Somerset v Leicestershire
County Championship 1962
VenueJohnson Park, Yeovil on 26th, 28th, 29th May 1962 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSomerset 4 (Batting 2); Leicestershire 0
UmpiresFC Gardner, PA Gibb
ScorersFN Bloxsom (Leicestershire), T Tout (Somerset)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 11/1 (Wharton 2*, Kirby 5*)
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 53/4 (Alley 35*, Greetham 0*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc Watson b Birkenshaw92     
B Roec Mitten b Boshier15     
PB Wightnot out164     
WE Alleyb Birkenshaw1     
MJ Kitchenc Hallam b van Geloven32     
CHM Greethamc Boshier b Jayasinghe22     
CRM Atkinsonnot out3     
KE Palmerdid not bat      
*+HW Stephensondid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
ME Lathamdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb)8
Total(5 wickets, declared, 109 overs)337
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-212, 3-214, 4-301, 5-331
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boshier24   8511--
van Geloven34   51121--
Kirby16   1640--
Savage23   4700--
Birkenshaw10   1262--
Jayasinghe1   021--
Wharton1   040--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MR Hallamb Palmer0     
A Whartonc CRM Atkinson b Latham48     
*D Kirbyc CRM Atkinson b Greetham104     
W Watsonc CRM Atkinson b Greetham29     
S Jayasinghec CRM Atkinson b Greetham23     
LR Gardnerlbw b Greetham0     
J Birkenshawb Latham13     
J van Gelovenc Stephenson b Palmer17     
+J Mittenc Stephenson b Alley6     
JS Savagenot out1     
BS Boshierc G Atkinson b Palmer0     
Extras(10 lb)10
Total(all out, 100.5 overs)251
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-129, 3-174, 4-213, 5-213, 6-220, 7-234, 8-247, 9-251, 10-251 (100.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Alley20   7421--
Langford4   1110--
CRM Atkinson7   2200--
Latham23   10592--
Greetham20   5314--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc Savage b van Geloven8     
B Roec Mitten b Boshier1     
PB Wightc Jayasinghe b Boshier9     
WE Alleynot out35     
MJ Kitchenlbw b Boshier0     
CHM Greethamnot out0     
CRM Atkinsondid not bat      
KE Palmerdid not bat      
*+HW Stephensondid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
ME Lathamdid not bat      
Total(4 wickets, 22 overs)53
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-11, 3-32, 4-32
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boshier11   5133--
van Geloven6   1181--
Savage5   0220--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> G Atkinson (1) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 87
--> A Wharton (1) passed 20000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 24
--> D Kirby (1) passed his previous highest score of 91 in County Championship matches
--> D Kirby (1) made his first century in County Championship matches
--> J Birkenshaw reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Somerset first innings





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