WE Hollies' XI v P Cranmer's XI
Other matches in England 1956 (Warwickshire Trial)
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham on 21st, 23rd, 24th April 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
PlayersWE Hollies' XI: 11; P Cranmer's XI: 13
TossToss not known
ResultWE Hollies' XI won by 6 wickets
UmpiresHE Dollery, JS Ord
ScorerGC Austin
Close of play day 1WE Hollies' XI (1) 154/4 (Hitchcock 71*, Spooner 26*)
Close of play day 2P Cranmer's XI (2) 239/9 (Hawkins 54*, Barnes 4*)

P Cranmer's XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Khalid Ibadullalbw b Wolton55  21 
CW Leachc Spooner b Thompson1     
BE Fletcherrun out3     
NA Paulb Weeks6 30   
CG Hawkinsb Thompson15  -1 
PH Bromleyc Hitchcock b Weeks26     
WB Bridgeb Hollies20     
KR Dollerylbw b Weeks0     
M Youllb Weeks1     
+TP Barneslbw b Hollies1     
RG Carterc Horner b Weeks0     
SS Griffithsnot out5     
*P Cranmerabsent
Extras(1 b, 1 lb)2
Total(all out, 72.1 overs)135
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (Leach), 2-16 (Fletcher), 3-? (Paul), 4-? (Hawkins), 5-83 (Khalid Ibadulla), 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-135 (72.1 ov)
WE Hollies' XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson13   5202--
Bannister12   5220--
Townsend5   2170--
Weeks17   10285--
Hitchcock7   2120--
Wolton8   1121--

WE Hollies' XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FC Gardnerlbw b Dollery14     
NF Hornerb Griffiths15     
AVG Woltonb Griffiths18     
A Townsendlbw b Dollery1     
RE Hitchcockc Hawkins b Carter74  83 
+RT Spoonerc Hawkins b Griffiths42     
TW Cartwrightb Griffiths0     
RT Weeksrun out2     
JD Bannisterb Griffiths4     
RG Thompsonb Griffiths1     
*WE Holliesnot out0     
Extras(6 b, 6 lb)12
Total(all out, 50 overs)185
Fall of wickets:
1-28 (Gardner), 2-40 (Horner), 3-55 (Townsend), 4-55 (Wolton), 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-185 (50 ov)
P Cranmer's XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dollery13   2432--
Carter15   2521--
Griffiths12   3296--
Bridge5   1310--
Khalid Ibadulla2   0130--
Paul2   020--
Youll1   010--

P Cranmer's XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CW Leachb Wolton38     
Khalid Ibadullab Thompson22     
PH Bromleyc Spooner b Thompson01    
BE Fletcherlbw b Hollies40     
NA Paulb Hollies11     
*P Cranmerb Hitchcock15     
CG Hawkinsc Gardner b Weeks57     
WB Bridgec Horner b Weeks8     
KR Dolleryb Hollies33     
M Youllb Townsend5     
+TP Barneslbw b Hollies8     
RG Carterb Weeks3     
SS Griffithsnot out4     
Extras(5 b, 5 lb)10
Total(all out, 111.2 overs)254
Fall of wickets:
1-28 (Khalid Ibadulla), 2-28 (Bromley), 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-?, 11-?, 12-254 (111.2 ov)
WE Hollies' XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson23   11312--
Bannister19   4600--
Townsend13   4291--
Hollies25   10614--
Wolton12   4201--
Hitchcock5   2141--

WE Hollies' XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FC Gardnerc Barnes b Carter27     
NF Hornerlbw b Paul95 12016- 
AVG Woltonlbw b Carter15  11 
A Townsendc +Hawkins b Youll20     
RE Hitchcocknot out33  -1 
+RT Spoonernot out11     
TW Cartwrightdid not bat      
RT Weeksdid not bat      
JD Bannisterdid not bat      
RG Thompsondid not bat      
*WE Holliesdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb)4
Total(4 wickets, 37.3 overs)205
Fall of wickets:
1-61 (Gardner), 2-83 (Wolton), 3-? (Townsend), 4-177 (Horner)
P Cranmer's XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Griffiths6   1250--
Carter9   1532--
Bridge2   0100--
Khalid Ibadulla2   0110--
Youll4   0301--
Paul4   0191--

--> WE Hollies' XI first innings batting adds 2 runs under
--> Bowling in the WE Hollies' XI first innings adds 2 runs under

P Cranmer's XI (1): 6th wicket stand of 36 (Bromley and Bridge)
P Cranmer's XI (2): 3rd wicket stand of 70 (Leach and Fletcher)
P Cranmer's XI (2): 8th wicket stand of 63 (Hawkins and Dollery)
P Cranmer's XI: CG Hawkins kept wicket on day 2, and after lunch on day 3 (taking the catch to dismiss Townsend); TP Barnes kept wicket before lunch on day 3 (taking the catch to dismiss Gardner). Barnes may have kept wicket on day 1 (the match scorecard shows him as the only wicket-keeper in Cranmer's Team)
P Cranmer's XI: P Cranmer was 'temporarily absent' on day 1; he assumed the captaincy of his team from day 2. (The match scorecard, in an edition published early on day 1, shows PH Bromley as the captain of Cranmer's Team





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