Kent Second XI v Northumberland
Minor Counties Championship 1956 (Challenge Match)
VenueSt Lawrence Ground, Canterbury on 11th, 12th September 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthumberland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultKent Second XI won by an innings and 26 runs
UmpiresWE Brown, LAC D'Arcy
Close of play day 1Kent Second XI (1) 81/3 (Hearn 15*, Pretlove 6*)

Northumberland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KG Davidsonb Smith2      
G Waltonc Hearn b Page45      
KD Smithc Smith b Page9      
RW Smithsonc Catt b Smith4      
CRM Atkinsonc Knight b Cook53      
LE Liddellb Page6      
HB Hendersonb Cook14      
KJ Earlb Cook0      
L McGibbonb Cook13      
K Nortonnot out7      
F Clayforthb Smith0      
Extras(8 b, 1 lb)9
Total(all out, 67 overs)162
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-32, 3-38, 4-90, 5-98, 6-116, 7-116, 8-141, 9-157, 10-162 (67 ov)
Kent Second XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith27   8473--
Page21   6383--
Knight5   0220--
Jones7   1230--
Cook7   2234--

Kent Second XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AF Brazierc Atkinson b Clayforth29      
JM Prodgerb McGibbon15      
PH Joneslbw b Norton6      
P Hearnc and b Smith60      
JF Pretlovec Smithson b Smith65      
ARB Neame hit wkt b Smith5      
GW Cookc Smithson b McGibbon9      
+AW Cattb Smith0      
G Smithc Clayforth b Norton42      
SD Knightlbw b McGibbon0      
JCT Pagenot out4      
Extras(12 b, 7 lb)19
Total(all out, 99.3 overs)254
Fall of wickets:
1-39, 2-48, 3-72, 4-183, 5-192, 6-203, 7-205, 8-212, 9-234, 10-254 (99.3 ov)
Northumberland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGibbon22   9443--
Earl26   6570--
Clayforth20   8361--
Atkinson8   1300--
Smith11   3254--

Northumberland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KG Davidsonc Jones b Smith5      
G Waltonc and b Page9      
KD Smithlbw b Smith6      
RW Smithsonc Prodger b Page6      
CRM Atkinsonc Cook b Page11      
LE Liddellb Smith8      
HB Hendersonb Page12      
KJ Earlb Smith4      
L McGibbonc Cook b Page0      
K Nortonst Catt b Smith0      
F Clayforthnot out4      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 28.1 overs)66
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-20, 3-20, 4-35, 5-38, 6-58, 7-58, 8-62, 9-62, 10-66 (28.1 ov)
Kent Second XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith14   5275--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> P Hearn made his last appearance in Minor Counties Championship matches
--> GW Cook achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Northumberland first innings (previous best was 1-7)
--> KD Smith achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Minor Counties Championship matches in the Kent Second XI first innings (previous best was 3-14)





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