result
1st Test, Johannesburg, Dec 24 - 29 1956, England tour of South Africa
268 & 150
(target 204)215 & 72
England won by 131 runs
England 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Peter Richardson lbw b Goddard117-52560-
Trevor Bailey c †Waite b Heine16-9710-
Denis Compton c Keith b Goddard5-3000-
Peter May (c)c Goddard b Adcock6-3700-
Colin Cowdrey c Goddard b Heine59-21240-
Doug Insole c †Waite b van Ryneveld1-800-
Godfrey Evans c Keith b Adcock20-5520-
Frank Tyson  b Adcock22-10320-
Johnny Wardle not out 6-1210-
Jim Laker c Goddard b Adcock0-200-
Brian Statham c †Waite b Goddard0-600-
Extras(b 4, lb 9, nb 3)16
TOTAL(118.5 Ov, RR: 1.69)268
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Trevor Bailey), 2-37 (Denis Compton), 3-48 (Peter May), 4-169 (Colin Cowdrey), 5-170 (Doug Insole), 6-205 (Godfrey Evans), 7-259 (Peter Richardson), 8-263 (Frank Tyson), 9-263 (Jim Laker), 10-268 (Brian Statham)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Peter Heine3158922.15---00
Neil Adcock2063641.35---00
Trevor Goddard28.595131.33---00
John Watkins1132301.56---00
Hugh Tayfield2043001.12---00
Clive van Ryneveld822312.15---00
South Africa 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Scotch Taylor st †Evans b Wardle12-10600-
Trevor Goddard c Cowdrey b Statham49-16050-
Headley Keith c Cowdrey b Bailey42-10650-
Russell Endean c Cowdrey b Laker18-14210-
Roy McLean lbw b Bailey021000.00
John Watkins c Insole b Wardle9-4700-
Clive van Ryneveld (c)c Bailey b Statham10-4210-
John Waite c †Evans b Bailey17-6320-
Hugh Tayfield  b Wardle24-8230-
Peter Heine not out 13-4710-
Neil Adcock  b Statham17-2321-
Extras(b 1, lb 3)4
TOTAL(89.1 Ov, RR: 1.80)215
Fall of wickets: 1-54 (Scotch Taylor), 2-92 (Trevor Goddard), 3-112 (Headley Keith), 4-112 (Roy McLean), 5-126 (John Watkins), 6-141 (Russell Endean), 7-141 (Clive van Ryneveld), 8-176 (John Waite), 9-194 (Hugh Tayfield), 10-215 (Neil Adcock)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brian Statham24.147132.20---00
Frank Tyson912201.83---00
Johnny Wardle2045231.95---00
Jim Laker21103311.17---00
Trevor Bailey1553331.65---00
England 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Peter Richardson lbw b Adcock10-3310-
Trevor Bailey c Endean b Heine10-6910-
Denis Compton c & b Tayfield32-17040-
Johnny Wardle lbw b Heine032000.00
Doug Insole c †Waite b Goddard29-13420-
Peter May (c)c Endean b Heine14-5710-
Colin Cowdrey c Goddard b Adcock6-6300-
Godfrey Evans c Heine b Tayfield30-4621-
Frank Tyson c Watkins b Adcock2-2300-
Jim Laker not out 3-1300-
Brian Statham lbw b Tayfield2-600-
Extras(b 8, lb 1, nb 3)12
TOTAL(66.6 Ov, RR: 1.68)150
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Peter Richardson), 2-37 (Trevor Bailey), 3-37 (Johnny Wardle), 4-84 (Denis Compton), 5-100 (Doug Insole), 6-107 (Peter May), 7-126 (Colin Cowdrey), 8-145 (Frank Tyson), 9-147 (Godfrey Evans), 10-150 (Brian Statham)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Peter Heine1974131.61---00
Neil Adcock1313331.90---00
Trevor Goddard1471410.75---00
John Watkins301002.50---00
Hugh Tayfield17.654031.69---00
South Africa 2nd INNINGS (target: 204 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Scotch Taylor c Insole b Bailey6-4800-
Trevor Goddard c Insole b Bailey5-1710-
Headley Keith c †Evans b Bailey2-400-
John Waite  b Statham0-200-
Russell Endean  b Statham3-3700-
Roy McLean c Insole b Bailey6-4900-
John Watkins  b Laker8-3810-
Clive van Ryneveld (c)run out 16-8510-
Hugh Tayfield c †Evans b Bailey2-1700-
Peter Heine run out 17-5120-
Neil Adcock not out 0-800-
Extras(b 2, lb 3, nb 2)7
TOTAL(33.4 Ov, RR: 1.61)72
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Trevor Goddard), 2-10 (Headley Keith), 3-11 (John Waite), 4-20 (Scotch Taylor), 5-25 (Russell Endean), 6-36 (Roy McLean), 7-40 (John Watkins), 8-44 (Hugh Tayfield), 9-71 (Peter Heine), 10-72 (Clive van Ryneveld)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brian Statham1342221.26---00
Johnny Wardle301804.50---00
Jim Laker21511.87---00
Trevor Bailey15.462050.96---00
MATCH DETAILS
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of South Africa
Season1956/57
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 434
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Scotch Taylor
Scotch Taylor
Umpires
South Africa Image
James McMenamin
South Africa Image
Wilhelm Marais
Balls per over8
CLOSE OF PLAY
Mon, 24 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 157/3 (Peter Richardson 69*, Colin Cowdrey 51*)
Tue, 25 Dec - rest day
Wed, 26 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 91/1 (Trevor Goddard 49*, Headley Keith 29*)
Thu, 27 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 42/3 (Denis Compton 17*, Doug Insole 0*)
Fri, 28 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 40/7 (Clive van Ryneveld 4*)
Sat, 29 Dec - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 72 (33.4 ov) - end of match