Result
5th Test, The Oval, Aug 16-20 1947, South Africa tour of England
427 & 325/6d
(141 ov, target 451)
302 & 423/7
Match drawn
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
L Hutton  b Mann83-21360-
C Washbrook lbw b Mann32-85-0-
JDB Robertson c Melville b Smith4-19-0-
DCS Compton c Tuckett b Rowan53-104-0-
NWD Yardley (c) b Mann59-134-0-
K Cranston st †Fullerton b Rowan45-99-0-
R Howorth c †Fullerton b Rowan23-71-0-
TG Evans run out45-66-0-
C Gladwin not out51-90-0-
DVP Wright  b Mann14-49-0-
WH Copson  b Dawson6-13-0-
Extras(b 4, lb 7, nb 1)12
TOTAL(190 Ov, RR: 2.24)427
Fall of wickets: 1-63 (Cyril Washbrook), 2-80 (Jack Robertson), 3-178 (Denis Compton), 4-178 (Sir Leonard Hutton), 5-271 (Ken Cranston), 6-290 (Norman Yardley), 7-322 (Dick Howorth), 8-358 (Godfrey Evans), 9-408 (Doug Wright), 10-427 (Bill Copson)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
L Tuckett3268202.5600
OC Dawson3558012.2800
NBF Mann64289341.4500
AMB Rowan3899232.4200
VI Smith2106813.2300
South Africa 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
B Mitchell c †Evans b Copson120-381140-
DV Dyer c Gladwin b Howorth18-60-0-
KG Viljoen c †Evans b Wright10-33-0-
AD Nourse c Yardley b Howorth10-13-0-
A Melville (c)lbw b Cranston39-108-0-
OC Dawson lbw b Wright55-91-0-
GM Fullerton c Howorth b Cranston6-21-0-
AMB Rowan  b Howorth0-400-
NBF Mann  b Copson36-49-1-
L Tuckett not out0-700-
VI Smith lbw b Copson0-200-
Extras(b 3, lb 2, nb 2, w 1)8
TOTAL(131 Ov, RR: 2.3)302
Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Dennis Dyer), 2-62 (Ken Viljoen), 3-78 (Dudley Nourse), 4-164 (Alan Melville), 5-243 (Ossie Dawson), 6-253 (George Fullerton), 7-254 (Athol Rowan), 8-293 (Bruce Mitchell), 9-302 (Tufty Mann), 10-302 (Ian Smith)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
WH Copson27134631.7000
C Gladwin1623902.4300
DVP Wright2978923.0600
R Howorth39166431.6400
DCS Compton1143102.8100
K Cranston922522.7700
England 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
L Hutton c Tuckett b Mann36-55-0-
C Washbrook c †Fullerton b Rowan43-69-0-
JDB Robertson  b Rowan30-59-0-
DCS Compton c Nourse b Dawson113-109150-
NWD Yardley (c)c sub b Mann11-15-0-
K Cranston c Mitchell b Rowan0-200-
R Howorth not out45-74-0-
TG Evans not out39-29-0-
Extras(b 6, w 2)8
TOTAL(77 Ov, RR: 4.22)325/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-73 (Sir Leonard Hutton), 2-89 (Cyril Washbrook), 3-158 (Jack Robertson), 4-179 (Norman Yardley), 5-180 (Ken Cranston), 6-267 (Denis Compton)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
L Tuckett703404.8500
OC Dawson1515913.9300
NBF Mann27710223.7700
AMB Rowan2519533.8000
VI Smith302709.0000
South Africa 2nd Innings (target: 451 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
B Mitchell not out189-420-0-
DV Dyer lbw b Wright4-30-0-
KG Viljoen st †Evans b Howorth33-63-0-
AD Nourse  b Howorth97-150120-
A Melville (c)c †Evans b Cranston6-15-0-
OC Dawson c Howorth b Cranston0-500-
GM Fullerton c †Evans b Howorth14-19-0-
NBF Mann c Hutton b Wright10-41-0-
L Tuckett not out40-90-0-
Extras(b 12, lb 14, w 4)30
TOTAL(141 Ov, RR: 3.0)423/7
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Dennis Dyer), 2-48 (Ken Viljoen), 3-232 (Dudley Nourse), 4-247 (Alan Melville), 5-249 (Ossie Dawson), 6-266 (George Fullerton), 7-314 (Tufty Mann)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
WH Copson30116602.2000
C Gladwin1653302.0600
DVP Wright30810323.4300
R Howorth37128532.2900
DCS Compton403007.5000
K Cranston2136122.9000
L Hutton201407.0000
NWD Yardley10101.0000
MATCH DETAILS
Kennington Oval, London
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of England
Series resultEngland won the 5-match series 3-0
Match numberTest no. 289
Season1947
Match days16,18,19,20 August 1947 (4-day match)
Test debut
Jack Robertson
Dick Howorth
Umpires
Jack Smart
Herbert Baldwin
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 16 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 311/6 (R Howorth 17*, TG Evans 10*)
Sun, 17 Aug - rest day
Mon, 18 Aug - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 204/4 (B Mitchell 92*, OC Dawson 28*)
Tue, 19 Aug - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 8/1 (B Mitchell 1*)
Wed, 20 Aug - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 423/7 (141 ov) - end of match