Kent v Sussex
County Championship 1956
VenueThe Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells on 23rd, 25th, 26th June 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
PointsKent 0; Sussex 4
UmpiresLH Gray, FW Shipston
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 82/0 (Smith 34*, Oakman 47*)
Close of play day 2Kent (2) 110/3 (Phebey 45*, Ufton 0*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RC Wilsonrun out21      
AH Phebeyb Thomson7      
AC Shirreffb Stripp11      
AE Faggc Foreman b Thomson9      
AL Dixonb Thomson88      
SE Learylbw b Thomson56      
+DG Uftonnot out20      
F Ridgwayc Lawrence b James5      
*DVP Wrightb Thomson6      
DJ Halfyardc Stripp b Thomson8      
JCT Pageb James2      
Extras(17 b, 4 nb)21
Total(all out, 96 overs)254
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-44, 3-49, 4-74, 5-201, 6-210, 7-229, 8-242, 9-250, 10-254 (96 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson26   4536--
James30   15452--
Stripp10   0321--
Smith18   2580--
Marlar10   1340--
Parks2   0110--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DV Smithc Ufton b Wright38      
ASM Oakmanb Ridgway142      
DJ Foremanb Wright0      
JM Parksc Ufton b Halfyard33      
AAK Lawrencec Shirreff b Halfyard5      
KG Suttlec Ufton b Wright1      
DA Strippc Ufton b Halfyard11      
NI Thomsonlbw b Ridgway6      
+DW Manvillerun out8      
*RG Marlarb Halfyard20      
AE Jamesnot out0      
Extras(4 lb, 4 nb)8
Total(all out, 79.2 overs)272
Fall of wickets:
1-105, 2-105, 3-176, 4-187, 5-193, 6-217, 7-230, 8-244, 9-270, 10-272 (79.2 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway20   5662--
Shirreff19   3510--
Page3   0180--
Wright17   5563--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Phebeynot out87      
AC Shirreffb James0      
SE Learyb Smith26      
AL Dixonc and b Oakman25      
+DG Uftonc Lawrence b Marlar30      
AE Faggb Thomson24      
RC Wilsonrun out1      
F Ridgwaynot out13      
*DVP Wrightdid not bat      
DJ Halfyarddid not bat      
JCT Pagedid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(6 wickets, declared, 90 overs)216
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-54, 3-81, 4-147, 5-188, 6-196
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson20   5431--
James18   4431--
Stripp3   0130--
Smith13   3331--
Marlar16   5361--
Oakman20   10381--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DV Smithlbw b Ridgway30      
ASM Oakmanc Fagg b Halfyard4      
DJ Foremanc Ufton b Ridgway1      
JM Parksnot out40      
AAK Lawrencenot out9      
KG Suttledid not bat      
DA Strippdid not bat      
NI Thomsondid not bat      
+DW Manvilledid not bat      
*RG Marlardid not bat      
AE Jamesdid not bat      
Extras(6 lb)6
Total(3 wickets, 27 overs)90
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-9, 3-64
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway11   1332--
Halfyard7   0371--
Page3   160--
Wright6   380--

--> DV Smith (1) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> ASM Oakman (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 112
--> AE Fagg (2) passed 26500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 20
--> DG Ufton (2) passed 2000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 22
--> F Ridgway (2) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> NI Thomson reached 400 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Kent first innings





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