Victoria v South Australia
Sheffield Shield 1955/56
VenueSt Kilda Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 31st December 1955, 2nd, 3rd, 4th January 1956 (4-day match)
Balls per over8
TossSouth Australia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsVictoria 3; South Australia 1
UmpiresRG Hele, JH Ward
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2No play
Close of play day 3Victoria (1) 5/0 (McDonald 3*, Shaw 2*)

South Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LE Favellc and b Hill37     
JC Lillc LV Maddocks b Hill23     
CJ Pinchc Hill b Loxton28     
TPM Colleyc McDonald b Hill0     
GB Holec LV Maddocks b Loxton36     
*PL Ridingsc LV Maddocks b Power34     
+GRA Langleyb Loxton0     
RC Roxbyc Shaw b Loxton9     
J Drennannot out16     
DM Greggc Harvey b Power3     
JW Wilsonnot out1     
Extras(6 b, 1 lb, 2 nb)9
Total(9 wickets, declared, 272 minutes, 68 overs)196
Fall of wickets:
1-45 (Lill), 2-72 (Favell), 3-81 (Colley), 4-115 (Pinch), 5-144 (Hole), 6-144 (Langley), 7-162 (Roxby), 8-180 (Ridings), 9-186 (Gregg)
Victoria bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Power9   0392--
Edwards17   3380--
Hill18   4483-2
Johnson10   1270--
Loxton14   2354--

Victoria first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McDonaldnot out131     
JH Shawc Pinch b Drennan6     
RN Harveyb Gregg3     
KHD Kendallb Gregg28     
RI Maddocksc and b Roxby30     
SJE Loxtonb Drennan2     
+LV Maddocksc Gregg b Wilson14     
*IWG Johnsonc Gregg b Wilson20     
JC Hillc Lill b Wilson7     
JF Powerc Hole b Wilson0     
JN Edwardsnot out2     
Extras(5 b, 1 lb)6
Total(9 wickets, 299 minutes, 67.4 overs)249
Fall of wickets:
1-23 (Shaw), 2-32 (Harvey), 3-68 (Kendall), 4-122 (RI Maddocks), 5-133 (Loxton), 6-164 (LV Maddocks), 7-205 (Johnson), 8-245 (Hill), 9-245 (Power)
South Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Drennan20   1822--
Gregg20   2572--
Roxby7   1211--
Hole4   0200--

--> TPM Colley made his last appearance in Sheffield Shield matches
--> TPM Colley made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> PL Ridings (1) passed 4000 runs in Sheffield Shield matches when he reached 14

12th Men: IR Huntington (Vic) and GB Stevens (SA)
Crowds: no play, no play, 6070, 5527. Total: 11,597. Receipts: 1,066 pounds





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