Leicestershire v Surrey
County Championship 1956
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 23rd, 24th, 25th May 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSurrey won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSurrey won by 143 runs
PointsLeicestershire 0; Surrey 12
UmpiresFS Lee, AE Pothecary
ScorersFN Bloxsom (Leicestershire), H Strudwick (Surrey)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (1) 95/3 (Smith 35*, Firth 1*)
Close of play day 2Surrey (2) 41/0 (Fletcher 1*, Clark 32*)

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DGW Fletcherlbw b Goodwin0      
TH Clarklbw b Spencer2      
B Constableb Walsh78      
*PBH Mayc Walsh b Spencer5      
KF Barringtonc Firth b Palmer24      
REC Prattc Spencer b Jackson2      
EA Bedserc Tompkin b Spencer13      
GAR Lockb Walsh22      
+R Swetmannot out44      
PJ Loaderc Goodwin b Jackson10      
AV Bedserc and b Spencer23      
Extras(4 b, 9 lb, 2 nb)15
Total(all out, 78.3 overs)238
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-2, 3-11, 4-86, 5-93, 6-110, 7-147, 8-154, 9-179, 10-238 (78.3 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goodwin19   5661--
Palmer12   7161--
Jackson20   7492--
Walsh13   2402--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PT Smithc EA Bedser b Loader40      
MR Hallamc Fletcher b Loader0      
M Tompkinb EA Bedser39      
*CH Palmerc EA Bedser b Loader10      
+J Firthc Constable b Lock18      
VE Jacksonc May b Lock69      
GA Smithsonb Lock1      
VS Mundenb EA Bedser3      
JE Walshb Loader3      
CT Spencerb AV Bedser7      
TJ Goodwinnot out1      
Extras(11 b, 7 lb, 2 nb)20
Total(all out, 82.2 overs)211
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-69, 3-91, 4-100, 5-172, 6-177, 7-186, 8-198, 9-209, 10-211 (82.2 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser14   4381--
Lock24   4573--
EA Bedser20   9352--
Clark4   0110--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DGW Fletcherc Tompkin b Goodwin1      
TH Clarkc Firth b Spencer62      
B Constablec Firth b Munden17      
*PBH Mayc Spencer b Jackson13      
EA Bedsernot out50      
REC Prattlbw b Jackson20      
GAR Lockb Jackson0      
+R Swetmanc Smithson b Jackson5      
PJ Loadernot out11      
KF Barringtondid not bat      
AV Bedserdid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)15
Total(7 wickets, declared, 57 overs)194
Fall of wickets:
1-46, 2-73, 3-103, 4-103, 5-133, 6-141, 7-180
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer18   5531--
Goodwin7   3271--
Palmer6   0200--
Jackson16   7464--
Munden10   3331--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PT Smithc EA Bedser b Loader14      
MR Hallamc Lock b AV Bedser12      
M Tompkinlbw b AV Bedser0      
*CH Palmerc Swetman b AV Bedser6      
VE Jacksonc May b AV Bedser1      
GA Smithsonc sub b AV Bedser3      
VS Mundenc Constable b Lock19      
+J Firthc Fletcher b EA Bedser6      
JE Walshc Lock b EA Bedser4      
CT Spencerc AV Bedser b EA Bedser0      
TJ Goodwinnot out5      
Extras(6 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(all out, 28.5 overs)78
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-22, 3-36, 4-39, 5-40, 6-47, 7-61, 8-73, 9-73, 10-78 (28.5 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Loader6   2141--
AV Bedser11   2325--
EA Bedser3   153--

--> R Swetman (1) passed his previous highest score of 37 in County Championship matches
--> REC Pratt (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> AV Bedser reached 900 wickets in County Championship matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Leicestershire first innings





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