Surrey v Somerset
County Championship 1956
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 2nd, 4th, 5th June 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSurrey won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSurrey won by an innings and 9 runs
PointsSurrey 12; Somerset 0
UmpiresCS Elliott, FW Shipston
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 364/7 (Surridge 52*, Lock 19*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (1) 129/7 (Wight 55*, Langford 1*)

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DGW Fletcherb McMahon41     
TH Clarkc McCool b McMahon80     
B Constablec Lobb b McMahon58     
PBH Mayc Wight b Lobb44     
MJ Stewartc McMahon b Langford31     
EA Bedserc Lomax b McMahon30     
+R Swetmanb McMahon8     
*WS Surridgenot out52     
GAR Locknot out19     
PJ Loaderdid not bat      
AV Bedserdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(7 wickets, declared, 124 overs)364
Fall of wickets:
1-87, 2-155, 3-198, 4-238, 5-273, 6-289, 7-299
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lobb30   21081--
Lomax24   6690--
McMahon38   91055--
Walker4   0160--
McCool7   1220--
Langford21   3431--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
M Walkerb Loader3     
L Picklesc Surridge b Lock17     
CL McCoolc Swetman b Loader7     
PB Wightnot out62     
*MF Tremlettc AV Bedser b Lock8     
G Atkinsonc Stewart b EA Bedser16     
+HW Stephensonc Clark b EA Bedser16     
JG Lomaxc Lock b EA Bedser0     
BA Langfordc Stewart b Lock8     
JWJ McMahonlbw b Lock0     
B Lobbb Loader14     
Extras(3 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(all out, 90 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-17, 3-43, 4-65, 5-99, 6-121, 7-121, 8-139, 9-141, 10-159 (90 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser15   5170--
Loader15   2323--
Lock28   13534--
EA Bedser25   10343--
Surridge7   1150--

Somerset second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
M Walkerb Loader2     
L Pickleslbw b Loader22     
CL McCoolb Loader0     
PB Wightnot out128     
*MF Tremlettc May b EA Bedser10     
G Atkinsonlbw b Lock4     
+HW Stephensonlbw b Loader6     
JG Lomaxb Loader4     
BA Langfordc Swetman b AV Bedser3     
JWJ McMahonc Surridge b Loader2     
B Lobbc Fletcher b Loader0     
Extras(5 b, 10 lb)15
Total(all out, 91.4 overs)196
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-2, 3-72, 4-113, 5-136, 6-143, 7-167, 8-174, 9-196, 10-196 (91.4 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser17   5351--
Lock17   7261--
EA Bedser14   5261--
Surridge7   1190--
Clark7   2190--

--> EA Bedser (1) passed 9000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 8
--> WS Surridge (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 51
--> PB Wight (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 48
--> B Lobb (1) equalled his previous highest score of 14 in County Championship matches
--> B Lobb (1) equalled his previous highest score of 14 in First-Class matches
--> PB Wight (2) passed his previous highest score of 106 in County Championship matches
--> PB Wight (2) passed his previous highest score of 109 in First-Class matches
--> GAR Lock reached 1000 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> EA Bedser reached 350 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset second innings





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