Somerset v Hampshire
County Match 1883
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 23rd, 24th August 1883 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 5 wickets
UmpiresRP Carpenter, W Underwood
Close of play day 1Hampshire (1) 82/8 (Bencraft 5*, Armstrong 7*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WH Fowlerc Dible b Young6     
LD Hildyardc Longman b Young12     
*SC Newtonc Prothero b Young41     
FW Terryc and b Fellowes121     
WN Roeb Young8     
+FT Welmanb Prothero3     
AH Evansc Bencraft b Young15     
AJ Fothergillb Dible23     
JJA Parfittc Wood b Young0     
CFL Sweetnot out7     
EW Bastardb Young4     
Extras(6 b, 5 lb)11
Total(all out, 110.3 overs)251
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-25, 3-163, 4-171, 5-178, 6-211, 7-216, 8-234, 9-242, 10-251 (110.3 ov)
Hampshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dible25   2491--
Armstrong15   6320--
Fellowes14   4431--
Prothero13   3301--

Hampshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*+AH Woodc Fowler b Parfitt26     
RE Protherob Fothergill7     
GH Longmanc Evans b Fothergill9     
AB Heathb Evans6     
G Underdownc Sweet b Fothergill11     
WG Diblec Bastard b Fothergill3     
R Batemanc and b Evans4     
HWR Bencraftb Fothergill13     
CR Youngb Fothergill0     
HH Armstrongnot out25     
J Fellowesc Roe b Evans18     
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(all out, 70.2 overs)126
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-40, 3-45, 4-61, 5-62, 6-68, 7-68, 8-69, 9-100, 10-126 (70.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fothergill34   15436--
Parfitt10   3251--
Fowler2   020--

Hampshire second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*+AH Woodc Evans b Fothergill59     
RE Protheroc Welman b Parfitt19     
GH Longmanb Evans49     
AB Heathb Evans10     
G Underdownc Evans b Fothergill24     
HH Armstrongb Fothergill7     
HWR Bencraftb Fothergill0     
R Batemannot out14     
CR Youngc Terry b Evans1     
J Fellowesb Evans9     
WG Dibleb Parfitt16     
Extras(11 b, 3 lb)14
Total(all out, 91.1 overs)222
Fall of wickets:
1-77, 2-99, 3-114, 4-163, 5-177, 6-177, 7-177, 8-178, 9-182, 10-222 (91.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Evans25   4584--
Fothergill33   9634--
Fowler7   1300--
Bastard9   5160--
Roe7   1170--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Evansc Wood b Young27     
WH Fowlerc Bencraft b Young11     
*SC Newtonc Dible b Young2     
FW Terryc Longman b Armstrong20     
CFL Sweetnot out19     
AJ Fothergillb Armstrong4     
LD Hildyardnot out13     
WN Roedid not bat      
+FT Welmandid not bat      
JJA Parfittdid not bat      
EW Bastarddid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(5 wickets, 41.2 overs)98
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-22, 3-59, 4-61, 5-77
Hampshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Young19   6483--
Armstrong11   5162--
Prothero1   060--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> AB Heath made his debut in First-Class matches
--> R Bateman made his debut in First-Class matches
--> RE Prothero made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> R Bateman made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> CFL Sweet made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> FW Terry (1) passed his previous highest score of 77 in First-Class matches
--> FW Terry (1) made his first century in First-Class matches
--> HWR Bencraft (1) passed 500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 7
--> HH Armstrong (1) passed his previous highest score of 17 in First-Class matches
--> CFL Sweet (2) equalled his previous highest score of 19 in First-Class matches
--> J Fellowes made his debut for Hampshire in First-Class matches
--> J Fellowes reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> AJ Fothergill achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Hampshire first innings (previous best was 5-23)