Australia tour of England 1956

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Australians in England, 1956

The gradual decline in Australia's cricketing strength since the retirement of Sir Donald Bradman at the end of his triumphant tour of England in 1948 was not halted by the team of seventeen players led by Ian Johnson in 1956

Third Test Match

INDIA v AUSTRALIA 1956-57

The pitch took spin from the start and 35 of the 39 wickets fell to slow bowlers

Second Test Match

INDIA v AUSTRALIA 1956-57

Conditions favoured Australia throughout the five days

Statistics

The Ashes, 1956 (Australia in England Tests)

Australia tour of England, Apr-Sep 1956

Test matches

Richie Benaud takes a wonderful catch at gully to dismiss Colin Cowdrey
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Keith Miller sweeps behind the wicket
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Keith Miller on the attack
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Australian captain Ian Johnson and his team are welcomed on their arrival in Tilbury
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Tour Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 23-28, 1956
Match drawn
England v Australia at Manchester - Jul 26-31, 1956
England won by an innings and 170 runs
England v Australia at Leeds - Jul 12-17, 1956
England won by an innings and 42 runs
England v Australia at Lord's - Jun 21-26, 1956
Australia won by 185 runs
England v Australia at Nottingham - Jun 7-12, 1956
Match drawn
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