Surrey v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1961
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 31st May, 1st, 2nd June 1961 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSurrey 4 (Batting 2); Gloucestershire 0
UmpiresHE Hammond, A Jepson
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 129/2 (Barrington 59*, Constable 51*)
Close of play day 2Surrey (1) 269/7 (Parsons 25*, Bedser 16*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Carpenterb Gibson14     
RB Nichollsc Constable b Bedser34     
+BJ Meyerc Willett b Gibson1     
*CA Miltonlbw b Lock43     
DG Hawkinsst Swetman b Bedser6     
JB Mortimorenot out61     
DA Allenc Swetman b Lock1     
RJ Etheridgec Edrich b Lock0     
DR Smithc Constable b Lock1     
DG A'Courtc Barrington b Lock2     
C Cookc Edrich b Bedser5     
Extras(1 b, 1 lb)2
Total(all out, 77 overs)170
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-28, 3-59, 4-85, 5-117, 6-125, 7-135, 8-139, 9-163, 10-170 (77 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gibson17   4352--
Sydenham9   0270--
Lock23   8615--
Bedser28   13453--

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MJ Stewartlbw b A'Court9     
JH Edrichc Meyer b Smith3     
KF Barringtonc Meyer b Mortimore93     
B Constableb A'Court58     
MD Willettb Mortimore40     
ABD Parsonsnot out25     
+R Swetmanc A'Court b Mortimore0     
GAR Lockc Meyer b Smith13     
EA Bedsernot out16     
D Gibsondid not bat      
DAD Sydenhamdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 11 lb)12
Total(7 wickets, declared, 93 overs)269
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-23, 3-141, 4-214, 5-215, 6-221, 7-234
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith27   4772--
A'Court28   6662--
Cook9   3310--
Allen10   3220--
Mortimore19   5613--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB Nicholls hit wkt b Gibson109     
D Carpenterc Barrington b Gibson5     
+BJ Meyerb Bedser14     
*CA Miltonc Sydenham b Lock86     
DG Hawkinsc Lock b Gibson9     
JB Mortimorest Swetman b Barrington14     
DA Allennot out30     
RJ Etheridgenot out22     
DR Smithdid not bat      
DG A'Courtdid not bat      
C Cookdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 15 lb, 1 nb)22
Total(6 wickets, 121 overs)311
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-39, 3-214, 4-242, 5-243, 6-275
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gibson15   3303--
Sydenham13   3240--
Lock33   10671--
Bedser23   7651--
Barrington26   5671--
Willett11   1360--

--> GAR Lock (1) passed 5500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 9
--> RB Nicholls (2) passed 6000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 50
--> EA Bedser reached 600 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Gloucestershire second innings