Gloucestershire v Surrey
County Championship 1956
VenueWagon Works Ground, Gloucester on 26th, 28th, 29th May 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSurrey won the toss and decided to field
ResultGloucestershire won by 10 runs
PointsGloucestershire 12; Surrey 4
UmpiresHG Baldwin, FW Shipston
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 191 all out
Close of play day 2Surrey (2) 14/0 (Fletcher 7*, Clark 7*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GM Emmettb AV Bedser0      
W Knightley-Smithc Surridge b Laker13      
RB Nichollsc Lock b Surridge0      
JF Crappc Surridge b Lock9      
DG Hawkinsc Fletcher b Lock7      
JB Mortimoreb Laker5      
GEE Lambertc AV Bedser b Lock5      
DR Smithc Lock b Laker2      
+P Rochfordlbw b Lock4      
C Cooknot out0      
BD Wellsc Swetman b Laker1      
Extras(2 b, 4 lb)6
Total(all out, 32.1 overs)52
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-1, 3-15, 4-27, 5-31, 6-37, 7-41, 8-49, 9-51, 10-52 (32.1 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser5   181--
Surridge3   121--
Lock13   5164--

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DGW Fletcherb Mortimore7      
TH Clarkb Cook40      
B Constablec Emmett b Cook25      
PBH Mayb Cook8      
REC Prattc Nicholls b Wells10      
EA Bedserc Wells b Mortimore51      
+R Swetmanb Wells7      
JC Lakerlbw b Wells16      
*WS Surridgeb Mortimore5      
GAR Lockst Rochford b Mortimore8      
AV Bedsernot out4      
Extras(9 b, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 116 overs)191
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-65, 3-83, 4-96, 5-98, 6-121, 7-149, 8-160, 9-183, 10-191 (116 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert1   030--
Smith2   130--
Wells42   17553--
Cook39   22403--
Mortimore31   5794--
Hawkins1   010--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GM Emmettc Surridge b Laker51      
W Knightley-Smithc Pratt b Laker14      
RB Nichollsc Lock b AV Bedser62      
JF Crappc Pratt b Lock94      
DG Hawkinsc AV Bedser b Lock24      
JB Mortimorec Surridge b EA Bedser8      
GEE Lambertb EA Bedser2      
DR Smithc and b EA Bedser2      
+P Rochfordc Surridge b Lock0      
C Cooknot out2      
BD Wellsb AV Bedser5      
Extras(17 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)24
Total(all out, 130.5 overs)288
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-104, 3-174, 4-225, 5-256, 6-258, 7-262, 8-269, 9-282, 10-288 (130.5 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser19.55422--
Surridge19   5430--
Lock40   15753--
Laker33   10702--
EA Bedser19   6343--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DGW Fletcherb Wells16      
TH Clarkc Nicholls b Mortimore35      
B Constablelbw b Cook5      
PBH Mayb Mortimore34      
REC Prattc Emmett b Cook0      
*WS Surridgelbw b Cook0      
EA Bedserc Smith b Cook16      
+R Swetmanlbw b Mortimore18      
JC Lakerc Crapp b Mortimore0      
GAR Lockc and b Mortimore13      
AV Bedsernot out0      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(all out, 106.3 overs)139
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-48, 3-67, 4-83, 5-83, 6-107, 7-107, 8-108, 9-138, 10-139 (106.3 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert5   280--
Smith2   130--
Wells28   12491--
Cook46   15544--

--> DR Smith made his debut in County Championship matches
--> PBH May (2) passed 15000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 24
--> BD Wells reached 300 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Surrey first innings





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