Cambridge University v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1956
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 19th, 21st, 22nd May 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by 10 wickets
UmpiresHL Palmer, WFF Price
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 414/7 (Lindwall 116*, Johnson 16*)
Close of play day 2Cambridge University (2) 130/5 (Swaranjit Singh 49*, James 6*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Burkelbw b CS Smith8     
JW Rutherfordb Swaranjit Singh25     
RN Harveyc Melluish b Goonesena45     
PJP Burgeb Swaranjit Singh61     
ID Craigb Swaranjit Singh1     
RG Archerc Melluish b DJ Smith61     
R Benaudlbw b Pieris56     
RR Lindwallnot out116     
*IWG Johnsonnot out16     
+GRA Langleydid not bat      
JW Wilsondid not bat      
Extras(14 b, 10 lb, 1 nb)25
Total(7 wickets, declared, 116 overs)414
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-77, 3-79, 4-81, 5-194, 6-226, 7-335
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
CS Smith23   6681--
DJ Smith18   0841--
Swaranjit Singh34   8983--
Goonesena23   2901--
Pieris18   6491--

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R O'Brienc Langley b Archer11     
BCG Wilenkinc Archer b Lindwall19     
VR Lumsdenlbw b Benaud3     
Swaranjit Singhc Archer b Benaud22     
G Goonesenac Lindwall b Benaud23     
IM McLachlanb Lindwall5     
RM Jamesc Langley b Lindwall0     
CS Smithst Langley b Benaud7     
PI Pierislbw b Benaud40     
*+MEL Melluishst Langley b Wilson6     
DJ Smithnot out10     
Extras(2 b, 7 lb)9
Total(all out, 57.5 overs)155
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-31, 3-57, 4-68, 5-87, 6-91, 7-91, 8-110, 9-129, 10-155 (57.5 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lindwall17   3353--
Archer9   1241--
Wilson8   0321--

Cambridge University second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
R O'Brienlbw b Lindwall4     
BCG Wilenkinc Burge b Benaud17     
VR Lumsdenb Benaud27     
Swaranjit Singhlbw b Archer57     
G Goonesenac Burge b Johnson22     
IM McLachlanst Langley b Johnson0     
RM Jamesst Langley b Benaud116     
CS Smithc Burge b Johnson17     
PI Pierisc and b Johnson0     
*+MEL Melluishc Rutherford b Benaud12     
DJ Smithnot out4     
Extras(3 lb, 2 w)5
Total(all out, 108.2 overs)281
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-36, 3-63, 4-119, 5-119, 6-154, 7-223, 8-233, 9-270, 10-281 (108.2 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lindwall20   4701--
Archer18   8381--
Wilson9   4130--
Johnson29   12694--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Burkenot out10     
JW Rutherfordnot out11     
RN Harveydid not bat      
PJP Burgedid not bat      
ID Craigdid not bat      
RG Archerdid not bat      
R Benauddid not bat      
RR Lindwalldid not bat      
*IWG Johnsondid not bat      
+GRA Langleydid not bat      
JW Wilsondid not bat      
Extras(2 b)2
Total(no wicket, 9.3 overs)23
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
CS Smith5   290--
DJ Smith4   0110--

--> PJP Burge (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> R Benaud (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 37
--> PI Pieris (1) passed his previous highest score of 27 in first-class matches
--> RM James (2) passed his previous highest score of 39 in first-class matches
--> RM James (2) made his first century in first-class matches





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