Result
1st Test, Johannesburg, Dec 24-29 1956, England tour of South Africa
268 & 150
(33.4 ov, target 204)
215 & 72
England won by 131 runs
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
PE Richardson lbw b Goddard117-52560-
TE Bailey c †Waite b Heine16-9710-
DCS Compton c Keith b Goddard5-3000-
PBH May (c)c Goddard b Adcock6-3700-
MC Cowdrey c Goddard b Heine59-21240-
DJ Insole c †Waite b van Ryneveld1-800-
TG Evans c Keith b Adcock20-5520-
FH Tyson  b Adcock22-10320-
JH Wardle not out6-1210-
JC Laker c Goddard b Adcock0-200-
JB Statham c †Waite b Goddard0-600-
Extras(b 4, lb 9, nb 3)16
TOTAL(118.5 Ov, RR: 1.69)268
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Trevor Bailey), 2-37 (Denis Compton), 3-48 (Peter May), 4-169 (Colin Cowdrey), 5-170 (Doug Insole), 6-205 (Godfrey Evans), 7-259 (Peter Richardson), 8-263 (Frank Tyson), 9-263 (Jim Laker), 10-268 (Brian Statham)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
PS Heine3158922.1500
NAT Adcock2063641.3500
TL Goddard28.595131.3300
JC Watkins1132301.5600
HJ Tayfield2043001.1200
CB van Ryneveld822312.1500
South Africa 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
AI Taylor st †Evans b Wardle12-10600-
TL Goddard c Cowdrey b Statham49-16050-
HJ Keith c Cowdrey b Bailey42-10650-
WR Endean c Cowdrey b Laker18-14210-
RA McLean lbw b Bailey021000.00
JC Watkins c Insole b Wardle9-4700-
CB van Ryneveld (c)c Bailey b Statham10-4210-
JHB Waite c †Evans b Bailey17-6320-
HJ Tayfield  b Wardle24-8230-
PS Heine not out13-4710-
NAT Adcock  b Statham17-2321-
Extras(b 1, lb 3)4
TOTAL(89.1 Ov, RR: 1.8)215
Fall of wickets: 1-54 (Scotch Taylor), 2-92 (Trevor Goddard), 3-112 (Headley Keith), 4-112 (Roy McLean), 5-126 (John Watkins), 6-141 (Russell Endean), 7-141 (Clive van Ryneveld), 8-176 (John Waite), 9-194 (Hugh Tayfield), 10-215 (Neil Adcock)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
JB Statham24.147132.2000
FH Tyson912201.8300
JH Wardle2045231.9500
JC Laker21103311.1700
TE Bailey1553331.6500
England 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
PE Richardson lbw b Adcock10-3310-
TE Bailey c Endean b Heine10-6910-
DCS Compton c & b Tayfield32-17040-
JH Wardle lbw b Heine032000.00
DJ Insole c †Waite b Goddard29-13420-
PBH May (c)c Endean b Heine14-5710-
MC Cowdrey c Goddard b Adcock6-6300-
TG Evans c Heine b Tayfield30-4621-
FH Tyson c Watkins b Adcock2-2300-
JC Laker not out3-1300-
JB Statham lbw b Tayfield2-600-
Extras(b 8, lb 1, nb 3)12
TOTAL(66.6 Ov, RR: 1.68)150
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Peter Richardson), 2-37 (Trevor Bailey), 3-37 (Johnny Wardle), 4-84 (Denis Compton), 5-100 (Doug Insole), 6-107 (Peter May), 7-126 (Colin Cowdrey), 8-145 (Frank Tyson), 9-147 (Godfrey Evans), 10-150 (Brian Statham)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
PS Heine1974131.6100
NAT Adcock1313331.9000
TL Goddard1471410.7500
JC Watkins301002.5000
HJ Tayfield17.654031.6900
South Africa 2nd Innings (target: 204 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
AI Taylor c Insole b Bailey6-4800-
TL Goddard c Insole b Bailey5-1710-
HJ Keith c †Evans b Bailey2-400-
JHB Waite  b Statham0-200-
WR Endean  b Statham3-3700-
RA McLean c Insole b Bailey6-4900-
JC Watkins  b Laker8-3810-
CB van Ryneveld (c)run out16-8510-
HJ Tayfield c †Evans b Bailey2-1700-
PS Heine run out17-5120-
NAT Adcock not out0-800-
Extras(b 2, lb 3, nb 2)7
TOTAL(33.4 Ov, RR: 1.61)72
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Trevor Goddard), 2-10 (Headley Keith), 3-11 (John Waite), 4-20 (Scotch Taylor), 5-25 (Russell Endean), 6-36 (Roy McLean), 7-40 (John Watkins), 8-44 (Hugh Tayfield), 9-71 (Peter Heine), 10-72 (Clive van Ryneveld)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
JB Statham1342221.2600
JH Wardle301804.5000
JC Laker21511.8700
TE Bailey15.462050.9600
MATCH DETAILS
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of South Africa
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 434
Season1956/57
Match days24,26,27,28,29 December 1956 (5-day match)
Test debut
Scotch Taylor
Umpires
Wilhelm Marais
James McMenamin
Balls per over8
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