Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
County Championship 1961
VenueTown Ground, Kettering on 10th, 12th, 13th June 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 8 wickets
PointsNorthamptonshire 0; Leicestershire 14 (Batting 2)
UmpiresN Oldfield, TW Spencer
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 142/6 (Cromack 1*, Julian 40*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 124/7 (PJ Watts 14*, Allen 12*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MEJC Normanc Wharton b Savage26      
C Milburnc Savage b Boshier25      
BL Reynoldsb Savage0      
PJ Wattsc and b Cromack36      
D Ramsamoojc Hallam b Savage5      
BS Crumpb Savage0      
PD Wattsc Wharton b Cromack3      
JG Williamsonc Julian b Birkenshaw25      
MHJ Allenlbw b Savage12      
*+KV Andrewnot out10      
M Ashendenb Savage0      
Extras(5 b, 5 lb)10
Total(all out, 77.2 overs)152
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-44, 3-55, 4-61, 5-69, 6-77, 7-118, 8-135, 9-148, 10-152 (77.2 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer8   1210--
Boshier6   1251--
Cromack23   10362--
Birkenshaw9   2121--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MR Hallamlbw b Allen29      
*W Watsonb Allen31      
A Whartonc Williamson b Allen44      
LR Gardnerc Milburn b Allen23      
J van Gelovenlbw b Allen5      
J Birkenshawb PD Watts0      
B Cromacklbw b Allen1      
+R Julianc and b Allen5      
CT Spencerc Crump b PD Watts8      
JS Savagenot out1      
BS Boshierc Reynolds b PD Watts4      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(all out, 80.1 overs)156
Fall of wickets:
1-49, 2-72, 3-114, 4-132, 5-137, 6-137, 7-142, 8-143, 9-151, 10-156 (80.1 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ashenden5   1210--
Williamson6   1160--
Milburn2   050--
Allen34   17537--
Crump15   10180--
PD Watts18.17383--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MEJC Normanc Watson b Spencer2      
C Milburnlbw b Birkenshaw64      
BL Reynoldsb Savage7      
PJ Wattsc Spencer b Savage2      
D Ramsamoojst Julian b Birkenshaw0      
BS Crumpc Cromack b Birkenshaw9      
PD Wattsc Spencer b Cromack19      
JG Williamsonc and b Savage8      
MHJ Allenc Gardner b Savage12      
*+KV Andrewnot out15      
M Ashendenc van Geloven b Birkenshaw0      
Extras(2 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 76.1 overs)146
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-54, 3-76, 4-76, 5-89, 6-89, 7-102, 8-124, 9-138, 10-146 (76.1 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer10   4151--
Boshier3   150--
Savage35   15654--
Cromack16   6391--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MR Hallamnot out50      
*W Watsonb Crump64      
A Whartonc Allen b Crump11      
LR Gardnernot out3      
J van Gelovendid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
B Cromackdid not bat      
+R Juliandid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
JS Savagedid not bat      
BS Boshierdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 7 lb, 3 nb)15
Total(2 wickets, 59 overs)143
Fall of wickets:
1-104, 2-131
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ashenden4   230--
Williamson2   050--
Allen20   8420--
Crump25   10382--
PD Watts8   1400--

--> PJ Watts (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 17
--> MR Hallam (1) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 17
--> C Milburn (2) passed his previous highest score of 63 in first-class matches
--> C Milburn (2) passed his previous highest score of 63 in County Championship matches
--> BL Reynolds (2) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> KV Andrew (2) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 12
--> J Birkenshaw made his debut for Leicestershire in County Championship matches
--> J Birkenshaw reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Northamptonshire second innings





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