Lancashire v Essex
County Championship 1961
VenueStanley Park, Blackpool on 2nd, 3rd, 4th August 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEssex won by 82 runs
PointsLancashire 0; Essex 14 (Batting 2)
UmpiresJG Langridge, N Oldfield
Close of play day 1Lancashire (1) 15/0 (Barber 4*, Pullar 10*)
Close of play day 2Lancashire (1) 53/0 (Barber 32*, Pullar 19*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerc Clayton b Higgs8      
GJ Smithb Statham74      
MJ Bearc and b Higgs38      
J Milnerc Barber b Higgs14      
*TE Baileylbw b Marner15      
BR Knightc Collins b Green24      
+B Taylorc Booth b Green19      
WT Greensmithc Higgs b Marner23      
LHR Ralphnot out26      
KC Prestondid not bat      
PJ Phelandid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 7 lb)11
Total(8 wickets, declared, 103 overs)252
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-121, 3-137, 4-144, 5-177, 6-198, 7-208, 8-252 (103 ov)
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham22   8341--
Higgs27   7543--
Marner27   6562--
Collins9   2380--
Barber3   1160--
Green15   1432--

Lancashire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RW Barbernot out32      
G Pullarnot out19      
BJ Boothdid not bat      
KJ Grievesdid not bat      
R Collinsdid not bat      
JD Bonddid not bat      
PT Marnerdid not bat      
JB Stathamdid not bat      
DM Greendid not bat      
+G Claytondid not bat      
K Higgsdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb)2
Total(no wicket, declared, 28 overs)53
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey12   2270--
Preston14   5190--
Ralph2   050--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkernot out23      
GJ Smithc Clayton b Higgs12      
+B Taylorc Bond b Higgs0      
LHR Ralphnot out23      
MJ Beardid not bat      
J Milnerdid not bat      
*TE Baileydid not bat      
BR Knightdid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
PJ Phelandid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(2 wickets, declared, 17.1 overs)59
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-32
Lancashire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham6   270--
Marner3   1200--

Lancashire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RW Barberc Milner b Preston11      
G Pullarc Knight b Bailey7      
BJ Boothb Greensmith30      
KJ Grievesc Barker b Phelan29      
R Collinsc Preston b Greensmith41      
JD Bondc Taylor b Greensmith3      
PT Marnernot out31      
JB Stathamc Milner b Greensmith5      
DM Greenb Greensmith10      
+G Claytonc Bear b Greensmith6      
K Higgsb Greensmith0      
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(all out, 52.5 overs)176
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-28, 3-77, 4-79, 5-101, 6-134, 7-148, 8-163, 9-173, 10-176 (52.5 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey9   0241--
Preston14   2441--
Ralph3   0100--
Phelan12   4491--

--> WT Greensmith (1) passed 6000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 11
--> WT Greensmith (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 22
--> RW Barber (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 20
--> WT Greensmith reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Lancashire second innings
--> KC Preston reached 900 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Lancashire second innings





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