Essex v Middlesex
County Championship 1961
VenueOld County Ground, Brentwood on 10th, 11th, 12th May 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultEssex won by 115 runs
PointsEssex 14 (Batting 2); Middlesex 0
UmpiresAEG Rhodes, DJ Wood
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 82/2 (SEJ Russell 30*, Clark 43*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 124/6 (Savill 26*, Greensmith 8*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Parfitt b Titmus80     
GJ Smithc Murray b Bennett13     
MJ Bearc Parfitt b Titmus40     
*TE Baileyc Murray b Bennett10     
LA Savilllbw b Titmus42     
JH Purvesb Titmus9     
BR Knightc Murray b Bennett70     
WT Greensmithc Bedford b Moss38     
+JF Taylorlbw b Moss13     
PJ Phelanc Murray b Titmus1     
KC Prestonnot out4     
Extras(3 b, 3 lb)6
Total(all out, 99.1 overs)326
Fall of wickets:
1-75, 2-109, 3-128, 4-161, 5-193, 6-204, 7-284, 8-316, 9-322, 10-326 (99.1 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss24   6752--
Tilly21   4810--
Titmus21   7625--
Bedford12   3370--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Galec Smith b Bailey4     
WE Russellb Knight4     
SEJ Russellb Preston45     
EA Clarkc Knight b Bailey45     
PH Parfittlbw b Bailey15     
FJ Titmuslbw b Knight7     
+JT Murrayb Preston2     
D Bennettnot out34     
HW Tillyc Bear b Knight1     
*PI Bedfordlbw b Preston5     
AE Mossc Preston b Greensmith4     
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(all out, 70.3 overs)172
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-14, 3-84, 4-114, 5-120, 6-124, 7-136, 8-140, 9-167, 10-172 (70.3 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey24   5543--
Knight20   6443--
Preston21   5493--
Phelan1   040--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerlbw b Titmus19     
GJ Smithc Parfitt b Moss30     
MJ Bearc Titmus b Moss20     
*TE Baileyrun out11     
BR Knightb Moss0     
LA Savillnot out63     
JH Purvesrun out7     
WT Greensmithc Murray b Titmus30     
+JF Taylornot out2     
PJ Phelandid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 2 lb)5
Total(7 wickets, declared, 84 overs)187
Fall of wickets:
1-50, 2-66, 3-81, 4-81, 5-87, 6-105, 7-175
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss31   11793--
Tilly22   3550--
Titmus31   15482--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Galec Knight b Bailey19     
WE Russellc Knight b Bailey1     
SEJ Russelllbw b Preston42     
EA Clarkc Greensmith b Knight20     
PH Parfittc sub b Phelan45     
FJ Titmusc Barker b Greensmith1     
+JT Murrayc Taylor b Phelan16     
D Bennettc Knight b Preston30     
HW Tillyc Bailey b Greensmith46     
*PI Bedfordb Preston0     
AE Mossnot out0     
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(all out, 81.4 overs)226
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-24, 3-66, 4-88, 5-91, 6-131, 7-154, 8-224, 9-226, 10-226 (81.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey11   3292--
Knight11   1411--
Greensmith26   6792--
Phelan16   3522--

--> JH Purves made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> WE Russell (2) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> HW Tilly (2) passed his previous highest score of 44 in County Championship matches
--> AE Moss reached 800 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings





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