South Africa 1st innings R M 4s 6s
B Mitchell b Bedser 14 40 0
A Melville* b Martin 189 364 16 1
KG Viljoen lbw b Edrich 10 44 0
AD Nourse b Hollies 149 244 15 1
OC Dawson st †Evans b Hollies 48 101 0
TA Harris c Hutton b Hollies 60 133 9 0
AMB Rowan not out 34 102 0
L Tuckett lbw b Hollies 0 1 0 0
NBF Mann b Bedser 8 18 0
JD Lindsay b Bedser 0 7 0 0
VI Smith c Yardley b Hollies 1 7 0 0
Extras (b 7, lb 12, w 1) 20
Total (all out; 196.3 overs) 533 (2.71 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-23 (Mitchell), 2-44 (Viljoen), 3-363 (Nourse), 4-384 (Melville), 5-450 (Dawson), 6-505 (Harris), 7-505 (Tuckett), 8-528 (Mann), 9-530 (Lindsay), 10-533 (Smith)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JW Martin 36 4 111 1 3.08
AV Bedser 57.1 14 106 3 1.85
WJ Edrich 20 8 56 1 2.80
WE Hollies 55.2 16 123 5 2.22
C Cook 21 4 87 0 4.14
NWD Yardley 5 0 24 0 4.80
DCS Compton 2 1 6 0 3.00
England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
L Hutton lbw b Rowan 17 46 0
C Washbrook lbw b Tuckett 25 60 0
WJ Edrich b Smith 57 205 1 0
DCS Compton c Mitchell b Tuckett 65 135 1 0
HE Dollery b Dawson 9 13 0
NWD Yardley* lbw b Tuckett 22 45 0
TG Evans st †Lindsay b Smith 2 21 0 0
AV Bedser c Melville b Smith 7 8 1
C Cook b Tuckett 0 2 0 0
JW Martin c †Lindsay b Tuckett 0 1 0 0
WE Hollies not out 0 3 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 1) 4
Total (all out; 113.1 overs) 208 (1.83 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-40 (Hutton), 2-48 (Washbrook), 3-154 (Compton), 4-165 (Dollery), 5-198 (Edrich), 6-198 (Yardley), 7-207 (Bedser), 8-208 (Cook), 9-208 (Martin), 10-208 (Evans)
Bowling O M R W Econ
L Tuckett 37 9 68 5 1.83
OC Dawson 13 2 35 1 2.69
AMB Rowan 16 6 45 1 2.81
NBF Mann 20 13 10 0 0.50
VI Smith 27.1 10 46 3 1.69
England 2nd innings (following on) R M 4s 6s
L Hutton b Tuckett 9 20 0
C Washbrook c †Lindsay b Rowan 59 150 2 0
WJ Edrich b Smith 50 109 7 0
DCS Compton c Mitchell b Mann 163 290 19 0
HE Dollery c & b Dawson 17 47 0
NWD Yardley* c Tuckett b Dawson 99 250 10 0
TG Evans c & b Smith 74 76 14 0
AV Bedser c Harris b Smith 2 31 0 0
C Cook c Dawson b Smith 4 19 0
WE Hollies not out 18 52 0
JW Martin b Rowan 26 49 2
Extras (b 15, lb 13, w 2) 30
Total (all out; 226.2 overs) 551 (2.43 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-20 (Hutton), 2-116 (Edrich), 3-133 (Washbrook), 4-170 (Dollery), 5-407 (Compton), 6-434 (Yardley), 7-472 (Bedser), 8-499 (Evans), 9-500 (Cook), 10-551 (Martin)
Bowling O M R W Econ
L Tuckett 47 12 127 1 2.70
OC Dawson 25 7 57 2 2.28
AMB Rowan 43.2 8 100 2 2.30
NBF Mann 60 22 94 1 1.56
VI Smith 51 15 143 4 2.80
South Africa 2nd innings (target: 227 runs) R M 4s 6s
B Mitchell c †Evans b Bedser 4 22 0
A Melville* not out 104 160 15 0
KG Viljoen not out 51 137 5 0
Extras (b 1, w 5, nb 1) 7
Total (1 wicket; 51 overs) 166 (3.25 runs per over)
Did not bat AD Nourse, OC Dawson, TA Harris, AMB Rowan, L Tuckett, NBF Mann, JD Lindsay, VI Smith
Fall of wickets 1-21 (Mitchell)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JW Martin 9 2 18 0 2.00
AV Bedser 14 3 31 1 2.21
WJ Edrich 4 0 8 0 2.00
WE Hollies 9 1 33 0 3.66
C Cook 9 0 40 0 4.44
DCS Compton 4 0 14 0 3.50
L Hutton 2 0 15 0 7.50
Match details
Toss South Africa, who chose to bat
Series 5-match series level 0-0
Test debuts C Cook, HE Dollery and JW Martin (England); OC Dawson, TA Harris, JD Lindsay, NBF Mann, AMB Rowan, VI Smith and L Tuckett (South Africa)
Umpires CAR Coleman and JA Smart
Close of play
Sat, 7 Jun - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 376/3 (A Melville 183*, OC Dawson 3*)
Sun, 8 Jun - rest day
Mon, 9 Jun - day 2 - England 1st innings 154/2 (WJ Edrich 44*, DCS Compton 65*)
Tue, 10 Jun - day 3 - England 2nd innings 278/4 (DCS Compton 83*, NWD Yardley 45*)
Wed, 11 Jun - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 166/1 (51 ov) - end of match
 
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Match drawn
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