Warwickshire v Somerset
County Championship 1961
VenueGriff and Coton Ground, Nuneaton on 13th, 15th, 16th May 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWarwickshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWarwickshire won by 47 runs
PointsWarwickshire 14 (Batting 2); Somerset 0
UmpiresJS Buller, D Davies
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 50/6 (G Atkinson 24*, Palmer 0*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 42/2 (G Atkinson 17*, Alley 12*)

Warwickshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Khalid Ibadullalbw b Palmer50     
DP Ratcliffeb Palmer3     
WJP Stewartc G Atkinson b Lomax95     
*MJK Smithc Greetham b Palmer92     
TW Cartwrightc G Atkinson b Lomax0     
RE Hitchcockc Stephenson b Lomax4     
+AC Smithb Biddulph5     
WB Bridgeb Palmer5     
JD Bannisterb Palmer2     
RG Carterc Stephenson b Biddulph0     
RG Thompsonnot out4     
Extras(4 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(all out, 97.2 overs)265
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-118, 3-204, 4-210, 5-222, 6-243, 7-250, 8-259, 9-260, 10-265 (97.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph22   3702--
CRM Atkinson10   2320--
Alley18   6380--
Lomax23   7503--
Greetham4   0230--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonlbw b Bannister37     
JG Lomaxc Cartwright b Thompson6     
PB Wightb Thompson5     
WE Alleyc Cartwright b Bannister9     
GL Keithb Thompson4     
CHM Greethamb Thompson0     
BA Langfordc Bannister b Thompson0     
KE Palmerc MJK Smith b Bannister5     
CRM Atkinsonb Bridge32     
*+HW Stephensonc Hitchcock b Bridge39     
KD Biddulphnot out5     
Extras(6 b)6
Total(all out, 64.1 overs)148
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-26, 3-41, 4-46, 5-50, 6-50, 7-59, 8-80, 9-140, 10-148 (64.1 ov)
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bannister26   8433--
Thompson27   5565--
Cartwright7   1280--

Warwickshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Khalid Ibadullac CRM Atkinson b Langford68     
DP Ratcliffec Keith b Lomax62     
WJP Stewartc Lomax b Langford10     
*MJK Smithst Stephenson b Langford82     
TW Cartwrightb Langford21     
RE Hitchcocknot out4     
+AC Smithnot out11     
WB Bridgedid not bat      
JD Bannisterdid not bat      
RG Carterdid not bat      
RG Thompsondid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 5 lb)13
Total(5 wickets, declared, 74 overs)271
Fall of wickets:
1-136, 2-136, 3-162, 4-243, 5-254
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph7   1280--
Palmer7   1200--
CRM Atkinson4   1110--
Alley12   1570--
Lomax14   3381--
Langford30   41044--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc MJK Smith b Bridge27     
JG Lomaxb Thompson7     
PB Wightb Bannister6     
WE Alleynot out221     
GL Keithc and b Carter6     
CHM Greethamc AC Smith b Bridge1     
KE Palmerlbw b Hitchcock13     
CRM Atkinsonc AC Smith b Bridge33     
*+HW Stephensonc Ratcliffe b Bannister18     
BA Langfordlbw b Thompson1     
KD Biddulphc Hitchcock b Bannister5     
Extras(1 b, 2 lb)3
Total(all out, 96.4 overs)341
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-23, 3-89, 4-112, 5-143, 6-176, 7-275, 8-325, 9-326, 10-341 (96.4 ov)
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson17   8352--
Cartwright3   170--
Bridge33   91213--
Carter14   1671--
Hitchcock3   1201--

--> Day 3 Lunch: Somerset (2) ?/? (Alley 146*, [unknown] ?*)
--> DP Ratcliffe (2) passed his previous highest score of 27 in County Championship matches
--> MJK Smith (2) passed 16000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 38
--> WE Alley (2) passed his previous highest score of 155 in County Championship matches
--> WE Alley (2) passed his previous highest score of 209 in first-class matches
--> WE Alley (2) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 66
--> WE Alley (2) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 44





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