The Ashes - 1st Test

England v Australia

Match drawn

England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
PE Richardson c †Langley b Miller 81 275 6 0
MC Cowdrey c Miller b Davidson 25 70 3 0
TW Graveney c Archer b Johnson 8 28 1 0
PBH May* c †Langley b Miller 73 211 3 0
W Watson lbw b Archer 0 3 0 0
TE Bailey c Miller b Archer 14 68 1 0
TG Evans c †Langley b Miller 0 10 0 0
JC Laker not out 9 30 1 0
GAR Lock lbw b Miller 0 2 0 0
R Appleyard not out 1 5 0 0
Extras (b 5, lb 1) 6
Total (8 wickets dec; 103.4 overs) 217 (2.09 runs per over)
Did not bat AE Moss
Fall of wickets 1-53 (Cowdrey), 2-72 (Graveney), 3-180 (Richardson), 4-181 (Watson), 5-201 (May), 6-203 (Evans), 7-213 (Bailey), 8-214 (Lock)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RR Lindwall 15 4 43 0 2.86
KR Miller 33 5 69 4 2.09
AK Davidson 9.4 1 22 1 2.27
RG Archer 31 10 51 2 1.64
IWG Johnson 14 7 26 1 1.85
JW Burke 1 1 0 0 0.00
Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
CC McDonald lbw b Lock 1 37 0 0
JW Burke c Lock b Laker 11 42 1 0
RN Harvey lbw b Lock 64 205 8 0
PJP Burge c sub b Lock 7 34 1 0
KR Miller lbw b Laker 0 2 0 0
RG Archer c Lock b Appleyard 33 80 6 1
R Benaud b Appleyard 17 28 2 1
IWG Johnson* c Bailey b Laker 12 56 2 0
RR Lindwall c Bailey b Laker 0 11 0 0
GRA Langley not out 0 7 0 0
AK Davidson absent hurt -
Extras (lb 3) 3
Total (all out; 83.1 overs) 148 (1.77 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-10 (McDonald), 2-12 (Burke), 3-33 (Burge), 4-36 (Miller), 5-90 (Archer), 6-110 (Benaud), 7-148 (Harvey), 8-148 (Johnson), 9-148 (Lindwall)
Bowling O M R W Econ
AE Moss 4 3 1 0 0.25
TE Bailey 3 1 8 0 2.66
JC Laker 29.1 11 58 4 1.98
GAR Lock 36 16 61 3 1.69
R Appleyard 11 4 17 2 1.54
England 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
PE Richardson c †Langley b Archer 73 170 10 0
MC Cowdrey c †Langley b Miller 81 160 7 0
W Watson c †Langley b Miller 8 22 0 0
TW Graveney not out 10 20 0 0
TG Evans not out 8 7 1 0
Extras (b 4, lb 1, w 2, nb 1) 8
Total (3 wickets dec; 61 overs) 188 (3.08 runs per over)
Did not bat PBH May*, TE Bailey, JC Laker, GAR Lock, R Appleyard, AE Moss
Fall of wickets 1-151 (Cowdrey), 2-163 (Richardson), 3-178 (Watson)
Bowling O M R W Econ
KR Miller 19 2 58 2 3.05
RG Archer 9 0 46 1 5.11
IWG Johnson 12 2 29 0 2.41
JW Burke 3 1 6 0 2.00
R Benaud 18 4 41 0 2.27
Australia 2nd innings (target: 258 runs) R M 4s 6s
CC McDonald c Lock b Laker 6 33 0 0
JW Burke not out 58 240 7 0
RN Harvey b Lock 3 29 0 0
KR Miller lbw b Laker 4 46 0 0
PJP Burge not out 35 128 5 0
Extras (b 10, lb 3, nb 1) 14
Total (3 wickets; 86 overs) 120 (1.39 runs per over)
Did not bat RG Archer, R Benaud, IWG Johnson*, RR Lindwall, GRA Langley, AK Davidson
Fall of wickets 1-13 (McDonald), 2-18 (Harvey), 3-41 (Miller)
Bowling O M R W Econ
TE Bailey 9 3 16 0 1.77
JC Laker 30 19 29 2 0.96
GAR Lock 22 11 23 1 1.04
R Appleyard 19 6 32 0 1.68
TW Graveney 6 3 6 0 1.00
Match details
Toss England, who chose to bat
Series 5-match series level 0-0
Test debut PE Richardson (England)
Umpires TJ Bartley and JS Buller
Close of play
Thu, 7 Jun - day 1 - England 1st innings 134/2 (PE Richardson 65*, PBH May 31*)
Fri, 8 Jun - day 2 - no play
Sat, 9 Jun - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 19/2 (RN Harvey 5*, PJP Burge 2*)
Sun, 10 Jun - rest day
Mon, 11 Jun - day 4 - England 2nd innings 129/0 (PE Richardson 56*, MC Cowdrey 67*)
Tue, 12 Jun - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 120/3 (86 ov) - end of match
 
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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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