Northamptonshire v Somerset
County Championship 1961
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 26th, 27th, 28th July 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by an innings and 121 runs
PointsNorthamptonshire 0; Somerset 14 (Batting 2)
UmpiresR Aspinall, A Jepson
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 127/4 (Alley 9*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (2) 85/7 (Crump 14*, Allen 0*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MEJC Normanrun out26     
BL Reynoldsc Eele b Palmer1     
PJ Wattsc Eele b CRM Atkinson46     
A Lightfootc and b Langford15     
C Milburnc Langford b CRM Atkinson38     
BS Crumpc Langford b CRM Atkinson12     
ME Scottc and b Langford5     
*+KV Andrewnot out14     
MHJ Allenc CRM Atkinson b Langford6     
MR Dilleyc Palmer b Langford0     
JDF Larterc Alley b CRM Atkinson0     
Extras(4 b)4
Total(all out, 82.5 overs)167
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-53, 3-87, 4-113, 5-138, 6-147, 7-149, 8-159, 9-164, 10-167 (82.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer15   5361--
Alley5   2100--
Lomax10   4210--
Greetham7   4150--
Langford27   13374--
CRM Atkinson18.56444--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc Reynolds b Scott61     
B Roec Allen b Scott51     
RT Virginc Reynolds b Scott1     
PB Wightc Lightfoot b Scott4     
WE Alleyc sub b Scott156     
JG Lomaxc Allen b Scott4     
KE Palmernot out125     
CHM Greethamnot out8     
+PJ Eeledid not bat      
*CRM Atkinsondid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 6 lb)10
Total(6 wickets, declared, 154 overs)420
Fall of wickets:
1-88, 2-90, 3-94, 4-127, 5-135, 6-400
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Larter5   330--
Dilley20   4570--
Allen35   91190--
Crump37   16770--
Scott53   171336--
Lightfoot2   0140--
Watts2   070--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MEJC Normanrun out5     
BL Reynoldsc Alley b Langford23     
PJ Wattsc Wight b Langford8     
A Lightfootb Langford7     
C Milburnc Palmer b Langford0     
BS Crumpc G Atkinson b Langford37     
*+KV Andrewc G Atkinson b Langford17     
ME Scottb CRM Atkinson2     
MHJ Allenc Palmer b Langford6     
MR Dilleynot out7     
JDF Larterb Langford11     
Extras(8 b, 1 lb)9
Total(all out, 54.3 overs)132
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-40, 3-42, 4-42, 5-53, 6-81, 7-84, 8-107, 9-116, 10-132 (54.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer3   240--
Greetham4   0200--
CRM Atkinson12   0461--
Wight11   7120--

--> A Lightfoot (1) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 10
--> WE Alley (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 116
--> KE Palmer (1) passed his previous highest score of 64 in first-class matches
--> KE Palmer (1) passed his previous highest score of 64 in County Championship matches
--> JDF Larter (2) passed his previous highest score of 10 in County Championship matches
--> JDF Larter (2) passed his previous highest score of 10 in first-class matches
--> CRM Atkinson reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 4th wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings
--> ME Scott reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> ME Scott achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Somerset first innings (previous best was 4-41)





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