Australia tour of England, 1956 / Scorecard

The Ashes - 4th Test

England v Australia

England won by an innings and 170 runs

England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
PE Richardson c †Maddocks b Benaud 104 222 11 0
MC Cowdrey c †Maddocks b Lindwall 80 190 11 0
Rev.DS Sheppard b Archer 113 295 14 1
PBH May* c Archer b Benaud 43 111 6 0
TE Bailey b Johnson 20 43 2 0
C Washbrook lbw b Johnson 6 8 1 0
ASM Oakman c Archer b Johnson 10 11 1 0
TG Evans st †Maddocks b Johnson 47 29 5 2
JC Laker run out 3 10 0 0
GAR Lock not out 25 44 1 0
JB Statham c †Maddocks b Lindwall 0 4 0 0
Extras (b 2, lb 5, w 1) 8
Total (all out; 158.3 overs) 459 (2.89 runs per over)
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)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RR Lindwall 21.3 6 63 2 2.93
KR Miller 21 6 41 0 1.95
RG Archer 22 6 73 1 3.31
IWG Johnson 47 10 151 4 3.21
R Benaud 47 17 123 2 2.61
Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
CC McDonald c Lock b Laker 32 80 5 0
JW Burke c Cowdrey b Lock 22 102 2 0
RN Harvey b Laker 0 2 0 0
ID Craig lbw b Laker 8 22 1 0
KR Miller c Oakman b Laker 6 15 0 1
KD Mackay c Oakman b Laker 0 2 0 0
RG Archer st †Evans b Laker 6 12 1 0
R Benaud c Statham b Laker 0 2 0 0
RR Lindwall not out 6 14 1 0
LV Maddocks b Laker 4 7 0 0
IWG Johnson* b Laker 0 2 0 0
Extras 0
Total (all out; 40.4 overs) 84 (2.06 runs per over)
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)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JB Statham 6 3 6 0 1.00
TE Bailey 4 3 4 0 1.00
JC Laker 16.4 4 37 9 2.22
GAR Lock 14 3 37 1 2.64
Australia 2nd innings (following on) R M 4s 6s
CC McDonald c Oakman b Laker 89 337 10 0
JW Burke c Lock b Laker 33 105 4 0
RN Harvey c Cowdrey b Laker 0 1 0 0
ID Craig lbw b Laker 38 259 5 0
KD Mackay c Oakman b Laker 0 6 0 0
KR Miller b Laker 0 15 0 0
RG Archer c Oakman b Laker 0 10 0 0
R Benaud b Laker 18 105 3 0
RR Lindwall c Lock b Laker 8 41 1 0
IWG Johnson* not out 1 25 0 0
LV Maddocks lbw b Laker 2 6 0 0
Extras (b 12, lb 4) 16
Total (all out; 150.2 overs) 205 (1.36 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 0-28* (McDonald, retired not out), 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)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JB Statham 16 10 15 0 0.93
TE Bailey 20 8 31 0 1.55
JC Laker 51.2 23 53 10 1.03
GAR Lock 55 30 69 0 1.25
ASM Oakman 8 3 21 0 2.62
Match details
Toss England, who chose to bat
Series England led the 5-match series 2-1
Umpires DE Davies and FS Lee
Close of play
Thu, 26 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 307/3 (Rev.DS Sheppard 59*, TE Bailey 14*)
Fri, 27 Jul - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 53/1 (JW Burke 33*, ID Craig 8*)
Sat, 28 Jul - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 59/2 (CC McDonald 15*, ID Craig 10*)
Sun, 29 Jul - rest day
Mon, 30 Jul - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 84/2 (CC McDonald 25*, ID Craig 24*)
Tue, 31 Jul - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 205 (150.2 ov) - end of match
Match notes
  • General
  • Laker ended the Australian first innings with 7 wickets for 8 runs in 22 balls
  • CC McDonald (2) retired hurt on 11* from 28/0 to 55/2. (injured with a jarred knee)
 
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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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Jul 31, 1956

Jim Laker walks back after taking all ten wickets, England v Australia, 4th Test, Old Trafford, 5th day, July 31, 1956

Jim Laker walks back after taking all ten wickets

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Jul 31, 1956

Tony Lock catches Jim Burke for 33 off Jim Laker, England v Australia, 4th Test, Old Trafford, 5th day, July 31, 1956

Tony Lock catches Jim Burke for 33 off Jim Laker

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