Result - England 2-1 (5)

Matches

1st Test: England v Australia at Nottingham - Jun 7-12, 1956

England 217/8d and 188/3d; Australia 148 and 120/3

Match drawn

2nd Test: England v Australia at Lord's - Jun 21-26, 1956

Australia 285 and 257; England 171 and 186

Australia won by 185 runs

3rd Test: England v Australia at Leeds - Jul 12-17, 1956

England 325; Australia 143 and 140 (f/o)

England won by an innings and 42 runs

4th Test: England v Australia at Manchester - Jul 26-31, 1956

England 459; Australia 84 and 205 (f/o)

England won by an innings and 170 runs

5th Test: England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 23-28, 1956

England 247 and 182/3d; Australia 202 and 27/5

Match drawn

News

England v Australia, fourth Test, Old Trafford, 1956

'You've got to get them when you can'

Photos

© PA Photos

Jim Laker walks back after taking all ten wickets

© PA Photos

Tony Lock catches Jim Burke for 33 off Jim Laker

Series 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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