Gloucestershire v Kent
County Championship 1956
VenueCollege Ground, Cheltenham on 18th, 20th August 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultGloucestershire won by an innings and 75 runs
PointsGloucestershire 12; Kent 0
UmpiresDE Davies, H Elliott
Close of play day 1Gloucestershire (1) 209/4 (Crapp 53*, Emmett 61*)

Gloucestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CA Miltonc Allan b Wright44     
DM Youngb Halfyard1     
W Knightley-Smithc Halfyard b Ridgway8     
TW Graveneyrun out37     
JF Crappc Pettiford b Ridgway87     
*GM Emmettb Ridgway95     
DG Hawkinsnot out4     
GEE Lambertnot out6     
+P Rochforddid not bat      
C Cookdid not bat      
BD Wellsdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(6 wickets, declared, 101 overs)289
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-22, 3-95, 4-98, 5-278, 6-281
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway25   9523--
Halfyard23   8561--
Dixon17   4610--
Wright26   2911--
Allan10   3220--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Phebeylbw b Wells18     
MC Cowdreyc and b Wells9     
RC Wilsonb Wells0     
JM Allanb Cook2     
AE Faggc Milton b Cook0     
AL Dixonc Lambert b Cook0     
+TG Evansc Emmett b Wells2     
J Pettifordc Milton b Cook3     
F Ridgwayc Milton b Cook0     
DJ Halfyardlbw b Cook1     
*DVP Wrightnot out3     
Extras(6 b, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 34.1 overs)45
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-25, 3-30, 4-30, 5-30, 6-32, 7-41, 8-41, 9-41, 10-45 (34.1 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert3   180--
Milton2   060--
Wells15   9134--

Kent second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Phebeyb Lambert2     
MC Cowdreynot out65     
RC Wilsonc Rochford b Wells20     
JM Allanb Wells0     
AE Fagglbw b Cook1     
AL Dixonc and b Wells22     
+TG Evansc Milton b Wells7     
J Pettifordb Wells0     
F Ridgwayb Hawkins15     
DJ Halfyardc Milton b Hawkins4     
*DVP Wrightc Knightley-Smith b Cook22     
Extras(3 b, 8 lb)11
Total(all out, 68.4 overs)169
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-59, 3-59, 4-60, 5-95, 6-107, 7-107, 8-135, 9-139, 10-169 (68.4 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert3   141--
Milton1   030--
Wells29   6655--
Graveney3   1100--
Hawkins2   092--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> JF Crapp (1) passed 1000 runs in First-Class matches for the season when he reached 16
--> JF Crapp (1) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 52
--> JF Crapp (1) passed 23500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 57
--> MC Cowdrey (2) passed 1000 runs in County Championship matches for the season when he reached 23
--> MC Cowdrey (2) passed 10000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 11
--> BD Wells reached 100 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 2nd wicket in the Kent first innings





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