Oxford University v Cambridge University
University Match 1956
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 7th, 9th, 10th July 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossCambridge University won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresP Corrall, DE Davies
ScorersAJB Fowler, P Thompson (Oxford University)
Close of play day 1Oxford University (1) 8/0 (Allan 0*, Gibson 8*)
Close of play day 2Oxford University (1) 170/5 (Smith 80*, Eagar 31*)

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RW Barberc and b Allan35     
R O'Brienc Clube b Kentish146 29318- 
BCG Wilenkinb Bailey7     
ER Dexterc Walton b Clube46     
JF Pretloverun out16     
RM Jamesc Walshe b Kentish8     
Swaranjit Singhrun out1     
CS Smithnot out13     
G Goonesenanot out18     
DJ Smithdid not bat      
*+MEL Melluishdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 8 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)13
Total(7 wickets, declared, 95 overs)303
Fall of wickets:
1-53, 2-66, 3-176, 4-241, 5-266, 6-270, 7-271
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey24   2761--
Kentish24   6832--
Allan35   10821--
Clube12   0491--

Oxford University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JM Allanb CS Smith6     
I Gibsonc Melluish b Goonesena19     
AC Waltonlbw b Swaranjit Singh13     
*MJK Smithc Melluish b Goonesena117 20013- 
GPS Delisleb Swaranjit Singh7     
SG Metcalfest Melluish b Goonesena7     
MA Eagarnot out55     
+AP Walshec DJ Smith b Goonesena5     
SVM Clubeb Goonesena0     
JA Baileyrun out5     
ESM Kentishdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)13
Total(9 wickets, declared, 98 overs)247
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-35, 3-47, 4-66, 5-76, 6-217, 7-225, 8-225, 9-247 (98 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
CS Smith29   5831--
DJ Smith20   6340--
Goonesena31   8775--
Swaranjit Singh18   6402--

Cambridge University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RW Barberc Smith b Allan7     
R O'Brienc Delisle b Kentish0     
BCG Wilenkinc Eagar b Allan20     
ER Dexterst Walshe b Gibson17     
JF Pretlovenot out34     
Swaranjit Singhc and b Kentish26     
RM Jamesnot out24     
CS Smithdid not bat      
G Goonesenadid not bat      
DJ Smithdid not bat      
*+MEL Melluishdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 3 nb)6
Total(5 wickets, declared, 55 overs)134
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-25, 3-48, 4-51, 5-100
Oxford University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey3   160--
Kentish12   6152--
Allan18   7362--
Clube11   4200--
Gibson11   2511--

Oxford University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
I Gibsonb CS Smith5     
SG Metcalfeb CS Smith16     
AC Waltonlbw b CS Smith0     
*MJK Smithc Pretlove b Goonesena10     
GPS Delislec DJ Smith b Goonesena2     
JM Allannot out14     
MA Eagarnot out7     
+AP Walshedid not bat      
SVM Clubedid not bat      
JA Baileydid not bat      
ESM Kentishdid not bat      
Extras(4 b)4
Total(5 wickets, 36 overs)58
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-12, 3-31, 4-31, 5-33
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
CS Smith13   6223--
DJ Smith3   070--
Goonesena14   9212--
Swaranjit Singh3   300--
Barber2   140--
Pretlove1   100--

--> AP Walshe made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> R O'Brien (1) passed his previous highest score of 107 in first-class matches
--> R O'Brien (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 86
--> MJK Smith (1) 100 in 180 minutes
--> MJK Smith (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 9
--> CS Smith reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 3rd wicket in the Oxford University second innings
--> G Goonesena reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Oxford University second innings





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