5050 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Simon Humphrey
5376 (5050) Bristol Surprise Major
M F/I W H 23456
      2 2 54326
-     - - 62345
-       - 53246
-  x  - 2 65324
   x  - - 45362
-     - - 26354
      -   52364
-       2 24365

2 part.

Contains 66 each of 5678s and 6578s : 24 at the back, 12 off the front, 18 internal in the row, and 12 across the row-ends.
Also 59 each of 8765s and 8756s : 12 at the back, 20 off the front, 10 internal in the row, and 17 across the row-ends. 
Also Tittums 3 times, and Queens once, across the row-ends. 

Some of these counts are reduced slightly for the 5050, which is obtained by replacing the first course and its four bobs with one lead shortened by 7ths and 8ths being made at the 13th change. (It is a pity that doing this reduces the number of calls to 49 rather than 50 !) The rows of this lead are as follows:

12345678
21436587
12346857
21438675
--------
24136857
42316587
24135678
42315768
--------
24351786
23457168
32541786
35247168
--------
53427618
-------- <== "78" call
35246718
--------
53426178
54321687
45236178
42531687
--------
24513678
42153768
24517386
42157836
--------
41258763
14527836
41257386
14523768
--------
15432678

This composition was rung on Saturday, 19 November 2016 at Codsall.