Result
1st Test, Nottingham, Jun 7-11 1947, South Africa tour of England
(51 ov, target 227)
533 & 166/1
(f/o)
208 & 551
Match drawn
South Africa 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
B Mitchell  b Bedser14-40-0-
A Melville (c) b Martin189-364161-
KG Viljoen lbw b Edrich10-44-0-
AD Nourse  b Hollies149-244151-
OC Dawson st †Evans b Hollies48-101-0-
TA Harris c Hutton b Hollies60-13390-
AMB Rowan not out34-102-0-
L Tuckett lbw b Hollies0-100-
NBF Mann  b Bedser8-18-0-
JD Lindsay  b Bedser0-700-
VI Smith c Yardley b Hollies1-700-
Extras(b 7, lb 12, w 1)20
TOTAL(196.3 Ov, RR: 2.71)533
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Bruce Mitchell), 2-44 (Ken Viljoen), 3-363 (Dudley Nourse), 4-384 (Alan Melville), 5-450 (Ossie Dawson), 6-505 (Tony Harris), 7-505 (Lindsay Tuckett), 8-528 (Tufty Mann), 9-530 (Johnny Lindsay), 10-533 (Ian Smith)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
JW Martin36411113.0800
AV Bedser57.11410631.8500
WJ Edrich2085612.8000
WE Hollies55.21612352.2200
C Cook2148704.1400
NWD Yardley502404.8000
DCS Compton21603.0000
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
L Hutton lbw b Rowan17-46-0-
C Washbrook lbw b Tuckett25-60-0-
WJ Edrich  b Smith57-20510-
DCS Compton c Mitchell b Tuckett65-13510-
HE Dollery  b Dawson9-13-0-
NWD Yardley (c)lbw b Tuckett22-45-0-
TG Evans st †Lindsay b Smith2-2100-
AV Bedser c Melville b Smith7-8-1-
C Cook  b Tuckett0-200-
JW Martin c †Lindsay b Tuckett0-100-
WE Hollies not out0-300-
Extras(b 1, lb 2, w 1)4
TOTAL(113.1 Ov, RR: 1.83)208
Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Sir Leonard Hutton), 2-48 (Cyril Washbrook), 3-154 (Denis Compton), 4-165 (Tom Dollery), 5-198 (Bill Edrich), 6-198 (Norman Yardley), 7-207 (Sir Alec Bedser), 8-208 (Sam Cook), 9-208 (Jack Martin), 10-208 (Godfrey Evans)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
L Tuckett3796851.8300
OC Dawson1323512.6900
AMB Rowan1664512.8100
NBF Mann20131000.5000
VI Smith27.1104631.6900
England 2nd Innings (following on)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
L Hutton  b Tuckett9-20-0-
C Washbrook c †Lindsay b Rowan59-15020-
WJ Edrich  b Smith50-10970-
DCS Compton c Mitchell b Mann163-290190-
HE Dollery c & b Dawson17-47-0-
NWD Yardley (c)c Tuckett b Dawson99-250100-
TG Evans c & b Smith74-76140-
AV Bedser c Harris b Smith2-3100-
C Cook c Dawson b Smith4-19-0-
WE Hollies not out18-52-0-
JW Martin  b Rowan26-49-2-
Extras(b 15, lb 13, w 2)30
TOTAL(226.2 Ov, RR: 2.43)551
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Sir Leonard Hutton), 2-116 (Bill Edrich), 3-133 (Cyril Washbrook), 4-170 (Tom Dollery), 5-407 (Denis Compton), 6-434 (Norman Yardley), 7-472 (Sir Alec Bedser), 8-499 (Godfrey Evans), 9-500 (Sam Cook), 10-551 (Jack Martin)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
L Tuckett471212712.7000
OC Dawson2575722.2800
AMB Rowan43.2810022.3000
NBF Mann60229411.5600
VI Smith511514342.8000
South Africa 2nd Innings (target: 227 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
B Mitchell c †Evans b Bedser4-22-0-
A Melville (c)not out104-160150-
KG Viljoen not out51-13750-
Extras(b 1, nb 1, w 5)7
TOTAL(51 Ov, RR: 3.25)166/1
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Bruce Mitchell)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
JW Martin921802.0000
AV Bedser1433112.2100
WJ Edrich40802.0000
WE Hollies913303.6600
C Cook904004.4400
DCS Compton401403.5000
L Hutton201507.5000
MATCH DETAILS
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossSouth Africa , elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of England
Series result5-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 285
Season1947
Match days7,9,10,11 June 1947 (4-day match)
Test debut
Tom Dollery
Sam Cook
Jack Martin
Ossie Dawson
Tony Harris
Athol Rowan
Lindsay Tuckett
Tufty Mann
Johnny Lindsay
Ian Smith
Umpires
Jack Smart
Alfred Coleman
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 07 Jun - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 376/3 (A Melville 183*, OC Dawson 3*)
Sun, 08 Jun - rest day
Mon, 09 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