Essex v Yorkshire
County Championship 1961
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 19th, 21st, 22nd August 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossYorkshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultYorkshire won by 68 runs
PointsEssex 0; Yorkshire 14 (Batting 2)
UmpiresJ Arnold, WFF Price
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 42/2 (Barker 18*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 93/7 (Bailey 18*, Taylor 5*)

Yorkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JB Bolusc Taylor b Bailey19      
K Taylorc Ralph b Bailey18      
DEV Padgettb Knight45      
DB Closeb Preston8      
PJ Sharpeb Knight31      
R Illingworthc Taylor b Bailey5      
*JV Wilsonb Bailey29      
FS Truemanlbw b Bailey5      
+JG Binksb Bailey0      
RK Plattb Bailey2      
M Ryannot out3      
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 74.4 overs)168
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-44, 3-55, 4-123, 5-126, 6-135, 7-151, 8-151, 9-163, 10-168 (74.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Knight15   5352--
Preston21   3441--
Ralph11   2230--
Greensmith1   080--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerlbw b Trueman27      
GJ Smithlbw b Ryan23      
LHR Ralphc Sharpe b Close1      
MJ Bearlbw b Trueman2      
J Milnerc Padgett b Ryan7      
*TE Baileyc Padgett b Trueman33      
BR Knightc Illingworth b Trueman0      
WT Greensmithc Binks b Trueman6      
+B Taylorc Illingworth b Platt27      
T Kentb Platt9      
KC Prestonnot out0      
Extras(4 b, 1 w)5
Total(all out, 69.5 overs)140
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-42, 3-53, 4-58, 5-70, 6-71, 7-83, 8-124, 9-140, 10-140 (69.5 ov)
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Trueman26   9525--
Ryan25   9372--
Close4   2101--
Illingworth3   1110--

Yorkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JB Bolusb Preston23      
K Taylorb Bailey31      
DEV Padgettb Greensmith53      
DB Closenot out46      
PJ Sharpedid not bat      
R Illingworthdid not bat      
*JV Wilsondid not bat      
FS Truemandid not bat      
+JG Binksdid not bat      
RK Plattdid not bat      
M Ryandid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 8 lb)9
Total(3 wickets, declared, 32 overs)162
Fall of wickets:
1-53, 2-59, 3-162 (32 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey12   0581--
Knight7   1410--
Preston10   1391--
Greensmith3   0151--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Taylor b Trueman32      
GJ Smithc Wilson b Platt26      
MJ Bearc Platt b Illingworth4      
J Milnerc Binks b Trueman0      
+B Taylorc Taylor b Trueman10      
LHR Ralphc Wilson b Platt7      
*TE Baileyc Binks b Trueman6      
BR Knightb Trueman21      
WT Greensmithc Trueman b Platt7      
T Kentc Close b Trueman4      
KC Prestonnot out0      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(all out, 34.2 overs)122
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-59, 3-63, 4-77, 5-77, 6-87, 7-99, 8-118, 9-118, 10-122 (34.2 ov)
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Platt12   3613--
Illingworth5   2141--

--> LHR Ralph made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> J Milner made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> BR Knight (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 8
--> RK Platt reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings
--> FS Trueman reached 1450 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Essex second innings
--> FS Trueman reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex second innings





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