Somerset v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1961
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 28th, 29th, 30th June 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresJ Arnold, PA Gibb
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 32/1 (Roe 7*, Wight 19*)
Close of play day 2Australians (2) 109/1 (Jarman 57*, Booth 16*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WM Lawrylbw b Atkinson70      
CC McDonaldb Palmer140      
BC Boothnot out127      
*R Benaudb Atkinson44      
PJP Burgenot out48      
+BN Jarmandid not bat      
KD Mackaydid not bat      
IW Quickdid not bat      
FM Missondid not bat      
LF Klinedid not bat      
RA Gauntdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 7 lb)11
Total(3 wickets, declared, 116 overs)440
Fall of wickets:
1-159, 2-265, 3-336
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph18   7570--
Palmer21   3781--
Lomax5   0280--
Langford37   161130--
Atkinson28   21252--
Alley7   0280--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Lomaxc Benaud b Misson4      
B Roec Jarman b Kline33      
PB Wightc Jarman b Gaunt40      
WE Alleyc and b Kline134      
CHM Greethamc Booth b Gaunt4      
MJ Kitchenlbw b Kline31      
CRM Atkinsonc Gaunt b Quick1      
KE Palmerst Jarman b Quick13      
*+HW Stephensonc Misson b Kline7      
BA Langfordc Jarman b Kline11      
KD Biddulphnot out5      
Extras(9 b, 2 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 93.4 overs)298
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-85, 3-89, 4-94, 5-187, 6-210, 7-243, 8-268, 9-284, 10-298 (93.4 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gaunt20   4602--
Misson9   3291--
Mackay8   3180--
Quick26   8872--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WM Lawrylbw b Langford35      
+BN Jarmanc Alley b Atkinson85      
BC Boothb Langford28      
*R Benaudnot out40      
KD Mackayc and b Wight8      
PJP Burgenot out2      
CC McDonalddid not bat      
IW Quickdid not bat      
FM Missondid not bat      
LF Klinedid not bat      
RA Gauntdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 1 w)4
Total(4 wickets, declared, 58 overs)202
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-149, 3-155, 4-189
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph3   0260--
Palmer3   0150--
Langford26   6722--
Atkinson23   2821--
Wight3   231--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Roec sub b Kline71      
JG Lomaxb Gaunt0      
PB Wightc Mackay b Gaunt2      
WE Alleyb Gaunt95      
CHM Greethamlbw b Gaunt0      
MJ Kitchenst Jarman b Kline8      
CRM Atkinsonlbw b Gaunt0      
KE Palmerc Booth b Gaunt6      
*+HW Stephensonc Mackay b Quick12      
BA Langfordnot out16      
KD Biddulphnot out8      
Extras(5 lb, 6 nb, 1 w)12
Total(9 wickets, 79 overs)230
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-7, 3-139, 4-139, 5-161, 6-164, 7-177, 8-201, 9-201
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gaunt19   4506--
Mackay7   480--
Kline27   5922--
Quick26   12681--

--> R Benaud (1) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> BN Jarman (2) passed his previous highest score of 74 in first-class matches
--> BA Langford reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Australians second innings
--> RA Gaunt reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Somerset second innings





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