Gloucestershire v Essex
County Championship 1961
VenueErinoid Ground, Stroud on 3rd, 5th, 6th June 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by 2 wickets
PointsGloucestershire 14 (Batting 2); Essex 0
UmpiresLH Gray, RSM Lay
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 137/8 (Allen 18*, A'Court 13*)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 85/5 (Mortimore 14*, Allen 4*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Milton b Allen11      
GJ Smithc Mortimore b Smith11      
+B Taylorc and b Allen11      
J Milnerb Smith5      
*TE Baileyc Etheridge b Allen23      
LA Savillc A'Court b Allen34      
BR Knightc Hawkins b Smith22      
WT Greensmithc Hawkins b Smith1      
PJ Phelanlbw b Smith1      
RNS Hobbsb Smith11      
KC Prestonnot out12      
Extras(6 b, 10 lb)16
Total(all out, 74.2 overs)158
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-37, 3-42, 4-47, 5-107, 6-110, 7-118, 8-134, 9-135, 10-158 (74.2 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
A'Court7   2170--
Allen22   10584--
Cook14   7280--
Mortimore5   330--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Carpenterlbw b Bailey10      
RB Nichollsb Preston19      
+BJ Meyerc Preston b Bailey0      
*CA Milton hit wkt b Phelan29      
DG Hawkinsb Bailey16      
JB Mortimorec Smith b Phelan1      
DA Allenc Taylor b Hobbs24      
RJ Etheridgeb Phelan2      
DR Smithlbw b Bailey24      
DG A'Courtc Smith b Hobbs30      
C Cooknot out6      
Extras(1 b, 4 nb)5
Total(all out, 72.5 overs)166
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-15, 3-36, 4-75, 5-77, 6-84, 7-88, 8-121, 9-147, 10-166 (72.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey28   8484--
Knight9   3130--
Preston10   3201--
Phelan11   4333--
Greensmith2   0130--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerb Allen12      
GJ Smithrun out30      
LA Savillst Meyer b Allen2      
J Milnerst Meyer b Cook46      
*TE Baileyc Meyer b Smith4      
+B Taylorc Smith b Allen8      
BR Knightc Milton b Cook24      
WT Greensmithb A'Court1      
PJ Phelanc and b Allen10      
KC Prestonnot out4      
RNS Hobbsb Allen2      
Extras(5 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)12
Total(all out, 67.1 overs)155
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-35, 3-52, 4-72, 5-91, 6-113, 7-116, 8-131, 9-150, 10-155 (67.1 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith22   7471--
A'Court14   7201--
Cook15   7252--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Carpenterc Milner b Preston13      
RB Nichollsc Bailey b Hobbs20      
+BJ Meyerlbw b Preston0      
*CA Miltonc Milner b Phelan20      
DG Hawkinsrun out9      
JB Mortimorec Preston b Hobbs19      
DA Allennot out50      
RJ Etheridgelbw b Preston1      
DR Smithlbw b Preston0      
DG A'Courtnot out9      
C Cookdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)7
Total(8 wickets, 69.3 overs)148
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-23, 3-37, 4-59, 5-77, 6-102, 7-103, 8-103
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey5   070--
Knight4   2100--
Preston29   10384--
Phelan5   1141--
Greensmith2   080--

--> RNS Hobbs (1) passed his previous highest score of 10 in first-class matches
--> RNS Hobbs (1) passed his previous highest score of 10 in County Championship matches
--> DG A'Court (1) passed his previous highest score of 22 in first-class matches
--> DG A'Court (1) passed his previous highest score of 22 in County Championship matches
--> DG Hawkins (2) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3





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