Middlesex v Somerset
County Championship 1961
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 10th, 12th, 13th June 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 2 wickets
PointsMiddlesex 12; Somerset 4 (Batting 2)
UmpiresPA Gibb, HE Hammond
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 66/4 (Hooker 7*, Titmus 0*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (1) 164/7 (Bennett 51*, Bedford 1*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc Sturt b Hooker31     
B Roeb Hooker20     
PB Wightc Parfitt b Hooker18     
WE Alleyrun out13     
JG Lomaxc Sturt b Bennett1     
JM Lawrencelbw b Titmus12     
CRM Atkinsonc Russell b Hurst27     
KE Palmerst Sturt b Titmus9     
*+HW Stephensonc Hooker b Bennett54     
BA Langfordc Parfitt b Titmus15     
KD Biddulphnot out1     
Extras(5 b, 1 lb)6
Total(all out, 93.1 overs)207
Fall of wickets:
1-47, 2-66, 3-79, 4-85, 5-100, 6-100, 7-118, 8-146, 9-183, 10-207 (93.1 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss17   5440--
Hooker28   9643--
Titmus28   13493--
Hurst6   1211--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Galeb Biddulph3     
WE Russelllbw b CRM Atkinson14     
PH Parfittst Stephenson b CRM Atkinson23     
EA Clarkb Langford12     
RW Hookerb Lomax41     
FJ Titmusc Stephenson b Biddulph2     
RJ Hurstc Stephenson b Lomax2     
*PI Bedfordc Lomax b Biddulph1     
D Bennettnot out55     
+MOC Sturtb Alley4     
AE Mossc and b Alley7     
Extras(5 b, 10 lb)15
Total(all out, 80.4 overs)179
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-32, 3-47, 4-59, 5-75, 6-141, 7-145, 8-164, 9-171, 10-179 (80.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph20   3523--
Palmer14   3250--
CRM Atkinson16   8342--
Langford11   5251--
Lomax10   5192--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonlbw b Titmus24     
B Roec Bedford b Titmus31     
PB Wightc Gale b Titmus0     
WE Alleynot out70     
JG Lomaxc and b Hurst4     
JM Lawrencec and b Hurst1     
CRM Atkinsonc Clark b Titmus2     
KE Palmernot out34     
*+HW Stephensondid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
KD Biddulphdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 6 lb)10
Total(6 wickets, declared, 62 overs)176
Fall of wickets:
1-56, 2-56, 3-72, 4-92, 5-102, 6-113
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss5   2130--
Bennett5   180--
Hooker9   2320--
Titmus26   7694--
Hurst17   3442--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Galec CRM Atkinson b Biddulph17     
WE Russellb Biddulph9     
PH Parfittb Langford18     
EA Clarkc G Atkinson b CRM Atkinson20     
RW Hookerb CRM Atkinson0     
FJ Titmusc Alley b CRM Atkinson18     
RJ Hurstrun out13     
*PI Bedfordnot out52     
D Bennettlbw b Alley44     
+MOC Sturtnot out4     
AE Mossdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 6 lb)12
Total(8 wickets, 42.5 overs)207
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-37, 3-50, 4-53, 5-86, 6-89, 7-126, 8-171
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
CRM Atkinson13   1613--
Langford11   3531--
Lomax5   0200--
Alley3   0121--

--> JM Lawrence made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> B Roe (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> PI Bedford (2) passed his previous highest score of 44 in first-class matches
--> PI Bedford (2) passed his previous highest score of 44 in County Championship matches
--> BA Langford reached 500 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> RJ Hurst reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Somerset second innings





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