Leicestershire v Gloucestershire
County Championship 1956
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 22nd, 23rd, 24th August 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by 6 wickets
PointsLeicestershire 0; Gloucestershire 12
UmpiresHG Baldwin, TW Spencer
ScorersFE Aubrey (Gloucestershire), FN Bloxsom (Leicestershire)
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 45/1 (Young 18*, Rochford 6*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (2) 71/1 (Hallam 48*, van Geloven 0*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc Rochford b Cook27     
MR Hallamb Cook26     
J van Gelovenlbw b Wells4     
*CH Palmerb Wells55     
VE Jacksonlbw b Cook24     
M Tompkinc Milton b Wells15     
PT Smithlbw b Wells8     
VS Mundenc Crapp b Lake37     
+J Firthb Cook2     
CT Spencerc Crapp b Lake13     
TJ Goodwinnot out0     
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(all out, 105.3 overs)219
Fall of wickets:
1-52, 2-61, 3-79, 4-139, 5-143, 6-162, 7-167, 8-174, 9-207, 10-219 (105.3 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert10   1290--
Wells44   101024--
Cook39   17524--

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CA Miltonlbw b Spencer19     
DM Younglbw b Palmer38     
+P Rochfordb Goodwin7     
W Knightley-Smithlbw b Palmer13     
TW Graveneyc Spencer b Goodwin31     
JF Crappb Munden35     
*GM Emmettlbw b Spencer49     
GEE Lambertb Spencer10     
GJ Lakelbw b Jackson17     
C Cookc Hallam b Palmer15     
BD Wellsnot out0     
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 6 nb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 96.1 overs)244
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-54, 3-76, 4-85, 5-125, 6-178, 7-206, 8-209, 9-244, 10-244 (96.1 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer25   3833--
Goodwin24   2692--
Munden5   2161--
Jackson25   11431--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterst Rochford b Cook21     
MR Hallamb Wells50     
J van Gelovenlbw b Wells1     
*CH Palmerc Crapp b Wells2     
VE Jacksonc Milton b Wells13     
M Tompkinc and b Cook1     
PT Smithlbw b Wells0     
VS Mundenc Lake b Wells8     
+J Firthc Milton b Wells11     
CT Spencerc Lambert b Cook20     
TJ Goodwinnot out0     
Extras(3 b)3
Total(all out, 63.3 overs)130
Fall of wickets:
1-71, 2-73, 3-74, 4-83, 5-84, 6-85, 7-90, 8-99, 9-130, 10-130 (63.3 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert6   1200--
Lake5   2150--
Wells24   10337--

Gloucestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CA Miltonlbw b Palmer59     
DM Youngb Spencer8     
W Knightley-Smithc van Geloven b Palmer10     
TW Graveneylbw b Palmer1     
JF Crappnot out19     
*GM Emmettnot out9     
+P Rochforddid not bat      
GEE Lambertdid not bat      
GJ Lakedid not bat      
C Cookdid not bat      
BD Wellsdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(4 wickets, 45.5 overs)108
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-79, 3-79, 4-80
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer6   0251--
Goodwin6   1130--
Munden11   3230--
Jackson7   3100--
Palmer10   783--
van Geloven5   1170--

--> G Lester (1) passed 11500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 24
--> CH Palmer (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 43
--> CT Spencer (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 10
--> BD Wells reached 100 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 4th wicket in the Leicestershire first innings
--> CH Palmer reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Gloucestershire second innings
--> CH Palmer reached 50 wickets in County Championship matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Gloucestershire second innings





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