Oxford University v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1956
VenueChrist Church Ground, Oxford on 30th, 31st May, 1st June 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to field
ResultAustralians won by 8 wickets
UmpiresJS Buller, D Hendren
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 108/5 (McDonald 64*, Benaud 0*)
Close of play day 2Oxford University (2) 158/7 (Eagar 41*, Bailey 0*)

Oxford University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SG Metcalfec and b Johnson40      
I Gibsonb Crawford8      
AC Waltonb Crawford18      
*MJK Smithc Langley b Johnson6      
GPS Delisleb Crawford4      
MA Eagarst Langley b Benaud35      
+MD Scottrun out9      
SVM Clubeb Benaud4      
JA Baileyb Johnson2      
JB Phillipsb Crawford25      
ESM Kentishnot out1      
Extras(1 lb, 4 nb)5
Total(all out, 74.4 overs)157
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-53, 3-63, 4-76, 5-77, 6-124, 7-128, 8-130, 9-143, 10-157 (74.4 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Miller5   1170--
Benaud22   10472--
Johnson27   8603--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Rutherfordc Smith b Kentish7      
CC McDonaldc Clube b Kentish112      
RN Harveyc and b Kentish4      
KD Mackayc Metcalfe b Kentish0      
KR Millerc and b Phillips0      
PJP Burgest Scott b Clube32      
R Benaudc Clube b Phillips23      
*IWG Johnsonb Clube0      
WPA Crawfordb Phillips4      
+GRA Langleyc Scott b Phillips41      
JW Wilsonnot out8      
Extras(2 b, 1 nb)3
Total(all out, 84.1 overs)234
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-21, 3-23, 4-34, 5-107, 6-146, 7-147, 8-156, 9-206, 10-234 (84.1 ov)
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kentish11   5234--
Bailey10   0320--
Gibson12   3360--
Clube25   2712--

Oxford University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SG Metcalfec Langley b Crawford64      
I Gibsonb Johnson7      
AC Waltonlbw b Johnson12      
*MJK Smithc Crawford b Wilson24      
GPS Delisleb Crawford3      
MA Eagarb Miller58      
+MD Scottlbw b Wilson1      
SVM Clubeb Miller2      
JA Baileyb Miller11      
JB Phillipslbw b Miller0      
ESM Kentishnot out5      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(all out, 85.4 overs)191
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-65, 3-106, 4-112, 5-113, 6-116, 7-158, 8-182, 9-183, 10-191 (85.4 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Crawford23   4432--
Johnson19   3542--
Wilson29   11602--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Rutherfordnot out67      
KD Mackayb Kentish7      
RN Harveyc Smith b Bailey31      
PJP Burgenot out5      
CC McDonalddid not bat      
KR Millerdid not bat      
R Benauddid not bat      
*IWG Johnsondid not bat      
WPA Crawforddid not bat      
+GRA Langleydid not bat      
JW Wilsondid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 1 nb)7
Total(2 wickets, 40.2 overs)117
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-100
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phillips6   2140--
Kentish10   2251--
Bailey13   4231--
Gibson2   0180--
Clube9   2260--

--> JB Phillips (1) passed his previous highest score of 20 in first-class matches
--> JW Rutherford (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3





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