Essex v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1961
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 23rd, 24th, 25th August 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by 55 runs
UmpiresJ Arnold, WFF Price
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 92/0 (Barker 54*, Smith 36*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 154/3 (Smith 66*, Bailey 16*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB Simpsonb Knight6      
KD Mackayc Barker b Bailey18      
NCL O'Neillb Knight5      
BC Boothc Bailey b Preston49      
PJP Burgec Bailey b Preston11      
+BN Jarmanb Bailey18      
*R Benaudb Bailey42      
GD McKenzieb Ralph1      
FM Missonc Ralph b Bailey30      
IW Quickc Taylor b Knight8      
RA Gauntnot out7      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb)3
Total(all out, 78.5 overs)198
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-29, 3-31, 4-62, 5-95, 6-131, 7-138, 8-161, 9-180, 10-198 (78.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Knight18   5523--
Preston21   5402--
Ralph15   5311--
Phelan1   070--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc O'Neill b Mackay56      
GJ Smithnot out66      
MJ Bearb Quick1      
J Milnerc Jarman b Quick11      
*TE Baileynot out16      
BR Knightdid not bat      
+B Taylordid not bat      
LHR Ralphdid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
PJ Phelandid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(3 wickets, declared, 57.4 overs)154
Fall of wickets:
1-94, 2-103, 3-127
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Misson6   0390--
McKenzie4   1180--
Mackay24   8461--
Gaunt5   180--
Benaud1   040--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB Simpsonb Preston20      
NCL O'Neillnot out85      
BC Boothlbw b Preston21      
PJP Burgenot out21      
KD Mackaydid not bat      
+BN Jarmandid not bat      
*R Benauddid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
FM Missondid not bat      
IW Quickdid not bat      
RA Gauntdid not bat      
Extras(3 b)3
Total(2 wickets, declared, 53 overs)150
Fall of wickets:
1-47, 2-106
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey15   1400--
Knight9   3230--
Preston15   2332--
Phelan12   3320--
Smith1   030--
Greensmith1   0160--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Misson b McKenzie3      
GJ Smithb Misson36      
J Milnerc Jarman b McKenzie2      
BR Knightc and b McKenzie9      
+B Taylorc O'Neill b Misson5      
LHR Ralphlbw b McKenzie13      
*TE Baileylbw b Benaud29      
MJ Bearc Misson b McKenzie0      
WT Greensmithb Misson30      
PJ Phelannot out6      
KC Prestonc Misson b Benaud6      
Total(all out, 40.2 overs)139
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-33, 3-41, 4-49, 5-68, 6-68, 7-82, 8-120, 9-132, 10-139 (40.2 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Misson8   1403--
McKenzie13   5295--
Quick8   1190--
Simpson5   1190--

--> GJ Smith (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 62
--> LHR Ralph made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> KC Preston reached 1000 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Australians first innings
--> GD McKenzie achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Essex second innings (previous best was 5-37)





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