Result
5th Test, Australia tour of England at The Oval, Aug 23-28 1956
247 & 182/3d
38.1 ov, target 228
202 & 27/5
Match drawn
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
PE Richardson c †Langley b Miller37-11030-
MC Cowdrey c †Langley b Lindwall0-300-
Rev.DS Sheppard c Archer b Miller24-7800-
PBH May (c)not out83-28690-
DCS Compton c Davidson b Archer94-21070-
GAR Lock c †Langley b Archer0-200-
C Washbrook lbw b Archer0-600-
TG Evans lbw b Miller0-500-
JC Laker c Archer b Miller4-1900-
FH Tyson c Davidson b Archer3-1300-
JB Statham  b Archer0-300-
Extras(w 2)2
TOTAL(109.2 Ov, RR: 2.25)247
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Colin Cowdrey), 2-53 (David Sheppard), 3-66 (Peter Richardson), 4-222 (Denis Compton), 5-222 (Tony Lock), 6-222 (Cyril Washbrook), 7-223 (Godfrey Evans), 8-231 (Jim Laker), 9-243 (Frank Tyson), 10-247 (Brian Statham)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RR Lindwall1853612.0000
KR Miller4079142.2700
AK Davidson511603.2000
RG Archer28.275351.8700
IWG Johnson922803.1100
R Benaud922102.3300
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
CC McDonald c Lock b Tyson3-800-
JW Burke  b Laker8-2820-
RN Harvey c May b Lock39-15620-
ID Craig c Statham b Lock2-800-
IWG Johnson (c) b Laker12-4210-
AK Davidson c May b Laker8-2020-
KR Miller c Washbrook b Statham61-21722-
RG Archer c Tyson b Laker9-1701-
R Benaud  b Statham32-3960-
RR Lindwall not out22-10030-
GRA Langley lbw b Statham0-200-
Extras(b 6)6
TOTAL(92 Ov, RR: 2.19)202
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Colin McDonald), 2-17 (Jim Burke), 3-20 (Ian Craig), 4-35 (Ian Johnson), 5-47 (Alan Davidson), 6-90 (Neil Harvey), 7-111 (Ron Archer), 8-154 (Richie Benaud), 9-202 (Keith Miller), 10-202 (Gil Langley)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
JB Statham2183331.5700
FH Tyson1453412.4200
JC Laker32128042.5000
GAR Lock25104921.9600
England 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
PE Richardson c †Langley b Lindwall34-11440-
MC Cowdrey c Benaud b Davidson8-3010-
Rev.DS Sheppard c Archer b Miller62-9890-
PBH May (c)not out37-9330-
DCS Compton not out35-7540-
Extras(b 3, lb 3)6
TOTAL(61 Ov, RR: 2.98)182/3d
Did not bat: GAR Lock, C Washbrook, TG Evans, JC Laker, FH Tyson, JB Statham 
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Colin Cowdrey), 2-100 (Peter Richardson), 3-108 (David Sheppard)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RR Lindwall1232912.4100
KR Miller2235612.5400
AK Davidson501813.6000
RG Archer1334203.2300
IWG Johnson41701.7500
R Benaud1010010.0000
JW Burke421403.5000
Australia 2nd Innings (target: 228 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
CC McDonald lbw b Statham0-300-
JW Burke lbw b Laker1-4300-
RN Harvey c May b Lock1-2000-
ID Craig c Lock b Laker7-3610-
KR Miller not out7-6610-
IWG Johnson (c)c Lock b Laker10-4310-
R Benaud not out0-100-
Extras(b 1)1
TOTAL(38.1 Ov, RR: 0.7)27/5
Did not bat: AK Davidson, RG Archer, RR Lindwall, GRA Langley 
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Colin McDonald), 2-1 (Neil Harvey), 3-5 (Jim Burke), 4-10 (Ian Craig), 5-27 (Ian Johnson)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
JB Statham21110.5000
JC Laker1814830.4400
GAR Lock18.1111710.9300
MATCH DETAILS
Kennington Oval, London
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of England 1956
Series resultEngland won the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 429
Season1956
Match days23,24,25,27,28 August 1956 (5-day match)
Umpires
Dai Davies
Tom Bartley
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 23 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 223/7 (PBH May 67*, JC Laker 0*)
Fri, 24 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 198/8 (KR Miller 57*, RR Lindwall 22*)
Sat, 25 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 76/1 (PE Richardson 28*, DS Sheppard 40*)
Sun, 26 Aug - rest day
Mon, 27 Aug - day 4 - no play
Tue, 28 Aug - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 27/5 (38.1 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 5
  • day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 27/5 (38.1 ov) - end of match
Day 4
  • day 4 - no play
Day 3
  • day 3 - England 2nd innings 76/1 (PE Richardson 28*, DS Sheppard 40*)
Day 2
  • day 2 - Australia 1st innings 198/8 (KR Miller 57*, RR Lindwall 22*)
Day 1
  • day 1 - England 1st innings 223/7 (PBH May 67*, JC Laker 0*)
Day 0
  • rest day