Gentlemen v Players
Other First-Class matches in England 1961
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 19th, 20th, 21st July 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultPlayers won by 172 runs
UmpiresJF Crapp, N Oldfield
Close of play day 1Gentlemen (1) 74/4 (May 40*, Prideaux 8*)
Close of play day 2Players (2) 106/5 (Close 42*, Murray 17*)

Players first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc Craig b Bailey4      
WE Russelllbw b Dexter33      
*W Watsonb Barber30      
KF Barringtonb Drybrough53      
WE Alleyb Piachaud24      
DB Closec Dexter b Piachaud14      
+JT Murrayb Drybrough13      
GAR Lockc Brearley b Drybrough12      
FS Truemanb Drybrough1      
JA Flavellb Piachaud2      
AE Mossnot out0      
Extras(12 b, 1 lb, 4 w)17
Total(all out, 87.5 overs)203
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-58, 3-87, 4-141, 5-157, 6-175, 7-195, 8-197, 9-203, 10-203 (87.5 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey14   2331--
Wheatley18   6320--
Dexter14   4331--
Barber10   1341--
Drybrough14   6304--

Gentlemen first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RW Barberc Russell b Trueman11      
EJ Craigb Trueman6      
ER Dexterlbw b Trueman0      
*PBH Mayc Murray b Trueman79      
MJK Smithc Murray b Moss9      
RM Prideauxlbw b Flavell57      
TE Baileylbw b Lock4      
+JM Brearleyc Murray b Trueman1      
CD Drybroughnot out8      
JD Piachaudlbw b Flavell2      
OS Wheatleyb Flavell0      
Total(all out, 71.1 overs)177
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-13, 3-30, 4-52, 5-142, 6-151, 7-152, 8-171, 9-173, 10-177 (71.1 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Trueman18   5475--
Moss13   3371--
Lock19   8461--

Players second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WE Russellrun out11      
G Atkinsonlbw b Wheatley14      
*W Watsonc Wheatley b Dexter17      
KF Barringtonc Brearley b Wheatley53      
WE Alleyc May b Dexter1      
DB Closenot out94      
+JT Murrayb Drybrough52      
GAR Locknot out10      
FS Truemandid not bat      
JA Flavelldid not bat      
AE Mossdid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 2 lb)11
Total(6 wickets, declared, 95 overs)263
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-28, 3-46, 4-56, 5-136, 6-218
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey26   7450--
Wheatley25   5692--
Dexter17   4542--
Barber2   0100--
Piachaud11   0330--
Drybrough14   4411--

Gentlemen second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RW Barberb Close45      
EJ Craigc Alley b Flavell0      
ER Dexterc Alley b Flavell0      
MJK Smithc Lock b Flavell5      
*PBH Mayb Flavell7      
RM Prideauxc Murray b Close16      
TE Baileyc Trueman b Close24      
+JM Brearleyb Lock6      
CD Drybroughnot out2      
JD Piachaudc Barrington b Close4      
OS Wheatleyb Close0      
Extras(8 lb)8
Total(all out, 52 overs)117
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-2, 3-10, 4-44, 5-64, 6-89, 7-100, 8-111, 9-117, 10-117 (52 ov)
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Trueman13   3450--
Flavell12   7154--
Moss8   470--
Lock7   3141--
Close11   3235--
Barrington1   050--

--> KF Barrington (1) passed 14000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 23
--> W Watson (2) passed 23500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> DB Close (2) passed 15500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 33
--> FS Trueman reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Gentlemen first innings





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