Somerset v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1961
VenueRecreation Ground, Bath on 20th, 22nd, 23rd May 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by 97 runs
PointsSomerset 14 (Batting 2); Gloucestershire 0
UmpiresJ Arnold, WFF Price
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 52/3 (Milton 6*, Meyer 3*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 138/1 (Roe 53*, Wight 10*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc Meyer b A'Court11      
B Roec Meyer b Smith0      
PB Wightc Mortimore b Cook93      
WE Alleyc Meyer b Smith1      
JG Lomaxc Allen b Cook11      
JM Lawrencelbw b Cook31      
KE Palmerrun out0      
CRM Atkinsonc and b Mortimore10      
*+HW Stephensonc Nicholls b Smith40      
BA Langfordb A'Court17      
KD Biddulphnot out1      
Extras(7 b, 3 lb)10
Total(all out, 98.5 overs)225
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-15, 3-16, 4-62, 5-149, 6-151, 7-166, 8-171, 9-213, 10-225 (98.5 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
A'Court13   3402--
Allen12   5290--
Cook25   13383--
Mortimore25   8431--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DM Youngc Wight b Alley21      
D Carpenterc Lomax b Biddulph8      
RB Nichollsc Alley b Biddulph11      
*CA Miltonc CRM Atkinson b Palmer32      
+BJ Meyerb Biddulph4      
DG Hawkinsb Palmer51      
JB Mortimoreb Palmer3      
DA Allenb Palmer4      
DR Smithnot out17      
DG A'Courtc Stephenson b Biddulph9      
C Cookc Stephenson b Biddulph0      
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(all out, 86.5 overs)170
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-35, 3-44, 4-53, 5-131, 6-132, 7-136, 8-139, 9-170, 10-170 (86.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer25   9404--
Alley15   6251--
Langford3   160--
CRM Atkinson10   2210--
Lomax5   1150--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonst Meyer b Allen69      
B Roeb A'Court77      
PB Wightb A'Court32      
WE Alleyb A'Court8      
JG Lomaxc and b Cook7      
JM Lawrenceb A'Court1      
*+HW Stephensonc Mortimore b A'Court2      
CRM Atkinsonnot out13      
KE Palmerst Meyer b Cook12      
BA Langfordnot out8      
KD Biddulphdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 8 lb)10
Total(8 wickets, declared, 95 overs)239
Fall of wickets:
1-117, 2-177, 3-191, 4-196, 5-204, 6-204, 7-208, 8-229
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith26   4730--
A'Court31   6885--
Allen9   461--
Cook15   2392--
Mortimore14   7230--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DM Younglbw b Palmer12      
D Carpenterc Alley b Langford89      
RB Nichollsc Biddulph b Langford26      
*CA Miltonc and b Alley0      
DG Hawkinsc Stephenson b Langford0      
JB Mortimorec Roe b CRM Atkinson14      
DA Allenc Stephenson b Alley10      
DR Smithc Roe b Langford1      
+BJ Meyerc Lawrence b CRM Atkinson14      
DG A'Courtnot out14      
C Cookb CRM Atkinson10      
Extras(7 lb)7
Total(all out, 65.1 overs)197
Fall of wickets:
1-51, 2-125, 3-130, 4-130, 5-130, 6-144, 7-155, 8-171, 9-174, 10-197 (65.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph10   3360--
Palmer12   4291--
Alley15   4252--
Langford15   9394--
CRM Atkinson13.12613--

--> HW Stephenson (1) passed 11000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 28
--> BA Langford (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> B Roe (2) passed his previous highest score of 47 in County Championship matches
--> B Roe (2) passed his previous highest score of 47 in first-class matches
--> PB Wight (2) passed 12000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 15
--> D Carpenter (2) passed his previous highest score of 74 in County Championship matches
--> D Carpenter (2) passed his previous highest score of 74 in first-class matches
--> RB Nicholls (2) passed 5000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 5
--> WE Alley reached 250 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Gloucestershire first innings
--> DG A'Court reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset second innings





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