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Somerset v Essex
County Championship 1961
VenueClarence Park, Weston-super-Mare on 16th, 17th, 18th August 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 89 runs
PointsSomerset 14 (Batting 2); Essex 0
UmpiresN Oldfield, JH Parks
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 28/0 (Barker 21*, Smith 7*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 133/2 (Roe 47*, Alley 4*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc Smith b Kent63      
B Roeb Preston17      
AA Baiglbw b Preston14      
WE Alleyb Greensmith117      
PB Wightb Hobbs9      
JG Lomaxc Taylor b Hobbs47      
KE Palmerc Milner b Bailey20      
CHM Greethamnot out21      
*+HW Stephensonlbw b Bailey9      
BA Langfordb Knight4      
CRM Atkinsonnot out2      
Extras(8 b, 4 lb)12
Total(9 wickets, declared, 109 overs)335
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-62, 3-150, 4-175, 5-258, 6-284, 7-310, 8-323, 9-329
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey16   5362--
Knight10   1331--
Preston15   2562--
Greensmith25   9661--
Hobbs19   2602--
Kent24   3721--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerrun out21      
GJ Smithc Wight b Palmer24      
MJ Bearc Langford b CRM Atkinson13      
J Milnerc Stephenson b Palmer26      
*TE Baileyc Lomax b Langford17      
BR Knightc Langford b CRM Atkinson13      
WT Greensmithlbw b Langford42      
+B Taylorb Langford6      
RNS Hobbsc Palmer b Langford4      
T Kentnot out14      
KC Prestonb Palmer6      
Extras(4 b, 12 lb)16
Total(all out, 72.5 overs)202
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-58, 3-80, 4-90, 5-113, 6-137, 7-149, 8-177, 9-182, 10-202 (72.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer19.55593--
Lomax7   2100--
Langford21   5604--
CRM Atkinson25   8572--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc Preston b Greensmith81      
B Roec Hobbs b Kent61      
AA Baigb Greensmith0      
WE Alleynot out50      
PB Wightnot out4      
JG Lomaxdid not bat      
KE Palmerdid not bat      
CHM Greethamdid not bat      
*+HW Stephensondid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
CRM Atkinsondid not bat      
Extras(6 lb)6
Total(3 wickets, declared, 65 overs)202
Fall of wickets:
1-125, 2-125, 3-196
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey24   6440--
Knight17   4530--
Preston12   2530--
Greensmith7   2302--
Hobbs1   020--
Kent4   0141--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc and b CRM Atkinson71      
GJ Smithb Palmer9      
MJ Bearrun out21      
J Milnerlbw b Palmer51      
BR Knightc Stephenson b CRM Atkinson2      
*TE Baileynot out47      
WT Greensmithb Palmer0      
+B Taylorlbw b Langford5      
RNS Hobbsc Langford b CRM Atkinson1      
T Kentc Greetham b Lomax16      
KC Prestonc Palmer b Lomax7      
Extras(13 b, 2 lb, 1 w)16
Total(all out, 95.4 overs)246
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-94, 3-123, 4-125, 5-178, 6-178, 7-183, 8-192, 9-238, 10-246 (95.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer20   4553--
Lomax8.42222--
Langford39   14631--
CRM Atkinson26   6813--
Wight2   090--

Notes
--> WE Alley (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 4
--> KE Palmer (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 13
--> TE Bailey (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 7
--> G Atkinson (2) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 68
--> B Roe (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 30
--> G Barker (2) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 43
--> T Kent (2) passed his previous highest score of 14 in County Championship matches
--> T Kent (2) passed his previous highest score of 14 in first-class matches
--> CRM Atkinson reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings
--> WT Greensmith reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Somerset second innings

 

 

 

 

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