Australia tour of England, 3rd Test: England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 12-17, 1956
The Ashes - 3rd Test
England won by an innings and 42 runs
Played at Headingley, Leeds
12,13,14,16,17 July 1956 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
PE Richardson c †Maddocks b Archer 5 65 0 0
MC Cowdrey c †Maddocks b Archer 0 14 0 0
ASM Oakman b Archer 4 21 0 0
PBH May* c Lindwall b Johnson 101 317 12 0
C Washbrook lbw b Benaud 98 328 13 0
GAR Lock c Miller b Benaud 21 62 3 0
DJ Insole c Mackay b Benaud 5 43 1 0
TE Bailey not out 33 129 3 0
TG Evans b Lindwall 40 67 5 0
JC Laker b Lindwall 5 29 0 0
FS Trueman c & b Lindwall 0 8 0 0
Extras (b 4, lb 9) 13
  Total (all out; 167.4 overs) 325 (1.93 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 33.4 11 67 3 1.99
  RG Archer 50 24 68 3 1.36
  KD Mackay 13 3 29 0 2.23
  R Benaud 42 9 89 3 2.11
  IWG Johnson 29 8 59 1 2.03
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
CC McDonald c †Evans b Trueman 2 2 0 0
JW Burke lbw b Lock 41 102 5 0
RN Harvey c Trueman b Lock 11 59 1 0
PJP Burge lbw b Laker 2 27 0 0
KD Mackay c Bailey b Laker 2 27 0 0
KR Miller b Laker 41 130 4 1
RG Archer b Laker 4 6 1 0
R Benaud c Oakman b Laker 30 91 6 0
LV Maddocks c Trueman b Lock 0 6 0 0
IWG Johnson* c Richardson b Lock 0 6 0 0
RR Lindwall not out 0 3 0 0
Extras (b 4, lb 6) 10
  Total (all out; 71.1 overs) 143 (2.00 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FS Trueman 8 2 19 1 2.37
  TE Bailey 7 2 15 0 2.14
  JC Laker 29 10 58 5 2.00
  GAR Lock 27.1 11 41 4 1.50
  Australia 2nd innings (following on) R M 4s 6s
CC McDonald b Trueman 6 20 0 0
JW Burke b Laker 16 79 1 0
RN Harvey c & b Lock 69 270 4 0
KR Miller c Trueman b Laker 26 146 1 2
PJP Burge lbw b Laker 5 22 1 0
R Benaud b Laker 1 17 0 0
IWG Johnson* c Oakman b Laker 3 13 0 0
KD Mackay b Laker 2 21 0 0
RG Archer c Washbrook b Lock 1 7 0 0
LV Maddocks lbw b Lock 0 8 0 0
RR Lindwall not out 0 2 0 0
Extras (b 7, lb 4) 11
  Total (all out; 99.3 overs) 140 (1.40 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FS Trueman 11 3 21 1 1.90
  TE Bailey 7 2 13 0 1.85
  JC Laker 41.3 21 55 6 1.32
  GAR Lock 40 23 40 3 1.00

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - 5-match series level 1-1
Test debut - ASM Oakman (England)
Umpires - JS Buller and D Davies
Close of play
  • Thu, 12 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 204/4 (C Washbrook 90*, GAR Lock 0*)
  • Fri, 13 Jul - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 81/6 (KR Miller 8*, R Benaud 8*)
  • Sat, 14 Jul - day 3 - no play
  • Sun, 15 Jul - rest day
  • Mon, 16 Jul - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 93/2 (RN Harvey 40*, KR Miller 24*)
  • Tue, 17 Jul - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 140 (99.3 ov) - end of match
 
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