England tour of South Africa, 1888/89 / Scorecard

England in South Africa Test Series - 1st Test

South Africa v England

England won by 8 wickets

South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
A Rose-Innes b Briggs 0 0 0
AB Tancred b Smith 29 3 0
P Hutchinson b Briggs 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
CH Vintcent c Abel b Briggs 3 0 0
AE Ochse c Abel b Briggs 4 0 0
WH Milton c Abel b Fothergill 1 0 0
OR Dunell* not out 26 3 0
RB Stewart lbw b Smith 4 0 0
FW Smith b Smith 7 1 0
CE Finlason b Smith 0 0 0
GA Kempis c Hearne b Smith 0 0 0
Extras (b 8, w 2) 10
Total (all out; 75.2 overs) 84 (1.66 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-0 (Rose-Innes), 2-0 (Hutchinson), 3-10 (Vintcent), 4-16 (Ochse), 5-17 (Milton), 6-58 (Tancred), 7-66 (Stewart), 8-78 (Smith), 9-82 (Finlason), 10-84 (Kempis)
Bowling O M R W Econ
J Briggs 37 21 39 4 1.58
AJ Fothergill 24 15 15 1 0.93
CA Smith 13.2 6 19 5 2.11
G Ulyett 1 0 1 0 1.50
England 1st innings R 4s 6s
R Abel c Milton b Rose-Innes 46 5 0
G Ulyett b Kempis 4 0 0
JM Read c Dunell b Kempis 1 0 0
F Hearne c Stewart b Rose-Innes 27 2 0
H Wood c Hutchinson b Rose-Innes 3 0 0
MP Bowden run out 0 0 0
J Briggs c †Smith b Rose-Innes 0 0 0
CA Smith* c Stewart b Kempis 3 0 0
BAF Grieve not out 14 2 0
Hon.CJ Coventry c †Smith b Rose-Innes 12 2 0
AJ Fothergill c Tancred b Milton 32 3 1
Extras (b 5, w 1) 6
Total (all out; 66.2 overs) 148 (3.33 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-10 (Ulyett), 2-14 (Read), 3-65 (Hearne), 4-75 (Wood), 5-75 (Bowden), 6-77 (Briggs), 7-85 (Smith), 8-87 (Abel), 9-103 (Coventry), 10-148 (Fothergill)
Bowling O M R W Econ
GA Kempis 31 14 53 3 2.56
CE Finlason 3 0 7 0 3.50
CH Vintcent 12 4 34 0 4.25
A Rose-Innes 18 5 43 5 3.58
WH Milton 2.2 1 5 1 3.00
South Africa 2nd innings R 4s 6s
A Rose-Innes b Smith 13 1 0
AB Tancred c & b Briggs 29 1 0
AE Ochse lbw b Fothergill 8 1 0
CH Vintcent c & b Ulyett 4 1 0
P Hutchinson b Smith 11 1 0
OR Dunell* c & b Ulyett 11 0 0
WH Milton c †Bowden b Briggs 19 2 0
RB Stewart c Ulyett b Fothergill 9 0 0
FW Smith b Fothergill 12 0 0
CE Finlason b Fothergill 6 1 0
GA Kempis not out 0 0 0
Extras (b 7) 7
Total (all out; 90.1 overs) 129 (2.14 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-21 (Rose-Innes), 2-42 (Ochse), 3-51 (Vintcent), 4-67 (Tancred), 5-67 (Hutchinson), 6-88 (Milton), 7-110 (Dunell), 8-116 (Stewart), 9-126 (Finlason), 10-129 (Smith)
Bowling O M R W Econ
J Briggs 27 14 34 2 1.88
AJ Fothergill 18.1 11 19 4 1.56
CA Smith 25 10 42 2 2.52
G Ulyett 20 9 27 2 2.02
England 2nd innings (target: 66 runs) R 4s 6s
R Abel not out 23 2 0
G Ulyett b Vintcent 22 3 1
JM Read b Kempis 3 0 0
BAF Grieve not out 12 2 0
Extras (b 7) 7
Total (2 wickets; 21.1 overs) 67 (4.72 runs per 6 balls)
Did not bat F Hearne, H Wood, MP Bowden, J Briggs, CA Smith*, Hon.CJ Coventry, AJ Fothergill
Fall of wickets 1-32 (Ulyett), 2-35 (Read)
Bowling O M R W Econ
GA Kempis 11 3 23 1 3.13
CH Vintcent 8.1 2 21 1 3.81
A Rose-Innes 2 0 16 0 12.00
Match details
Balls per over 4
Toss South Africa, who chose to bat
Series England led the 2-match series 1-0
Test debuts MP Bowden, Hon.CJ Coventry, AJ Fothergill, BAF Grieve, F Hearne and CA Smith (England); OR Dunell, CE Finlason, P Hutchinson, GA Kempis, WH Milton, AE Ochse, A Rose-Innes, FW Smith, RB Stewart, AB Tancred and CH Vintcent (South Africa)
Umpires CR Deare and RG Warton (England)
Close of play
Tue, 12 Mar - day 1 - England 1st innings 148
Wed, 13 Mar - day 2 - England 2nd innings 67/2 (21.1 ov) - end of match
Match notes
  • General
  • South Africa's introduction to Test cricket ended in a comprehensive defeat by Major Warton's touring team.
  • The match, played on matting, finished just before 3.30pm on the second day.
  • Webster stood for umpire Dearne on the second day.
 
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Series Results
South Africa v England at Cape Town - Mar 25-26, 1889
England won by an innings and 202 runs
South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth - Mar 12-13, 1889
England won by 8 wickets
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Mar 12, 1889

A bill poster advertising what was to become South Africa's first Test, March 12, 1889

A bill poster advertising what was to become South Africa's first Test

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Oct 1, 1888

The first MCC side to tour South Africa under the management of Major Wharton  1888-89. Standing: BAF Grieve, AC Skinner, AJ Fothergill, JM Read, R Abel. Sitting: CA Smith, Major Warton, The Hon. CJ Coventry, JEP McMaster, MP Bowden. Front:  JH Roberts, H Wood. Insets: J. Briggs, G Ulyett, F Hearne.

The first MCC side to tour South Africa 1888-89

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