4th Test, Manchester, Jul 26 - 31 1956, Australia tour of England
(150.2 ov)(f/o) 84 & 205
England won by an innings and 170 runs
England 1st INNINGS
Peter Richardson c †Maddocks b Benaud104-222110-
Colin Cowdrey c †Maddocks b Lindwall80-190110-
David Sheppard  b Archer113-295141-
Peter May (c)c Archer b Benaud43-11160-
Trevor Bailey  b Johnson20-4320-
Cyril Washbrook lbw b Johnson6-810-
Alan Oakman c Archer b Johnson10-1110-
Godfrey Evans st †Maddocks b Johnson47-2952-
Jim Laker run out 3-1000-
Tony Lock not out 25-4410-
Brian 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)
Ray Lindwall21.366322.93---00
Keith Miller2164101.95---00
Ron Archer2267313.31---00
Ian Johnson471015143.21---00
Richie Benaud471712322.61---00
Australia 1st INNINGS
Colin McDonald c Lock b Laker32-8050-
Jim Burke c Cowdrey b Lock22-10220-
Neil Harvey  b Laker0-200-
Ian Craig lbw b Laker8-2210-
Keith Miller c Oakman b Laker6-1501-
Ken Mackay c Oakman b Laker0-200-
Ron Archer st †Evans b Laker6-1210-
Richie Benaud c Statham b Laker0-200-
Ray Lindwall not out 6-1410-
Len Maddocks  b Laker4-700-
Ian Johnson (c) b Laker0-200-
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)
Brian Statham63601.00---00
Trevor Bailey43401.00---00
Jim Laker16.443792.22---00
Tony Lock1433712.64---00
Colin McDonald c Oakman b Laker89-337100-
Jim Burke c Lock b Laker33-10540-
Neil Harvey c Cowdrey b Laker0-100-
Ian Craig lbw b Laker38-25950-
Ken Mackay c Oakman b Laker0-600-
Keith Miller  b Laker0-1500-
Ron Archer c Oakman b Laker0-1000-
Richie Benaud  b Laker18-10530-
Ray Lindwall c Lock b Laker8-4110-
Ian Johnson (c)not out 1-2500-
Len Maddocks lbw b Laker2-600-
Extras(b 12, lb 4)16
TOTAL(150.2 Ov, RR: 1.36)205
Fall of wickets: 0-28, 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)
Brian Statham16101500.93---00
Trevor Bailey2083101.55---00
Jim Laker51.22353101.03---00
Tony Lock55306901.25---00
Alan Oakman832102.62---00
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
Match daysday (5-day match)
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Emrys Davies
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Frank Lee
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
  • 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)