RESULT
4th Test, Manchester, July 26 - 31, 1956, Australia tour of England
(f/o) 84 & 205

England won by an innings and 170 runs

England 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings (Following on)
Match Flow
Info
England 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
c †Maddocks b Benaud104-222110-
c †Maddocks b Lindwall80-190110-
b Archer113-295141-
c Archer b Benaud43-11160-
b Johnson20-4320-
lbw b Johnson6-810-
c Archer b Johnson10-1110-
st †Maddocks b Johnson47-2952-
run out 3-1000-
not out 25-4410-
c †Maddocks b Lindwall0-400-
Extras(b 2, lb 5, w 1)8
TOTAL158.3 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
21.366322.93---00
2164101.95---00
2267313.31---00
471015143.21---00
471712322.61---00
Australia 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
c Lock b Laker32-8050-
c Cowdrey b Lock22-10220-
b Laker0-200-
lbw b Laker8-2210-
c Oakman b Laker6-1501-
c Oakman b Laker0-200-
st †Evans b Laker6-1210-
c Statham b Laker0-200-
not out 6-1410-
b Laker4-700-
b Laker0-200-
Extras0
TOTAL40.4 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
63601.00---00
43401.00---00
16.443792.22---00
1433712.64---00
Australia 2nd Innings (Following on) 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
c Oakman b Laker89-337100-
c Lock b Laker33-10540-
c Cowdrey b Laker0-100-
lbw b Laker38-25950-
c Oakman b Laker0-600-
b Laker0-1500-
c Oakman b Laker0-1000-
b Laker18-10530-
c Lock b Laker8-4110-
not out 1-2500-
lbw b Laker2-600-
Extras(b 12, lb 4)16
TOTAL150.2 Ov (RR: 1.36)205
Fall of wickets: 0-28 (Colin McDonald), 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, 8-198 (Richie Benaud), 9-203 (Ray Lindwall), 10-205 (Len Maddocks)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
16101500.93---00
2083101.55---00
51.22353101.03---00
55306901.25---00
832102.62---00
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CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 26 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 307/3 (David Sheppard 59*, Trevor Bailey 14*)
Fri, 27 Jul - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 53/1 (Jim Burke 33*, Ian Craig 8*)
Sat, 28 Jul - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 59/2 (Colin McDonald 15*, Ian Craig 10*)
Sun, 29 Jul - rest day
Mon, 30 Jul - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 84/2 (Colin McDonald 25*, Ian Craig 24*)
Tue, 31 Jul - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 205 (150.2 ov) - end of match
MATCH FLOW
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)
MATCH DETAILS
Old Trafford, Manchester
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series
Season1956
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 428
Match daysday (5-day match)
Umpires
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