England tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Dec 24-28, 1938
24,26,27,28 December 1938 (4-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
WJ Edrich c Mitchell b Davies 4 4 1 0 100.00
PA Gibb c Melville b Mitchell 93 270 7 0
E Paynter b Mitchell 117 176 8 1
WR Hammond* lbw b Gordon 24 0
LEG Ames c †Wade b Gordon 42 0
NWD Yardley c & b Mitchell 7 0
BH Valentine c †Wade b Gordon 97 138 11 0
H Verity b Dalton 26 0
LL Wilkinson lbw b Gordon 2 0 0
K Farnes b Gordon 0 0 0
TWJ Goddard not out 0 0 0
Extras (b 3, lb 6, nb 1) 10
  Total (all out; 113.4 overs) 422 (2.78 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  EQ Davies 19 0 102 1 4.02
  ACB Langton 27 5 74 0 2.05
  N Gordon 33.4 3 103 5 2.30
  B Mitchell 22 2 75 3 2.55
  EL Dalton 10 1 42 1 3.15
  GE Bond 2 0 16 0 6.00
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
B Mitchell b Farnes 73 0
PGV van der Bijl lbw b Verity 4 0
A Melville* c & b Verity 0 0 0
AD Nourse c & b Goddard 73 163 6 1
N Gordon st †Ames b Goddard 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
WW Wade b Goddard 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
KG Viljoen b Wilkinson 50 162 0
EL Dalton c Edrich b Verity 102 145 9 0
GE Bond lbw b Wilkinson 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
ACB Langton not out 64 95 2
EQ Davies b Verity 0 0 0
Extras (b 5, lb 18, nb 1) 24
  Total (all out; 135.1 overs) 390 (2.16 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  K Farnes 23 1 87 1 2.83
  WJ Edrich 9 0 44 0 3.66
  H Verity 44.1 16 61 4 1.03
  WR Hammond 10 3 27 0 2.02
  LL Wilkinson 22 0 93 2 3.17
  TWJ Goddard 27 5 54 3 1.50
  England 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
WJ Edrich c Mitchell b Gordon 10 0
PA Gibb b Dalton 106 192 0
E Paynter c Langton b Gordon 100 189 10 0
WR Hammond* lbw b Dalton 58 50 0
LEG Ames not out 3 0 0
Extras (b 7, lb 2, w 2, nb 3) 14
  Total (4 wickets dec; 61.5 overs) 291 (3.54 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  EQ Davies 14 2 67 0 3.58
  ACB Langton 16 3 64 0 3.00
  N Gordon 14 0 59 2 3.16
  B Mitchell 11 1 58 0 3.95
  EL Dalton 6.5 0 29 2 3.28
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 324 runs) R M 4s 6s
B Mitchell not out 48 165 5 0
PGV van der Bijl b Hammond 38 130 3 1
AD Nourse not out 17 35 0
Extras (lb 5) 5
  Total (1 wicket; 51 overs) 108 (1.58 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  K Farnes 7 3 17 0 1.82
  WJ Edrich 3 0 7 0 1.75
  H Verity 16 8 17 0 0.79
  WR Hammond 6 3 13 1 1.62
  LL Wilkinson 8 3 18 0 1.68
  TWJ Goddard 11 3 31 0 2.11

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - 5-match series level 0-0
Test debuts - PA Gibb, LL Wilkinson and NWD Yardley (England); GE Bond, N Gordon, A Melville, PGV van der Bijl and WW Wade (South Africa)
Umpires - RGA Ashman and GL Sickler
Close of play
  • Sat, 24 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 326/6 (BH Valentine 12*, H Verity 19*)
  • Sun, 25 Dec - rest day
  • Mon, 26 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 166/5 (B Mitchell 72*, KG Viljoen 0*)
  • Tue, 27 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 103/1 (PA Gibb 53*, E Paynter 32*)
  • Wed, 28 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 108/1 (51 ov) - end of match
 
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