Essex v Surrey
County Championship 1961
VenueValentine's Park, Ilford on 27th, 29th, 30th May 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSurrey won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 4 (Batting 2); Surrey 0
UmpiresJ Arnold, JS Buller
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 142/2 (Smith 64*, Milner 52*)
Close of play day 2Surrey (2) 144/1 (Edrich 80*, Parsons 46*)

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MJ Stewartc Bear b Knight11      
JH Edrichb Bailey10      
ABD Parsonslbw b Knight29      
B Constablec Taylor b Ralph29      
MD Willettc Milner b Preston38      
RAE Tindallc Smith b Ralph85      
+R Swetmanc Bailey b Phelan34      
GAR Lockc Taylor b Ralph0      
EA Bedsernot out1      
D Gibsonb Ralph0      
PJ Loaderc Barker b Ralph1      
Total(all out, 83.1 overs)238
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-27, 3-78, 4-82, 5-175, 6-233, 7-235, 8-236, 9-236, 10-238 (83.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey20   4461--
Knight18   1742--
Preston18   4541--
Phelan8   2211--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerb Loader18      
GJ Smithc Bedser b Lock126      
+B Taylorc Bedser b Loader5      
J Milnerc Stewart b Loader69      
*TE Baileyc Tindall b Lock23      
MJ Bearb Lock0      
BR Knightc Tindall b Lock114      
WT Greensmithc Stewart b Loader36      
LHR Ralphb Lock5      
PJ Phelanc Willett b Gibson33      
KC Prestonnot out10      
Extras(8 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(all out, 96.2 overs)448
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-45, 3-182, 4-235, 5-235, 6-254, 7-312, 8-333, 9-430, 10-448 (96.2 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Loader29   11214--
Willett19   1910--
Lock24   3995--
Bedser8   2330--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MJ Stewartb Bailey16      
JH Edrichc Barker b Knight129      
ABD Parsonslbw b Bailey57      
B Constablec Knight b Bailey1      
MD Willettc Phelan b Knight62      
RAE Tindallb Bailey1      
+R Swetmanc Bailey b Greensmith84      
GAR Lockc and b Bailey1      
EA Bedserc Bailey b Greensmith22      
D Gibsonnot out24      
PJ Loaderc Preston b Greensmith4      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(all out, 143 overs)405
Fall of wickets:
1-34, 2-168, 3-170, 4-252, 5-265, 6-271, 7-274, 8-334, 9-399, 10-405 (143 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey35   7805--
Knight29   51002--
Preston29   9770--
Ralph24   5490--
Greensmith26   6953--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Lock b Loader4      
GJ Smithc Edrich b Loader3      
+B Taylornot out20      
J Milnernot out17      
*TE Baileydid not bat      
MJ Beardid not bat      
BR Knightdid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
LHR Ralphdid not bat      
PJ Phelandid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(2 wickets, 11 overs)45
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-21
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Loader6   0302--
Gibson5   0140--

--> R Swetman (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 34
--> GJ Smith (1) passed his previous highest score of 110 in first-class matches
--> GJ Smith (1) passed his previous highest score of 110 in County Championship matches
--> GJ Smith (1) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8
--> BR Knight (1) passed his previous highest score of 103 in first-class matches
--> BR Knight (1) passed his previous highest score of 103 in County Championship matches
--> BR Knight (1) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 69
--> BR Knight (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 81





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