South Africa tour of England, 1st Test: England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 7-11, 1947
7,9,10,11 June 1947 (4-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M 4s 6s
B Mitchell b Bedser 14 40 0
A Melville* b Martin 189 364 16 1
KG Viljoen lbw b Edrich 10 44 0
AD Nourse b Hollies 149 244 15 1
OC Dawson st †Evans b Hollies 48 101 0
TA Harris c Hutton b Hollies 60 133 9 0
AMB Rowan not out 34 102 0
L Tuckett lbw b Hollies 0 1 0 0
NBF Mann b Bedser 8 18 0
JD Lindsay b Bedser 0 7 0 0
VI Smith c Yardley b Hollies 1 7 0 0
Extras (b 7, lb 12, w 1) 20
  Total (all out; 196.3 overs) 533 (2.71 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JW Martin 36 4 111 1 3.08
  AV Bedser 57.1 14 106 3 1.85
  WJ Edrich 20 8 56 1 2.80
  WE Hollies 55.2 16 123 5 2.22
  C Cook 21 4 87 0 4.14
  NWD Yardley 5 0 24 0 4.80
  DCS Compton 2 1 6 0 3.00
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
L Hutton lbw b Rowan 17 46 0
C Washbrook lbw b Tuckett 25 60 0
WJ Edrich b Smith 57 205 1 0
DCS Compton c Mitchell b Tuckett 65 135 1 0
HE Dollery b Dawson 9 13 0
NWD Yardley* lbw b Tuckett 22 45 0
TG Evans st †Lindsay b Smith 2 21 0 0
AV Bedser c Melville b Smith 7 8 1
C Cook b Tuckett 0 2 0 0
JW Martin c †Lindsay b Tuckett 0 1 0 0
WE Hollies not out 0 3 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 1) 4
  Total (all out; 113.1 overs) 208 (1.83 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  L Tuckett 37 9 68 5 1.83
  OC Dawson 13 2 35 1 2.69
  AMB Rowan 16 6 45 1 2.81
  NBF Mann 20 13 10 0 0.50
  VI Smith 27.1 10 46 3 1.69
  England 2nd innings (following on) R M 4s 6s
L Hutton b Tuckett 9 20 0
C Washbrook c †Lindsay b Rowan 59 150 2 0
WJ Edrich b Smith 50 109 7 0
DCS Compton c Mitchell b Mann 163 290 19 0
HE Dollery c & b Dawson 17 47 0
NWD Yardley* c Tuckett b Dawson 99 250 10 0
TG Evans c & b Smith 74 76 14 0
AV Bedser c Harris b Smith 2 31 0 0
C Cook c Dawson b Smith 4 19 0
WE Hollies not out 18 52 0
JW Martin b Rowan 26 49 2
Extras (b 15, lb 13, w 2) 30
  Total (all out; 226.2 overs) 551 (2.43 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  L Tuckett 47 12 127 1 2.70
  OC Dawson 25 7 57 2 2.28
  AMB Rowan 43.2 8 100 2 2.30
  NBF Mann 60 22 94 1 1.56
  VI Smith 51 15 143 4 2.80
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 227 runs) R M 4s 6s
B Mitchell c †Evans b Bedser 4 22 0
A Melville* not out 104 160 15 0
KG Viljoen not out 51 137 5 0
Extras (b 1, w 5, nb 1) 7
  Total (1 wicket; 51 overs) 166 (3.25 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JW Martin 9 2 18 0 2.00
  AV Bedser 14 3 31 1 2.21
  WJ Edrich 4 0 8 0 2.00
  WE Hollies 9 1 33 0 3.66
  C Cook 9 0 40 0 4.44
  DCS Compton 4 0 14 0 3.50
  L Hutton 2 0 15 0 7.50

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - 5-match series level 0-0
Test debuts - C Cook, HE Dollery and JW Martin (England); OC Dawson, TA Harris, JD Lindsay, NBF Mann, AMB Rowan, VI Smith and L Tuckett (South Africa)
Umpires - CAR Coleman and JA Smart
Close of play
  • Sat, 7 Jun - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 376/3 (A Melville 183*, OC Dawson 3*)
  • Sun, 8 Jun - rest day
  • Mon, 9 Jun - day 2 - England 1st innings 154/2 (WJ Edrich 44*, DCS Compton 65*)
  • Tue, 10 Jun - day 3 - England 2nd innings 278/4 (DCS Compton 83*, NWD Yardley 45*)
  • Wed, 11 Jun - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 166/1 (51 ov) - end of match
 
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