Surrey v Essex
County Championship 1961
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 8th, 10th, 11th July 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSurrey won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSurrey 2; Essex 0
UmpiresWH Copson, LH Gray
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 16/1 (Barker 9*, Ralph 0*)
Close of play day 2Surrey (2) 45/2 (Stewart 9*, Swetman 2*)

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JH Edrichc Preston b Bailey36     
ABD Parsonsc Taylor b Bailey8     
*MJ Stewartlbw b Bailey0     
B Constablec Preston b Greensmith94     
MD Willettc Smith b Ralph34     
RAE Tindallc Barker b Hobbs12     
+R Swetmanb Greensmith41     
EA Bedserb Greensmith14     
D Gibsonc Greensmith b Hobbs2     
DAD Sydenhamnot out1     
PJ Loaderc Taylor b Hobbs0     
Extras(11 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)15
Total(all out, 105.5 overs)257
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-15, 3-76, 4-152, 5-186, 6-222, 7-243, 8-250, 9-256, 10-257 (105.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey18   2463--
Preston24   7490--
Edmeades9   1200--
Ralph21   4501--
Greensmith14   2343--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Gibson b Loader44     
GJ Smithc Swetman b Loader7     
LHR Ralphc Sydenham b Gibson45     
WT Greensmithc Constable b Bedser24     
J Milnerc and b Bedser3     
*TE Baileyc Swetman b Bedser11     
LA Savillc Swetman b Bedser29     
+B Taylorb Sydenham34     
BEA Edmeadesnot out10     
KC Prestonc Constable b Sydenham0     
RNS Hobbsc Stewart b Gibson11     
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(all out, 89.5 overs)222
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-83, 3-113, 4-122, 5-129, 6-139, 7-201, 8-201, 9-201, 10-222 (89.5 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Loader20   5482--
Sydenham21   4452--
Bedser29   5744--
Willett1   020--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JH Edrichc Taylor b Preston10     
ABD Parsonsb Greensmith22     
*MJ Stewartst Taylor b Hobbs71     
+R Swetmanst Taylor b Greensmith3     
B Constableb Bailey33     
MD Willettnot out13     
RAE Tindallnot out35     
EA Bedserdid not bat      
D Gibsondid not bat      
DAD Sydenhamdid not bat      
PJ Loaderdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(5 wickets, declared, 91 overs)195
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-43, 3-47, 4-132, 5-147
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey12   4311--
Preston22   5321--
Ralph3   0230--
Hobbs24   7571--
Greensmith30   12442--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Constable b Sydenham23     
GJ Smithc Stewart b Bedser14     
KC Prestonb Bedser2     
LHR Ralphc sub b Constable16     
J Milnernot out42     
*TE Baileynot out18     
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
LA Savilldid not bat      
+B Taylordid not bat      
BEA Edmeadesdid not bat      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
Extras(4 b)4
Total(4 wickets, 47 overs)119
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-43, 3-43, 4-71
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Loader7   2100--
Gibson5   0160--
Sydenham8   3141--
Bedser14   1372--
Constable11   1351--
Tindall2   030--

--> BEA Edmeades made his debut in County Championship matches
--> LA Savill made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> LA Savill made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> B Constable (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 74
--> EA Bedser (1) passed 14500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> MD Willett (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 2





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