Warwickshire v Somerset
County Championship 1961
VenueGriff and Coton Ground, Nuneaton on 13th, 15th, 16th May 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWarwickshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWarwickshire won by 47 runs
PointsWarwickshire 14 (Batting 2); Somerset 0
UmpiresJS Buller, D Davies
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 50/6 (G Atkinson 24*, Palmer 0*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 42/2 (G Atkinson 17*, Alley 12*)

Warwickshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Khalid Ibadullalbw b Palmer50      
DP Ratcliffeb Palmer3      
WJP Stewartc G Atkinson b Lomax95      
*MJK Smithc Greetham b Palmer92      
TW Cartwrightc G Atkinson b Lomax0      
RE Hitchcockc Stephenson b Lomax4      
+AC Smithb Biddulph5      
WB Bridgeb Palmer5      
JD Bannisterb Palmer2      
RG Carterc Stephenson b Biddulph0      
RG Thompsonnot out4      
Extras(4 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(all out, 97.2 overs)265
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-118, 3-204, 4-210, 5-222, 6-243, 7-250, 8-259, 9-260, 10-265 (97.2 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph22   3702--
CRM Atkinson10   2320--
Alley18   6380--
Lomax23   7503--
Greetham4   0230--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonlbw b Bannister37      
JG Lomaxc Cartwright b Thompson6      
PB Wightb Thompson5      
WE Alleyc Cartwright b Bannister9      
GL Keithb Thompson4      
CHM Greethamb Thompson0      
BA Langfordc Bannister b Thompson0      
KE Palmerc MJK Smith b Bannister5      
CRM Atkinsonb Bridge32      
*+HW Stephensonc Hitchcock b Bridge39      
KD Biddulphnot out5      
Extras(6 b)6
Total(all out, 64.1 overs)148
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-26, 3-41, 4-46, 5-50, 6-50, 7-59, 8-80, 9-140, 10-148 (64.1 ov)
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bannister26   8433--
Thompson27   5565--
Cartwright7   1280--

Warwickshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Khalid Ibadullac CRM Atkinson b Langford68      
DP Ratcliffec Keith b Lomax62      
WJP Stewartc Lomax b Langford10      
*MJK Smithst Stephenson b Langford82      
TW Cartwrightb Langford21      
RE Hitchcocknot out4      
+AC Smithnot out11      
WB Bridgedid not bat      
JD Bannisterdid not bat      
RG Carterdid not bat      
RG Thompsondid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 5 lb)13
Total(5 wickets, declared, 74 overs)271
Fall of wickets:
1-136, 2-136, 3-162, 4-243, 5-254
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph7   1280--
Palmer7   1200--
CRM Atkinson4   1110--
Alley12   1570--
Lomax14   3381--
Langford30   41044--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc MJK Smith b Bridge27      
JG Lomaxb Thompson7      
PB Wightb Bannister6      
WE Alleynot out221      
GL Keithc and b Carter6      
CHM Greethamc AC Smith b Bridge1      
KE Palmerlbw b Hitchcock13      
CRM Atkinsonc AC Smith b Bridge33      
*+HW Stephensonc Ratcliffe b Bannister18      
BA Langfordlbw b Thompson1      
KD Biddulphc Hitchcock b Bannister5      
Extras(1 b, 2 lb)3
Total(all out, 96.4 overs)341
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-23, 3-89, 4-112, 5-143, 6-176, 7-275, 8-325, 9-326, 10-341 (96.4 ov)
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson17   8352--
Cartwright3   170--
Bridge33   91213--
Carter14   1671--
Hitchcock3   1201--

--> Day 3 Lunch: Somerset (2) ?/? (Alley 146*, [unknown] ?*)
--> DP Ratcliffe (2) passed his previous highest score of 27 in County Championship matches
--> MJK Smith (2) passed 16000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 38
--> WE Alley (2) passed his previous highest score of 155 in County Championship matches
--> WE Alley (2) passed his previous highest score of 209 in first-class matches
--> WE Alley (2) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 66
--> WE Alley (2) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 44





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