Western Australia v Australian XI
Other First-Class matches in Australia 1955/56
VenueWestern Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth on 28th, 29th, 31st March 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossAustralian XI won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresOTC Cooley, AE Mackley
Close of play day 1Australian XI (1) 185 all out
Close of play day 2Western Australia (1) 177/5 (Edwards 7*, Rigg 0*)

Australian XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Rutherfordc Shepherd b Hoare15     
CC McDonaldc Hoare b Preen49     
KD Mackayc Buggins b Preen11     
RN Harveyc Edwards b Strauss2     
JW Burkec Rigg b Hoare5     
ID Craigb Strauss32     
RG Archerc Sawle b Strauss18     
AK Davidsonlbw b Hoare0     
+LV Maddocksc Sawle b Gaunt11     
RR Lindwallc Buggins b Hoare26     
*IWG Johnsonnot out11     
Extras(1 lb, 1 nb, 3 w)5
Total(all out, 297 minutes, 64.5 overs)185
Fall of wickets:
1-46, 2-75, 3-76, 4-82, 5-88, 6-127, 7-136, 8-138, 9-162, 10-185 (64.5 ov)
Western Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gaunt15   082111
Strauss23   63931-
Preen13   32321-
Rigg1   060--

Western Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LM Sawlec Maddocks b Davidson26     
+BL Bugginsrun out (Harvey)0     
MT Vernonc Archer b Davidson11     
*KD Meulemanc Maddocks b Johnson72     
BK Shepherdc Burke b Lindwall49     
AR Edwardsst Maddocks b Johnson69     
BA Riggc Rutherford b Davidson3     
AT Preenc Rutherford b Archer10     
RB Straussb Johnson9     
DE Hoareb Davidson2     
RA Gauntnot out0     
Extras(5 b, 9 lb, 2 nb)16
Total(all out, 406 minutes, 92.5 overs)267
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-35, 3-66, 4-170, 5-172, 6-191, 7-230, 8-252, 9-267, 10-267 (92.5 ov)
Australian XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lindwall19   1681-2
Archer19   5411--
Johnson27   13393--
Burke5   2140--
Rutherford1   100--
Mackay2   0110--

Australian XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Burkelbw b Gaunt4     
JW Rutherfordlbw b Preen53     
KD Mackayc Sawle b Strauss42     
RN Harveyb Strauss21     
CC McDonaldnot out37     
ID Craigb Gaunt38     
RG Archerdid not bat      
AK Davidsondid not bat      
+LV Maddocksdid not bat      
RR Lindwalldid not bat      
*IWG Johnsondid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 1 nb)3
Total(5 wickets, 180 minutes, 41.4 overs)198
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-70, 3-91, 4-145, 5-198 (41.4 ov)
Western Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Strauss13   3302--
Hoare6   2200--
Preen9   1401--
Rigg6   0570--
Edwards1   0110--

--> DE Hoare made his debut in first-class matches

12th Men: KN Slater (WA) and PJP Burge (Aust)
Crowds: 6100, 5500, 11500. Total: 23,100. Receipts: 2,865 pounds





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