Cambridge University v Middlesex
University Match 1956
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 30th, 31st May, 1st June 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossCambridge University won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMiddlesex won by 5 wickets
UmpiresFS Lee, HL Palmer
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 23/1 (Murray 15*, Hurst 8*)
Close of play day 2Cambridge University (2) 36/1 (Barber 8*, Dexter 25*)

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R O'Brienb Robins54     
RW Barberc Edrich b Warr91     
ER Dexterc Warr b Edrich126     
Swaranjit Singhc Titmus b Warr0     
PD Croftnot out42     
BCG Wilenkinst Murray b Robins6     
RM Jamesdid not bat      
GW Cookdid not bat      
G Goonesenadid not bat      
*+MEL Melluishdid not bat      
RB Blatcherdid not bat      
Extras(14 b, 7 lb)21
Total(5 wickets, declared, 107.5 overs)340
Fall of wickets:
1-95, 2-231, 3-247, 4-322, 5-340 (107.5 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr17   6312--
Tilly11   4260--
Hurst12   2520--
Parfitt15   1580--
Titmus23   7420--
Hooker8   2200--
Edrich6   1341--

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonb Blatcher0     
+JT Murrayb Swaranjit Singh56     
RJ Hurstb Swaranjit Singh30     
HW Tillylbw b Goonesena15     
*WJ Edrichc Barber b Cook53     
D Bennettc O'Brien b Swaranjit Singh3     
RW Hookerst Melluish b Goonesena0     
FJ Titmusb Goonesena96     
PH Parfittc Croft b Blatcher12     
JJ Warrnot out6     
RVC Robinsc Swaranjit Singh b Goonesena1     
Extras(8 b, 6 lb, 3 nb)17
Total(all out, 134.3 overs)289
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-84, 3-87, 4-116, 5-137, 6-140, 7-184, 8-250, 9-285, 10-289 (134.3 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blatcher11   3422--
Swaranjit Singh35   14583--
Cook27   5651--
Croft5   1120--
Dexter11   2310--

Cambridge University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R O'Brienlbw b Warr0     
RW Barberlbw b Robins34     
ER Dexterst Murray b Robins54     
PD Croftb Bennett7     
RM Jamesb Robins1     
BCG Wilenkinb Titmus4     
GW Cooklbw b Titmus0     
Swaranjit Singhrun out4     
G Goonesenab Titmus15     
*+MEL Melluishc Warr b Titmus1     
RB Blatchernot out0     
Extras(3 b)3
Total(all out, 46.4 overs)123
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-74, 3-87, 4-88, 5-93, 6-97, 7-105, 8-115, 9-120, 10-123 (46.4 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr4   0211--
Robins20   6543--
Bennett11   2361--

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonb Swaranjit Singh51     
+JT Murrayb Goonesena37     
*WJ Edrichb Goonesena0     
D Bennettc Melluish b Swaranjit Singh0     
RW Hookerc Blatcher b Goonesena2     
FJ Titmusnot out53     
PH Parfittnot out24     
RJ Hurstdid not bat      
HW Tillydid not bat      
JJ Warrdid not bat      
RVC Robinsdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 1 nb, 2 w)9
Total(5 wickets, 69.2 overs)176
Fall of wickets:
1-77, 2-77, 3-78, 4-91, 5-99
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blatcher4   1190--
Swaranjit Singh31.28632--
Goonesena21   5463--
Cook10   4240--
Dexter3   0150--

--> RW Barber (1) passed his previous highest score of 68 in first-class matches
--> ER Dexter (1) passed his previous highest score of 118 in first-class matches
--> RJ Hurst (1) passed his previous highest score of 23 in first-class matches
--> ER Dexter (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 41
--> RB Blatcher made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> RVC Robins reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Cambridge University second innings



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