England tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Dec 24-27, 1927
England won by 10 wickets
24,26,27 December 1927 (4-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M 4s 6s
HW Taylor c & b Stevens 31 0
JP Duminy b Geary 0 0 0
JMM Commaille lbw b Stevens 23 0
RH Catterall c & b Geary 86 130 0
HG Deane* b Geary 7 0
DPB Morkel lbw b Geary 2 0 0
SK Coen b Geary 7 0
HB Cameron lbw b Stevens 20 0
EP Nupen b Geary 6 0
CL Vincent not out 2 0 0
HLE Promnitz b Geary 4 0
Extras (lb 6, nb 2) 8
  Total (all out; 78.3 overs) 196 (2.49 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  G Geary 27.3 7 70 7 2.54
  WR Hammond 8 2 21 0 2.62
  GTS Stevens 19 3 58 3 3.05
  IAR Peebles 12 5 22 0 1.83
  RES Wyatt 4 1 6 0 1.50
  WE Astill 8 4 11 0 1.37
  England 1st innings R 4s 6s
P Holmes lbw b Morkel 0 0 0
H Sutcliffe c Vincent b Promnitz 102 0
GE Tyldesley lbw b Duminy 122 0
WR Hammond c Promnitz b Vincent 51 1
RES Wyatt lbw b Promnitz 0 0 0
GTS Stevens c Nupen b Promnitz 0 0 0
GB Legge c & b Nupen 0 0 0
WE Astill c †Cameron b Promnitz 7 0
RT Stanyforth*† c †Cameron b Promnitz 1 0 0
G Geary lbw b Vincent 3 0 0
IAR Peebles not out 2 0 0
Extras (b 11, lb 10, w 1, nb 3) 25
  Total (all out; 137.3 overs) 313 (2.27 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DPB Morkel 14 3 38 1 2.71
  EP Nupen 49 12 111 1 2.26
  CL Vincent 31.3 5 57 2 1.80
  HLE Promnitz 37 14 58 5 1.56
  SK Coen 2 0 7 0 3.50
  JP Duminy 4 0 17 1 4.25
  South Africa 2nd innings R 4s 6s
JMM Commaille c †Stanyforth b Geary 4 0
JP Duminy b Hammond 4 0
HW Taylor b Hammond 3 0 0
RH Catterall b Hammond 1 0 0
HG Deane* b Geary 5 0
HB Cameron lbw b Geary 5 0
DPB Morkel lbw b Geary 29 0
EP Nupen b Geary 1 0 0
CL Vincent lbw b Hammond 53 0
SK Coen not out 41 0
HLE Promnitz b Hammond 5 0
Extras (b 5, lb 13, nb 1) 19
  Total (all out; 69.2 overs) 170 (2.45 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  G Geary 27 9 60 5 2.22
  WR Hammond 21.2 9 36 5 1.68
  GTS Stevens 8 3 13 0 1.62
  IAR Peebles 7 1 25 0 3.57
  WE Astill 6 0 17 0 2.83
  England 2nd innings (target: 54 runs) R 6s
P Holmes not out 15 0
H Sutcliffe not out 41 0
Extras (b 1) 1
  Total (0 wickets; 21 overs) 57 (2.71 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  EP Nupen 11 1 29 0 2.63
  HLE Promnitz 6 1 14 0 2.33
  JP Duminy 4 0 13 0 3.25

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debuts - WE Astill, WR Hammond, GB Legge, IAR Peebles, RT Stanyforth and RES Wyatt (England); HB Cameron, SK Coen, JP Duminy, DPB Morkel, HLE Promnitz and CL Vincent (South Africa)
Umpires - AG Laver and GB Treadwell
Close of play
  • Sat, 24 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 9/1 (H Sutcliffe 9*, GE Tyldesley 0*)
  • Sun, 25 Dec - rest day
  • Mon, 26 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 8/0 (JMM Commaille 4*, JP Duminy 4*)
  • Tue, 27 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 57/0 (21 ov) - end of match
 
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