Surrey v Leicestershire
County Championship 1956
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 30th, 31st May 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSurrey won the toss and decided to field
ResultSurrey won by 8 wickets
PointsSurrey 12; Leicestershire 0
UmpiresTJ Bartley, LH Gray
ScorersFN Bloxsom (Leicestershire), H Strudwick (Surrey)
Close of play day 1Leicestershire (2) 70/2 (Hallam 50*, Palmer 12*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterb Loader5     
MR Hallamc Stewart b AV Bedser4     
M Tompkinc May b Lock20     
*CH Palmerc Surridge b AV Bedser1     
VE Jacksonc Constable b AV Bedser7     
GA Smithsonc Swetman b Lock12     
PT Smithc Stewart b Lock0     
VS Mundenc Stewart b EA Bedser2     
J van Gelovennot out1     
+J Firthlbw b Lock0     
CT Spencerc Constable b Lock2     
Extras(1 b, 1 lb)2
Total(all out, 27.5 overs)56
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-9, 3-12, 4-28, 5-46, 6-46, 7-53, 8-53, 9-54, 10-56 (27.5 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser12   4173--
Loader7   1261--
EA Bedser2   201--

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DGW Fletcherc Spencer b Jackson2     
TH Clarkc Lester b Munden34     
B Constableb Jackson2     
PBH Mayc Spencer b van Geloven34     
MJ Stewartc Hallam b van Geloven40     
EA Bedsernot out31     
+R Swetmannot out9     
*WS Surridgedid not bat      
GAR Lockdid not bat      
AV Bedserdid not bat      
PJ Loaderdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 2 nb)7
Total(5 wickets, declared, 64 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-29, 3-45, 4-117, 5-124
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer9   1320--
van Geloven8   0342--
Jackson17   8152--
Munden20   9391--
Palmer8   3200--
Lester2   0120--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc Stewart b AV Bedser0     
MR Hallamb Lock80     
M Tompkinb Lock3     
*CH Palmerrun out23     
VE Jacksonc May b EA Bedser15     
GA Smithsonc May b AV Bedser30     
PT Smithc Surridge b Loader27     
VS Mundenc Constable b Loader7     
J van Gelovenb Loader4     
+J Firthnot out7     
CT Spencerb AV Bedser14     
Extras(3 b, 1 lb, 5 nb, 2 w)11
Total(all out, 97.5 overs)221
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-37, 3-113, 4-115, 5-133, 6-183, 7-195, 8-195, 9-202, 10-221 (97.5 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AV Bedser21.53743--
Loader17   0563--
Lock26   11272--
EA Bedser25   10271--
Clark4   0160--
Surridge4   0100--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DGW Fletchernot out43     
TH Clarkc Spencer b Munden17     
B Constablelbw b Jackson19     
PBH Maynot out39     
MJ Stewartdid not bat      
EA Bedserdid not bat      
+R Swetmandid not bat      
*WS Surridgedid not bat      
GAR Lockdid not bat      
AV Bedserdid not bat      
PJ Loaderdid not bat      
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(2 wickets, 52.4 overs)121
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-57
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spencer5   1220--
van Geloven15   2260--
Jackson10   3231--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> MJ Stewart (1) passed 2000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 2
--> GAR Lock reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Leicestershire first innings