Leicestershire v Somerset
County Championship 1961
VenueBrush Ground, Loughborough on 8th, 10th, 11th July 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultLeicestershire won by 41 runs
PointsLeicestershire 12; Somerset 0
UmpiresF Jakeman, WFF Price
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 0/0 (Roe 0*, G Atkinson 0*)
Close of play day 2No play

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MR Hallamlbw b CRM Atkinson93     
A Whartonlbw b Palmer1     
J van Gelovenc Langford b Alley34     
LR Gardnerc Palmer b Lomax0     
DFX Mundenc Lomax b Greetham23     
J Birkenshawnot out81     
RL Prattc G Atkinson b CRM Atkinson7     
+R Julianc Stephenson b CRM Atkinson7     
CT Spencerc Stephenson b Greetham7     
JS Savagec Langford b CRM Atkinson6     
BS Boshierc Greetham b Hall13     
Extras(3 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 97.4 overs)279
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-94, 3-95, 4-136, 5-179, 6-198, 7-208, 8-215, 9-234, 10-279 (97.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer23   4551--
Alley18   4331--
Lomax10   0341--
CRM Atkinson22   3714--
Greetham14   2372--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Roec Julian b Boshier0     
G Atkinsonlbw b Spencer0     
PB Wightnot out45     
WE Alleylbw b Boshier9     
JG Lomaxrun out4     
CHM Greethamc van Geloven b Boshier7     
KE Palmerb Boshier20     
*+HW Stephensonc Munden b Boshier2     
CRM Atkinsonnot out13     
BA Langforddid not bat      
GH Halldid not bat      
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(7 wickets, declared, 33 overs)101
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-0, 3-11, 4-24, 5-38, 6-68, 7-70
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer13   5321--
Boshier16   4545--
Pratt4   1140--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MR Hallamnot out16     
A Whartonlbw b Alley3     
J van Gelovennot out1     
LR Gardnerdid not bat      
DFX Mundendid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
RL Prattdid not bat      
+R Juliandid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
JS Savagedid not bat      
BS Boshierdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(1 wicket, declared, 8 overs)21
Fall of wickets:
1-15 (Wharton)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall4   1140--
Alley4   161--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Roec Gardner b Savage50     
G Atkinsonb Savage25     
PB Wightrun out22     
WE Alleyb Savage10     
JG Lomaxc Wharton b Boshier3     
CHM Greethamc Spencer b Boshier4     
KE Palmerc Spencer b Savage1     
*+HW Stephensonc Wharton b Savage27     
CRM Atkinsonlbw b Birkenshaw8     
BA Langfordc Hallam b Savage0     
GH Hallnot out0     
Extras(2 b, 6 lb)8
Total(all out, 43 overs)158
Fall of wickets:
1-47, 2-97, 3-109, 4-113, 5-134, 6-140, 7-150, 8-150, 9-150, 10-158 (43 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer7   0220--
Boshier14   5252--
Savage17   4726--
van Geloven4   0230--
Birkenshaw1   081--

--> MR Hallam (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 80
--> MR Hallam (1) passed 13000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 54
--> J Birkenshaw (1) passed his previous highest score of 42 in County Championship matches
--> J Birkenshaw (1) passed his previous highest score of 61 in first-class matches
--> KE Palmer reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> BS Boshier reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 5th wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> JS Savage completed a hat-trick in the Somerset second innings





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