Oxford University v Free Foresters
University Match 1956
VenueThe University Parks, Oxford on 19th, 21st, 22nd May 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultOxford University won by 93 runs
UmpiresD Hendren, AED Smith
Close of play day 1Free Foresters (1) 117/9 (Whitcombe 23*)
Close of play day 2Free Foresters (2) 33/0 (Brown 22*, Popplewell 11*)

Oxford University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
I Gibsonc Popplewell b Brown74     
JEW Kirbyc Wyatt b Brown28     
*AC Waltonc and b Whitcombe27     
JM Kumlebenc Fellows-Smith b Brown14     
MA Eagarc Ingleby-Mackenzie b Jowett23     
JD Curriec Jowett b Brown6     
+MD Scottc Powell b Brown1     
RW Wilsonc Paul b Brown9     
JA Baileyc and b Brown10     
JB Phillipsnot out10     
ESM Kentishc Fellows-Smith b Brown1     
Extras(7 b, 10 lb)17
Total(all out, 75.2 overs)220
Fall of wickets:
1-76, 2-139, 3-139, 4-164, 5-180, 6-183, 7-183, 8-199, 9-214, 10-220 (75.2 ov)
Free Foresters bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Whitcombe15   3441--
Fellows-Smith12   2300--
Jowett17   2561--
Paul4   2130--

Free Foresters first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MD Corkec Eagar b Phillips0     
OB Popplewellc Scott b Phillips2     
ACD Ingleby-Mackenzieb Kentish5     
RES Wyattc Eagar b Gibson34     
AL Dowdingc Scott b Bailey24     
NA Paulc Eagar b Gibson8     
JP Fellows-Smithb Bailey1     
FR Brownb Bailey5     
*PA Whitcombec Kirby b Phillips45     
+AG Powellc Currie b Gibson11     
DCPR Jowettnot out6     
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(all out, 41.3 overs)146
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-3, 3-7, 4-62, 5-71, 6-76, 7-82, 8-86, 9-117, 10-146 (41.3 ov)
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kentish5   0181--
Gibson13   2463--
Bailey14   2423--

Oxford University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
I Gibsonc Whitcombe b Wyatt28     
JEW Kirbyrun out17     
*AC Waltonc and b Paul45     
JM Kumlebenlbw b Brown0     
MA Eagarb Whitcombe125     
JD Currielbw b Brown15     
+MD Scottc Jowett b Wyatt14     
RW Wilsonnot out36     
JA Baileyb Whitcombe0     
JB Phillipsc Wyatt b Brown18     
ESM Kentishdid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 2 lb)10
Total(9 wickets, declared, 91.2 overs)308
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-48, 3-52, 4-135, 5-186, 6-226, 7-258, 8-258, 9-308 (91.2 ov)
Free Foresters bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Whitcombe21   4672--
Fellows-Smith7   2360--
Jowett10   3320--
Paul12   2421--
Wyatt17   7302--

Free Foresters second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FR Brownlbw b Kentish25     
OB Popplewellb Gibson33     
JP Fellows-Smithc Kirby b Kentish12     
AL Dowdingc Kirby b Gibson81     
ACD Ingleby-Mackenziec Currie b Wilson17     
RES Wyattb Gibson10     
*PA Whitcombec Scott b Gibson10     
MD Corkec Walton b Bailey53     
NA Paulb Bailey0     
+AG Powellnot out35     
DCPR Jowettc Scott b Bailey0     
Extras(8 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)13
Total(all out, 98.3 overs)289
Fall of wickets:
1-39, 2-55, 3-85, 4-131, 5-186, 6-189, 7-209, 8-220, 9-289, 10-289 (98.3 ov)
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phillips10   2280--
Kentish16   2522--
Gibson33   8794--
Wilson17   3621--

--> I Gibson (1) passed his previous highest score of 52 in first-class matches
--> JEW Kirby made his debut in first-class matches
--> AC Walton (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 26
--> RW Wilson made his debut in first-class matches
--> MA Eagar (2) passed his previous highest score of 80 in first-class matches
--> MD Corke (2) passed his previous highest score of 20 in first-class matches
--> FR Brown reached 1200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Oxford University first innings
--> I Gibson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Free Foresters first innings (previous best was 3-55)
--> RES Wyatt reached 900 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Oxford University second innings
--> I Gibson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Free Foresters second innings (previous best was 3-46)





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