South Africa tour of England, 5th Test: England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 13-17, 1955
England won by 92 runs
13,15,16,17 August 1955 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
JT Ikin c †Waite b Heine 17 101 1 0
DB Close c Mansell b Goddard 32 119 2 0
PBH May* c Goddard b Fuller 3 25 0 0
DCS Compton c †Waite b Goddard 30 119 2 0
W Watson c Mansell b Tayfield 25 95 3 0
TW Graveney c Fuller b Goddard 13 52 1 0
TE Bailey c Heine b Tayfield 0 5 0 0
RT Spooner b Tayfield 0 10 0 0
JC Laker c & b Goddard 2 14 0 0
GAR Lock c McLean b Goddard 18 19 3 0
JB Statham not out 4 13 0 0
Extras (b 2, lb 5) 7
  Total (all out; 89.4 overs) 151 (1.68 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  PS Heine 21 3 43 1 2.04
  TL Goddard 22.4 9 31 5 1.36
  ERH Fuller 27 11 31 1 1.14
  HJ Tayfield 19 7 39 3 2.05
  South Africa 1st innings R M 4s 6s
DJ McGlew c †Spooner b Statham 30 154 1 0
TL Goddard lbw b Bailey 8 39 0 0
HJ Keith b Lock 5 16 0 0
WR Endean c Ikin b Lock 0 11 0 0
RA McLean b Lock 1 5 0 0
JHB Waite c Lock b Laker 28 69 4 0
JE Cheetham* not out 12 55 1 0
PNF Mansell lbw b Laker 6 16 0 0
HJ Tayfield b Statham 4 7 0 0
ERH Fuller c †Spooner b Lock 5 9 1 0
PS Heine run out (Lock) 5 11 0 0
Extras (lb 7, nb 1) 8
  Total (all out; 65 overs) 112 (1.72 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JB Statham 15 3 31 2 2.06
  TE Bailey 5 1 6 1 1.20
  GAR Lock 22 11 39 4 1.77
  JC Laker 23 13 28 2 1.21
  England 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
JT Ikin c Goddard b Heine 0 14 0 0
DB Close b Goddard 15 71 1 0
TW Graveney b Tayfield 42 144 3 0
PBH May* not out 89 299 10 0
DCS Compton c †Waite b Fuller 30 141 4 0
W Watson b Fuller 3 17 0 0
TE Bailey lbw b Tayfield 1 3 0 0
RT Spooner b Tayfield 0 1 0 0
JC Laker b Tayfield 12 20 1 0
GAR Lock lbw b Heine 1 8 0 0
JB Statham lbw b Tayfield 0 8 0 0
Extras (b 4, lb 6, nb 1) 11
  Total (all out; 123.4 overs) 204 (1.64 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  PS Heine 25 6 44 2 1.76
  ERH Fuller 20 3 36 2 1.80
  TL Goddard 19 10 29 1 1.52
  HJ Tayfield 53.4 29 60 5 1.11
  PNF Mansell 6 0 24 0 4.00
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 244 runs) R M 4s 6s
DJ McGlew lbw b Lock 19 108 1 0
TL Goddard c Graveney b Lock 20 56 2 0
HJ Keith c May b Lock 0 2 0 0
WR Endean lbw b Laker 0 1 0 0
RA McLean lbw b Laker 0 3 0 0
JHB Waite b Laker 60 146 9 0
JE Cheetham* lbw b Laker 9 23 1 0
PNF Mansell c Watson b Lock 9 77 0 0
HJ Tayfield not out 10 50 0 0
ERH Fuller run out 16 38 3 0
PS Heine c Graveney b Laker 7 5 1 0
Extras (lb 1) 1
  Total (all out; 87.4 overs) 151 (1.72 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JB Statham 11 4 17 0 1.54
  TE Bailey 6 1 15 0 2.50
  JC Laker 37.4 18 56 5 1.48
  GAR Lock 33 14 62 4 1.87

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England won the 5-match series 3-2
Umpires - TJ Bartley and D Davies
Close of play
  • Sat, 13 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 70/3 (DCS Compton 12*, W Watson 1*)
  • Sun, 14 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 15 Aug - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 112
  • Tue, 16 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 195/8 (PBH May 81*, GAR Lock 0*)
  • Wed, 17 Aug - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 151 (87.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • JT Ikin (1) retired hurt on 15* from 43/0 to 59/2
 
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