Result
5th Test, Durban, Mar 3-14 1939, England tour of South Africa
530 & 481
(218.2 ov, target 696)
316 & 654/5
Match drawn (by agreement)
South Africa 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
A Melville (c)hit wicket b Wright78-20050-
PGV van der Bijl  b Perks125-428111-
EAB Rowan lbw b Perks33-90-0-
B Mitchell  b Wright11---0-
AD Nourse  b Perks103-36460-
KG Viljoen c †Ames b Perks0--00-
EL Dalton c †Ames b Farnes57---1-
RE Grieveson  b Perks75-20530-
ACB Langton c Paynter b Verity27---1-
ES Newson c & b Verity1--00-
N Gordon not out0--00-
Extras(b 2, lb 12, nb 6)20
TOTAL(202.6 Ov, RR: 1.96)530
Fall of wickets: 1-131 (Alan Melville), 2-219 (Eric Rowan), 3-236 (Bruce Mitchell), 4-274 (Pieter van der Bijl), 5-278 (Ken Viljoen), 6-368 (Eric Dalton), 7-475 (Dudley Nourse), 8-522 (Ronnie Grieveson), 9-523 (Bob Newson), 10-530 (Chud Langton)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
K Farnes46910811.7600
RTD Perks41510051.8200
DVP Wright37614222.8700
H Verity55.6149721.3000
WR Hammond1443401.8200
WJ Edrich922902.4100
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
L Hutton run out38-144-0-
PA Gibb c †Grieveson b Newson4-30-0-
E Paynter lbw b Langton62-26030-
WR Hammond (c)st †Grieveson b Dalton24-9000-
LEG Ames c Dalton b Langton84-17270-
WJ Edrich c Rowan b Langton1--00-
BH Valentine st †Grieveson b Dalton26---0-
H Verity  b Dalton3--00-
DVP Wright c Langton b Dalton26---0-
K Farnes  b Newson20---0-
RTD Perks not out2--00-
Extras(b 7, lb 17, nb 1, w 1)26
TOTAL(117.6 Ov, RR: 2.01)316
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Paul Gibb), 2-64 (Sir Leonard Hutton), 3-125 (Wally Hammond), 4-169 (Eddie Paynter), 5-171 (Bill Edrich), 6-229 (Bryan Valentine), 7-245 (Hedley Verity), 8-276 (Les Ames), 9-305 (Doug Wright), 10-316 (Ken Farnes)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
ES Newson25.655821.6800
ACB Langton35127131.5200
N Gordon3778201.6600
B Mitchell702002.1400
EL Dalton1315943.4000
South Africa 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
B Mitchell hit wicket b Verity89-22260-
PGV van der Bijl c Paynter b Wright97-23070-
EAB Rowan c Edrich b Verity0--00-
AD Nourse c Hutton b Farnes25--30-
KG Viljoen  b Perks74-18370-
A Melville (c) b Farnes103-199100-
EL Dalton c & b Wright21--31-
RE Grieveson  b Farnes39---0-
ACB Langton c Hammond b Farnes6---0-
ES Newson  b Wright3--00-
N Gordon not out7---0-
Extras(b 5, lb 8, nb 4)17
TOTAL(142.1 Ov, RR: 2.53)481
Fall of wickets: 1-191 (Bruce Mitchell), 2-191 (Eric Rowan), 3-191 (Pieter van der Bijl), 4-242 (Dudley Nourse), 5-346 (Ken Viljoen), 6-382 (Eric Dalton), 7-434 (Alan Melville), 8-450 (Chud Langton), 9-462 (Bob Newson), 10-481 (Ronnie Grieveson)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
K Farnes22.127442.5000
RTD Perks3269912.3200
DVP Wright32714633.4200
H Verity4098721.6300
WR Hammond913002.5000
WJ Edrich611802.2500
L Hutton101007.5000
England 2nd Innings (target: 696 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
L Hutton  b Mitchell55---0-
PA Gibb  b Dalton120-45120-
WJ Edrich c Gordon b Langton219-460250-
WR Hammond (c)st †Grieveson b Dalton140-34970-
E Paynter c †Grieveson b Gordon75-21350-
LEG Ames not out17---0-
BH Valentine not out4---0-
Extras(b 8, lb 12, nb 3, w 1)24
TOTAL(218.2 Ov, RR: 2.24)654/5
Fall of wickets: 1-78 (Sir Leonard Hutton), 2-358 (Paul Gibb), 3-447 (Bill Edrich), 4-611 (Eddie Paynter), 5-650 (Wally Hammond)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
ES Newson4349101.5800
ACB Langton561213211.7600
N Gordon55.21017412.3600
B Mitchell37413312.6900
EL Dalton27310022.7700
MATCH DETAILS
Kingsmead, Durban
TossSouth Africa , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of South Africa
Series resultEngland won the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 271
Season1938/39
Match days3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,14 March 1939 (timeless match)
Test debut
Reg Perks
Umpires
George Sickler
Richard Ashman
Balls per over8
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 03 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 229/2 (PGV van der Bijl 105*, B Mitchell 4*)
Sat, 04 Mar - day 2 - South Africa 423/6 (AD Nourse 77*, RE Grieveson 26*)
Sun, 05 Mar - rest day
Mon, 06 Mar - day 3 - England 35/1 (L Hutton 24*, E Paynter 6*)
Tue, 07 Mar - day 4 - England 268/7 (LEG Ames 82*, DVP Wright 5*)
Wed, 08 Mar - day 5 - South Africa 193/3 (AD Nourse 1*, KG Viljoen 1*)
Thu, 09 Mar - day 6 - England 0/0 (L Hutton 0*, PA Gibb 0*)
Fri, 10 Mar - day 7 - England 253/1 (PA Gibb 78*, WJ Edrich 107*)
Sat, 11 Mar - day 8 - no play
Sun, 12 Mar - rest day
Mon, 13 Mar - day 9 - England 496/3 (WR Hammond 58*, E Paynter 24*)
Tue, 14 Mar - day 10 - England 654/5 (218.2 ov) - end of match