Cambridge University v Free Foresters
University Match 1956
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 9th, 11th, 12th June 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossFree Foresters won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresHL Palmer, WFF Price
Close of play day 1Cambridge University (1) 246/6 (Pretlove 89*, McLachlan 11*)
Close of play day 2Cambridge University (2) 79/4 (Pretlove 0*, Swaranjit Singh 0*)

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R O'Brienc Kamm b Hall13      
GW Cookb Hall0      
ER Dexterc Mathews b Hall8      
VR Lumsdenlbw b Robins48      
JF Pretlovenot out89      
Swaranjit Singhc Mathews b Hall11      
RM Jamesc and b Kenny39      
IM McLachlannot out11      
CSH Smithdid not bat      
PI Pierisdid not bat      
*+MEL Melluishdid not bat      
Extras(24 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)27
Total(6 wickets, declared, 74 overs)246
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-26, 3-37, 4-97, 5-121, 6-216
Free Foresters bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall16   4464--
Kenny22   9551--
Robins17   1681--
Croft4   2140--
Wheatley15   6360--

Free Foresters first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KPA Mathewsb Smith20      
BCG Wilenkinc Melluish b Smith12      
ACD Ingleby-Mackenziec Melluish b Smith1      
AL Dowdingb Cook67      
PD Croftb Cook8      
RVC Robinsb Swaranjit Singh36      
*FG Mannc James b Swaranjit Singh43      
OS Wheatleyc and b Cook15      
+A Kammlbw b Swaranjit Singh4      
TA Hallnot out0      
CJM Kennyc Swaranjit Singh b Pretlove0      
Extras(18 b)18
Total(all out, 79.1 overs)224
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-38, 3-47, 4-149, 5-149, 6-158, 7-196, 8-217, 9-224, 10-224 (79.1 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith19   5613--
Pieris19   1560--
Dexter5   240--
Swaranjit Singh19   7333--
Cook13   3503--

Cambridge University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R O'Brienlbw b Wheatley35      
GW Cookc and b Wheatley39      
ER Dexterb Robins0      
VR Lumsdenb Wheatley2      
JF Pretlovenot out0      
Swaranjit Singhnot out0      
RM Jamesdid not bat      
IM McLachlandid not bat      
CSH Smithdid not bat      
PI Pierisdid not bat      
*+MEL Melluishdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 2 w)3
Total(4 wickets, 33 overs)79
Fall of wickets:
1-75, 2-76, 3-78, 4-78
Free Foresters bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall8   2210--
Kenny8   3200--
Robins8   3201--
Croft1   030--
Wheatley8   3123--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> Swaranjit Singh (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> KPA Mathews made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> OS Wheatley made his debut in first-class matches
--> A Kamm made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> GW Cook (2) passed his previous highest score of 27 in first-class matches
--> GW Cook achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Free Foresters first innings (previous best was 2-17)
--> Swaranjit Singh reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Free Foresters first innings





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