Cambridge University v Sussex
University Match 1956
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 9th, 10th, 11th May 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSussex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresFS Lee, HL Palmer
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 221/6 (Suttle 1*, Thomson 0*)
Close of play day 2Sussex (2) 88/1 (Oakman 49*, Semmence 0*)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DV Smithc Smith b Pieris130     
ASM Oakmanb Swaranjit Singh13     
AAK Lawrencelbw b Smith0     
JM Parksc Cook b Pieris66     
DJ Semmenceb Cook2     
KG Suttlenot out33     
DJ Foremanb Cook1     
NI Thomsonb Swaranjit Singh1     
+RT Webbst Melluish b Goonesena11     
*RG Marlarst Melluish b Goonesena2     
DL Batesb Goonesena0     
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(all out, 102.4 overs)268
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-26, 3-201, 4-216, 5-220, 6-221, 7-227, 8-258, 9-264, 10-268 (102.4 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith21   5671--
Swaranjit Singh30   14562--
Pieris20   2622--
Lumsden1   090--
Cook10   6172--

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R O'Brienb Thomson8     
RW Barberb Parks56     
ER Dexterc Smith b Thomson0     
Swaranjit Singhc Bates b Parks42     
VR Lumsdenc Bates b Oakman13     
G Goonesenab Parks4     
GW Cookb Oakman0     
IM McLachlanc Semmence b Oakman12     
PI Pierisc and b Oakman4     
*+MEL Melluishnot out8     
DJ Smithc and b Oakman4     
Extras(5 b, 3 lb)8
Total(all out, 63.3 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-14, 3-108, 4-119, 5-131, 6-131, 7-133, 8-144, 9-153, 10-159 (63.3 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson12   6252--
Bates14   3370--
Marlar11   2270--
Smith2   080--
Parks15   5443--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ASM Oakmanc O'Brien b Goonesena49     
AAK Lawrencec Swaranjit Singh b Goonesena36     
DJ Semmencec Pieris b Goonesena4     
DJ Foremanlbw b Smith14     
KG Suttlenot out36     
NI Thomsonc and b Goonesena1     
*RG Marlarst Melluish b Goonesena4     
+RT Webbb Swaranjit Singh6     
DV Smithdid not bat      
JM Parksdid not bat      
DL Batesdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(7 wickets, declared, 61 overs)158
Fall of wickets:
1-88, 2-92, 3-92, 4-123, 5-124, 6-134, 7-158 (61 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith15   1401--
Swaranjit Singh14   1471--
Goonesena27   6505--
Cook5   2130--

Cambridge University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R O'Brienb Smith22     
RW Barberc and b Oakman8     
ER Dexternot out118     
Swaranjit Singhb Parks33     
VR Lumsdenc Semmence b Marlar38     
G Goonesenac Oakman b Thomson26     
IM McLachlannot out6     
GW Cookdid not bat      
PI Pierisdid not bat      
*+MEL Melluishdid not bat      
DJ Smithdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(5 wickets, 75 overs)254
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-40, 3-100, 4-149, 5-240
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson7   1271--
Bates11   2500--
Marlar16   5561--
Smith11   2201--
Parks10   2411--
Oakman20   6571--

--> GW Cook made his debut in first-class matches
--> IM McLachlan made his debut in first-class matches
--> R O'Brien (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> ER Dexter (2) passed his previous highest score of 44 in first-class matches
--> ER Dexter (2) made his first century in first-class matches
--> VR Lumsden (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 22





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