Sussex v Somerset
County Championship 1961
VenueThe Saffrons, Eastbourne on 24th, 25th, 26th May 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSussex 2; Somerset 0
UmpiresAE Fagg, LH Gray
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 58/4 (Parks 9*, Thomson 5*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 179/1 (G Atkinson 80*, Wight 78*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc Oakman b Thomson1     
B Roeb Suttle24     
PB Wightc Parks b Bates23     
WE Alleyc Bell b Cooper85     
JG Lomaxc Parks b Thomson3     
JM Lawrencec Langridge b Cooper8     
CRM Atkinsonc Foreman b Cooper17     
KE Palmerb Smith44     
*+HW Stephensonc Langridge b Bell7     
BA Langfordnot out21     
KD Biddulphb Suttle0     
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(all out, 83.3 overs)236
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-36, 3-79, 4-113, 5-124, 6-149, 7-174, 8-181, 9-233, 10-236 (83.3 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson20   4422--
Bates16   4441--
Smith13   6321--
Cooper20   6633--
Bell8   2321--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ASM Oakmanb Palmer11     
LJ Lenhamc Lawrence b CRM Atkinson25     
KG Suttlec Biddulph b CRM Atkinson27     
+JM Parksnot out158     
DJ Foremanc Stephenson b Alley6     
NI Thomsonc Lomax b Langford12     
*DV Smithc Roe b CRM Atkinson19     
GC Cooperc Wight b Biddulph5     
RJ Langridgenot out36     
RV Belldid not bat      
DL Batesdid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 3 lb)12
Total(7 wickets, declared, 120 overs)311
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-65, 3-68, 4-70, 5-103, 6-142, 7-203
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph14   4451--
Palmer24   8521--
CRM Atkinson31   8643--
Langford22   10461--
Alley19   5441--
Lomax10   0480--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonlbw b Thomson115     
B Roelbw b Thomson12     
PB Wightnot out167     
WE Alleynot out33     
JG Lomaxdid not bat      
JM Lawrencedid not bat      
CRM Atkinsondid not bat      
KE Palmerdid not bat      
*+HW Stephensondid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
KD Biddulphdid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 1 w)9
Total(2 wickets, declared, 114 overs)336
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-252
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson33   6852--
Bates35   71150--
Smith17   6520--
Suttle3   140--
Cooper19   4420--
Bell7   1290--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ASM Oakmanc G Atkinson b Biddulph10     
LJ Lenhamlbw b Palmer1     
KG Suttlenot out67     
+JM Parksc G Atkinson b Biddulph12     
DJ Foremanc Lomax b CRM Atkinson10     
*DV Smithnot out28     
NI Thomsondid not bat      
GC Cooperdid not bat      
RJ Langridgedid not bat      
RV Belldid not bat      
DL Batesdid not bat      
Total(4 wickets, 52 overs)128
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-11, 3-26, 4-52
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph6   2242--
Palmer5   1111--
CRM Atkinson20   7451--
Langford11   9160--
Alley3   080--
Lawrence7   0240--

--> G Atkinson (2) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 111
--> PB Wight (2) passed 11000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 55
--> KG Suttle (2) passed 14000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 60
--> KG Suttle reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings





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