Essex v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1956
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 18th, 20th, 21st August 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by an innings and 12 runs
UmpiresJS Buller, K McCanlis
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 132/2 (McDonald 69*, Craig 40*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 18/2 (Horrex 4*, Insole 3*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Davidson b Archer58      
GW Horrexc and b Benaud10      
+B Taylorb Archer6      
*DJ Insolerun out21      
TE Baileyb Archer0      
CCP Williamsb Miller24      
MJ Bearrun out2      
WT Greensmithnot out29      
R Smithc and b Johnson0      
JA Baileyb Miller0      
KC Prestonb Miller3      
Extras(1 w)1
Total(all out, 60.1 overs)154
Fall of wickets:
1-66, 2-70, 3-85, 4-85, 5-101, 6-105, 7-137, 8-141, 9-142, 10-154 (60.1 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lindwall12   1390--
Archer12   4223--
Benaud11   2311--
Johnson13   6261--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McDonaldc Dodds b Greensmith81      
JW Burkec Dodds b TE Bailey4      
PJP Burgeb Smith16      
ID Craigc Taylor b Greensmith66      
KR Millerc Insole b JA Bailey50      
RG Archerc JA Bailey b Greensmith0      
R Benaudc Taylor b JA Bailey1      
AK Davidsonc Insole b Greensmith75      
RR Lindwallc and b JA Bailey17      
*IWG Johnsonlbw b TE Bailey23      
+GRA Langleynot out7      
Extras(3 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(all out, 123.4 overs)349
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-48, 3-169, 4-170, 5-170, 6-171, 7-296, 8-298, 9-322, 10-349 (123.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
TE Bailey35.49672--
Preston21   2760--
Smith17   0561--
JA Bailey34   9693--
Greensmith16   1724--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Lindwall10      
GW Horrexb Archer41      
+B Taylorlbw b Lindwall0      
*DJ Insolec Davidson b Lindwall20      
TE Baileyb Johnson37      
CCP Williamsb Archer28      
MJ Bearc and b Miller14      
WT Greensmithlbw b Miller0      
R Smithc Burke b Archer20      
JA Baileyb Benaud9      
KC Prestonnot out0      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(all out, 98.1 overs)183
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-14, 3-44, 4-109, 5-123, 6-140, 7-142, 8-166, 9-183, 10-183 (98.1 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lindwall24   5553--
Miller16   1432--
Benaud15   8141--
Johnson11   7161--
Davidson13   7210--

--> RR Lindwall (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8
--> GW Horrex (2) passed his previous highest score of 24 in first-class matches
--> CCP Williams (2) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> RG Archer reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Essex first innings
--> R Benaud reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex first innings





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