2nd Test, Cape Town, Mar 25-26 1889, England tour of South Africa
47 & 43 (28.2 ov)
England won by an innings and 202 runs
England 1st Innings
R Abel  b Ashley12024122611049.79
G Ulyett  b Ashley2237363059.45
J Briggs  b Vintcent617170035.29
JM Read c Hutchinson b Ashley1222182054.54
F Hearne  b Vintcent2024172083.33
H Wood c Rose-Innes b Vintcent59898111066.29
MP Bowden (c)c Hutchinson b Ashley25161750156.25
BAF Grieve c Tancred b Ashley1436352038.88
JEP McMaster c Rose-Innes b Ashley011000.00
Hon.CJ Coventry not out1570020.00
AJ Fothergill  b Ashley1530020.00
Extras(b 12)12
TOTAL(123.1 Ov, RR: 3.55)292
Fall of wickets: 1-54 (George Ulyett), 2-62 (Johnny Briggs), 3-79 (Maurice Read), 4-110 (Frank Hearne), 5-215 (Henry Wood), 6-257 (Monty Bowden), 7-287 (Bobby Abel), 8-287 (Emile McMaster), 9-288 (Basil Grieve), 10-292 (Arnold Fothergill, 123.1 ov)
NHCD Theunissen2055103.8200
A Rose-Innes1233003.7500
WH Ashley43.1189573.2900
CH Vintcent4298833.1400
WH Milton621604.0000
South Africa 1st Innings
A Rose-Innes lbw b Fothergill12317004.34
AB Tancred not out2691914028.57
AE Ochse run out1230050.00
P Hutchinson  b Briggs316120018.75
OR Dunell  b Briggs013000.00
WH Milton (c) b Briggs720141035.00
WHM Richards c Abel b Fothergill01410000.00
CH Vintcent  b Briggs41191036.36
FW Smith  b Briggs012000.00
NHCD Theunissen lbw b Briggs021000.00
WH Ashley  b Briggs1860012.50
Extras(b 2, nb 2)4
TOTAL(47.1 Ov, RR: 1.49)47
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Albert Rose-Innes), 2-3 (Arthur Ochse), 3-11 (Philip Hutchinson), 4-19 (Owen Dunell), 5-31 (William Milton), 6-32 (Dicky Richards), 7-41 (Charles Vintcent), 8-41 (Fred Smith), 9-41 (Nicolaas Theunissen), 10-47 (Gobo Ashley, 47.1 ov)
AJ Fothergill24122621.6202
G Ulyett44000.0000
J Briggs19.1111771.3200
South Africa 2nd Innings (following on)
AB Tancred  b Briggs321240014.28
A Rose-Innes run out00100-
AE Ochse  b Briggs3540060.00
P Hutchinson  b Briggs086000.00
OR Dunell  b Fothergill513161038.46
WH Milton (c) b Briggs4630066.66
WHM Richards  b Briggs44500100.00
CH Vintcent  b Briggs927240033.33
FW Smith  b Briggs1128280039.28
NHCD Theunissen not out2370066.66
WH Ashley  b Briggs011000.00
Extras(b 2)2
TOTAL(28.2 Ov, RR: 2.26)43
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Albert Rose-Innes), 2-4 (Arthur Ochse), 3-6 (Philip Hutchinson), 4-12 (Bernard Tancred), 5-16 (Owen Dunell), 6-20 (William Milton), 7-20 (Dicky Richards), 8-37 (Charles Vintcent), 9-43 (Fred Smith), 10-43 (Gobo Ashley, 28.2 ov)
J Briggs14.251181.1300
AJ Fothergill1443013.2100
Newlands, Cape Town
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of South Africa
Series resultEngland won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 32
Match days25,26 March 1889 (3-day match)
Test debut
Dicky Richards
Nicolaas Theunissen
Gobo Ashley
Emile McMaster
Robert Warton
John Hickson
Balls per over4
Mon, 25 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 2/1 (AB Tancred 1*)
Tue, 26 Mar - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 43 (28.2 ov) - end of match
  • Abel scored the first hundred in first-class cricket in South Africa and Tancred became the first batsman to carry his bat through a completed Test innings.
  • Briggs set a new Test record by taking 8 for 11 (all bowled) in the second innings and 15 for 28 in the match.
  • Ashley took 7 for 95 in his only Test
  • Bowden, aged 23 years 144 days became England's youngest captain three years before dying in Umtali Hospital- a glorified mud hut where his body had to be protected from marauding lions prior to being interred in a coffin made from whiskey cases.