Essex v Warwickshire
County Championship 1961
VenueCastle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester on 12th, 13th, 14th July 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 2; Warwickshire 0
UmpiresR Aspinall, JH Parks
Close of play day 1Warwickshire (1) 174/5 (Horner 117*, Hitchcock 1*)
Close of play day 2Warwickshire (2) 23/0 (Horner 16*, AC Smith 7*)

Warwickshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NF Hornernot out117     
+AC Smithb Preston9     
BE Fletcherc Knight b Preston6     
*MJK Smithc Smith b Bailey6     
TW Cartwrightc Ralph b Bailey35     
JM Kennedylbw b Hobbs1     
RE Hitchcocknot out0     
JD Bannisterdid not bat      
WB Bridgedid not bat      
R Millerdid not bat      
RG Thompsondid not bat      
Total(5 wickets, declared, 55 overs)174
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-60, 3-93, 4-169, 5-174
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey14   2452--
Preston16   3482--
Knight8   1400--
Ralph8   1210--
Hobbs8   4201--
Greensmith1   100--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerb Bridge29     
GJ Smithc Cartwright b Thompson9     
BR Knightrun out3     
J Milnerc Fletcher b Bridge6     
DJ Insolec Fletcher b Miller19     
LHR Ralphb Miller28     
*TE Baileyc Miller b Bridge19     
WT Greensmithnot out51     
+B Taylornot out6     
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(7 wickets, declared, 82.1 overs)175
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-25, 3-44, 4-53, 5-89, 6-98, 7-156
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson12   7171--
Bannister6   0150--
Bridge35   8763--
Cartwright5   2120--
Miller23   9442--

Warwickshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NF Hornerc Taylor b Preston56     
+AC Smithb Preston14     
BE Fletcherc Knight b Greensmith2     
*MJK Smithnot out93     
TW Cartwrightb Hobbs31     
JM Kennedynot out31     
RE Hitchcockdid not bat      
JD Bannisterdid not bat      
WB Bridgedid not bat      
R Millerdid not bat      
RG Thompsondid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 10 lb)20
Total(4 wickets, declared, 60 overs)247
Fall of wickets:
1-46, 2-53, 3-83, 4-162
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey5   1170--
Preston22   5502--
Ralph7   0480--
Hobbs9   0461--
Greensmith17   5661--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Bannister b Bridge29     
GJ Smithrun out54     
+B Taylorlbw b Bridge3     
DJ Insoleb Bridge22     
LHR Ralphlbw b Bridge0     
J Milnernot out0     
BR Knightnot out0     
*TE Baileydid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(2 b)2
Total(5 wickets, 39 overs)110
Fall of wickets:
1-42, 2-56, 3-110, 4-110, 5-110
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson6   1190--
Bannister6   3140--
Bridge14   5294--
Miller10   3350--
Hitchcock3   1110--

--> NF Horner (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 117
--> NF Horner (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 117
--> R Miller made his debut in County Championship matches
--> GJ Smith (2) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 27
--> WB Bridge reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings





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