Surrey v The Rest
Champion County Match 1956
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 8th, 10th, 11th September 1956 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossThe Rest won the toss and decided to bat
ResultThe Rest won by 128 runs
UmpiresDE Davies, FS Lee
Close of play day 1Surrey (1) 29/4 (May 1*, EA Bedser 0*)
Close of play day 2No play

The Rest first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*PE Richardsonc McIntyre b Loader21     
A Whartonc Surridge b AV Bedser5     
CA Miltonc AV Bedser b Laker36     
TW Graveneyc EA Bedser b Loader2     
ASM Oakmanb AV Bedser0     
DV Smithc Barrington b EA Bedser63     
+B Taylorc EA Bedser b AV Bedser38     
MJ Hiltonst McIntyre b EA Bedser0     
FH Tysonnot out5     
FS Truemanc Barrington b EA Bedser6     
R Tattersallb AV Bedser0     
Extras(12 b, 4 lb)16
Total(all out, 87 overs)192
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-50, 3-54, 4-54, 5-93, 6-164, 7-164, 8-181, 9-189, 10-192 (87 ov)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Loader17   8192--
AV Bedser28   7714--
EA Bedser23   7483--
Laker19   6381--

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TH Clarklbw b Tyson8     
MJ Stewartst Taylor b Hilton12     
KF Barringtonb Trueman4     
PBH Mayc Taylor b Hilton19     
B Constablec Milton b Hilton0     
EA Bedserc Taylor b Hilton20     
+AJW McIntyreb Hilton0     
JC Lakerc Trueman b Hilton0     
*WS Surridgeb Tattersall2     
AV Bedsernot out1     
PJ Loaderc Milton b Tattersall1     
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(all out, 39.4 overs)71
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-19, 3-29, 4-29, 5-64, 6-64, 7-64, 8-69, 9-69, 10-71 (39.4 ov)
The Rest bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tyson10   3191--
Trueman8   1211--
Hilton11   7106--

The Rest second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ASM Oakmanc sub b Laker28     
DV Smithc Surridge b AV Bedser3     
A Whartonst McIntyre b Laker14     
CA Miltonnot out24     
TW Graveneynot out6     
*PE Richardsondid not bat      
+B Taylordid not bat      
MJ Hiltondid not bat      
FH Tysondid not bat      
FS Truemandid not bat      
R Tattersalldid not bat      
Extras(4 b)4
Total(3 wickets, declared, 34 overs)79
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-39, 3-55
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Loader2   120--
AV Bedser10   1151--
EA Bedser7   2220--
Laker15   3362--

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TH Clarkb Tyson0     
KF Barringtonc Graveney b Hilton21     
PBH Mayc Smith b Hilton6     
B Constablelbw b Tattersall18     
EA Bedserc and b Tattersall14     
+AJW McIntyreb Tattersall7     
JC Lakerc Graveney b Tattersall4     
*WS Surridgec Milton b Tattersall2     
AV Bedserc Graveney b Tattersall0     
PJ Loadernot out0     
MJ Stewartabsent hurt
Total(all out, 35.2 overs)72
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-16, 3-27, 4-58, 5-63, 6-70, 7-72, 8-72, 9-72 (35.2 ov)
The Rest bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tyson4   271--
Trueman4   190--
Hilton14   5272--

--> The match was scheduled for four days but completed in three.
--> EA Bedser (2) passed 12000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 12