South Africa tour of England, 3rd Test: England v South Africa at Manchester, Jul 5-9, 1947
England won by 7 wickets
5,7,8,9 July 1947 (4-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M 4s 6s
A Melville* c Hutton b Gladwin 17 48 0
DV Dyer b Edrich 62 177 0
B Mitchell run out 80 223 0
AD Nourse c Yardley b Cranston 23 36 0
KG Viljoen c Compton b Edrich 93 243 0
OC Dawson b Cranston 1 7 0 0
AMB Rowan lbw b Hollies 13 54 0
L Tuckett b Edrich 13 59 0
NBF Mann c Hollies b Gladwin 8 21 0
JD Lindsay not out 9 57 0
JB Plimsoll c †Evans b Edrich 8 16 0
Extras (b 3, lb 9) 12
  Total (all out; 166.1 overs) 339 (2.04 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  WJ Edrich 35.1 9 95 4 2.70
  C Gladwin 50 24 58 2 1.16
  K Cranston 34 12 64 2 1.88
  CJ Barnett 8 3 11 0 1.37
  DVP Wright 9 1 30 0 3.33
  WE Hollies 23 8 42 1 1.82
  DCS Compton 7 1 27 0 3.85
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
L Hutton c †Lindsay b Plimsoll 12 32 0
C Washbrook c Nourse b Tuckett 29 46 0
WJ Edrich b Tuckett 191 317 22 3
DCS Compton c Tuckett b Dawson 115 195 17 0
CJ Barnett c sub b Mann 5 11 0
NWD Yardley* c Melville b Plimsoll 41 61 0
K Cranston c Dawson b Rowan 23 55 0
TG Evans b Tuckett 27 46 0
C Gladwin b Tuckett 16 36 0
DVP Wright not out 4 24 0
WE Hollies c Nourse b Plimsoll 5 12 0
Extras (b 2, lb 7, nb 1) 10
  Total (all out; 151.3 overs) 478 (3.15 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  L Tuckett 50 5 148 4 2.96
  JB Plimsoll 35.3 9 128 3 3.60
  AMB Rowan 17 1 63 1 3.70
  NBF Mann 35 12 85 1 2.42
  OC Dawson 14 2 44 1 3.14
  South Africa 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
A Melville* b Edrich 59 110 0
DV Dyer b Gladwin 1 19 0 0
B Mitchell c Hutton b Compton 6 55 0
AD Nourse b Edrich 115 144 13 2
KG Viljoen c Hutton b Wright 32 99 0
OC Dawson b Edrich 9 19 0
AMB Rowan c †Evans b Wright 0 5 0 0
L Tuckett lbw b Edrich 17 39 0
NBF Mann c Barnett b Wright 9 14 0
JD Lindsay b Hollies 0 2 0 0
JB Plimsoll not out 8 17 0
Extras (b 5, lb 5, nb 1) 11
  Total (all out; 84.4 overs) 267 (3.15 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  WJ Edrich 22.4 4 77 4 3.39
  C Gladwin 16 6 28 1 1.75
  CJ Barnett 5 1 12 0 2.40
  DVP Wright 10 2 32 3 3.20
  WE Hollies 14 4 49 1 3.50
  DCS Compton 17 2 58 1 3.41
  England 2nd innings (target: 129 runs) R M 6s
L Hutton c Dawson b Mann 24 71 0
C Washbrook c †Lindsay b Dawson 40 53 0
WJ Edrich not out 22 50 0
DCS Compton hit wicket b Mann 6 17 0
CJ Barnett not out 19 14 0
Extras (b 9, lb 8, nb 2) 19
  Total (3 wickets; 36.5 overs) 130 (3.52 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  L Tuckett 5 0 26 0 5.20
  JB Plimsoll 4 0 15 0 3.75
  AMB Rowan 4 0 13 0 3.25
  NBF Mann 14 8 19 2 1.35
  OC Dawson 9.5 2 38 1 3.86

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 2-0
Test debuts - K Cranston and C Gladwin (England); DV Dyer and JB Plimsoll (South Africa)
Umpires - F Chester and CAR Coleman
Close of play
  • Sat, 5 Jul - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 278/6 (KG Viljoen 66*, L Tuckett 6*)
  • Sun, 6 Jul - rest day
  • Mon, 7 Jul - day 2 - England 1st innings 311/4 (WJ Edrich 141*, NWD Yardley 1*)
  • Tue, 8 Jul - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 14/1 (A Melville 12*, B Mitchell 0*)
  • Wed, 9 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 130/3 (36.5 ov) - end of match
 
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