Sussex v Middlesex
County Championship 1956
VenueCounty Ground, Hove on 4th, 6th, 7th August 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMiddlesex won by 8 wickets
PointsSussex 0; Middlesex 12
UmpiresH Elliott, AE Pothecary
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 121/2 (Edrich 54*, Hurst 2*)
Close of play day 2Sussex (2) 151/8 (Parks 25*)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+RT Webbb Bennett16      
ASM Oakmanlbw b Bennett16      
DS Sheppardb Bennett0      
JM Parksb Warr10      
GHG Doggartb Moss17      
KG Suttlec Murray b Bennett24      
DJ Semmencelbw b Bennett20      
DA Strippb Bennett1      
NI Thomsonc Hurst b Bennett4      
*RG Marlarb Warr0      
AE Jamesnot out6      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 53.4 overs)120
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-29, 3-34, 4-52, 5-72, 6-92, 7-96, 8-100, 9-100, 10-120 (53.4 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr27   4502--
Moss9   4171--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonb Oakman60      
JG Dewesc Webb b Thomson0      
*WJ Edrichb Oakman61      
RJ Hurstc Webb b James62      
DCS Comptonrun out3      
GPS Delislec Stripp b Oakman19      
FJ Titmusc Oakman b Marlar11      
+JT Murrayc Oakman b Marlar1      
D Bennettnot out36      
JJ Warrc Suttle b Marlar1      
AE Mossnot out8      
Extras(7 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(9 wickets, declared, 105 overs)271
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-117, 3-138, 4-145, 5-181, 6-207, 7-209, 8-237, 9-238
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson28   11441--
James39   16911--
Marlar19   5643--
Stripp6   0230--
Oakman13   1403--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+RT Webbb Titmus9      
ASM Oakmanrun out27      
DS Sheppardlbw b Titmus22      
KG Suttlec Robertson b Titmus6      
GHG Doggartlbw b Hurst26      
JM Parksc Warr b Bennett50      
DJ Semmencec Moss b Hurst3      
DA Strippc Edrich b Compton5      
NI Thomsonlbw b Titmus10      
*RG Marlarc Delisle b Bennett0      
AE Jamesnot out15      
Extras(21 b, 2 lb, 1 w)24
Total(all out, 93.5 overs)197
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-52, 3-66, 4-84, 5-104, 6-114, 7-129, 8-151, 9-152, 10-197 (93.5 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr6   1110--
Titmus40   18604--
Compton10   3211--
Hurst25   10442--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Webb b Suttle11      
JG Dewesc Stripp b Marlar4      
+JT Murraynot out21      
D Bennettnot out11      
*WJ Edrichdid not bat      
RJ Hurstdid not bat      
DCS Comptondid not bat      
GPS Delisledid not bat      
FJ Titmusdid not bat      
JJ Warrdid not bat      
AE Mossdid not bat      
Total(2 wickets, 18.4 overs)47
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-16
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
James2   090--
Marlar2   151--
Suttle7   2161--

--> WJ Edrich (1) passed 22000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 52
--> RJ Hurst (1) passed his previous highest score of 12 in County Championship matches
--> RJ Hurst (1) passed his previous highest score of 30 in first-class matches
--> JM Parks (2) passed 7000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 46
--> D Bennett achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Sussex first innings (previous best was 6-32)
--> D Bennett reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Sussex first innings
--> D Bennett achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Sussex first innings (previous best was 6-32)





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