Essex v Leicestershire
County Championship 1961
VenueValentine's Park, Ilford on 31st May, 1st, 2nd June 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 207 runs
PointsEssex 14 (Batting 2); Leicestershire 0
UmpiresJ Arnold, FS Lee
Close of play day 1Essex (2) 0/1 (Smith 0*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 57/3 (van Geloven 0*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Julian b van Geloven36     
GJ Smithc Julian b Spencer18     
+B Taylorc Spencer b van Geloven36     
J Milnerb Pratt21     
*TE Baileyc Spencer b van Geloven2     
MJ Bearc Julian b Pratt0     
BR Knightlbw b Spencer1     
WT Greensmithc van Geloven b Spencer21     
LHR Ralphnot out38     
RNS Hobbsb van Geloven10     
KC Prestonc Hallam b Spencer16     
Extras(1 lb, 1 nb)2
Total(all out, 59.5 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-66, 3-107, 4-113, 5-113, 6-115, 7-123, 8-136, 9-156, 10-201 (59.5 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pratt16   2742--
van Geloven25   9614--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MR Hallamc Ralph b Bailey24     
HD Birdc Knight b Ralph20     
A Whartonc and b Ralph20     
LR Gardnerlbw b Ralph7     
J van Gelovenb Knight1     
PA Mundenc Ralph b Knight18     
B Cromackc Knight b Ralph4     
RL Prattb Preston5     
+R Julianc Taylor b Bailey3     
CT Spencernot out7     
JS Savagec Milner b Knight2     
Total(all out, 53.1 overs)111
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-64, 3-65, 4-72, 5-72, 6-85, 7-98, 8-101, 9-109, 10-111 (53.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey16   4422--
Preston14   8141--
Ralph11   2244--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerb Spencer0     
GJ Smithc and b van Geloven75     
+B Taylorc Gardner b Spencer0     
J Milnerlbw b Spencer31     
*TE Baileyb Pratt19     
MJ Bearc Wharton b van Geloven31     
BR Knightc Julian b Wharton4     
WT Greensmithnot out52     
LHR Ralphb Wharton21     
RNS Hobbsc Julian b Spencer8     
KC Prestonnot out3     
Extras(1 b, 11 lb)12
Total(9 wickets, declared, 61 overs)256
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-0, 3-44, 4-97, 5-163, 6-168, 7-182, 8-204, 9-237
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer21   3824--
Pratt16   1621--
van Geloven12   3452--
Wharton12   0552--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MR Hallamc Knight b Preston45     
HD Birdlbw b Knight12     
J van Gelovenc Milner b Knight9     
A Whartonc Milner b Knight0     
LR Gardnerb Knight1     
PA Mundenb Bailey18     
B Cromackc Barker b Preston18     
RL Prattlbw b Preston9     
+R Julianb Preston15     
CT Spencerb Knight10     
JS Savagenot out2     
Total(all out, 42.5 overs)139
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-57, 3-57, 4-61, 5-78, 6-97, 7-107, 8-122, 9-127, 10-139 (42.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey14   2521--
Preston13   5244--

--> RNS Hobbs made his debut in County Championship matches
--> RNS Hobbs made his debut in First-Class matches
--> PA Munden (2) passed 500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 8
--> KC Preston reached 850 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> CT Spencer reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 4th wicket in the Essex second innings
--> CT Spencer reached 650 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Essex second innings
--> BR Knight reached 250 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Leicestershire second innings





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