South Africa tour of New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 6-10, 1953
South Africa won by an innings and 180 runs
6,7,9,10 March 1953 (4-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M 4s 6s
DJ McGlew not out 255 534 19 0
JHB Waite c †Mooney b Blair 35 0
JC Watkins c Reid b Blair 14 0
KJ Funston b Fisher 2 0 0
WR Endean c †Mooney b Blair 41 0
RA McLean b Blair 5 0
JE Cheetham* b Burtt 17 0
ARA Murray st †Mooney b Burtt 109 219 10 0
PNF Mansell run out 10 0
HJ Tayfield not out 27 2
Extras (b 5, lb 4) 9
  Total (8 wickets dec; 174 overs) 524 (3.01 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RW Blair 36 4 98 4 2.72
  FE Fisher 34 6 78 1 2.29
  JR Reid 24 8 36 0 1.50
  TB Burtt 44 7 140 2 3.18
  AM Moir 35 4 159 0 4.54
  B Sutcliffe 1 0 4 0 4.00
  New Zealand 1st innings R M 4s 6s
B Sutcliffe c McGlew b Watkins 62 175 0
JG Leggat c Fuller b Tayfield 22 0
FE Fisher b Fuller 9 0
WM Wallace* c †Waite b Murray 4 0
EM Meuli c Endean b Murray 15 0
LSM Miller c Endean b Tayfield 17 0
JR Reid b Murray 1 0 0
FLH Mooney not out 27 0
AM Moir run out 1 0 0
TB Burtt lbw b Fuller 10 0
RW Blair b Fuller 0 0 0
Extras (b 3, nb 1) 4
  Total (all out; 123.4 overs) 172 (1.39 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  ERH Fuller 19.4 7 29 3 1.47
  JC Watkins 27 17 29 1 1.07
  HJ Tayfield 38 15 53 2 1.39
  PNF Mansell 11 3 27 0 2.45
  ARA Murray 28 15 30 3 1.07
  New Zealand 2nd innings (following on) R M 4s 6s
B Sutcliffe b Murray 33 6 0
JG Leggat c Endean b Watkins 47 190 3 0
WM Wallace* b Tayfield 2 0 0
EM Meuli b Fuller 23 66 0
LSM Miller c †Waite b Watkins 13 0
JR Reid c †Waite b Murray 9 0
FLH Mooney b Tayfield 9 77 0
AM Moir c Fuller b Watkins 0 0 0
FE Fisher c †Waite b Watkins 14 77 0
TB Burtt lbw b Tayfield 0 0 0
RW Blair not out 6 0
Extras (b 16) 16
  Total (all out; 118.5 overs) 172 (1.44 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  ERH Fuller 27 8 43 1 1.59
  JC Watkins 23.5 14 22 4 0.92
  HJ Tayfield 32 12 42 3 1.31
  PNF Mansell 13 2 30 0 2.30
  ARA Murray 23 16 19 2 0.82

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - South Africa led the 2-match series 1-0
Test debuts - RW Blair, FE Fisher, EM Meuli and LSM Miller (New Zealand)
Umpires - RG Currie and JM McLellan
Close of play
  • Fri, 6 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 300/6 (DJ McGlew 151*, ARA Murray 29*)
  • Sat, 7 Mar - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 80/1 (B Sutcliffe 57*, FE Fisher 0*)
  • Sun, 8 Mar - rest day
  • Mon, 9 Mar - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 58/2 (JG Leggat 13*, EM Meuli 6*)
  • Tue, 10 Mar - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 172 (118.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • JHB Waite (1) retired hurt on 33* from 54/0 to 187/4 (strained neck muscles)
 
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