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Leicestershire v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1956
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 5th, 7th, 8th May 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresFS Lee, A Skelding
ScorersFN Bloxsom (Leicestershire), N Gorman (Australians)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 275/7 (Gardner 9*, Walsh 4*)
Close of play day 2Australians (1) 295/4 (Miller 65*, Burge 19*)
PicturesAnother view of the crowd for the 1956 Australians match
 The crowd for the 1956 Australians match

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterb Archer38     
MR Hallamc Burge b Archer14     
J van Gelovenc Rutherford b Wilson43     
*CH Palmerb Archer34     
VE Jacksonlbw b Archer35     
GA Smithsonc Burge b Wilson60     
VS Mundenc Miller b Wilson33     
LR Gardnerlbw b Johnson17     
JE Walshst Langley b Johnson15     
+J Firthnot out0     
CT Spencerb Crawford3     
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 122.2 overs)298
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-95, 3-103, 4-137, 5-194, 6-255, 7-261, 8-294, 9-295, 10-298 (122.2 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Crawford25.23661--
Archer31   10734--
Johnson32   11652--
Rutherford5   1150--
Wilson25   11593--
Mackay4   1140--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Burkec Palmer b Spencer123     
JW Rutherfordb van Geloven13     
KD Mackayc van Geloven b Munden58     
RN Harveyc Firth b Jackson11     
KR Millernot out281     
PJP Burgec Jackson b Spencer99     
RG Archerc Walsh b Hallam88     
+GRA Langleynot out5     
*IWG Johnsondid not bat      
WPA Crawforddid not bat      
JW Wilsondid not bat      
Extras(13 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)16
Total(6 wickets, 197 overs)694
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-153, 3-175, 4-235, 5-465, 6-669
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer34   41302--
van Geloven31   71011--
Walsh22   0890--
Jackson31   16601--
Munden38   71191--
Palmer15   8270--
Lester20   01310--
Hallam6   0211--

Notes
--> J van Geloven (1) passed his previous highest score of 16 in first-class matches
--> VE Jackson (1) passed 14500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> LR Gardner (1) passed his previous highest score of 14 in first-class matches
--> KR Miller (1) passed his previous highest score of 262 in first-class matches
--> GRA Langley (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> J van Geloven made his debut for Leicestershire in first-class matches
--> PJP Burge made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> JW Rutherford made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> JW Wilson made his debut in England in first-class matches

 

 

 

 

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