawar Saeed c Lindwall b Davidson 48
BA Langford st †Tallon b Ring 5
TA Hall c †Tallon b Ring 5
CG Mitchell b Davidson 7
Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 1) 7
  Total (all out; 66 overs) 187 (2.83 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 6 0 12 2 2.00
  AK Davidson 12 3 19 2 1.58
  JC Hill 6 2 9 0 1.50
  DT Ring 24 4 88 4 3.66
  R Benaud 16 2 48 2 3.00
  GB Hole 2 1 4 0 2.00
  Somerset 2nd innings (following on) R
MM Walford c Ring b Davidson 3
R Smith c Hill b Benaud 24
PB Wight not out 109
J Lawrence not out 8
Extras (b 4, lb 8) 12
  Total (2 wickets; 60 overs) 156 (2.60 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 5 3 6 0 1.20
  AK Davidson 19 5 27 1 1.42
  DT Ring 17 6 54 0 3.17
  R Benaud 9 3 16 1 1.77
  AL Hassett 3 0 13 0 4.33
  D Tallon 7 3 28 0 4.00

Match details


Toss - Somerset, who chose to field
Umpires - P Corrall and WFF Price
Close of play
  • Sat, 22 Aug - day 1 - Somerset 1st innings 11/2 (MM Walford 2*, R Smith 3*)
  • Sun, 23 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 24 Aug - day 2 - Somerset 2nd innings 23/1 (R Smith 5*, PB Wight 13*)
  • Tue, 25 Aug - day 3 - Somerset 2nd innings 156/2 (60 ov) - end of match
 
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