Surrey v Kent
County Championship 1956
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 30th June, 2nd July 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultSurrey won by 8 wickets
PointsSurrey 12; Kent 0
UmpiresWFF Price, EA Roberts
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 103/4 (May 39*, Willett 3*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MC Cowdreyc Swetman b Surridge15      
AH Phebeyc Swetman b Lock31      
RC Wilsonb Laker12      
+TG Evansc and b Lock38      
AE Faggc Lock b Loader27      
AL Dixonlbw b Lock0      
DG Uftonb Loader1      
F Ridgwayc Barrington b Lock2      
DJ Halfyardc Laker b Loader2      
*DVP Wrightnot out6      
JCT Pageb Lock6      
Extras(4 lb, 4 nb)8
Total(all out, 57.2 overs)148
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-55, 3-67, 4-130, 5-131, 6-132, 7-132, 8-136, 9-136, 10-148 (57.2 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Loader17   4343--
Surridge7   0291--
Laker11   2391--
Bedser1   020--

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Stewartc Wilson b Page38      
REC Prattb Page8      
KF Barringtonc Ridgway b Page2      
PBH Mayb Ridgway107      
EA Bedserc Cowdrey b Page11      
MD Willettc Ridgway b Wright4      
+R Swetmanc Dixon b Halfyard23      
JC Lakerb Halfyard12      
*WS Surridgec Dixon b Halfyard7      
GAR Lockc Wilson b Ridgway6      
PJ Loadernot out3      
Extras(3 b, 2 lb)5
Total(all out, 93.4 overs)226
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-38, 3-63, 4-85, 5-118, 6-187, 7-205, 8-215, 9-222, 10-226 (93.4 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway20   4532--
Page34   10664--
Wright27   6651--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MC Cowdreyc Lock b Laker10      
AH Phebeyc Lock b Laker17      
RC Wilsonc Swetman b Laker7      
+TG Evansc Pratt b Lock28      
AE Faggc Barrington b Lock6      
AL Dixonc Swetman b Lock3      
DG Uftonc Surridge b Lock0      
F Ridgwayc Surridge b Laker7      
DJ Halfyardb Lock16      
*DVP Wrightc Surridge b Laker0      
JCT Pagenot out1      
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(all out, 31.4 overs)98
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-34, 3-37, 4-70, 5-70, 6-73, 7-78, 8-80, 9-80, 10-98 (31.4 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Loader3   160--
Laker13   4555--
Bedser4   1100--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Stewartc Evans b Ridgway10      
KF Barringtonnot out6      
PBH Maynot out5      
EA Bedserc and b Ridgway0      
REC Prattdid not bat      
MD Willettdid not bat      
+R Swetmandid not bat      
JC Lakerdid not bat      
*WS Surridgedid not bat      
GAR Lockdid not bat      
PJ Loaderdid not bat      
Total(2 wickets, 3 overs)21
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-16
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway2   0122--
Halfyard1   090--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> MJ Stewart (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 32
--> JC Laker (1) passed 4000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 5
--> JCT Page reached 250 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Surrey first innings





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