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Somerset v Leicestershire
County Championship 1961
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 17th, 19th, 20th June 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 0; Leicestershire 4 (Batting 2)
UmpiresJF Crapp, HE Hammond
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 32/1 (Watson 22*, Bird 0*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 71/1 (Roe 34*, Wight 28*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonlbw b Boshier10      
B Roeb van Geloven24      
PB Wightb Spencer6      
WE Alleyc Hallam b van Geloven41      
JG Lomaxc Boshier b Savage40      
MJ Kitchenc and b Birkenshaw19      
*+HW Stephensonc Birkenshaw b Savage19      
CRM Atkinsonb Spencer38      
KE Palmernot out20      
BA Langfordc Julian b Boshier13      
KD Biddulphb Spencer0      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb)9
Total(all out, 97 overs)239
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-26, 3-61, 4-120, 5-124, 6-152, 7-179, 8-215, 9-234, 10-239 (97 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer24   8493--
Boshier23   7482--
van Geloven22   6622--
Savage22   11532--
Birkenshaw6   2181--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MR Hallamc Lomax b Palmer8      
*W Watsonnot out217      
HD Birdc Stephenson b Palmer4      
A Whartonnot out120      
LR Gardnerdid not bat      
J van Gelovendid not bat      
J Birkenshawdid not bat      
+R Juliandid not bat      
CT Spencerdid not bat      
JS Savagedid not bat      
BS Boshierdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 14 lb)15
Total(2 wickets, declared, 110 overs)364
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-48
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph23   6790--
Palmer23   2852--
CRM Atkinson22   7630--
Langford32   3950--
Lomax10   4270--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc Birkenshaw b Spencer6      
B Roelbw b Savage46      
PB Wightc Julian b Birkenshaw77      
WE Alleyc Julian b Savage6      
JG Lomaxc and b Birkenshaw24      
MJ Kitchenc sub b Spencer36      
CRM Atkinsonb van Geloven44      
KE Palmernot out64      
*+HW Stephensonc Savage b Birkenshaw4      
BA Langfordc Gardner b Birkenshaw17      
KD Biddulphnot out14      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb)7
Total(9 wickets, 143 overs)345
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-96, 3-126, 4-138, 5-194, 6-212, 7-288, 8-295, 9-318
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer22   8722--
Boshier17   5520--
van Geloven22   6581--
Savage37   25232--
Birkenshaw44   121284--
Bird1   050--

Notes
--> WE Alley (1) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 32
--> W Watson (1) passed his previous highest score of 214 in County Championship matches
--> W Watson (1) passed 23000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 100
--> MJ Kitchen (2) passed his previous highest score of 23 in first-class matches
--> MJ Kitchen (2) passed his previous highest score of 23 in County Championship matches
--> KE Palmer (2) passed his previous highest score of 56 in first-class matches
--> KE Palmer (2) passed his previous highest score of 56 in County Championship matches
--> JS Savage reached 400 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings
--> BS Boshier reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Somerset first innings

 

 

 

 

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