Middlesex v Essex
County Championship 1961
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 17th, 18th, 19th May 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 6 wickets
PointsMiddlesex 12; Essex 0
UmpiresWH Copson, A Jepson
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 70/0 (WE Russell 23*, Gale 33*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 105/4 (Bailey 12*, Milner 20*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Murray b Moss21      
GJ Smithc WE Russell b Hooker18      
+B Taylorrun out11      
DJ Insolerun out60      
*TE Baileylbw b Moss19      
J Milnerlbw b Bennett10      
MJ Bearc Murray b Moss7      
BR Knightc White b Hooker4      
WT Greensmithnot out43      
PJ Phelanb Moss23      
KC Prestonb Moss7      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 5 nb)13
Total(all out, 90.3 overs)236
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-40, 3-57, 4-120, 5-142, 6-152, 7-156, 8-176, 9-222, 10-236 (90.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bennett18   3511--
Hooker10   4242--
Titmus28   9550--
Hurst11   4360--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WE Russellc Preston b Bailey45      
RA Galelbw b Knight39      
SEJ Russellc Barker b Phelan73      
PH Parfittc Taylor b Knight11      
RA Whitelbw b Phelan14      
FJ Titmusrun out14      
D Bennettb Knight21      
+JT Murraylbw b Bailey9      
RW Hookernot out5      
RJ Hurstc Taylor b Knight0      
*AE Mossc Phelan b Bailey0      
Extras(22 b, 7 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)31
Total(all out, 113.4 overs)262
Fall of wickets:
1-79, 2-156, 3-188, 4-192, 5-215, 6-229, 7-252, 8-256, 9-261, 10-262 (113.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Knight17   0414--
Preston18   3420--
Greensmith30   6680--
Phelan28   9532--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Parfitt b Bennett42      
GJ Smithlbw b Bennett4      
+B Taylorc Moss b Hooker5      
DJ Insolec Hurst b Bennett12      
*TE Baileyc Hooker b Bennett16      
J Milnerc Titmus b Hurst63      
MJ Bearc Murray b Moss55      
BR Knightb Moss35      
WT Greensmithlbw b Moss0      
PJ Phelanb Hooker4      
KC Prestonnot out0      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(all out, 101.3 overs)246
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-45, 3-66, 4-67, 5-114, 6-168, 7-233, 8-233, 9-246, 10-246 (101.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bennett16   4464--
Hooker19   5512--
Titmus27   9500--
Hurst10   3401--
Parfitt3   090--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Galec Taylor b Preston47      
WE Russellc Barker b Phelan91      
SEJ Russellc Taylor b Knight33      
PH Parfittnot out44      
RA Whitec Bailey b Knight1      
FJ Titmusnot out4      
D Bennettdid not bat      
+JT Murraydid not bat      
RW Hookerdid not bat      
RJ Hurstdid not bat      
*AE Mossdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(4 wickets, 67.4 overs)222
Fall of wickets:
1-94, 2-159, 3-194, 4-218
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey19   2590--
Preston17   4571--
Greensmith3   0150--
Phelan11   4301--

--> J Milner (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 44
--> RW Hooker reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> BR Knight reached 200 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Middlesex first innings





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