Somerset v Hampshire
County Championship 1955
VenueClarence Park, Weston-super-Mare on 17th, 18th August 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossHampshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultHampshire won by 264 runs
PointsSomerset 0; Hampshire 12
UmpiresJS Buller, A Skelding
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 20/5 (Wight 2*, Stephenson 8*)

Hampshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JR Grayc Lawrence b Hilton43     
RE Marshallc Stephenson b Yawar Saeed5     
H Hortonc Lawrence b Hilton43     
AWH Raymentc Lawrence b McMahon12     
*NH Rogersc Williams b Hilton2     
HM Barnardb McMahon19     
+L Harrisonc Williams b Hilton9     
PJ Sainsburynot out13     
D Shackletonst Stephenson b Hilton0     
MD Burdenb Hilton0     
VHD Canningsc Hilton b McMahon0     
Extras(8 b)8
Total(all out, 69.3 overs)154
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-78, 3-91, 4-94, 5-126, 6-136, 7-149, 8-149, 9-149, 10-154 (69.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb11   4230--
Yawar Saeed7   2161--
Hilton24   7496--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GG Tordoffb Shackleton0     
GL Williamsc Rogers b Shackleton2     
J Lawrencelbw b Shackleton0     
MF Tremlettc Gray b Shackleton8     
PB Wightc Marshall b Shackleton2     
JG Lomaxc Rogers b Sainsbury0     
+HW Stephensonnot out18     
Yawar Saeedc Barnard b Shackleton0     
J Hiltonb Shackleton0     
JWJ McMahonrun out1     
B Lobbc Rayment b Shackleton0     
Extras(6 lb)6
Total(all out, 22.1 overs)37
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-0, 3-3, 4-10, 5-10, 6-20, 7-20, 8-26, 9-27, 10-37 (22.1 ov)
Hampshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cannings4   250--
Sainsbury7   2221--

Hampshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JR Graylbw b McMahon4     
RE Marshallc Lobb b Yawar Saeed12     
H Hortonb Tordoff59     
AWH Raymentc Tordoff b McMahon104     
*NH Rogersc Williams b Tordoff10     
HM Barnardb McMahon5     
+L Harrisonnot out35     
MD Burdenb Hilton4     
PJ Sainsburydid not bat      
D Shackletondid not bat      
VHD Canningsdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 5 lb)12
Total(7 wickets, declared, 68.2 overs)245
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-16, 3-107, 4-127, 5-136, 6-239, 7-245 (68.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb6   1120--
Yawar Saeed5   0141--
McMahon32   21223--
Lomax2   120--
Tordoff11   1332--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GG Tordoffc Marshall b Shackleton0     
GL Williamsc Burden b Shackleton2     
J Lawrencec Gray b Sainsbury4     
MF Tremlettb Shackleton0     
PB Wightc and b Burden10     
JG Lomaxc Rayment b Shackleton20     
+HW Stephensonc Horton b Sainsbury52     
Yawar Saeedc Barnard b Shackleton0     
J Hiltonb Shackleton0     
JWJ McMahonnot out9     
B Lobbc Burden b Sainsbury0     
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 35.4 overs)98
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-3, 3-4, 4-16, 5-16, 6-81, 7-81, 8-81, 9-89, 10-98 (35.4 ov)
Hampshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shackleton16   7256--
Cannings4   230--
Burden2   061--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> GL Williams made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> GL Williams made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> JR Gray (1) passed 1000 runs in First-Class matches for the season when he reached 27
--> MF Tremlett (1) passed 10000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 6
--> H Horton (2) passed 1000 runs in First-Class matches for the season when he reached 47
--> AWH Rayment (2) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 103
--> J Hilton completed a hat-trick in the Hampshire first innings (Harrison, Shackleton, Burden)