Australia tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v Australia at Durban, Dec 14-18, 1935
Australia won by 9 wickets
Played at Kingsmead, Durban
14,16,17,18 December 1935 (4-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M 4s 6s
B Mitchell b Fleetwood-Smith 19 91 0 0
IJ Siedle lbw b O'Reilly 31 59 2 0
EAB Rowan c & b Grimmett 66 185 6 0
KG Viljoen b Fleetwood-Smith 4 18 1 0
AD Nourse b McCormick 30 33 4 0
HF Wade* b O'Reilly 31 61 5 0
EL Dalton st †Oldfield b Fleetwood-Smith 4 23 1 0
ACB Langton b Grimmett 0 6 0 0
F Nicholson not out 16 56 2 0
RJ Crisp b Fleetwood-Smith 35 40 6 0
JB Robertson b O'Reilly 9 9 2 0
Extras (b 1, lb 2) 3
  Total (all out; 114.2 overs) 248 (2.16 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  EL McCormick 15 4 50 1 3.33
  SJ McCabe 10 1 28 0 2.80
  CV Grimmett 28 10 48 2 1.71
  WJ O'Reilly 33.2 17 55 3 1.65
  LO Fleetwood-Smith 28 6 64 4 2.28
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
JHW Fingleton c †Nicholson b Crisp 2 25 0 0
WA Brown c Langton b Robertson 66 209 2 0
SJ McCabe c Rowan b Langton 149 268 6 0
LS Darling c Viljoen b Crisp 60 130 6 0
VY Richardson* b Langton 2 20 0 0
AG Chipperfield b Crisp 109 171 8 0
WAS Oldfield lbw b Langton 0 2 0 0
WJ O'Reilly c Rowan b Robertson 11 30 0 1
CV Grimmett c †Nicholson b Robertson 15 89 0 0
EL McCormick not out 2 26 0 0
LO Fleetwood-Smith b Langton 1 5 0 0
Extras (b 5, lb 2, w 1, nb 4) 12
  Total (all out; 162.2 overs) 429 (2.64 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  RJ Crisp 36 7 87 3 2.41 (4nb)
  ACB Langton 48.2 10 113 4 2.33
  JB Robertson 55 11 143 3 2.60 (1w)
  EL Dalton 6 0 25 0 4.16
  B Mitchell 17 2 49 0 2.88
  South Africa 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
B Mitchell run out 19 64 0 0
IJ Siedle b Grimmett 59 84 7 1
EAB Rowan b Grimmett 49 148 2 0
KG Viljoen b Fleetwood-Smith 1 11 0 0
AD Nourse c Fingleton b O'Reilly 91 144 11 0
HF Wade* lbw b O'Reilly 11 40 0 0
EL Dalton c Darling b Grimmett 5 18 1 0
F Nicholson b O'Reilly 0 1 0 0
ACB Langton not out 12 30 0 0
RJ Crisp b O'Reilly 16 11 2 1
JB Robertson c Richardson b O'Reilly 9 15 1 0
Extras (b 8, lb 1, nb 1) 10
  Total (all out; 115 overs) 282 (2.45 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  EL McCormick 6 0 26 0 4.33
  SJ McCabe 2 0 5 0 2.50
  CV Grimmett 52 20 83 3 1.59
  WJ O'Reilly 17 5 49 5 2.88 (1nb)
  LO Fleetwood-Smith 37 7 101 1 2.72
  AG Chipperfield 1 0 8 0 8.00
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 102 runs) R M 4s 6s
JHW Fingleton not out 36 103 2 0
WA Brown c Crisp b Dalton 55 97 2 0
SJ McCabe not out 7
Extras (b 3, lb 1) 4
  Total (1 wicket; 36.3 overs) 102 (2.79 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RJ Crisp 6 1 10 0 1.66
  ACB Langton 9 0 29 0 3.22
  JB Robertson 13 4 24 0 1.84
  B Mitchell 7 0 23 0 3.28
  EL Dalton 1.3 0 12 1 8.00

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debuts - LO Fleetwood-Smith and EL McCormick (Australia); F Nicholson and JB Robertson (South Africa)
Umpires - JC Collings and WJ Routledge
Close of play
  • Sat, 14 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 0/0 (JHW Fingleton 0*, WA Brown 0*)
  • Sun, 15 Dec - rest day
  • Mon, 16 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 280/4 (LS Darling 51*, AG Chipperfield 2*)
  • Tue, 17 Dec - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 167/3 (EAB Rowan 33*, AD Nourse 48*)
  • Wed, 18 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 102/1 (36.3 ov) - end of match
 
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