Essex v Sussex
County Championship 1961
VenueVista Road Recreation Ground, Clacton-on-Sea on 29th, 31st July, 1st August 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultEssex won by 8 wickets
PointsEssex 14 (Batting 2); Sussex 0
UmpiresWH Copson, DJ Wood
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 142/5 (Bailey 10*, Ralph 4*)
Close of play day 2Sussex (2) 220/5 (Smith 30*, Cooper 4*)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ASM Oakmanc Preston b Knight1      
RJ Langridgec Ralph b Preston37      
LJ Lenhamc Knight b Ralph18      
KG Suttlec Ralph b Preston2      
+JM Parksc Ralph b Preston5      
*DV Smithb Bailey12      
GC Cooperc Taylor b Bailey7      
NI Thomsonc Milner b Preston0      
RV Bellc Barker b Ralph32      
FR Pountainlbw b Bailey0      
DL Batesnot out8      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 65 overs)123
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-26, 3-43, 4-51, 5-68, 6-82, 7-82, 8-82, 9-82, 10-123 (65 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey24   9343--
Knight7   2161--
Preston25   3624--
Ralph9   4102--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerb Bates21      
GJ Smithc Langridge b Thomson28      
DJ Insolec Langridge b Pountain29      
J Milnerc Smith b Thomson0      
BR Knightb Bates43      
*TE Baileyc Thomson b Bates15      
LHR Ralphc Parks b Thomson4      
WT Greensmithc Suttle b Bates1      
+B Taylorc Cooper b Pountain57      
PJ Phelanc Lenham b Pountain11      
KC Prestonnot out13      
Extras(6 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)11
Total(all out, 79.2 overs)233
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-55, 3-58, 4-98, 5-130, 6-146, 7-150, 8-153, 9-181, 10-233 (79.2 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson30   8763--
Bates27   6704--
Smith9   2270--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ASM Oakmanc Milner b Preston87      
RJ Langridgec Taylor b Bailey1      
LJ Lenhamc Taylor b Preston18      
KG Suttlerun out46      
+JM Parksc Barker b Phelan15      
*DV Smithb Preston47      
GC Cooperlbw b Bailey10      
NI Thomsonnot out33      
RV Bellrun out20      
FR Pountainc Ralph b Phelan1      
DL Batesb Greensmith2      
Extras(13 b, 12 lb)25
Total(all out, 124.2 overs)305
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-35, 3-126, 4-166, 5-199, 6-241, 7-243, 8-284, 9-288, 10-305 (124.2 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey31   6742--
Knight8   1310--
Preston33   13553--
Ralph22   2710--
Phelan27   7472--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Parks b Bates6      
GJ Smithnot out103      
DJ Insolec and b Smith60      
J Milnernot out23      
BR Knightdid not bat      
*TE Baileydid not bat      
LHR Ralphdid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
+B Taylordid not bat      
PJ Phelandid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 2 nb)4
Total(2 wickets, 53.1 overs)196
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-159
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson13   4300--
Bates15   0571--
Pountain2   080--
Smith9   2381--
Bell8   1340--
Suttle5   1220--

--> BR Knight (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> DV Smith (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 34
--> J Milner (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 11
--> FR Pountain achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 2-28)
--> FR Pountain achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Essex first innings (previous best was 2-50)
--> PJ Phelan reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Sussex second innings
--> DL Bates reached 350 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings





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