Essex v Somerset
County Championship 1963
VenueOld County Ground, Brentwood on 11th, 13th, 14th May 1963 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsEssex 0; Somerset 2
UmpiresWH Copson, TW Spencer
Close of play day 1Essex (1) 13/1 (Bear 4*, Phelan 0*)
Close of play day 2Essex (1) 151/7 (Bailey 49*, Greensmith 9*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonlbw b Preston29      
B Roelbw b Preston55      
RT Virginb Knight105      
WE Alleyc Smith b Preston0      
PB Wightrun out33      
CHM Greethamc Barker b Bailey10      
KE Palmerc Barker b Knight4      
*+HW Stephensonc Fletcher b Preston40      
BA Langfordlbw b Bailey2      
DG Doughtyc Taylor b Knight2      
FE Rumseynot out5      
Extras(1 b, 10 lb, 1 nb)12
Total(all out, 123.1 overs)297
Fall of wickets:
1-66, 2-114, 3-114, 4-195, 5-212, 6-238, 7-255, 8-266, 9-277, 10-297 (123.1 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Knight28   4713--
Bailey30   6792--
Phelan37   9790--
Hobbs5   0240--

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkerlbw b Langford9      
MJ Bearc Wight b Rumsey26      
PJ Phelanb Palmer4      
GJ Smithc and b Rumsey4      
BR Knightb Palmer2      
*TE Baileyc Alley b Langford55      
KWR Fletcherc Rumsey b Doughty37      
+B Taylorc and b Doughty8      
WT Greensmithlbw b Langford9      
RNS Hobbsc Roe b Palmer7      
KC Prestonnot out0      
Extras(7 lb)7
Total(all out, 76.3 overs)168
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-32, 3-41, 4-46, 5-46, 6-102, 7-126, 8-151, 9-168, 10-168 (76.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Langford14   8273--
Rumsey19   2492--
Doughty17   5462--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonc Hobbs b Bailey2      
B Roec Smith b Knight3      
RT Virginc Fletcher b Knight6      
WE Alleyb Bailey1      
PB Wightb Knight9      
CHM Greethamb Knight8      
KE Palmernot out21      
*+HW Stephensonc Greensmith b Knight0      
BA Langfordnot out19      
DG Doughtydid not bat      
FE Rumseydid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(7 wickets, declared, 32 overs)70
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-5, 3-10, 4-18, 5-25, 6-32, 7-34
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Knight16   7255--
Bailey16   5442--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Barkernot out13      
MJ Bearnot out9      
PJ Phelandid not bat      
GJ Smithdid not bat      
BR Knightdid not bat      
*TE Baileydid not bat      
KWR Fletcherdid not bat      
+B Taylordid not bat      
WT Greensmithdid not bat      
RNS Hobbsdid not bat      
KC Prestondid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 9 overs)22
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer4   320--
Langford2   050--
Rumsey3   0150--

--> RT Virgin (1) passed his previous highest score of 89 in County Championship matches
--> RT Virgin (1) made his first century in County Championship matches
--> RT Virgin (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 86
--> DG Doughty made his debut in first-class matches
--> DG Doughty made his debut in County Championship matches
--> KWR Fletcher (1) passed his previous highest score of 27 in County Championship matches





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