Somerset v Middlesex
County Championship 1961
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 27th, 29th, 30th May 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMiddlesex won by 6 wickets
PointsSomerset 4 (Batting 2); Middlesex 12
UmpiresPA Gibb, JG Langridge
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 24/3 (Parfitt 4*, Clark 2*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 104/4 (Lomax 47*, Lawrence 17*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc Murray b Titmus146     
B Roec Murray b Moss0     
PB Wightb Moss10     
WE Alleylbw b Titmus7     
JG Lomaxb Titmus14     
JM Lawrencec Clark b Bennett41     
CRM Atkinsonc Bennett b Moss21     
KE Palmerc Bennett b Moss3     
*+HW Stephensonc Parfitt b Moss2     
BA Langfordc Parfitt b Moss3     
KD Biddulphnot out0     
Extras(4 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(all out, 98.3 overs)252
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-23, 3-42, 4-84, 5-202, 6-243, 7-247, 8-249, 9-249, 10-252 (98.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bennett12   3321--
Titmus37   12803--
Bedford9   2290--
Bick18   3510--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Galelbw b Palmer7     
WE Russellc Alley b Palmer8     
SEJ Russellc Lomax b Palmer2     
PH Parfittc Stephenson b Lomax71     
EA Clarkc Stephenson b Palmer2     
FJ Titmuslbw b Palmer49     
D Bennettc Stephenson b Lomax11     
+JT Murrayb Biddulph44     
DA Bickc and b Biddulph0     
*PI Bedfordnot out1     
AE Mosslbw b Palmer0     
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 97.3 overs)196
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-17, 3-22, 4-24, 5-116, 6-144, 7-163, 8-180, 9-195, 10-196 (97.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph22   8482--
CRM Atkinson3   210--
Alley6   2100--
Lomax18   3372--
Langford18   6420--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonlbw b Moss1     
B Roec Murray b Moss3     
PB Wightrun out6     
WE Alleyc WE Russell b Bick27     
JG Lomaxc Moss b Bennett71     
JM Lawrencelbw b Moss17     
CRM Atkinsonc Gale b Titmus27     
KE Palmernot out44     
*+HW Stephensonc Murray b Moss1     
BA Langfordrun out4     
KD Biddulphnot out0     
Extras(2 b, 7 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(9 wickets, declared, 95 overs)211
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-7, 3-10, 4-53, 5-104, 6-152, 7-168, 8-169, 9-184
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moss26   11464--
Bennett20   5431--
Titmus39   17661--
Bedford2   0180--
Bick8   2281--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Galec G Atkinson b Biddulph0     
WE Russellnot out126     
SEJ Russellc Roe b Langford22     
PH Parfittc Lomax b CRM Atkinson0     
EA Clarkc Lawrence b Alley70     
FJ Titmusnot out48     
D Bennettdid not bat      
+JT Murraydid not bat      
DA Bickdid not bat      
*PI Bedforddid not bat      
AE Mossdid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 1 w)5
Total(4 wickets, 71.4 overs)271
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-61, 3-61, 4-81
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph14   5451--
CRM Atkinson10   1381--
Alley13   0591--
Lomax9   2320--
Langford13   2441--

--> JG Lomax (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12
--> JM Lawrence (1) passed his previous highest score of 35 in first-class matches
--> JM Lawrence (1) passed his previous highest score of 35 in County Championship matches
--> JT Murray (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 35
--> WE Russell (2) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 42
--> EA Clark (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 52
--> KE Palmer reached 150 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Middlesex first innings



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