Kent v Leicestershire
County Championship 1956
VenueThe Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells on 20th, 21st, 22nd June 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsKent 4; Leicestershire 0
UmpiresLH Gray, FW Shipston
ScorersFN Bloxsom (Leicestershire), WH Hansford (Kent)
Close of play day 1Kent (1) 318/8 (Disbury 74*, Page 2*)
Close of play day 2Leicestershire (1) 306/8 (Palmer 69*, Smith 4*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AH Phebeylbw b Palmer65     
RC Wilsonb Palmer85     
J Pettifordb Goodwin28     
BE Disburynot out74     
AE Faggc Hallam b Palmer23     
+DG Uftonc Firth b Goodwin13     
AL Dixonb Goodwin0     
F Ridgwayc Tompkin b Goodwin3     
DJ Halfyardc Firth b van Geloven4     
JCT Pagenot out2     
*DVP Wrightdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 12 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)21
Total(8 wickets, declared, 121 overs)318
Fall of wickets:
1-159, 2-161, 3-214, 4-246, 5-289, 6-289, 7-303, 8-310
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goodwin28   3784--
Pratt23   5610--
Palmer21   8383--
Jackson13   8220--
Smith12   7210--
Lester17   3570--
van Geloven7   0201--

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc Ridgway b Halfyard55     
MR Hallamb Halfyard17     
J van Gelovenc Ufton b Halfyard5     
M Tompkinlbw b Halfyard68     
*CH Palmernot out71     
VE Jacksonb Wright60     
GA Smithsonb Ridgway3     
+J Firthlbw b Wright9     
RL Prattb Page4     
RC Smithb Wright4     
TJ Goodwinlbw b Page5     
Extras(12 b)12
Total(all out, 114.5 overs)313
Fall of wickets:
1-24, 2-34, 3-139, 4-156, 5-248, 6-251, 7-286, 8-295, 9-306, 10-313 (114.5 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway22   7671--
Halfyard21   1974--
Wright36   8673--
Dixon2   090--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RC Wilsonrun out47     
AH Phebeylbw b Palmer48     
J Pettifordc Pratt b Jackson5     
BE Disburyc Pratt b Palmer11     
AE Faggnot out52     
+DG Uftonrun out19     
AL Dixonnot out7     
F Ridgwaydid not bat      
DJ Halfyarddid not bat      
JCT Pagedid not bat      
*DVP Wrightdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(5 wickets, declared, 62 overs)197
Fall of wickets:
1-96, 2-96, 3-114, 4-116, 5-176
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goodwin9   1380--
Pratt6   0290--
Palmer19   5452--
Jackson22   9581--
Smith6   0190--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Lesterc Ridgway b Halfyard3     
MR Hallamc Fagg b Halfyard3     
J van Gelovenlbw b Wright20     
M Tompkinnot out25     
*CH Palmernot out4     
VE Jacksondid not bat      
GA Smithsondid not bat      
+J Firthdid not bat      
RL Prattdid not bat      
RC Smithdid not bat      
TJ Goodwindid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(3 wickets, 21 overs)57
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-6, 3-49
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ridgway5   0150--
Halfyard5   392--
Wright5   0151--
Page6   2160--

--> BE Disbury (1) passed his previous highest score of 26 in County Championship matches
--> BE Disbury (1) passed his previous highest score of 26 in First-Class matches
--> RC Wilson (2) passed 3000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 34
--> DG Ufton (2) passed 2000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 3
--> M Tompkin (2) passed 17000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 12
--> TJ Goodwin reached 250 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Kent first innings