Northamptonshire v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1961
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 19th, 20th, 21st July 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresWH Copson, DJ Wood
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (1) 24/0 (Norman 16*, Reynolds 8*)
Close of play day 2Australians (2) 29/0 (Lawry 10*, Simpson 18*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WM Lawryc Subba Row b Larter0      
RB Simpsonc and b Lightfoot30      
NCL O'Neillb Dilley142      
BC Boothrun out16      
CC McDonaldretired hurt38      
AK Davidsonc Lightfoot b Dilley3      
*R Benaudrun out27      
+ATW Groutc and b Scott49      
GD McKenziec Watts b Scott6      
LF Klineb Larter0      
RA Gauntnot out0      
Extras(1 lb, 1 w)2
Total(all out, 101.5 overs)313
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-81, 3-145, 4-221, 5-231, 6-298, 7-312, 8-313, 9-313 (101.5 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dilley17   2642--
Lightfoot26   6701--
Allen13   5340--
Crump21   7420--
Scott11   1452--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MEJC Normanb Benaud66      
BL Reynoldsc Kline b Davidson60      
PJ Wattsc Benaud b McKenzie37      
*R Subba Rowb McKenzie5      
A Lightfootnot out80      
BS Crumpb Gaunt2      
ME Scottlbw b Kline12      
+KV Andrewnot out12      
MHJ Allendid not bat      
MR Dilleydid not bat      
JDF Larterdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 2 lb, 4 nb, 2 w)15
Total(6 wickets, declared, 119 overs)289
Fall of wickets:
1-128, 2-136, 3-143, 4-211, 5-218, 6-263
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davidson20   8261--
Gaunt17   2481--
Benaud24   11331--
Kline25   7631--
McKenzie20   7492--
O'Neill5   1240--
Simpson8   0310--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WM Lawryc Andrew b Larter100      
RB Simpsonlbw b Larter22      
BC Boothc Lightfoot b Crump16      
NCL O'Neillc Allen b Lightfoot2      
AK Davidsonc and b Scott8      
*R Benaudc Norman b Scott15      
GD McKenziec Larter b Allen4      
LF Klinec Andrew b Scott0      
RA Gauntnot out1      
CC McDonaldabsent hurt
+ATW Groutabsent ill
Extras(4 lb, 1 w)5
Total(all out, 79.3 overs)173
Fall of wickets:
1-36, 2-64, 3-73, 4-97, 5-123, 6-152, 7-152, 8-173 (79.3 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dilley11   3330--
Lightfoot9   1211--
Allen14   7231--
Crump16   10181--
Scott17   6393--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MEJC Normanc sub b Davidson84      
BL Reynoldsb Davidson2      
PJ Wattsb Davidson13      
*R Subba Rowc Booth b Benaud33      
A Lightfootnot out57      
BS Crumprun out3      
ME Scottrun out2      
+KV Andrewdid not bat      
MHJ Allendid not bat      
MR Dilleydid not bat      
JDF Larterdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 1 w)3
Total(6 wickets, 44 overs)197
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-33, 3-88, 4-183, 5-195, 6-197 (44 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davidson14   1423--
Gaunt6   0240--
Benaud11   0701--
McKenzie13   0580--

--> NCL O'Neill (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 90
--> CC McDonald (1) passed 11000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12
--> MEJC Norman (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 59
--> RB Simpson (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 5
--> MEJC Norman (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 18

Simpson kept wicket in Northamptonshire second innings owing to Grout's illness





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