Somerset v Kent
County Championship 1961
VenueRecreation Ground, Bath on 30th, 31st August, 1st September 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultSomerset won by 9 wickets
PointsSomerset 12; Kent 0
UmpiresF Jakeman, FS Lee
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 68/0 (Roe 28*, Virgin 37*)
Close of play day 2Kent (2) 127/3 (Richardson 74*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PE Richardsonb Lomax22      
JM Prodgerc Stephenson b Lomax61      
RC Wilsonc Stephenson b Greetham5      
*AH Phebeyb Greetham2      
DJ Constantnot out49      
PH Jonesc Wight b Palmer2      
AL Dixonb Palmer5      
+DG Uftonb Pearson9      
A Brownc Palmer b Pearson0      
DJ Halfyardlbw b Atkinson22      
DM Sayerc Virgin b Pearson11      
Extras(8 b, 12 lb)20
Total(all out, 73.2 overs)208
Fall of wickets:
1-67, 2-78, 3-82, 4-110, 5-117, 6-125, 7-138, 8-142, 9-183, 10-208 (73.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer22   5462--
Lomax19   4512--
Greetham11   1332--
Atkinson4   1131--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Roec Dixon b Halfyard43      
RT Virginc Dixon b Brown88      
PB Wightc Phebey b Brown62      
WE Alleynot out90      
JG Lomaxc Ufton b Brown6      
CHM Greethamnot out20      
KE Palmerdid not bat      
*+HW Stephensondid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
CRM Atkinsondid not bat      
AJG Pearsondid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 8 lb)16
Total(4 wickets, declared, 103 overs)325
Fall of wickets:
1-113, 2-163, 3-262, 4-280
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Halfyard35   71071--
Brown29   6723--
Sayer6   1170--
Dixon23   5670--
Jones10   0460--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PE Richardsonb Pearson88      
+DG Uftonc Palmer b Pearson9      
RC Wilsonc Pearson b Langford10      
*AH Phebeyc Lomax b Langford23      
JM Prodgerc Alley b Langford9      
DJ Constantc Palmer b Langford10      
PH Jonesb Pearson16      
AL Dixonc Lomax b Langford0      
A Brownlbw b Pearson12      
DJ Halfyardnot out3      
DM Sayerabsent ill
Extras(8 b, 5 lb, 2 w)15
Total(all out, 83 overs)195
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-67, 3-127, 4-153, 5-153, 6-167, 7-173, 8-184, 9-195 (83 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer10   1240--
Pearson17   1424--
Atkinson23   9490--
Langford33   15655--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Roec Ufton b Halfyard6      
RT Virginnot out38      
PB Wightnot out35      
WE Alleydid not bat      
JG Lomaxdid not bat      
CHM Greethamdid not bat      
KE Palmerdid not bat      
*+HW Stephensondid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
CRM Atkinsondid not bat      
AJG Pearsondid not bat      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(1 wicket, 21 overs)80
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Roe)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Halfyard8   4121--
Brown5   0180--
Dixon5   1290--
Jones2   0120--
Richardson1   080--

--> JM Prodger (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 46
--> DM Sayer (1) equalled his previous highest score of 11 in County Championship matches
--> PE Richardson (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 44
--> B Roe (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 4
--> BA Langford reached 600 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Kent second innings





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