Result
1st Test, Johannesburg, Dec 24-28 1938, England tour of South Africa
422 & 291/4d
(51 ov, target 324)
390 & 108/1
Match drawn
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
WJ Edrich c Mitchell b Davies44-10100.00
PA Gibb c Melville b Mitchell93-27070-
E Paynter  b Mitchell117-17681-
WR Hammond (c)lbw b Gordon24---0-
LEG Ames c †Wade b Gordon42---0-
NWD Yardley c & b Mitchell7---0-
BH Valentine c †Wade b Gordon97-138110-
H Verity  b Dalton26---0-
LL Wilkinson lbw b Gordon2--00-
K Farnes  b Gordon0--00-
TWJ Goddard not out0--00-
Extras(b 3, lb 6, nb 1)10
TOTAL(113.4 Ov, RR: 2.78)422
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Bill Edrich), 2-188 (Eddie Paynter), 3-234 (Wally Hammond), 4-278 (Paul Gibb), 5-292 (Les Ames), 6-294 (Norman Yardley), 7-378 (Hedley Verity), 8-389 (Len Wilkinson), 9-415 (Ken Farnes), 10-422 (Bryan Valentine)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
EQ Davies19010214.0200
ACB Langton2757402.0500
N Gordon33.4310352.3000
B Mitchell2227532.5500
EL Dalton1014213.1500
GE Bond201606.0000
South Africa 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
B Mitchell  b Farnes73---0-
PGV van der Bijl lbw b Verity4---0-
A Melville (c)c & b Verity0--00-
AD Nourse c & b Goddard73-16361-
N Gordon st †Ames b Goddard011000.00
WW Wade  b Goddard011000.00
KG Viljoen  b Wilkinson50-162-0-
EL Dalton c Edrich b Verity102-14590-
GE Bond lbw b Wilkinson011000.00
ACB Langton not out64-95-2-
EQ Davies  b Verity0--00-
Extras(b 5, lb 18, nb 1)24
TOTAL(135.1 Ov, RR: 2.16)390
Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Pieter van der Bijl), 2-44 (Alan Melville), 3-160 (Dudley Nourse), 4-160 (Norman Gordon), 5-160 (Billy Wade), 6-173 (Bruce Mitchell), 7-281 (Ken Viljoen), 8-281 (Gerald Bond), 9-378 (Eric Dalton), 10-390 (Eric Davies)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
K Farnes2318712.8300
WJ Edrich904403.6600
H Verity44.1166141.0300
WR Hammond1032702.0200
LL Wilkinson2209323.1700
TWJ Goddard2755431.5000
England 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
WJ Edrich c Mitchell b Gordon10---0-
PA Gibb  b Dalton106-192-0-
E Paynter c Langton b Gordon100-189100-
WR Hammond (c)lbw b Dalton58-50-0-
LEG Ames not out3--00-
Extras(b 7, lb 2, nb 3, w 2)14
TOTAL(61.5 Ov, RR: 3.54)291/4d
Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Bill Edrich), 2-206 (Paul Gibb), 3-281 (Eddie Paynter), 4-291 (Wally Hammond)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
EQ Davies1426703.5800
ACB Langton1636403.0000
N Gordon1405923.1600
B Mitchell1115803.9500
EL Dalton6.502923.2800
South Africa 2nd Innings (target: 324 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
B Mitchell not out48-16550-
PGV van der Bijl  b Hammond38-13031-
AD Nourse not out17-35-0-
Extras(lb 5)5
TOTAL(51 Ov, RR: 1.58)108/1
Fall of wickets: 1-67 (Pieter van der Bijl)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
K Farnes731701.8200
WJ Edrich30701.7500
H Verity1681700.7900
WR Hammond631311.6200
LL Wilkinson831801.6800
TWJ Goddard1133102.1100
MATCH DETAILS
Old Wanderers, Johannesburg
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of South Africa
Series result5-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 267
Season1938/39
Match days24,26,27,28 December 1938 (4-day match)
Test debut
Pieter van der Bijl
Alan Melville
Norman Gordon
Billy Wade
Gerald Bond
Paul Gibb
Norman Yardley
Len Wilkinson
Umpires
George Sickler
Richard Ashman
Balls per over8
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 24 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 326/6 (BH Valentine 12*, H Verity 19*)
Sun, 25 Dec - rest day
Mon, 26 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 166/5 (B Mitchell 72*, KG Viljoen 0*)
Tue, 27 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 103/1 (PA Gibb 53*, E Paynter 32*)
Wed, 28 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 108/1 (51 ov) - end of match