Australia tour of England, 5th Test: England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 23-28, 1956
The Ashes - 5th Test
Match drawn
23,24,25,27,28 August 1956 (5-day match)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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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