Sussex v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1956
VenueThe Manor Sports Ground, Worthing on 30th, 31st May, 1st June 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by 152 runs
PointsSussex 0; Gloucestershire 12
UmpiresRSM Lay, AE Pothecary
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 17/0 (Smith 5*, Oakman 12*)
Close of play day 2Gloucestershire (2) 135/4 (Rochford 4*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TW Graveneyc and b Thomson38      
W Knightley-Smithc Semmence b Oakman23      
*GM Emmettlbw b Oakman105      
JF Crappc Potter b Marlar19      
CA Miltonc and b Marlar79      
JB Mortimorec and b Oakman9      
DR Smithb Marlar25      
+P Rochfordb Marlar3      
GJ Lakec Marlar b Oakman0      
BD Wellsc and b Marlar11      
C Cooknot out0      
Extras(8 b, 5 lb, 1 w)14
Total(all out, 104.2 overs)326
Fall of wickets:
1-54, 2-99, 3-180, 4-200, 5-226, 6-291, 7-301, 8-302, 9-319, 10-326 (104.2 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson18   2551--
James4   1130--
Smith14   3460--
Oakman36   51084--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DV Smithc Milton b Cook64      
ASM Oakmanc Emmett b Cook20      
DJ Semmencec Smith b Cook3      
JM Parksc and b Wells6      
G Potterc Milton b Wells8      
KG Suttlec Cook b Graveney54      
RH Willsonc Smith b Cook47      
NI Thomsonc Graveney b Cook7      
+RT Webblbw b Cook6      
*RG Marlarb Mortimore6      
AE Jamesnot out0      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(all out, 83.4 overs)227
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-60, 3-84, 4-105, 5-109, 6-183, 7-196, 8-221, 9-221, 10-227 (83.4 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lake4   190--
Smith2   0110--
Cook33   9826--
Wells27   12502--
Graveney2   0141--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TW Graveneyst Webb b Marlar60      
W Knightley-Smithc Semmence b Oakman10      
*GM Emmettlbw b Marlar55      
JF Crappc Oakman b Marlar2      
+P Rochfordlbw b Smith8      
CA Miltonc Webb b Smith0      
JB Mortimorec Oakman b Marlar3      
DR Smithb Smith11      
GJ Lakenot out10      
C Cookc Oakman b Marlar7      
BD Wellsc and b Marlar0      
Extras(15 b, 4 lb)19
Total(all out, 62.4 overs)185
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-118, 3-122, 4-135, 5-144, 6-147, 7-147, 8-178, 9-185, 10-185 (62.4 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson3   150--
Smith18   8263--
Oakman13   3491--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DV Smithst Rochford b Wells58      
ASM Oakmanb Wells12      
DJ Semmencec and b Wells1      
JM Parksnot out51      
G Potterc Emmett b Wells0      
KG Suttlec Crapp b Cook4      
RH Willsonc and b Cook0      
NI Thomsonc Emmett b Cook2      
+RT Webblbw b Wells0      
*RG Marlarlbw b Wells0      
AE Jamesc Smith b Wells4      
Total(all out, 46.4 overs)132
Fall of wickets:
1-57, 2-67, 3-75, 4-85, 5-106, 6-108, 7-126, 8-126, 9-126, 10-132 (46.4 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lake1   0110--
Smith1   040--
Cook22   8423--
Mortimore2   120--

--> CA Milton (1) passed 9000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 37
--> GJ Lake made his debut in County Championship matches
--> GJ Lake made his debut in first-class matches
--> RH Willson (1) passed his previous highest score of 34 in County Championship matches
--> RH Willson (1) passed his previous highest score of 34 in first-class matches
--> BD Wells reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Sussex first innings





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