Squandered catches cost MCC
MCC 298 and 371 drew with South Australia 191 and 313 for 8
The MCC scored rather slowly on the opening day, making 240 for the loss of four wickets, and on the following morning collapsed. Ames played the best innings, hitting seven fours. For the third successive time Richardson failed to score against the Englishmen, but Nitschke made a vigorous 38, while Ryan's 61 included eight boundaries.
The chief features of the MCC's second innings were a stand of 142 for the fourth wicket between Jardine and Leyland, and some big hitting by Leyland and Voce, who scored 33 in 16 minutes, at the end of the day. When South Australia went in again Nitschke again showed a great partiality for Bowes, and the first 50 runs were up in 30 minutes. The MCC would have won easily if they had not dropped a number of catches, three of them being in one over off Bowes.