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F   irst innings

c  c   mcdonald ct lock bowled laker 32  j   burke ct cowdrey bowled lock 22 r    n   harvey bowled laker 0  i   d   craig lbw bowled laker 8 k  r   miller ct oakman bowled laker 6 k  mackay ct oakman bowled laker 0 r  archer st evans bowled laker 6 r  benaud ct statham bowled laker 0 r  r   lindwall not out 6 l  maddocks bowled laker 0  i   w   johnson bowled laker 0 extras 0 total


Second innings

c  c   mcdonald not out 15 j  burke ct lock bowled laker 33 r  n   harvey ct cowdrey bowled laker 0 i  d   craig NOT Out 10 k  r   miller k  mackay r  archer r  benaud r  r   lindwall l  maddocks i  w   johnson extras 1 total— for 2 wickets

Australia’s third day scorecard


Indeed, in spite of what happened at Lord’s, one would say that on all wickets England have the stronger attack, and it is to be hoped that at the Oval things may be as Australia would wish them and England can have the chance to prove it. For on a fast green wicket Tyson and Statham are the best combination in the world, and they have yet to be in harness this summer. When the ball is turning Laker and Lock are incomparable, and on an easy wicket the four of them would certainly give nothing away. As a last word, one would repeat that basically this is a bad Test match wicket, and Australia’s disappointment at finding it is perfectly understandable. They have a grievance and a legitimate one, but it would be unbearably dreary if one always knew what to expect from a Test wicket, and while one sympathizes with Johnson and his team in their present predicament, one cannot excuse their lack of adaptability with the bat. A touring side, to be complete, should be equipped for any contingency, and if Australia come to England without genuine spin they are asking for trouble…

… Rain was still falling in Manchester at a late hour last night. Third Day 28 July 1956


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