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

  • Aug 19, 1947

    Denis Compton hits out during his quick hundred © Getty Images

  • Aug 16, 1947

    Len Hutton dispatches a ball from Athol Rowan © Getty Images

  • Aug 16, 1947

    Denis Compton fails to connect with the ball © Getty Images