Result
4th Test, Manchester, Jul 26-31 1956, Australia tour of England
459
(f/o)
84 & 205 (150.2 ov)
England won by an innings and 170 runs
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
PE Richardson c †Maddocks b Benaud104-222110-
MC Cowdrey c †Maddocks b Lindwall80-190110-
Rev.DS Sheppard  b Archer113-295141-
PBH May (c)c Archer b Benaud43-11160-
TE Bailey  b Johnson20-4320-
C Washbrook lbw b Johnson6-810-
ASM Oakman c Archer b Johnson10-1110-
TG Evans st †Maddocks b Johnson47-2952-
JC Laker run out3-1000-
GAR Lock not out25-4410-
JB Statham c †Maddocks b Lindwall0-400-
Extras(b 2, lb 5, w 1)8
TOTAL(158.3 Ov, RR: 2.89)459
Fall of wickets: 1-174 (Colin Cowdrey), 2-195 (Peter Richardson), 3-288 (Peter May), 4-321 (Trevor Bailey), 5-327 (Cyril Washbrook), 6-339 (Alan Oakman), 7-401 (Godfrey Evans), 8-417 (Jim Laker), 9-458 (David Sheppard), 10-459 (Brian Statham)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RR Lindwall21.366322.9300
KR Miller2164101.9500
RG Archer2267313.3100
IWG Johnson471015143.2100
R Benaud471712322.6100
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
CC McDonald c Lock b Laker32-8050-
JW Burke c Cowdrey b Lock22-10220-
RN Harvey  b Laker0-200-
ID Craig lbw b Laker8-2210-
KR Miller c Oakman b Laker6-1501-
KD Mackay c Oakman b Laker0-200-
RG Archer st †Evans b Laker6-1210-
R Benaud c Statham b Laker0-200-
RR Lindwall not out6-1410-
LV Maddocks  b Laker4-700-
IWG Johnson (c) b Laker0-200-
Extras0
TOTAL(40.4 Ov, RR: 2.06)84
Fall of wickets: 1-48 (Colin McDonald), 2-48 (Neil Harvey), 3-62 (Jim Burke), 4-62 (Ian Craig), 5-62 (Ken Mackay), 6-73 (Keith Miller), 7-73 (Richie Benaud), 8-78 (Ron Archer), 9-84 (Len Maddocks), 10-84 (Ian Johnson)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
JB Statham63601.0000
TE Bailey43401.0000
JC Laker16.443792.2200
GAR Lock1433712.6400
Australia 2nd Innings (following on)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
CC McDonald c Oakman b Laker89-337100-
JW Burke c Lock b Laker33-10540-
RN Harvey c Cowdrey b Laker0-100-
ID Craig lbw b Laker38-25950-
KD Mackay c Oakman b Laker0-600-
KR Miller  b Laker0-1500-
RG Archer c Oakman b Laker0-1000-
R Benaud  b Laker18-10530-
RR Lindwall c Lock b Laker8-4110-
IWG Johnson (c)not out1-2500-
LV Maddocks lbw b Laker2-600-
Extras(b 12, lb 4)16
TOTAL(150.2 Ov, RR: 1.36)205
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Neil Harvey), 2-55 (Jim Burke), 3-114 (Ian Craig), 4-124 (Ken Mackay), 5-130 (Keith Miller), 6-130 (Ron Archer), 7-181 (Colin McDonald), 8-198 (Richie Benaud), 9-203 (Ray Lindwall), 10-205 (Len Maddocks)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
JB Statham16101500.9300
TE Bailey2083101.5500
JC Laker51.22353101.0300
GAR Lock55306901.2500
ASM Oakman832102.6200
MATCH DETAILS
Old Trafford, Manchester
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of England
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 428
Season1956
Match days26,27,28,30,31 July 1956 (5-day match)
Umpires
Emrys Davies
Frank Lee
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 26 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 307/3 (DS Sheppard 59*, TE Bailey 14*)
Fri, 27 Jul - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 53/1 (JW Burke 33*, ID Craig 8*)
Sat, 28 Jul - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 59/2 (CC McDonald 15*, ID Craig 10*)
Sun, 29 Jul - rest day
Mon, 30 Jul - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 84/2 (CC McDonald 25*, ID Craig 24*)
Tue, 31 Jul - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 205 (150.2 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • Laker ended the Australian first innings with 7 wickets for 8 runs in 22 balls
  • CC McDonald (2) retired hurt on 11* from 28/0 to 55/2. (injured with a jarred knee)