Australia tour of England, 1956 / Scorecard

The Ashes - 5th Test

England v Australia

Match drawn

England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
PE Richardson c †Langley b Miller 37 110 3 0
MC Cowdrey c †Langley b Lindwall 0 3 0 0
Rev.DS Sheppard c Archer b Miller 24 78 0 0
PBH May* not out 83 286 9 0
DCS Compton c Davidson b Archer 94 210 7 0
GAR Lock c †Langley b Archer 0 2 0 0
C Washbrook lbw b Archer 0 6 0 0
TG Evans lbw b Miller 0 5 0 0
JC Laker c Archer b Miller 4 19 0 0
FH Tyson c Davidson b Archer 3 13 0 0
JB Statham b Archer 0 3 0 0
Extras (w 2) 2
Total (all out; 109.2 overs) 247 (2.25 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-1 (Cowdrey), 2-53 (Sheppard), 3-66 (Richardson), 4-222 (Compton), 5-222 (Lock), 6-222 (Washbrook), 7-223 (Evans), 8-231 (Laker), 9-243 (Tyson), 10-247 (Statham)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RR Lindwall 18 5 36 1 2.00
KR Miller 40 7 91 4 2.27
AK Davidson 5 1 16 0 3.20
RG Archer 28.2 7 53 5 1.87
IWG Johnson 9 2 28 0 3.11
R Benaud 9 2 21 0 2.33
Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
CC McDonald c Lock b Tyson 3 8 0 0
JW Burke b Laker 8 28 2 0
RN Harvey c May b Lock 39 156 2 0
ID Craig c Statham b Lock 2 8 0 0
IWG Johnson* b Laker 12 42 1 0
AK Davidson c May b Laker 8 20 2 0
KR Miller c Washbrook b Statham 61 217 2 2
RG Archer c Tyson b Laker 9 17 0 1
R Benaud b Statham 32 39 6 0
RR Lindwall not out 22 100 3 0
GRA Langley lbw b Statham 0 2 0 0
Extras (b 6) 6
Total (all out; 92 overs) 202 (2.19 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-3 (McDonald), 2-17 (Burke), 3-20 (Craig), 4-35 (Johnson), 5-47 (Davidson), 6-90 (Harvey), 7-111 (Archer), 8-154 (Benaud), 9-202 (Miller), 10-202 (Langley)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JB Statham 21 8 33 3 1.57
FH Tyson 14 5 34 1 2.42
JC Laker 32 12 80 4 2.50
GAR Lock 25 10 49 2 1.96
England 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
PE Richardson c †Langley b Lindwall 34 114 4 0
MC Cowdrey c Benaud b Davidson 8 30 1 0
Rev.DS Sheppard c Archer b Miller 62 98 9 0
PBH May* not out 37 93 3 0
DCS Compton not out 35 75 4 0
Extras (b 3, lb 3) 6
Total (3 wickets dec; 61 overs) 182 (2.98 runs per over)
Did not bat GAR Lock, C Washbrook, TG Evans, JC Laker, FH Tyson, JB Statham
Fall of wickets 1-17 (Cowdrey), 2-100 (Richardson), 3-108 (Sheppard)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RR Lindwall 12 3 29 1 2.41
KR Miller 22 3 56 1 2.54
AK Davidson 5 0 18 1 3.60
RG Archer 13 3 42 0 3.23
IWG Johnson 4 1 7 0 1.75
R Benaud 1 0 10 0 10.00
JW Burke 4 2 14 0 3.50
Australia 2nd innings (target: 228 runs) R M 4s 6s
CC McDonald lbw b Statham 0 3 0 0
JW Burke lbw b Laker 1 43 0 0
RN Harvey c May b Lock 1 20 0 0
ID Craig c Lock b Laker 7 36 1 0
KR Miller not out 7 66 1 0
IWG Johnson* c Lock b Laker 10 43 1 0
R Benaud not out 0 1 0 0
Extras (b 1) 1
Total (5 wickets; 38.1 overs) 27 (0.70 runs per over)
Did not bat AK Davidson, RG Archer, RR Lindwall, GRA Langley
Fall of wickets 1-0 (McDonald), 2-1 (Harvey), 3-5 (Burke), 4-10 (Craig), 5-27 (Johnson)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JB Statham 2 1 1 1 0.50
JC Laker 18 14 8 3 0.44
GAR Lock 18.1 11 17 1 0.93
Match details
Toss England, who chose to bat
Series England won the 5-match series 2-1
Umpires TJ Bartley and D Davies
Close of play
Thu, 23 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 223/7 (PBH May 67*, JC Laker 0*)
Fri, 24 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 198/8 (KR Miller 57*, RR Lindwall 22*)
Sat, 25 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 76/1 (PE Richardson 28*, Rev.DS Sheppard 40*)
Sun, 26 Aug - rest day
Mon, 27 Aug - day 4 - no play
Tue, 28 Aug - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 27/5 (38.1 ov) - end of match
 
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Match drawn
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