Middlesex v Yorkshire
County Championship 1961
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 26th, 28th, 29th August 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMiddlesex won by 85 runs
PointsMiddlesex 14 (Batting 2); Yorkshire 0
UmpiresJ Arnold, TW Spencer
Close of play day 1Yorkshire (1) 86/2 (Bolus 60*, Close 19*)
Close of play day 2Middlesex (2) 160/4 (Titmus 31*, Bennett 5*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WE Russellc Illingworth b Trueman5      
RA Galeb Platt55      
PH Parfittc Bolus b Trueman82      
EA Clarkc Sharpe b Illingworth15      
FJ Titmusst Binks b Platt40      
D Bennettb Illingworth0      
+JT Murrayc Wilson b Gillhouley0      
RW Hookerc Sharpe b Platt26      
MJ Smithnot out7      
*PI Bedfordc Wilson b Platt0      
AE Mossc Binks b Platt5      
Extras(2 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 71.2 overs)243
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-99, 3-156, 4-170, 5-172, 6-173, 7-228, 8-233, 9-233, 10-243 (71.2 ov)
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Trueman18   2842--
Illingworth22   9432--
Close4   0300--
Gillhouley13   2241--

Yorkshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WB Stottlbw b Bennett4      
JB Bolusc Murray b Bedford90      
DEV Padgettc Hooker b Titmus0      
DB Closeb Bennett20      
PJ Sharpec Murray b Bennett4      
R Illingworthst Murray b Titmus11      
*JV Wilsonc Parfitt b Titmus27      
FS Truemanb Hooker29      
+JG Binksc Murray b Bennett2      
K Gillhouleylbw b Bennett1      
RK Plattnot out0      
Extras(18 b, 5 lb)23
Total(all out, 96.2 overs)211
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-20, 3-89, 4-93, 5-122, 6-160, 7-192, 8-209, 9-211, 10-211 (96.2 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss10   3270--
Bennett19   6275--
Titmus33   11633--
Bedford11   4311--
Smith8   3190--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WE Russelllbw b Trueman0      
RA Galec Illingworth b Close33      
PH Parfittc Bolus b Close7      
EA Clarkb Platt75      
FJ Titmusst Binks b Gillhouley53      
D Bennettb Illingworth16      
+JT Murraynot out39      
RW Hookerc Binks b Close22      
MJ Smithnot out3      
*PI Bedforddid not bat      
AE Mossdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 8 lb, 5 nb)19
Total(7 wickets, declared, 108 overs)267
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-29, 3-48, 4-146, 5-190, 6-196, 7-253
Yorkshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Trueman6   471--
Platt24   3631--
Illingworth30   9631--
Close19   12383--
Gillhouley27   6731--
Bolus2   140--

Yorkshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WB Stottrun out62      
JB Bolusc Gale b Smith52      
DEV Padgettrun out15      
DB Closeb Hooker10      
PJ Sharpest Murray b Smith1      
FS Truemanc and b Hooker9      
R Illingworthc Murray b Smith3      
*JV Wilsonrun out8      
+JG Binksst Murray b Titmus17      
K Gillhouleyc Murray b Bedford17      
RK Plattnot out2      
Extras(9 b, 8 lb, 1 w)18
Total(all out, 65.3 overs)214
Fall of wickets:
1-117, 2-132, 3-138, 4-151, 5-155, 6-164, 7-164, 8-182, 9-200, 10-214 (65.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bennett8   2260--
Titmus18   6531--
Hooker17   2552--
Smith14   4393--

--> JB Bolus (1) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 81
--> RA Gale (2) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 17
--> EA Clark (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 41
--> WB Stott (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 43
--> RK Platt reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> MJ Smith achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Yorkshire second innings (previous best was 2-22)





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