5th Test, The Oval, Aug 16-18 1951, South Africa tour of England
202 & 154
(62.1 ov, target 163)
194 & 164/6
England won by 4 wickets
South Africa 1st Innings
EAB Rowan c Hutton b Brown55-165-0-
WR Endean c Brown b Laker31-115-0-
CB van Ryneveld st †Brennan b Laker10---0-
AD Nourse (c)lbw b Brown4---0-
JE Cheetham lbw b Laker0--00-
RA McLean c May b Laker14---0-
PNF Mansell  b Tattersall8---0-
AMB Rowan c Laker b Bedser41---0-
GWA Chubb  b Bedser10---0-
MG Melle  b Shackleton5---0-
CN McCarthy not out4---0-
Extras(b 11, lb 8, nb 1)20
TOTAL(106.3 Ov, RR: 1.89)202
Fall of wickets: 1-66 (Russell Endean), 2-106 (Eric Rowan), 3-106 (Clive van Ryneveld), 4-106 (Jack Cheetham), 5-126 (Roy McLean), 6-131 (Dudley Nourse), 7-146 (Percy Mansell), 8-175 (Geoff Chubb), 9-186 (Michael Melle), 10-202 (Athol Rowan)
AV Bedser19.363621.8400
D Shackleton1552011.3300
R Tattersall1472611.8500
JC Laker37126441.7200
FR Brown20103121.5500
DCS Compton10505.0000
England 1st Innings
L Hutton lbw b AMB Rowan28---0-
FA Lowson c †Endean b Melle0--00-
PBH May  b Chubb33---0-
DCS Compton  b McCarthy73-22040-
W Watson run out31---0-
FR Brown (c)c van Ryneveld b AMB Rowan1--00-
JC Laker  b Chubb6---0-
D Shackleton c van Ryneveld b Melle14---0-
AV Bedser c †Endean b Melle2--00-
DV Brennan lbw b Melle0--00-
R Tattersall not out0--00-
Extras(lb 4, nb 2)6
TOTAL(87 Ov, RR: 2.22)194
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Frank Lowson), 2-51 (Sir Leonard Hutton), 3-79 (Peter May), 4-128 (Willie Watson), 5-134 (Freddie Brown), 6-145 (Jim Laker), 7-173 (Derek Shackleton), 8-189 (Sir Alec Bedser), 9-190 (Don Brennan), 10-194 (Denis Compton)
CN McCarthy1704512.6400
MG Melle106940.9000
AMB Rowan2794421.6200
GWA Chubb3057022.3300
CB van Ryneveld302006.6600
South Africa 2nd Innings
EAB Rowan lbw b Laker45---0-
WR Endean lbw b Bedser7---0-
CB van Ryneveld lbw b Laker5---0-
AD Nourse (c) b Laker4---0-
JE Cheetham c Hutton b Tattersall18---0-
RA McLean c Lowson b Laker18---0-
PNF Mansell lbw b Laker0--00-
AMB Rowan not out15---0-
GWA Chubb c Hutton b Bedser7---0-
MG Melle  b Laker17---0-
CN McCarthy  b Bedser0--00-
Extras(b 11, lb 7)18
TOTAL(75.5 Ov, RR: 2.03)154
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Russell Endean), 2-35 (Clive van Ryneveld), 3-57 (Dudley Nourse), 4-84 (Eric Rowan), 5-106 (Jack Cheetham), 6-111 (Percy Mansell), 7-116 (Roy McLean), 8-130 (Geoff Chubb), 9-153 (Michael Melle), 10-154 (Cuan McCarthy)
AV Bedser19.563231.6100
D Shackleton1021901.9000
R Tattersall511012.0000
JC Laker2885561.9600
FR Brown1352001.5300
England 2nd Innings (target: 163 runs)
L Hutton obstructing the field27-50-0-
FA Lowson c van Ryneveld b AMB Rowan37---0-
PBH May c EAB Rowan b AMB Rowan011000.00
DCS Compton c van Ryneveld b Chubb18---0-
W Watson c †Endean b Chubb15---0-
FR Brown (c)lbw b Chubb40---1-
JC Laker not out13--20-
D Shackleton not out5---0-
Extras(b 5, lb 3, nb 1)9
TOTAL(62.1 Ov, RR: 2.63)164/6
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Sir Leonard Hutton), 2-53 (Peter May), 3-84 (Denis Compton), 4-90 (Frank Lowson), 5-132 (Willie Watson), 6-151 (Freddie Brown)
CN McCarthy701702.4200
MG Melle30802.6600
AMB Rowan24.127723.1800
GWA Chubb28105331.8900
Kennington Oval, London
TossSouth Africa , elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of England
Series resultEngland won the 5-match series 3-1
Match numberTest no. 338
Match days16,17,18 August 1951 (5-day match)
Test debut
Russell Endean
Dai Davies
Frank Chester
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
  • 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.