South Africa 1st innings R 4s 6s
HW Taylor b Wyatt 7 0
IJ Siedle lbw b Staples 11 0
HB Cameron b Peebles 21 0
JFW Nicolson c Astill b Staples 39 0
RH Catterall b Staples 14 0
DPB Morkel b Peebles 14 0
HG Deane* st †Stanyforth b Wyatt 77 1
CL Vincent c Stevens b Peebles 2 0 0
EP Nupen lbw b Wyatt 51 0
AL Ochse b Freeman 4 0
GF Bissett not out 1 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 1, nb 3) 5
Total (all out; 104.3 overs) 246 (2.35 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-13 (Taylor), 2-22 (Siedle), 3-55 (Cameron), 4-93 (Catterall), 5-98 (Nicolson), 6-135 (Morkel), 7-146 (Vincent), 8-241 (Nupen), 9-242 (Deane), 10-246 (Ochse)
Bowling O M R W Econ
WR Hammond 16 3 54 0 3.37
RES Wyatt 13 10 4 3 0.30
AP Freeman 16.3 3 44 1 2.66
SJ Staples 36 17 50 3 1.38
IAR Peebles 16 3 69 3 4.31
GTS Stevens 4 0 12 0 3.00
WE Astill 3 1 8 0 2.66
England 1st innings R 4s 6s
P Holmes c Catterall b Nupen 70 0
H Sutcliffe b Vincent 25 0
GE Tyldesley c Siedle b Vincent 78 0
WR Hammond b Vincent 90 1
RES Wyatt lbw b Vincent 0 0 0
GTS Stevens b Vincent 69 0
WE Astill c Ochse b Vincent 40 0
RT Stanyforth*† c Vincent b Nupen 0 0 0
SJ Staples b Nupen 11 0
IAR Peebles not out 18 0
AP Freeman b Nupen 3 0 0
Extras (b 15, lb 9, nb 2) 26
Total (all out; 139.3 overs) 430 (3.08 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-67 (Sutcliffe), 2-131 (Holmes), 3-258 (Tyldesley), 4-260 (Wyatt), 5-303 (Hammond), 6-365 (Astill), 7-365 (Stanyforth), 8-379 (Staples), 9-421 (Stevens), 10-430 (Freeman)
Bowling O M R W Econ
GF Bissett 30 4 89 0 2.96
AL Ochse 11 1 45 0 4.09
CL Vincent 45 10 131 6 2.91
EP Nupen 44.3 9 94 4 2.11
DPB Morkel 3 0 17 0 5.66
JFW Nicolson 2 0 5 0 2.50
RH Catterall 2 0 15 0 7.50
HW Taylor 2 0 8 0 4.00
South Africa 2nd innings R 6s
HW Taylor c Astill b Peebles 60 0
IJ Siedle st †Stanyforth b Freeman 10 0
HB Cameron c †Stanyforth b Freeman 9 0
JFW Nicolson c Hammond b Astill 78 0
RH Catterall b Staples 76 1
DPB Morkel b Freeman 42 0
HG Deane* lbw b Astill 73 0
EP Nupen b Staples 69 1
CL Vincent not out 8 1
AL Ochse not out 4 0
Extras (b 22, lb 12, nb 1) 35
Total (8 wickets dec; 157 overs) 464 (2.95 runs per over)
Did not bat GF Bissett
Fall of wickets 1-30 (Siedle), 2-50 (Cameron), 3-118 (Taylor), 4-225 (Catterall), 5-284 (Morkel), 6-307 (Nicolson), 7-430 (Nupen), 8-454 (Deane)
Bowling O M R W Econ
WR Hammond 16 2 37 0 2.31
RES Wyatt 15 6 31 0 2.06
AP Freeman 33 3 122 3 3.69
SJ Staples 47 9 111 2 2.36
IAR Peebles 11 2 29 1 2.63
GTS Stevens 11 0 58 0 5.27
WE Astill 24 6 41 2 1.70
England 2nd innings (target: 281 runs) R 4s 6s
P Holmes c Catterall b Vincent 56 0
H Sutcliffe c Morkel b Nupen 8 0
GE Tyldesley not out 62 0
WR Hammond not out 1 0 0
Extras (b 5) 5
Total (2 wickets; 42.2 overs) 132 (3.11 runs per over)
Did not bat RES Wyatt, GTS Stevens, WE Astill, RT Stanyforth*†, SJ Staples, IAR Peebles, AP Freeman
Fall of wickets 1-25 (Sutcliffe), 2-127 (Holmes)
Bowling O M R W Econ
GF Bissett 11 2 41 0 3.72
CL Vincent 13 0 31 1 2.38
EP Nupen 10.2 2 29 1 2.80
DPB Morkel 8 0 26 0 3.25
Match details
Toss South Africa, who chose to bat
Series England led the 5-match series 2-0
Test debuts SJ Staples (England); JFW Nicolson, AL Ochse and IJ Siedle (South Africa)
Umpires AG Laver and C Saunders
Close of play
Sat, 21 Jan - day 1 - England 1st innings 42/0 (P Holmes 23*, H Sutcliffe 17*)
Sun, 22 Jan - rest day
Mon, 23 Jan - day 2 - England 1st innings 381/8 (GTS Stevens 42*, IAR Peebles 0*)
Tue, 24 Jan - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 279/4 (JFW Nicolson 66*, DPB Morkel 39*)
Wed, 25 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 132/2 (42.2 ov) - end of match
 
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