Sussex v Australians
Australia in British Isles 1956
VenueCounty Ground, Hove on 2nd, 4th, 5th June 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresHG Baldwin, LH Gray
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 220/7 (Mackay 69*, Johnson 12*)
Close of play day 2Sussex (1) 86/2 (Sheppard 23*, Parks 9*)

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Rutherfordb James20     
JW Burkeb Smith19     
RN Harveyb Thomson60     
KD Mackayc Lawrence b Thomson73     
PJP Burgelbw b Marlar1     
KR Millerb James26     
R Benaudc and b Smith1     
+GRA Langleyb James5     
*IWG Johnsonrun out13     
WPA Crawfordnot out2     
JW Wilsonc Parks b Thomson4     
Extras(6 b, 1 lb)7
Total(all out, 123 overs)231
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-49, 3-116, 4-119, 5-163, 6-168, 7-185, 8-225, 9-225, 10-231 (123 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson35   13523--
James33   7633--
Smith27   11372--
Marlar25   8651--
Oakman3   170--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DV Smithc Miller b Crawford22     
ASM Oakmanb Miller30     
DS Sheppardb Wilson97     
JM Parksc Miller b Johnson35     
AAK Lawrenceretired ill16     
KG Suttlec Harvey b Crawford12     
RH Willsonc Benaud b Wilson0     
NI Thomsonc Harvey b Miller3     
+RT Webbb Crawford4     
*RG Marlarc Langley b Benaud64 4465 
AE Jamesnot out4     
Extras(2 b, 3 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)11
Total(all out, 103.1 overs)298
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-67, 3-134, 4-210, 5-210, 6-215, 7-229, 8-229, 9-298 (103.1 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Miller28   8642--
Crawford31   9883--
Johnson13   3401--
Wilson23   9732--
Mackay2   060--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Burkenot out0     
JW Rutherfordnot out8     
RN Harveydid not bat      
KD Mackaydid not bat      
PJP Burgedid not bat      
KR Millerdid not bat      
R Benauddid not bat      
+GRA Langleydid not bat      
*IWG Johnsondid not bat      
WPA Crawforddid not bat      
JW Wilsondid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 3 overs)8
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Suttle2   200--
Sheppard1   080--

--> DS Sheppard (1) passed 12000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> JM Parks (1) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 17
--> RG Marlar (1) passed his previous highest score of 52 in first-class matches
--> KR Miller reached 450 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Sussex first innings
--> AAK Lawrence retired ill in the Sussex first innings having scored 16 (team score 207/3)





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