Surrey v Somerset
County Championship 1955
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 14th, 16th May 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSurrey won by an innings and 4 runs
PointsSurrey 12; Somerset 0
UmpiresHG Baldwin, A Skelding
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 111/3 (Fletcher 62*, Barrington 19*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GG Tordoffc Clark b Laker18     
JG Lomaxc Surridge b Lock12     
J Lawrencec May b Lock4     
PB Wightnot out32     
R Smithc Laker b Lock14     
MF Tremlettb Bedser3     
L Pickleslbw b Lock1     
+HW Stephensonc Laker b Bedser9     
J Hiltonc Clark b Bedser3     
JWJ McMahonb Lock0     
B Lobbc Bedser b Lock0     
Extras(1 b, 2 lb)3
Total(all out, 60.4 overs)99
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-37, 3-37, 4-72, 5-81, 6-82, 7-95, 8-98, 9-99, 10-99 (60.4 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bedser17   6333--
Loader4   0150--
Laker16   8201--
Clark2   030--

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TH Clarkc Tremlett b Lomax3     
DGW Fletcherrun out62     
PBH Mayc Tremlett b Lobb11     
B Constablelbw b Lobb8     
KF Barringtonb McMahon64     
+AJW McIntyrec Stephenson b McMahon30     
JC Lakerc Lomax b McMahon6     
*WS Surridgec Hilton b Lobb25     
GAR Lockc Tordoff b Lobb0     
PJ Loaderb McMahon4     
AV Bedsernot out3     
Extras(6 b, 2 lb)8
Total(all out, 80 overs)224
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-25, 3-47, 4-112, 5-161, 6-173, 7-204, 8-204, 9-219, 10-224 (80 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lomax15   4301--
Lobb16   2484--
McMahon25   8594--
Hilton18   4610--
Lawrence3   0110--
Tremlett3   170--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GG Tordoffc McIntyre b Bedser0     
JG Lomaxc Laker b Lock10     
J Lawrenceb Lock11     
PB Wightc and b Lock17     
R Smithc Laker b Lock1     
MF Tremlettb Laker37     
L Picklesc Barrington b Lock0     
+HW Stephensonc Clark b Laker4     
J Hiltonc McIntyre b Bedser29     
JWJ McMahonc and b Laker7     
B Lobbnot out1     
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(all out, 59.3 overs)121
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-16, 3-33, 4-37, 5-42, 6-42, 7-47, 8-103, 9-119, 10-121 (59.3 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bedser12   4202--
Lock24   8535--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> L Pickles made his debut in First-Class matches
--> L Pickles made his debut in County Championship matches
--> KF Barrington (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 41
--> JG Lomax (2) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 2
--> B Lobb achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Surrey first innings (previous best was 2-31)
--> B Lobb achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Surrey first innings (previous best was 1-46)
--> AV Bedser reached 1350 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset second innings