South Africa tour of England, 5th Test: England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 16-20, 1947
16,18,19,20 August 1947 (4-day match)
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
L Hutton b Mann 83 213 6 0
C Washbrook lbw b Mann 32 85 0
JDB Robertson c Melville b Smith 4 19 0
DCS Compton c Tuckett b Rowan 53 104 0
NWD Yardley* b Mann 59 134 0
K Cranston st †Fullerton b Rowan 45 99 0
R Howorth c †Fullerton b Rowan 23 71 0
TG Evans run out 45 66 0
C Gladwin not out 51 90 0
DVP Wright b Mann 14 49 0
WH Copson b Dawson 6 13 0
Extras (b 4, lb 7, nb 1) 12
  Total (all out; 190 overs) 427 (2.24 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  L Tuckett 32 6 82 0 2.56
  OC Dawson 35 5 80 1 2.28
  NBF Mann 64 28 93 4 1.45
  AMB Rowan 38 9 92 3 2.42
  VI Smith 21 0 68 1 3.23
  South Africa 1st innings R M 4s 6s
B Mitchell c †Evans b Copson 120 381 14 0
DV Dyer c Gladwin b Howorth 18 60 0
KG Viljoen c †Evans b Wright 10 33 0
AD Nourse c Yardley b Howorth 10 13 0
A Melville* lbw b Cranston 39 108 0
OC Dawson lbw b Wright 55 91 0
GM Fullerton c Howorth b Cranston 6 21 0
AMB Rowan b Howorth 0 4 0 0
NBF Mann b Copson 36 49 1
L Tuckett not out 0 7 0 0
VI Smith lbw b Copson 0 2 0 0
Extras (b 3, lb 2, w 1, nb 2) 8
  Total (all out; 131 overs) 302 (2.30 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  WH Copson 27 13 46 3 1.70
  C Gladwin 16 2 39 0 2.43
  DVP Wright 29 7 89 2 3.06
  R Howorth 39 16 64 3 1.64
  DCS Compton 11 4 31 0 2.81
  K Cranston 9 2 25 2 2.77
  England 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
L Hutton c Tuckett b Mann 36 55 0
C Washbrook c †Fullerton b Rowan 43 69 0
JDB Robertson b Rowan 30 59 0
DCS Compton c Nourse b Dawson 113 109 15 0
NWD Yardley* c sub b Mann 11 15 0
K Cranston c Mitchell b Rowan 0 2 0 0
R Howorth not out 45 74 0
TG Evans not out 39 29 0
Extras (b 6, w 2) 8
  Total (6 wickets dec; 77 overs) 325 (4.22 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  L Tuckett 7 0 34 0 4.85
  OC Dawson 15 1 59 1 3.93
  NBF Mann 27 7 102 2 3.77
  AMB Rowan 25 1 95 3 3.80
  VI Smith 3 0 27 0 9.00
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 451 runs) R M 4s 6s
B Mitchell not out 189 420 0
DV Dyer lbw b Wright 4 30 0
KG Viljoen st †Evans b Howorth 33 63 0
AD Nourse b Howorth 97 150 12 0
A Melville* c †Evans b Cranston 6 15 0
OC Dawson c Howorth b Cranston 0 5 0 0
GM Fullerton c †Evans b Howorth 14 19 0
NBF Mann c Hutton b Wright 10 41 0
L Tuckett not out 40 90 0
Extras (b 12, lb 14, w 4) 30
  Total (7 wickets; 141 overs) 423 (3.00 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  WH Copson 30 11 66 0 2.20
  C Gladwin 16 5 33 0 2.06
  DVP Wright 30 8 103 2 3.43
  R Howorth 37 12 85 3 2.29
  DCS Compton 4 0 30 0 7.50
  K Cranston 21 3 61 2 2.90
  L Hutton 2 0 14 0 7.00
  NWD Yardley 1 0 1 0 1.00

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England won the 5-match series 3-0
Test debuts - R Howorth and JDB Robertson (England)
Umpires - HG Baldwin and JA Smart
Close of play
  • Sat, 16 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 311/6 (R Howorth 17*, TG Evans 10*)
  • Sun, 17 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 18 Aug - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 204/4 (B Mitchell 92*, OC Dawson 28*)
  • Tue, 19 Aug - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 8/1 (B Mitchell 1*)
  • Wed, 20 Aug - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 423/7 (141 ov) - end of match
 
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