Result
1st Test, England [Marylebone Cricket Club] tour of South Africa at Durban, Dec 16-20 1948
161 & 219
28 ov, target 128
253 & 128/8
England won by 2 wickets
South Africa 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
EAB Rowan c †Evans b Jenkins740450017.50
OE Wynne c Compton b Bedser520150025.00
B Mitchell c †Evans b Bedser2786901031.39
AD Nourse (c)c Watkins b Wright3763513158.73
WW Wade run out833351024.24
DW Begbie c Compton b Bedser3772843051.38
OC Dawson  b Gladwin2478702030.76
AMB Rowan not out523280021.73
L Tuckett lbw b Gladwin1350033.33
NBF Mann c †Evans b Gladwin4790057.14
CN McCarthy  b Bedser085000.00
Extras(b 3, lb 2, nb 1)6
TOTAL(53.5 Ov, RR: 2.25)161
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Owen Wynne, 4.6 ov), 2-18 (Eric Rowan, 10.3 ov), 3-69 (Dudley Nourse, 23.7 ov), 4-80 (Bruce Mitchell, 27.3 ov), 5-99 (Billy Wade, 32.6 ov), 6-148 (Denis Begbie, 47.4 ov), 7-150 (Ossie Dawson, 49 ov), 8-152 (Lindsay Tuckett, 50.1 ov), 9-160 (Tufty Mann, 52.3 ov), 10-161 (Cuan McCarthy, 53.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
AV Bedser13.523942.1400
C Gladwin1232131.3100
RO Jenkins1435012.6700
DVP Wright932912.4100
DCS Compton20501.8700
AJ Watkins301102.7500
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
L Hutton c McCarthy b AMB Rowan832341897035.47
C Washbrook c †Wade b Mann3586972040.69
RT Simpson c Begbie b Mann527230018.51
DCS Compton c †Wade b Mann722772124025.99
AJ Watkins c Nourse b AMB Rowan952381017.30
FG Mann (c)c EAB Rowan b AMB Rowan1948401039.58
TG Evans c Wynne b AMB Rowan016000.00
RO Jenkins c Mitchell b Mann539220012.82
AV Bedser c Tuckett b Mann1125311044.00
C Gladwin not out0319000.00
DVP Wright c Tuckett b Mann011000.00
Extras(b 2, lb 12)14
TOTAL(99.4 Ov, RR: 1.9)253
Fall of wickets: 1-84 (Cyril Washbrook, 26 ov), 2-104 (Reg Simpson, 33.7 ov), 3-146 (Sir Leonard Hutton, 56.2 ov), 4-172 (Allan Watkins, 68.4 ov), 5-212 (George Mann, 80.3 ov), 6-212 (Godfrey Evans, 80.4 ov), 7-221 (Roly Jenkins, 87.2 ov), 8-247 (Sir Alec Bedser, 97.3 ov), 9-253 (Denis Compton), 10-253 (Doug Wright, 99.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
CN McCarthy922001.6600
OC Dawson301604.0000
L Tuckett603604.5000
AMB Rowan44810841.8400
NBF Mann37.4145961.1800
South Africa 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
EAB Rowan c Compton b Jenkins1637461043.24
OE Wynne c Watkins b Wright46143006.55
B Mitchell  b Wright1972711026.38
AD Nourse (c)c & b Bedser3245463071.11
WW Wade  b Jenkins631991776031.65
DW Begbie c Mann b Bedser4883896157.83
OC Dawson c Compton b Wright312170025.00
AMB Rowan  b Wright15101702014.85
L Tuckett not out37955003.79
NBF Mann c Mann b Compton1022210045.45
CN McCarthy  b Jenkins032000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 5)6
TOTAL(89.3 Ov, RR: 1.83)219
Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Owen Wynne, 11.7 ov), 2-22 (Eric Rowan, 12.2 ov), 3-67 (Dudley Nourse, 23.7 ov), 4-89 (Bruce Mitchell, 30.5 ov), 5-174 (Denis Begbie, 53.7 ov), 6-179 (Ossie Dawson, 58.2 ov), 7-199 (Billy Wade, 71.4 ov), 8-208 (Athol Rowan, 81.3 ov), 9-219 (Tufty Mann, 88.7 ov), 10-219 (Cuan McCarthy, 89.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
AV Bedser1855122.1200
C Gladwin731501.6000
RO Jenkins22.366432.1400
DVP Wright2637242.0700
DCS Compton16111110.5100
England 2nd Innings (target: 128 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
L Hutton c Dawson b Tuckett59220055.55
C Washbrook lbw b Mann2533264075.75
FG Mann (c)c Mitchell b McCarthy1319241068.42
DCS Compton  b McCarthy2868760041.17
AJ Watkins  b McCarthy41190036.36
RT Simpson c EAB Rowan b McCarthy011000.00
TG Evans  b McCarthy4560080.00
RO Jenkins c †Wade b McCarthy2259560037.28
AV Bedser not out11211008.33
C Gladwin not out7841087.50
Extras(b 9, lb 10)19
TOTAL(28 Ov, RR: 3.42)128/8
Did not bat: DVP Wright 
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Sir Leonard Hutton, 3.4 ov), 2-49 (Cyril Washbrook, 6.5 ov), 3-52 (George Mann, 8.4 ov), 4-64 (Allan Watkins, 10.6 ov), 5-64 (Reg Simpson, 10.7 ov), 6-70 (Godfrey Evans, 12.1 ov), 7-115 (Denis Compton, 24.6 ov), 8-116 (Roly Jenkins, 26.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
CN McCarthy1224362.6800
L Tuckett1003812.8500
NBF Mann201314.8700
AMB Rowan401502.8100
MATCH DETAILS
Kingsmead, Durban
TossSouth Africa , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland [Marylebone Cricket Club] tour of South Africa 1948/49
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 306
Season1948/49
Match days16,17,18,20 December 1948 (4-day match)
debut
Owen Wynne
Denis Begbie
Cuan McCarthy
George Mann
Reg Simpson
Roly Jenkins
Umpires
George Sickler
Richard Ashman
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 16 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 1/0 (L Hutton 1*, C Washbrook 0*)
Fri, 17 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 144/2 (L Hutton 81*, DCS Compton 17*)
Sat, 18 Dec - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 90/4 (WW Wade 17*, DW Begbie 0*)
Sun, 19 Dec - rest day
Mon, 20 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 128/8 (28 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 4
  • Lunch; South Africa 179-6 (59 overs, Wade 51, Rowan 0)
  • Tea: England 18-0 (2 overs, Hutton 3, Washbrook 11)
  • day 4 - England 2nd innings 128/8 (28 ov) - end of match
Day 3
  • Lunch; England 215-6 (83 overs, Compton 52, Jenkins 2)
  • Tea: South Africa 34-2 (14 overs, Mitchell 3, Nourse 9);
  • Bad Light/Stumps: South Africa 90-4 (32.1 overs, Wade 17, Begbie 0)
  • day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 90/4 (WW Wade 17*, DW Begbie 0*)
Day 2
  • Lunch: England 90-1 (29 overs, Hutton 48, Simpson 3)
  • Rain/Stumps: England 144-2 (53.2 overs, Hutton 81, Compton 17)
  • day 2 - England 1st innings 144/2 (L Hutton 81*, DCS Compton 17*)
Day 1
  • Lunch: South Africa 74-3 (27 overs, Mitchell 21, Wade 1)
  • Tea (and Rain): South Africa all out 161
  • Stumps: England 1-0 (Hutton 1, Washbrook 0, 0.1 overs)
  • day 1 - England 1st innings 1/0 (L Hutton 1*, C Washbrook 0*)
Day 0
  • L Hutton (1) 50 in 141 balls, 110 minutes with 5 fours
  • DCS Compton (1) 50 in 179 balls with 4 fours
  • WW Wade (2) 50 in 131 balls with 5 fours
  • rest day