South Africa tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v South Africa at Brisbane, Nov 27-Dec 3, 1931
Australia won by an innings and 163 runs
27,28,30 November, 1,2,3 December 1931 (timeless match)
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
WM Woodfull* lbw b Vincent 76 178 8 0
WH Ponsford c Mitchell b Bell 19 40 3 0
DG Bradman lbw b Vincent 226 277 22 0
AF Kippax c †Cameron b Vincent 1 10 0 0
SJ McCabe c Vincent b Morkel 27 50 2 0
HC Nitschke c †Cameron b Bell 6 23 0 0
RK Oxenham b Bell 1 3 0 0
WAS Oldfield not out 56 117 5 1
CV Grimmett b Bell 14 30 0
TW Wall lbw b Quinn 14 35 0
H Ironmonger b Quinn 2 3 0 0
Extras (b 5, lb 1, w 1, nb 1) 8
  Total (all out; 137.3 overs) 450 (3.27 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AJ Bell 42 5 120 4 2.85
  DPB Morkel 13 1 57 1 4.38
  NA Quinn 38.3 6 113 2 2.93
  CL Vincent 34 0 100 3 2.94
  Q McMillan 10 0 52 0 5.20
  South Africa 1st innings R M 4s 6s
JAJ Christy b Wall 24 96 2 0
SH Curnow b Ironmonger 11 45 2 0
B Mitchell run out 58 291 6 0
HB Cameron*† st †Oldfield b Grimmett 4 10 0 0
HW Taylor b Wall 41 100 5 0
EL Dalton c & b Ironmonger 11 37 1 0
Q McMillan c Oxenham b Ironmonger 0 2 0 0
DPB Morkel c McCabe b Ironmonger 3 63 0 0
CL Vincent c Nitschke b Grimmett 10 40 0 0
NA Quinn c sub b Ironmonger 1 25 0 0
AJ Bell not out 1 6 0 0
Extras (b 2, lb 4) 6
  Total (all out; 138.1 overs) 170 (1.23 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  TW Wall 28 14 39 2 1.39
  SJ McCabe 11 4 16 0 1.45
  CV Grimmett 41.1 21 49 2 1.19
  H Ironmonger 47 29 42 5 0.89
  RK Oxenham 11 5 18 0 1.63
  South Africa 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
JAJ Christy c McCabe b Ironmonger 15 20 1 1
SH Curnow b Grimmett 8 71 1 0
B Mitchell b Wall 0 8 0 0
HB Cameron*† b Ironmonger 21 72 1
HW Taylor c Oxenham b Ironmonger 47 83 7 0
EL Dalton b Wall 6 30 0
DPB Morkel b Wall 5 22 0
Q McMillan c Nitschke b Wall 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
CL Vincent c sub b Wall 1 10 0 0
NA Quinn c McCabe b Ironmonger 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
AJ Bell not out 0 2 0 0
Extras (b 6, lb 5, nb 3) 14
  Total (all out; 60.1 overs) 117 (1.94 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  TW Wall 15.1 7 14 5 0.92
  H Ironmonger 30 16 44 4 1.46
  CV Grimmett 15 3 45 1 3.00

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debut - HC Nitschke (Australia)
Umpires - GE Borwick and GA Hele
Close of play
  • Fri, 27 Nov - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 341/6 (DG Bradman 200*, WAS Oldfield 3*)
  • Sat, 28 Nov - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 126/3 (B Mitchell 45*, HW Taylor 38*)
  • Sun, 29 Nov - rest day
  • Mon, 30 Nov - day 3 - no play
  • Tue, 1 Dec - day 4 - no play
  • Wed, 2 Dec - day 5 - South Africa 1st innings 152/6 (B Mitchell 53*, DPB Morkel 3*)
  • Thu, 3 Dec - day 6 - South Africa 2nd innings 117 (60.1 ov) - end of match
 
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