South Africa tour of England, 5th Test: England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 16-18, 1951
England won by 4 wickets
16,17,18 August 1951 (5-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M 4s 6s
EAB Rowan c Hutton b Brown 55 165 0
WR Endean c Brown b Laker 31 115 0
CB van Ryneveld st †Brennan b Laker 10 0
AD Nourse* lbw b Brown 4 0
JE Cheetham lbw b Laker 0 0 0
RA McLean c May b Laker 14 0
PNF Mansell b Tattersall 8 0
AMB Rowan c Laker b Bedser 41 0
GWA Chubb b Bedser 10 0
MG Melle b Shackleton 5 0
CN McCarthy not out 4 0
Extras (b 11, lb 8, nb 1) 20
  Total (all out; 106.3 overs) 202 (1.89 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AV Bedser 19.3 6 36 2 1.84
  D Shackleton 15 5 20 1 1.33
  R Tattersall 14 7 26 1 1.85
  JC Laker 37 12 64 4 1.72
  FR Brown 20 10 31 2 1.55
  DCS Compton 1 0 5 0 5.00
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
L Hutton lbw b AMB Rowan 28 0
FA Lowson c †Endean b Melle 0 0 0
PBH May b Chubb 33 0
DCS Compton b McCarthy 73 220 4 0
W Watson run out 31 0
FR Brown* c van Ryneveld b AMB Rowan 1 0 0
JC Laker b Chubb 6 0
D Shackleton c van Ryneveld b Melle 14 0
AV Bedser c †Endean b Melle 2 0 0
DV Brennan lbw b Melle 0 0 0
R Tattersall not out 0 0 0
Extras (lb 4, nb 2) 6
  Total (all out; 87 overs) 194 (2.22 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  CN McCarthy 17 0 45 1 2.64
  MG Melle 10 6 9 4 0.90
  AMB Rowan 27 9 44 2 1.62
  GWA Chubb 30 5 70 2 2.33
  CB van Ryneveld 3 0 20 0 6.66
  South Africa 2nd innings R 4s 6s
EAB Rowan lbw b Laker 45 0
WR Endean lbw b Bedser 7 0
CB van Ryneveld lbw b Laker 5 0
AD Nourse* b Laker 4 0
JE Cheetham c Hutton b Tattersall 18 0
RA McLean c Lowson b Laker 18 0
PNF Mansell lbw b Laker 0 0 0
AMB Rowan not out 15 0
GWA Chubb c Hutton b Bedser 7 0
MG Melle b Laker 17 0
CN McCarthy b Bedser 0 0 0
Extras (b 11, lb 7) 18
  Total (all out; 75.5 overs) 154 (2.03 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AV Bedser 19.5 6 32 3 1.61
  D Shackleton 10 2 19 0 1.90
  R Tattersall 5 1 10 1 2.00
  JC Laker 28 8 55 6 1.96
  FR Brown 13 5 20 0 1.53
  England 2nd innings (target: 163 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
L Hutton obstructing the field 27 50 0
FA Lowson c van Ryneveld b AMB Rowan 37 0
PBH May c EAB Rowan b AMB Rowan 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
DCS Compton c van Ryneveld b Chubb 18 0
W Watson c †Endean b Chubb 15 0
FR Brown* lbw b Chubb 40 1
JC Laker not out 13 2 0
D Shackleton not out 5 0
Extras (b 5, lb 3, nb 1) 9
  Total (6 wickets; 62.1 overs) 164 (2.63 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  CN McCarthy 7 0 17 0 2.42
  MG Melle 3 0 8 0 2.66
  AMB Rowan 24.1 2 77 2 3.18
  GWA Chubb 28 10 53 3 1.89

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - England won the 5-match series 3-1
Test debut - WR Endean (South Africa)
Umpires - F Chester and D Davies
Close of play
  • Thu, 16 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 51/2 (PBH May 22*)
  • Fri, 17 Aug - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 68/3 (EAB Rowan 36*, JE Cheetham 7*)
  • Sat, 18 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 164/6 (62.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • L Hutton became the first batsman to be dismissed obstructing the field in Tests. After top edging a ball, he played at it a second time to defend it from hitting the stumps, but in the process prevented the wicket-keeper WR Endean from taking a catch.
 
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