England in South Africa Test Series - 1st Test

South Africa v England

England won by 2 wickets

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)
Fall of wickets 1-9 (Wynne, 4.6 ov), 2-18 (EAB Rowan, 10.3 ov), 3-69 (Nourse, 23.7 ov), 4-80 (Mitchell, 27.3 ov), 5-99 (Wade, 32.6 ov), 6-148 (Begbie, 47.4 ov), 7-150 (Dawson, 49.0 ov), 8-152 (Tuckett, 50.1 ov), 9-160 (Mann, 52.3 ov), 10-161 (McCarthy, 53.5 ov)
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)
Fall of wickets 1-84 (Washbrook, 26.0 ov), 2-104 (Simpson, 33.7 ov), 3-146 (Hutton, 56.2 ov), 4-172 (Watkins, 68.4 ov), 5-212 (Mann, 80.3 ov), 6-212 (Evans, 80.4 ov), 7-221 (Jenkins, 87.2 ov), 8-247 (Bedser, 97.3 ov), 9-253 (Compton), 10-253 (Wright, 99.4 ov)
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)
Fall of wickets 1-22 (Wynne, 11.7 ov), 2-22 (EAB Rowan, 12.2 ov), 3-67 (Nourse, 23.7 ov), 4-89 (Mitchell, 30.5 ov), 5-174 (Begbie, 53.7 ov), 6-179 (Dawson, 58.2 ov), 7-199 (Wade, 71.4 ov), 8-208 (AMB Rowan, 81.3 ov), 9-219 (Mann, 88.7 ov), 10-219 (McCarthy, 89.3 ov)
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)
Did not bat DVP Wright
Fall of wickets 1-25 (Hutton, 3.4 ov), 2-49 (Washbrook, 6.5 ov), 3-52 (Mann, 8.4 ov), 4-64 (Watkins, 10.6 ov), 5-64 (Simpson, 10.7 ov), 6-70 (Evans, 12.1 ov), 7-115 (Compton, 24.6 ov), 8-116 (Jenkins, 26.2 ov)
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
  • General
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • 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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