South Africa tour of England, 1947 / Scorecard

England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
L Hutton b Mann 83 213 6 0
C Washbrook lbw b Mann 32 85 0
JDB Robertson c Melville b Smith 4 19 0
DCS Compton c Tuckett b Rowan 53 104 0
NWD Yardley* b Mann 59 134 0
K Cranston st †Fullerton b Rowan 45 99 0
R Howorth c †Fullerton b Rowan 23 71 0
TG Evans run out 45 66 0
C Gladwin not out 51 90 0
DVP Wright b Mann 14 49 0
WH Copson b Dawson 6 13 0
Extras (b 4, lb 7, nb 1) 12
Total (all out; 190 overs) 427 (2.24 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-63 (Washbrook), 2-80 (Robertson), 3-178 (Compton), 4-178 (Hutton), 5-271 (Cranston), 6-290 (Yardley), 7-322 (Howorth), 8-358 (Evans), 9-408 (Wright), 10-427 (Copson)
Bowling O M R W Econ
L Tuckett 32 6 82 0 2.56
OC Dawson 35 5 80 1 2.28
NBF Mann 64 28 93 4 1.45
AMB Rowan 38 9 92 3 2.42
VI Smith 21 0 68 1 3.23
South Africa 1st innings R M 4s 6s
B Mitchell c †Evans b Copson 120 381 14 0
DV Dyer c Gladwin b Howorth 18 60 0
KG Viljoen c †Evans b Wright 10 33 0
AD Nourse c Yardley b Howorth 10 13 0
A Melville* lbw b Cranston 39 108 0
OC Dawson lbw b Wright 55 91 0
GM Fullerton c Howorth b Cranston 6 21 0
AMB Rowan b Howorth 0 4 0 0
NBF Mann b Copson 36 49 1
L Tuckett not out 0 7 0 0
VI Smith lbw b Copson 0 2 0 0
Extras (b 3, lb 2, w 1, nb 2) 8
Total (all out; 131 overs) 302 (2.30 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-47 (Dyer), 2-62 (Viljoen), 3-78 (Nourse), 4-164 (Melville), 5-243 (Dawson), 6-253 (Fullerton), 7-254 (Rowan), 8-293 (Mitchell), 9-302 (Mann), 10-302 (Smith)
Bowling O M R W Econ
WH Copson 27 13 46 3 1.70
C Gladwin 16 2 39 0 2.43
DVP Wright 29 7 89 2 3.06
R Howorth 39 16 64 3 1.64
DCS Compton 11 4 31 0 2.81
K Cranston 9 2 25 2 2.77
England 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
L Hutton c Tuckett b Mann 36 55 0
C Washbrook c †Fullerton b Rowan 43 69 0
JDB Robertson b Rowan 30 59 0
DCS Compton c Nourse b Dawson 113 109 15 0
NWD Yardley* c sub b Mann 11 15 0
K Cranston c Mitchell b Rowan 0 2 0 0
R Howorth not out 45 74 0
TG Evans not out 39 29 0
Extras (b 6, w 2) 8
Total (6 wickets dec; 77 overs) 325 (4.22 runs per over)
Did not bat C Gladwin, DVP Wright, WH Copson
Fall of wickets 1-73 (Hutton), 2-89 (Washbrook), 3-158 (Robertson), 4-179 (Yardley), 5-180 (Cranston), 6-267 (Compton)
Bowling O M R W Econ
L Tuckett 7 0 34 0 4.85
OC Dawson 15 1 59 1 3.93
NBF Mann 27 7 102 2 3.77
AMB Rowan 25 1 95 3 3.80
VI Smith 3 0 27 0 9.00
South Africa 2nd innings (target: 451 runs) R M 4s 6s
B Mitchell not out 189 420 0
DV Dyer lbw b Wright 4 30 0
KG Viljoen st †Evans b Howorth 33 63 0
AD Nourse b Howorth 97 150 12 0
A Melville* c †Evans b Cranston 6 15 0
OC Dawson c Howorth b Cranston 0 5 0 0
GM Fullerton c †Evans b Howorth 14 19 0
NBF Mann c Hutton b Wright 10 41 0
L Tuckett not out 40 90 0
Extras (b 12, lb 14, w 4) 30
Total (7 wickets; 141 overs) 423 (3.00 runs per over)
Did not bat AMB Rowan, VI Smith
Fall of wickets 1-8 (Dyer), 2-48 (Viljoen), 3-232 (Nourse), 4-247 (Melville), 5-249 (Dawson), 6-266 (Fullerton), 7-314 (Mann)
Bowling O M R W Econ
WH Copson 30 11 66 0 2.20
C Gladwin 16 5 33 0 2.06
DVP Wright 30 8 103 2 3.43
R Howorth 37 12 85 3 2.29
DCS Compton 4 0 30 0 7.50
K Cranston 21 3 61 2 2.90
L Hutton 2 0 14 0 7.00
NWD Yardley 1 0 1 0 1.00
Match details
Toss England, who chose to bat
Series England won the 5-match series 3-0
Test debuts R Howorth and JDB Robertson (England)
Umpires HG Baldwin and JA Smart
Close of play
Sat, 16 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 311/6 (R Howorth 17*, TG Evans 10*)
Sun, 17 Aug - rest day
Mon, 18 Aug - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 204/4 (B Mitchell 92*, OC Dawson 28*)
Tue, 19 Aug - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 8/1 (B Mitchell 1*)
Wed, 20 Aug - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 423/7 (141 ov) - end of match
 
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Series Results
England v South Africa at The Oval - Aug 16-20, 1947
Match drawn
England v South Africa at Leeds - Jul 26-29, 1947
England won by 10 wickets
England v South Africa at Manchester - Jul 5-9, 1947
England won by 7 wickets
England v South Africa at Lord's - Jun 21-25, 1947
England won by 10 wickets
England v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 7-11, 1947
Match drawn
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Aug 20, 1947

Cameras capture the action, England v South Africa, 5th Test, The Oval, 4th day, August 20, 1947

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Aug 19, 1947

Denis Compton hits out during his quick hundred, England v South Africa, 5th Test, The Oval, 3rd day, August 19, 1947

Denis Compton hits out during his quick hundred

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