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England v Australia
Australia in British Isles 1956 (4th Test)
VenueOld Trafford, Manchester on 26th, 27th, 28th, 30th, 31st July 1956 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by an innings and 170 runs
UmpiresDE Davies, FS Lee
Close of play day 1England (1) 307/3 (Sheppard 59*, Bailey 14*)
Close of play day 2Australia (2) 53/1 (Burke 33*, Craig 8*)
Close of play day 3Australia (2) 59/2 (McDonald 15*, Craig 10*)
Close of play day 4Australia (2) 84/2 (McDonald 25*, Craig 24*)

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PE Richardsonc Maddocks b Benaud104 22211- 
MC Cowdreyc Maddocks b Lindwall80 19011- 
DS Sheppardb Archer113 295141 
*PBH Mayc Archer b Benaud43 1116- 
TE Baileyb Johnson20 432- 
C Washbrooklbw b Johnson6 81- 
ASM Oakmanc Archer b Johnson10 111- 
+TG Evansst Maddocks b Johnson47 2952 
JC Lakerrun out3 10-- 
GAR Locknot out25 441- 
JB Stathamc Maddocks b Lindwall0 4-- 
Extras(2 b, 5 lb, 1 w)8
Total(all out, 158.3 overs)459
Fall of wickets:
1-174 (Cowdrey), 2-195 (Richardson), 3-288 (May), 4-321 (Bailey), 5-327 (Washbrook), 6-339 (Oakman), 7-401 (Evans), 8-417 (Laker), 9-458 (Sheppard), 10-459 (Statham, 158.3 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lindwall21.36632--
Miller21   6410--
Archer22   6731--
Johnson47   1015141-
Benaud47   171232--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McDonaldc Lock b Laker32 805- 
JW Burkec Cowdrey b Lock22 1022- 
RN Harveyb Laker0 2-- 
ID Craiglbw b Laker8 221- 
KR Millerc Oakman b Laker6 15-1 
KD Mackayc Oakman b Laker0 2-- 
RG Archerst Evans b Laker6 121- 
R Benaudc Statham b Laker0 2-- 
RR Lindwallnot out6 141- 
+LV Maddocksb Laker4 7-- 
*IWG Johnsonb Laker0 2-- 
Extras0
Total(all out, 40.4 overs)84
Fall of wickets:
1-48 (McDonald), 2-48 (Harvey), 3-62 (Burke), 4-62 (Craig), 5-62 (Mackay), 6-73 (Miller), 7-73 (Benaud), 8-78 (Archer), 9-84 (Maddocks), 10-84 (Johnson, 40.4 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham6   360--
Bailey4   340--
Laker16.44379--
Lock14   3371--

Australia second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McDonaldc Oakman b Laker89 33710- 
JW Burkec Lock b Laker33 1054- 
RN Harveyc Cowdrey b Laker0 1-- 
ID Craiglbw b Laker38 2595- 
KD Mackayc Oakman b Laker0 6-- 
KR Millerb Laker0 15-- 
RG Archerc Oakman b Laker0 10-- 
R Benaudb Laker18 1053- 
RR Lindwallc Lock b Laker8 411- 
*IWG Johnsonnot out1 25-- 
+LV Maddockslbw b Laker2 6-- 
Extras(12 b, 4 lb)16
Total(all out, 150.2 overs)205
Fall of wickets:
1-28 (Harvey), 2-55 (Burke), 3-114 (Craig), 4-124 (Mackay), 5-130 (Miller), 6-130 (Archer), 7-181 (McDonald), 8-198 (Benaud), 9-203 (Lindwall), 10-205 (Maddocks)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham16   10150--
Bailey20   8310--
Laker51.2235310--
Lock55   30690--
Oakman8   3210--

Notes
--> PE Richardson (1) passed his previous highest score of 81 in Test matches
--> GAR Lock (1) passed his previous highest score of 21 in Test matches
--> IWG Johnson reached 100 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed C Washbrook, his 2nd wicket in the England first innings
--> JC Laker achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed LV Maddocks in the Australia first innings (previous best was 7-103)
--> JC Laker achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Australia second innings (previous best was 10-88)
--> JC Laker achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed LV Maddocks in the Australia second innings (previous best was 9-37)
--> JC Laker completed 7 wickets in 22 balls for England
--> CC McDonald retired hurt in the Australia second innings having scored 11 (team score 28/0) - he returned when the score was 55/2 (injured with a jarred knee)

Laker ended the Australian first innings with 7 wickets for 8 runs in 22 balls

 

 

 

 

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