England tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Dec 24-29, 1956
England won by 131 runs
24,26,27,28,29 December 1956 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
PE Richardson lbw b Goddard 117 525 6 0
TE Bailey c †Waite b Heine 16 97 1 0
DCS Compton c Keith b Goddard 5 30 0 0
PBH May* c Goddard b Adcock 6 37 0 0
MC Cowdrey c Goddard b Heine 59 212 4 0
DJ Insole c †Waite b van Ryneveld 1 8 0 0
TG Evans c Keith b Adcock 20 55 2 0
FH Tyson b Adcock 22 103 2 0
JH Wardle not out 6 12 1 0
JC Laker c Goddard b Adcock 0 2 0 0
JB Statham c †Waite b Goddard 0 6 0 0
Extras (b 4, lb 9, nb 3) 16
  Total (all out; 118.5 overs) 268 (1.69 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  PS Heine 31 5 89 2 2.15
  NAT Adcock 20 6 36 4 1.35
  TL Goddard 28.5 9 51 3 1.33
  JC Watkins 11 3 23 0 1.56
  HJ Tayfield 20 4 30 0 1.12
  CB van Ryneveld 8 2 23 1 2.15
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
AI Taylor st †Evans b Wardle 12 106 0 0
TL Goddard c Cowdrey b Statham 49 160 5 0
HJ Keith c Cowdrey b Bailey 42 106 5 0
WR Endean c Cowdrey b Laker 18 142 1 0
RA McLean lbw b Bailey 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
JC Watkins c Insole b Wardle 9 47 0 0
CB van Ryneveld* c Bailey b Statham 10 42 1 0
JHB Waite c †Evans b Bailey 17 63 2 0
HJ Tayfield b Wardle 24 82 3 0
PS Heine not out 13 47 1 0
NAT Adcock b Statham 17 23 2 1
Extras (b 1, lb 3) 4
  Total (all out; 89.1 overs) 215 (1.80 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JB Statham 24.1 4 71 3 2.20
  FH Tyson 9 1 22 0 1.83
  JH Wardle 20 4 52 3 1.95
  JC Laker 21 10 33 1 1.17
  TE Bailey 15 5 33 3 1.65
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
PE Richardson lbw b Adcock 10 33 1 0
TE Bailey c Endean b Heine 10 69 1 0
DCS Compton c & b Tayfield 32 170 4 0
JH Wardle lbw b Heine 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
DJ Insole c †Waite b Goddard 29 134 2 0
PBH May* c Endean b Heine 14 57 1 0
MC Cowdrey c Goddard b Adcock 6 63 0 0
TG Evans c Heine b Tayfield 30 46 2 1
FH Tyson c Watkins b Adcock 2 23 0 0
JC Laker not out 3 13 0 0
JB Statham lbw b Tayfield 2 6 0 0
Extras (b 8, lb 1, nb 3) 12
  Total (all out; 66.6 overs) 150 (1.68 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  PS Heine 19 7 41 3 1.61
  NAT Adcock 13 1 33 3 1.90
  TL Goddard 14 7 14 1 0.75
  JC Watkins 3 0 10 0 2.50
  HJ Tayfield 17.6 5 40 3 1.69
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 204 runs) R M 4s 6s
AI Taylor c Insole b Bailey 6 48 0 0
TL Goddard c Insole b Bailey 5 17 1 0
HJ Keith c †Evans b Bailey 2 4 0 0
JHB Waite b Statham 0 2 0 0
WR Endean b Statham 3 37 0 0
RA McLean c Insole b Bailey 6 49 0 0
JC Watkins b Laker 8 38 1 0
CB van Ryneveld* run out 16 85 1 0
HJ Tayfield c †Evans b Bailey 2 17 0 0
PS Heine run out 17 51 2 0
NAT Adcock not out 0 8 0 0
Extras (b 2, lb 3, nb 2) 7
  Total (all out; 33.4 overs) 72 (1.61 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JB Statham 13 4 22 2 1.26
  JH Wardle 3 0 18 0 4.50
  JC Laker 2 1 5 1 1.87
  TE Bailey 15.4 6 20 5 0.96

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debut - AI Taylor (South Africa)
Umpires - JH McMenamin and W Marais
Close of play
  • Mon, 24 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 157/3 (PE Richardson 69*, MC Cowdrey 51*)
  • Tue, 25 Dec - rest day
  • Wed, 26 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 91/1 (TL Goddard 49*, HJ Keith 29*)
  • Thu, 27 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 42/3 (DCS Compton 17*, DJ Insole 0*)
  • Fri, 28 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 40/7 (CB van Ryneveld 4*)
  • Sat, 29 Dec - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 72 (33.4 ov) - end of match
 
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