Major cricket in 1956/57

 
Australia
  Other First-Class matches in Australia 1956/57
  Sheffield Shield 1956/57
 
India
  Australia in India and Pakistan 1956/57
  CG Howard's XI in India 1956/57
  Ranji Trophy 1956/57
 
New Zealand
  Australia in New Zealand 1956/57
  Plunket Shield 1956/57
 
Pakistan
  Australia in India and Pakistan 1956/57
  Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 1956/57
 
South Africa
  Marylebone Cricket Club in South Africa 1956/57
  Other First-Class matches in South Africa 1956/57
 
Sri Lanka
  Gopalan Trophy 1956/57
  India in Ceylon 1956/57
 
West Indies
  Duke of Norfolk's XI in Jamaica 1956/57
  Quadrangular Tournament 1956/57