Warwickshire v Essex
County Championship 1961
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham on 29th April, 1st, 2nd May 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWarwickshire 4 (Batting 2); Essex 0
UmpiresJG Langridge, FS Lee
Close of play day 1Warwickshire (1) 25/0 (Khalid Ibadulla 10*, Ratcliffe 15*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 18/0 (Barker 15*, Smith 3*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Khalid Ibadulla b Thompson56      
GJ Smithc Khalid Ibadulla b Thompson7      
+B Taylorc Bridge b Carter32      
*TE Baileynot out117      
MJ Bearc Carter b Bridge14      
JH Purvesb Bridge1      
LA Savillc Ratcliffe b Bridge23      
WT Greensmithc Carter b Cartwright2      
BR Knightlbw b Bridge51      
PJ Phelandid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 2 lb)8
Total(8 wickets, declared, 118 overs)311
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-88, 3-112, 4-155, 5-157, 6-195, 7-197, 8-311 (118 ov)
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bannister22   11590--
Thompson21   7612--
Cartwright20   3611--
Carter23   8491--
Bridge32   9734--

Warwickshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Khalid Ibadullac Taylor b Bailey20      
DP Ratcliffec Purves b Bailey18      
WJP Stewartc Taylor b Knight48      
*MJK Smithc Savill b Knight145      
TW Cartwrightc Knight b Preston10      
RE Hitchcockb Bailey83      
+AC Smithc Taylor b Knight16      
WB Bridgec Taylor b Preston0      
JD Bannisterb Bailey2      
RG Carternot out5      
RG Thompsondid not bat      
Extras(5 lb, 2 nb)7
Total(9 wickets, declared, 105.1 overs)354
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-39, 3-106, 4-136, 5-296, 6-332, 7-333, 8-347, 9-354 (105.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Knight26   5913--
Preston35   6942--
Phelan17   3840--
Greensmith4   170--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkernot out15      
GJ Smithnot out3      
+B Taylordid not bat      
*TE Baileydid not bat      
MJ Beardid not bat      
JH Purvesdid not bat      
LA Savilldid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
BR Knightdid not bat      
PJ Phelandid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 6 overs)18
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bannister3   230--
Thompson3   0150--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> G Barker (1) passed 8000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 36
--> JH Purves made his debut in County Championship matches
--> LA Savill (1) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> DP Ratcliffe (1) passed his previous highest score of 12 in County Championship matches
--> WJP Stewart (1) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> MJK Smith (1) passed 15500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 17
--> RE Hitchcock (1) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 70





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