List of Somerset first-class cricket records

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This is a list of Somerset first-class cricket records; that is, record team and individual performances in first-class cricket for Somerset County Cricket Club.

Team[edit]

Most runs in an innings[edit]

Score Opposition Venue Date
850/7d Middlesex County Ground, Taunton 18 April 2007
705/9d Hampshire County Ground, Taunton 26 August 2003
688/8d Surrey Woodbridge Road, Guildford 19 July 2006
675/9d Hampshire Recreation Ground, Bath 12 July 1924
675/5d Leicestershire County Ground, Taunton 6 June 2007
Source: CricketArchive[1]

Fewest runs in an innings[edit]

Score Opposition Venue Date
25 Gloucestershire County Ground, Bristol 2 August 1947
29 Lancashire Old Trafford, Manchester 8 June 1882
31 Lancashire Old Trafford, Manchester 16 July 1894
31 Gloucestershire County Ground, Bristol 27 May 1931
33 Lancashire Aigburth, Liverpool 25 June 1908
Source: CricketArchive[2]

Batting[edit]

Highest individual score[edit]

Score Player Opposition Venue Season
342 Justin Langer Surrey Woodbridge Road, Guildford 2006
322 Viv Richards Warwickshire County Ground, Taunton 1985
315 Justin Langer Middlesex County Ground, Taunton 2007
313* Jimmy Cook Glamorgan Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 1990
311 Graeme Smith Leicestershire County Ground, Taunton 2005
Source:[3]

Most runs in a season[edit]

Runs Player Season
2761 Bill Alley 1961
2755 Jimmy Cook 1991
2608 Jimmy Cook 1990
2316 Peter Wight 1960
2241 Jimmy Cook 1989
Source:[4]

Most career runs[edit]

Qualification - 15000 runs[5]

Runs Player
21142 Harold Gimblett
18304 Marcus Trescothick
16965 Peter Wight
16644 Bill Alley
16218 Peter Roebuck
15458 Roy Virgin
15243 Frank Lee
15213 Mervyn Kitchen
15195 Maurice Tremlett
  • Bold indicates a current Somerset player.

Most hundreds in a season[edit]

Runs Player Season
11 Jimmy Cook 1991
10 Bill Alley 1961
9 Viv Richards 1985
9 Jimmy Cook 1990
8 Jimmy Cook 1989
8 Marcus Trescothick 2009
Source:[6]

Most career hundreds[edit]

Qualification - 25 centuries[7]

Hundreds Player
49 Harold Gimblett
49 Marcus Trescothick
47 Viv Richards
36 James Hildreth
31 Peter Roebuck
28 Richard Harden
28 Jimmy Cook
27 Lionel Palairet
27 Peter Wight
25 Peter Bowler
  • Bold indicates a current Somerset player.

Highest score in each batting position[edit]

Pos Score Player Opponent Ground Season
1 342 Justin Langer Surrey Woodbridge Road, Guildford 2006
2 264 Micky Walford Hampshire Clarence Park, Weston-super-Mare 1947
3 315 Justin Langer Middlesex County Ground, Taunton 2007
4 322 Viv Richards Warwickshire County Ground, Taunton 1985
5 260* Cameron White Derbyshire County Ground, Derby 2006
6 247* Ian Blackwell Derbyshire County Ground, Taunton 2003
7 167* Shane Lee Worcestershire Recreation Ground, Bath 1996
8 191 Graham Rose Sussex County Ground, Taunton 1997
9 152 Ian Botham Leicestershire Grace Road, Leicester 1983
10 101* Richard Johnson Durham Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street 2004
11 99* Jimmy Bridges Essex Clarence Park, Weston-super-Mare 1919
Source:[8]

Highest partnership for each wicket[edit]

Wkt Runs Partnership Opponent Ground Season
1st 346 Herbie Hewett & Lionel Palairet Yorkshire County Ground, Taunton 1892
2nd 450 Nick Compton & James Hildreth Cardiff MCCU Taunton Vale, Taunton 2012
3rd 319 Peter Roebuck & Martin Crowe Leicestershire County Ground, Taunton 1984
4th 310 Peter Denning & Ian Botham Gloucestershire County Ground, Taunton 1980
5th 320 John Francis & Ian Blackwell Durham UCCE County Ground, Taunton 2005
6th 265 Bill Alley & Ken Palmer Northamptonshire County Ground, Northampton 1961
7th 279 Richard Harden & Graham Rose Sussex County Ground, Taunton 1997
8th 236 Peter Trego & Ryan Davies Lancashire Old Trafford, Manchester 2016
9th 183 Chris Greetham & Harold Stephenson Leicestershire Clarence Park, Weston-super-Mare 1963
Chris Tavaré & Neil Mallender Sussex County Ground, Hove 1990
10th 163 Ian Blackwell & Nixon McLean Derbyshire County Ground, Taunton 2003
Source:[9]

Bowling[edit]

Most wickets in an innings[edit]

Figures Player Opposition Venue Season
10/49 Ted Tyler Surrey County Ground, Taunton 1895
10/76 Jack White Worcestershire New Road, Worcester, Worcester 1921
9/26 Brian Langford Lancashire Clarence Park, Weston-super-Mare 1958
9/32 Andrew Caddick Lancashire County Ground, Taunton 1993
9/33 Ted Tyler Nottinghamshire County Ground, Taunton 1892
Source:[10]

Most wickets in a match[edit]

Figures Player Opposition Venue Season
16/83 Jack White Worcestershire Recreation Ground, Bath 1919
15/54 Brian Langford Lancashire Clarence Park, Weston-super-Mare 1958
15/71 Len Braund Yorkshire Bramall Lane, Sheffield 1902
15/78 Ellis Robinson Sussex Clarence Park, Weston-super-Mare 1951
15/95 Ted Tyler Sussex County Ground, Taunton 1895
Source:[11]

Most wickets in a season[edit]

Wickets Player Season
169 Arthur Wellard 1938
150 Jack White 1929
147 Jack White 1923
146 Jack White 1922
144 Jack White 1924
Source:[12]

Most career wickets[edit]

Qualification - 1000 wickets[13]

Wickets Player
2165 Jack White
1517 Arthur Wellard
1390 Brian Langford
1122 Ernie Robson

Fielding[edit]

Most career catches[edit]

Qualification - 250 catches[14]

Catches Player
396 Marcus Trescothick
393 Jack White
361 Len Braund
345 Arthur Wellard
301 Roy Virgin
267 Bill Alley
259 Johnny Lawrence
256 Ernie Robson
  • Bold indicates a current Somerset player.

Most wicket-keeping dismissals in a season[edit]

Dismissals Player Season
86 Harold Stephenson 1954
85 Geoff Clayton 1965
84 Geoff Clayton 1966
83 Harold Stephenson 1949
79 Harold Stephenson 1962
79 Harold Stephenson 1963
Source:[15]

Most career wicket-keeping dismissals[edit]

Qualification - 200 dismissals[16]

Dismissals Player
1006 Harold Stephenson
828 Wally Luckes
670 Robert Turner
659 Derek Taylor
394 Arthur Newton
333 Neil Burns
317 Craig Kieswetter
242 Geoff Clayton
217 Trevor Gard
  • Bold indicates a current Somerset player.

Other[edit]

Most career appearances[edit]

Qualification - 350 matches[17]

Matches Player Career
504 Brian Langford 1953-1974
427 Harold Stephenson 1948-1964
424 Ernie Robson 1895-1923
409 Jack White 1909-1937
391 Arthur Wellard 1927-1950
365 Wally Luckes 1924-1949
353 Maurice Tremlett 1947-1960
352 Mervyn Kitchen 1960-1979
350 Bill Alley 1957-1968
350 Horace Hazell 1929-1952

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Lowest Team Totals for Somerset". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Most Runs in an Innings for Somerset". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Most Runs in a Season for Somerset". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Most Runs for Somerset in First-class Cricket". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Most Hundreds in a Season for Somerset". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Most Centuries for Somerset". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Highest Score in Each Batting Position for Somerset". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Highest Partnership for Each Wicket for Somerset". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Most Wickets in an Innings for Somerset". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Most Wickets in a Match for Somerset". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Most Wickets in a Season for Somerset". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Most Wickets for Somerset in First-class Cricket". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  14. ^ "Most Catches in a Career for Somerset". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  15. ^ "Most Victims in a Season for Somerset". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Most Victims in a Career for Somerset". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Most Appearances for Somerset". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 14 September 2012.