result
5th Test, The Oval, Aug 23 - 28 1956, Australia tour of England
247 & 182/3d
(38.1 ov, target 228)202 & 27/5
Match drawn
England 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Peter Richardson c †Langley b Miller37-11030-
Colin Cowdrey c †Langley b Lindwall0-300-
David Sheppard c Archer b Miller24-7800-
Peter May (c)not out 83-28690-
Denis Compton c Davidson b Archer94-21070-
Tony Lock c †Langley b Archer0-200-
Cyril Washbrook lbw b Archer0-600-
Godfrey Evans lbw b Miller0-500-
Jim Laker c Archer b Miller4-1900-
Frank Tyson c Davidson b Archer3-1300-
Brian 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
Ray Lindwall1853612.00---00
Keith Miller4079142.27---00
Alan Davidson511603.20---00
Ron Archer28.275351.87---00
Ian Johnson922803.11---00
Richie Benaud922102.33---00
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Colin McDonald c Lock b Tyson3-800-
Jim Burke  b Laker8-2820-
Neil Harvey c May b Lock39-15620-
Ian Craig c Statham b Lock2-800-
Ian Johnson (c) b Laker12-4210-
Alan Davidson c May b Laker8-2020-
Keith Miller c Washbrook b Statham61-21722-
Ron Archer c Tyson b Laker9-1701-
Richie Benaud  b Statham32-3960-
Ray Lindwall not out 22-10030-
Gil 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
Brian Statham2183331.57---00
Frank Tyson1453412.42---00
Jim Laker32128042.50---00
Tony Lock25104921.96---00
England 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Peter Richardson c †Langley b Lindwall34-11440-
Colin Cowdrey c Benaud b Davidson8-3010-
David Sheppard c Archer b Miller62-9890-
Peter May (c)not out 37-9330-
Denis Compton not out 35-7540-
Extras(b 3, lb 3)6
TOTAL(61 Ov, RR: 2.98)182/3d
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Colin Cowdrey), 2-100 (Peter Richardson), 3-108 (David Sheppard)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ray Lindwall1232912.41---00
Keith Miller2235612.54---00
Alan Davidson501813.60---00
Ron Archer1334203.23---00
Ian Johnson41701.75---00
Richie Benaud1010010.00---00
Jim Burke421403.50---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS (target: 228 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Colin McDonald lbw b Statham0-300-
Jim Burke lbw b Laker1-4300-
Neil Harvey c May b Lock1-2000-
Ian Craig c Lock b Laker7-3610-
Keith Miller not out 7-6610-
Ian Johnson (c)c Lock b Laker10-4310-
Richie Benaud not out 0-100-
Extras(b 1)1
TOTAL(38.1 Ov, RR: 0.70)27/5
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Colin McDonald), 2-1 (Neil Harvey), 3-5 (Jim Burke), 4-10 (Ian Craig), 5-27 (Ian Johnson)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brian Statham21110.50---00
Jim Laker1814830.44---00
Tony Lock18.1111710.93---00
MATCH DETAILS
Kennington Oval, London
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of England
Season1956
Series resultEngland won the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 429
Match daysday (5-day match)
Umpires
England Image
Dai Davies
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Tom Bartley
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 23 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 223/7 (Peter May 67*, Jim Laker 0*)
Fri, 24 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 198/8 (Keith Miller 57*, Ray Lindwall 22*)
Sat, 25 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 76/1 (Peter Richardson 28*, David 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
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