Somerset v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1961
VenueRecreation Ground, Bath on 20th, 22nd, 23rd May 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 97 runs
PointsSomerset 14 (Batting 2); Gloucestershire 0
UmpiresJ Arnold, WFF Price
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 52/3 (Milton 6*, Meyer 3*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 138/1 (Roe 53*, Wight 10*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc Meyer b A'Court11     
B Roec Meyer b Smith0     
PB Wightc Mortimore b Cook93     
WE Alleyc Meyer b Smith1     
JG Lomaxc Allen b Cook11     
JM Lawrencelbw b Cook31     
KE Palmerrun out0     
CRM Atkinsonc and b Mortimore10     
*+HW Stephensonc Nicholls b Smith40     
BA Langfordb A'Court17     
KD Biddulphnot out1     
Extras(7 b, 3 lb)10
Total(all out, 98.5 overs)225
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-15, 3-16, 4-62, 5-149, 6-151, 7-166, 8-171, 9-213, 10-225 (98.5 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
A'Court13   3402--
Allen12   5290--
Cook25   13383--
Mortimore25   8431--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DM Youngc Wight b Alley21     
D Carpenterc Lomax b Biddulph8     
RB Nichollsc Alley b Biddulph11     
*CA Miltonc CRM Atkinson b Palmer32     
+BJ Meyerb Biddulph4     
DG Hawkinsb Palmer51     
JB Mortimoreb Palmer3     
DA Allenb Palmer4     
DR Smithnot out17     
DG A'Courtc Stephenson b Biddulph9     
C Cookc Stephenson b Biddulph0     
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(all out, 86.5 overs)170
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-35, 3-44, 4-53, 5-131, 6-132, 7-136, 8-139, 9-170, 10-170 (86.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer25   9404--
Alley15   6251--
Langford3   160--
CRM Atkinson10   2210--
Lomax5   1150--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonst Meyer b Allen69     
B Roeb A'Court77     
PB Wightb A'Court32     
WE Alleyb A'Court8     
JG Lomaxc and b Cook7     
JM Lawrenceb A'Court1     
*+HW Stephensonc Mortimore b A'Court2     
CRM Atkinsonnot out13     
KE Palmerst Meyer b Cook12     
BA Langfordnot out8     
KD Biddulphdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 8 lb)10
Total(8 wickets, declared, 95 overs)239
Fall of wickets:
1-117, 2-177, 3-191, 4-196, 5-204, 6-204, 7-208, 8-229
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith26   4730--
A'Court31   6885--
Allen9   461--
Cook15   2392--
Mortimore14   7230--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DM Younglbw b Palmer12     
D Carpenterc Alley b Langford89     
RB Nichollsc Biddulph b Langford26     
*CA Miltonc and b Alley0     
DG Hawkinsc Stephenson b Langford0     
JB Mortimorec Roe b CRM Atkinson14     
DA Allenc Stephenson b Alley10     
DR Smithc Roe b Langford1     
+BJ Meyerc Lawrence b CRM Atkinson14     
DG A'Courtnot out14     
C Cookb CRM Atkinson10     
Extras(7 lb)7
Total(all out, 65.1 overs)197
Fall of wickets:
1-51, 2-125, 3-130, 4-130, 5-130, 6-144, 7-155, 8-171, 9-174, 10-197 (65.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph10   3360--
Palmer12   4291--
Alley15   4252--
Langford15   9394--
CRM Atkinson13.12613--

--> HW Stephenson (1) passed 11000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 28
--> BA Langford (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> B Roe (2) passed his previous highest score of 47 in first-class matches
--> B Roe (2) passed his previous highest score of 47 in County Championship matches
--> PB Wight (2) passed 12000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 15
--> D Carpenter (2) passed his previous highest score of 74 in County Championship matches
--> D Carpenter (2) passed his previous highest score of 74 in first-class matches
--> RB Nicholls (2) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 5
--> WE Alley reached 250 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Gloucestershire first innings
--> DG A'Court reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset second innings





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