Gentlemen v Players
Other First-Class matches in England 1956
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 18th, 19th, 20th July 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresWFF Price, TW Spencer
Close of play day 1Players (1) 216/8 (Lock 2*, Tyson 1*)
Close of play day 2Gentlemen (1) 179/6 (Bailey 22*, Allan 0*)

Players first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Whartonc Insole b Bailey36     
ASM Oakmanlbw b Marlar43     
TW Graveneyc Smith b Allan52     
DCS Comptonc Warr b Allan25     
*C Washbrookc Melluish b Bailey21     
DV Smithc Insole b Warr5     
+TG Evansb Warr13     
JC Lakerc Insole b Warr8     
GAR Lockb Bailey11     
FH Tysonc Cowdrey b Bailey3     
FS Truemannot out8     
Extras(8 b, 2 nb, 1 w)11
Total(all out, 90.4 overs)236
Fall of wickets:
1-54, 2-107, 3-144, 4-175, 5-186, 6-192, 7-205, 8-215, 9-225, 10-236 (90.4 ov)
Gentlemen bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Warr19   4483--
Palmer7   3130--
Marlar24   4611--
Allan17   3372--

Gentlemen first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PE Richardsonc Lock b Trueman17     
MC Cowdreyc Smith b Laker20     
RT Simpsonst Evans b Laker18     
MJK Smithlbw b Lock16     
DJ Insolec Evans b Tyson37     
*CH Palmerc Smith b Lock32     
TE Baileynot out22     
JM Allannot out0     
JJ Warrdid not bat      
+MEL Melluishdid not bat      
RG Marlardid not bat      
Extras(15 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)17
Total(6 wickets, 59 overs)179
Fall of wickets:
1-43, 2-51, 3-84, 4-84, 5-153, 6-161
Players bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tyson13   4261--
Trueman11   2291--
Smith5   1120--
Laker15   7302--
Lock12   1462--
Oakman3   0190--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> GAR Lock reached 1050 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Gentlemen first innings





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