Gloucestershire v Somerset
County Championship 1961
VenueAshley Down Ground, Bristol on 5th, 7th, 8th August 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to field
ResultSomerset won by 85 runs
PointsGloucestershire 0; Somerset 14 (Batting 2)
UmpiresD Davies, DJ Wood
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 255 all out
Close of play day 2Somerset (2) 98/2 (Baig 28*, Alley 15*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonlbw b Smith47     
RT Virginb Smith30     
AA Baigrun out17     
WE Alleyc Milton b Allen23     
PB Wightlbw b Allen14     
CHM Greethamc Meyer b Smith46     
KE Palmerb Allen0     
*+HW Stephensonc Allen b Brown47     
BA Langfordlbw b Brown0     
H Sullynot out20     
KD Biddulphb Brown1     
Extras(5 b, 2 lb, 3 w)10
Total(all out, 110.3 overs)255
Fall of wickets:
1-54, 2-84, 3-119, 4-123, 5-163, 6-163, 7-224, 8-225, 9-246, 10-255 (110.3 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith25   7523--
Allen36   15743--
Mortimore28   11540--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Carpenterb Palmer14     
RB Nichollsb Palmer16     
MA Eagarb Alley0     
DM Youngc Atkinson b Biddulph20     
CA Miltonlbw b Palmer24     
AS Brownb Palmer3     
JB Mortimorest Stephenson b Langford38     
DA Allenc Atkinson b Palmer38     
*CTM Pughb Biddulph9     
+BJ Meyerlbw b Palmer0     
DR Smithnot out0     
Extras(11 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 88.1 overs)177
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-34, 3-34, 4-72, 5-82, 6-95, 7-155, 8-175, 9-177, 10-177 (88.1 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Palmer23   11266--
Alley19   7311--
Greetham14   3270--
Langford9   4261--
Sully5   0140--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Atkinsonlbw b Smith32     
RT Virginc Meyer b Smith21     
AA Baignot out82     
WE Alleyc Smith b Mortimore84     
PB Wightnot out0     
CHM Greethamdid not bat      
KE Palmerdid not bat      
*+HW Stephensondid not bat      
BA Langforddid not bat      
H Sullydid not bat      
KD Biddulphdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 2 lb)5
Total(3 wickets, declared, 72 overs)224
Fall of wickets:
1-39, 2-74, 3-204
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith30   7672--
Brown30   51090--
Allen6   1300--
Mortimore6   3131--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Carpenterc Wight b Alley52     
RB Nichollsb Palmer0     
MA Eagarb Palmer12     
DM Younglbw b Palmer3     
CA Miltonb Alley23     
AS Brownc Wight b Alley20     
JB Mortimoreb Greetham9     
*CTM Pughc Alley b Langford21     
DA Allenlbw b Palmer30     
+BJ Meyerb Palmer25     
DR Smithnot out8     
Extras(8 b, 5 lb, 1 w)14
Total(all out, 82.5 overs)217
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-35, 3-45, 4-97, 5-104, 6-127, 7-129, 8-168, 9-195, 10-217 (82.5 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Biddulph7   0220--
Alley13   2363--
Greetham6   281--
Langford23   8481--
Sully3   1260--
Virgin4   1170--

--> HW Stephenson (1) passed 11500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 31
--> H Sully (1) passed his previous highest score of 17 in County Championship matches
--> H Sully (1) passed his previous highest score of 18 in first-class matches
--> AA Baig (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 79
--> AA Baig (2) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> WE Alley (2) passed 9500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 50
--> JB Mortimore (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 1
--> WE Alley reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Gloucestershire second innings
--> WE Alley reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Gloucestershire second innings



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