Surrey v Somerset
County Championship 1946
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 18th, 20th, 21st May 1946 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSurrey won the toss and decided to field
ResultSurrey won by 10 wickets
PointsSurrey 12; Somerset 0
UmpiresCAR Coleman, CV Tarbox
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 185/4 (Buse 20*, Barnwell 3*)
Close of play day 2Surrey (1) 238/5 (Barling 62*, EA Bedser 20*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FS Leeb AV Bedser0     
H Gimblettlbw b Watts101 17592 
NS Mitchell-Innesb AV Bedser7     
J Lawrenceb Gregory51     
HFT Buseb Parker32     
CJP Barnwellc Gregory b AV Bedser6     
*EF Longriggc EA Bedser b Parker38     
WHR Andrewsc and b Squires9     
AW Wellardb Parker4     
+WT Luckesc Gregory b Squires1     
HL Hazellnot out2     
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 4 nb)6
Total(all out, 134.3 overs)257
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-19, 3-155, 4-174, 5-174, 6-210, 7-242, 8-249, 9-251, 10-257 (134.3 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser40   12743--
Watts29   6691--
EA Bedser4   070--
Squires23   6322--
McIntyre4   190--
Gregory6   181--

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RJ Gregoryb Hazell61     
LB Fishlocklbw b Wellard68     
HS Squiresst Luckes b Hazell0     
HT Barlingb Buse66     
JF Parkerb Wellard3     
AJW McIntyrec Gimblett b Wellard18     
EA Bedserlbw b Lawrence44     
AV Bedserst Luckes b Lawrence38     
*NH Bennettc Luckes b Lawrence23     
EA Wattsnot out23     
+GS Mobeynot out2     
Extras(10 b, 3 lb)13
Total(9 wickets, declared, 119 overs)359
Fall of wickets:
1-123, 2-124, 3-147, 4-162, 5-202, 6-246, 7-288, 8-321, 9-348
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Andrews12   2400--
Wellard47   111093--
Buse11   1441--
Lawrence17   2793--
Hazell32   9742--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FS Leec Parker b AV Bedser12     
H Gimblettc and b Watts21     
NS Mitchell-Inneslbw b Watts0     
J Lawrencec Mobey b Watts29     
HFT Busec Watts b Parker9     
CJP Barnwellb Watts44     
*EF Longriggc Mobey b Parker0     
WHR Andrewsc Mobey b AV Bedser5     
AW Wellardb AV Bedser4     
+WT Luckesnot out2     
HL Hazellb AV Bedser1     
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(all out, 67.1 overs)128
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-30, 3-37, 4-46, 5-96, 6-103, 7-116, 8-124, 9-124, 10-128 (67.1 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser22.17304--
Watts21   3514--
Squires8   1140--
Parker9   1202--
Gregory7   2120--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RJ Gregorynot out7     
LB Fishlocknot out21     
HS Squiresdid not bat      
HT Barlingdid not bat      
JF Parkerdid not bat      
AJW McIntyredid not bat      
EA Bedserdid not bat      
AV Bedserdid not bat      
*NH Bennettdid not bat      
EA Wattsdid not bat      
+GS Mobeydid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 6.1 overs)28
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Buse3   0150--

--> EA Bedser made his debut in County Championship matches
--> AV Bedser made his debut in County Championship matches
--> NH Bennett made his debut in County Championship matches
--> LB Fishlock (1) passed 11000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 7
--> EA Bedser (1) passed his previous highest score of 21 in First-Class matches
--> AV Bedser (1) passed his previous highest score of 35 in First-Class matches
--> AW Wellard reached 1250 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Surrey first innings