England [Marylebone Cricket Club] tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v England at Durban, Dec 16-20, 1948
England won by 2 wickets
Played at Kingsmead, Durban
16,17,18,20 December 1948 (4-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
EAB Rowan c †Evans b Jenkins 7 45 40 0 0 17.50
OE Wynne c Compton b Bedser 5 15 20 0 0 25.00
B Mitchell c †Evans b Bedser 27 90 86 1 0 31.39
AD Nourse* c Watkins b Wright 37 51 63 3 1 58.73
WW Wade run out 8 35 33 1 0 24.24
DW Begbie c Compton b Bedser 37 84 72 3 0 51.38
OC Dawson b Gladwin 24 70 78 2 0 30.76
AMB Rowan not out 5 28 23 0 0 21.73
L Tuckett lbw b Gladwin 1 5 3 0 0 33.33
NBF Mann c †Evans b Gladwin 4 9 7 0 0 57.14
CN McCarthy b Bedser 0 5 8 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 3, lb 2, nb 1) 6
  Total (all out; 53.5 overs) 161 (2.25 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AV Bedser 13.5 2 39 4 2.14
  C Gladwin 12 3 21 3 1.31
  RO Jenkins 14 3 50 1 2.67
  DVP Wright 9 3 29 1 2.41
  DCS Compton 2 0 5 0 1.87
  AJ Watkins 3 0 11 0 2.75
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
L Hutton c McCarthy b AMB Rowan 83 189 234 7 0 35.47
C Washbrook c †Wade b Mann 35 97 86 2 0 40.69
RT Simpson c Begbie b Mann 5 23 27 0 0 18.51
DCS Compton c †Wade b Mann 72 212 277 4 0 25.99
AJ Watkins c Nourse b AMB Rowan 9 38 52 1 0 17.30
FG Mann* c EAB Rowan b AMB Rowan 19 40 48 1 0 39.58
TG Evans c Wynne b AMB Rowan 0 6 1 0 0 0.00
RO Jenkins c Mitchell b Mann 5 22 39 0 0 12.82
AV Bedser c Tuckett b Mann 11 31 25 1 0 44.00
C Gladwin not out 0 19 3 0 0 0.00
DVP Wright c Tuckett b Mann 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 2, lb 12) 14
  Total (all out; 99.4 overs) 253 (1.90 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  CN McCarthy 9 2 20 0 1.66
  OC Dawson 3 0 16 0 4.00
  L Tuckett 6 0 36 0 4.50
  AMB Rowan 44 8 108 4 1.84
  NBF Mann 37.4 14 59 6 1.18
  South Africa 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
EAB Rowan c Compton b Jenkins 16 46 37 1 0 43.24
OE Wynne c Watkins b Wright 4 43 61 0 0 6.55
B Mitchell b Wright 19 71 72 1 0 26.38
AD Nourse* c & b Bedser 32 46 45 3 0 71.11
WW Wade b Jenkins 63 177 199 6 0 31.65
DW Begbie c Mann b Bedser 48 89 83 6 1 57.83
OC Dawson c Compton b Wright 3 17 12 0 0 25.00
AMB Rowan b Wright 15 70 101 2 0 14.85
L Tuckett not out 3 55 79 0 0 3.79
NBF Mann c Mann b Compton 10 21 22 0 0 45.45
CN McCarthy b Jenkins 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 5) 6
  Total (all out; 89.3 overs) 219 (1.83 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AV Bedser 18 5 51 2 2.12
  C Gladwin 7 3 15 0 1.60
  RO Jenkins 22.3 6 64 3 2.14
  DVP Wright 26 3 72 4 2.07
  DCS Compton 16 11 11 1 0.51
  England 2nd innings (target: 128 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
L Hutton c Dawson b Tuckett 5 22 9 0 0 55.55
C Washbrook lbw b Mann 25 26 33 4 0 75.75
FG Mann* c Mitchell b McCarthy 13 24 19 1 0 68.42
DCS Compton b McCarthy 28 76 68 0 0 41.17
AJ Watkins b McCarthy 4 9 11 0 0 36.36
RT Simpson c EAB Rowan b McCarthy 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
TG Evans b McCarthy 4 6 5 0 0 80.00
RO Jenkins c †Wade b McCarthy 22 56 59 0 0 37.28
AV Bedser not out 1 11 12 0 0 8.33
C Gladwin not out 7 4 8 1 0 87.50
Extras (b 9, lb 10) 19
  Total (8 wickets; 28 overs) 128 (3.42 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  CN McCarthy 12 2 43 6 2.68
  L Tuckett 10 0 38 1 2.85
  NBF Mann 2 0 13 1 4.87
  AMB Rowan 4 0 15 0 2.81

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debuts - RO Jenkins, FG Mann and RT Simpson (England); DW Begbie, CN McCarthy and OE Wynne (South Africa)
Umpires - RGA Ashman and GL Sickler
Close of play
  • Thu, 16 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 1/0 (L Hutton 1*, C Washbrook 0*)
  • Fri, 17 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 144/2 (L Hutton 81*, DCS Compton 17*)
  • Sat, 18 Dec - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 90/4 (WW Wade 17*, DW Begbie 0*)
  • Sun, 19 Dec - rest day
  • Mon, 20 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 128/8 (28 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • L Hutton (1) 50 in 141 balls, 110 minutes with 5 fours
    • DCS Compton (1) 50 in 179 balls with 4 fours
    • WW Wade (2) 50 in 131 balls with 5 fours
    • Lunch: South Africa 74-3 (27 overs, Mitchell 21, Wade 1)
    • Tea (and Rain): South Africa all out 161
    • Stumps: England 1-0 (Hutton 1, Washbrook 0, 0.1 overs)
    • Lunch: England 90-1 (29 overs, Hutton 48, Simpson 3)
    • Rain/Stumps: England 144-2 (53.2 overs, Hutton 81, Compton 17)
    • Lunch; England 215-6 (83 overs, Compton 52, Jenkins 2)
    • Tea: South Africa 34-2 (14 overs, Mitchell 3, Nourse 9);
    • Bad Light/Stumps: South Africa 90-4 (32.1 overs, Wade 17, Begbie 0)
    • Lunch; South Africa 179-6 (59 overs, Wade 51, Rowan 0)
    • Tea: England 18-0 (2 overs, Hutton 3, Washbrook 11)
 
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