result
1st Test, Durban, Dec 16 - 20 1948, England [Marylebone Cricket Club] tour of South Africa
161 & 219
(28 ov, target 128)253 & 128/8
England won by 2 wickets
South Africa 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Eric Rowan c †Evans b Jenkins740450017.50
Owen Wynne c Compton b Bedser520150025.00
Bruce Mitchell c †Evans b Bedser2786901031.40
Dudley Nourse (c)c Watkins b Wright3763513158.73
Billy Wade run out 833351024.24
Denis Begbie c Compton b Bedser3772843051.39
Ossie Dawson  b Gladwin2478702030.77
Athol Rowan not out 523280021.74
Lindsay Tuckett lbw b Gladwin1350033.33
Tufty Mann c †Evans b Gladwin4790057.14
Cuan McCarthy  b Bedser085000.00
Extras(b 3, lb 2, nb 1)6
TOTAL(53.5 Ov, RR: 3.00)161
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Owen Wynne, 4.6 ov), 2-18 (Eric Rowan, 10.3 ov), 3-69 (Dudley Nourse, 23.7 ov), 4-80 (Bruce Mitchell, 27.3 ov), 5-99 (Billy Wade, 32.6 ov), 6-148 (Denis Begbie, 47.4 ov), 7-150 (Ossie Dawson, 49 ov), 8-152 (Lindsay Tuckett, 50.1 ov), 9-160 (Tufty Mann, 52.3 ov), 10-161 (Cuan McCarthy, 53.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Alec Bedser13.523942.15---00
Cliff Gladwin1232131.31---00
Roly Jenkins1435012.68---00
Doug Wright932912.42---00
Denis Compton20501.88---00
Allan Watkins301102.75---00
England 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Leonard Hutton c McCarthy b AMB Rowan832341897035.47
Cyril Washbrook c †Wade b Mann3586972040.70
Reg Simpson c Begbie b Mann527230018.52
Denis Compton c †Wade b Mann722772124025.99
Allan Watkins c Nourse b AMB Rowan952381017.31
George Mann (c)c EAB Rowan b AMB Rowan1948401039.58
Godfrey Evans c Wynne b AMB Rowan016000.00
Roly Jenkins c Mitchell b Mann539220012.82
Alec Bedser c Tuckett b Mann1125311044.00
Cliff Gladwin not out 0319000.00
Doug Wright c Tuckett b Mann011000.00
Extras(b 2, lb 12)14
TOTAL(99.4 Ov, RR: 2.54)253
Fall of wickets: 1-84 (Cyril Washbrook, 26 ov), 2-104 (Reg Simpson, 33.7 ov), 3-146 (Leonard Hutton, 56.2 ov), 4-172 (Allan Watkins, 68.4 ov), 5-212 (George Mann, 80.3 ov), 6-212 (Godfrey Evans, 80.4 ov), 7-221 (Roly Jenkins, 87.2 ov), 8-247 (Alec Bedser, 97.3 ov), 9-253 (Denis Compton), 10-253 (Doug Wright, 99.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Cuan McCarthy922001.67---00
Ossie Dawson301604.00---00
Lindsay Tuckett603604.50---00
Athol Rowan44810841.84---00
Tufty Mann37.4145961.18---00
South Africa 2nd INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Eric Rowan c Compton b Jenkins1637461043.24
Owen Wynne c Watkins b Wright46143006.56
Bruce Mitchell  b Wright1972711026.39
Dudley Nourse (c)c & b Bedser3245463071.11
Billy Wade  b Jenkins631991776031.66
Denis Begbie c Mann b Bedser4883896157.83
Ossie Dawson c Compton b Wright312170025.00
Athol Rowan  b Wright15101702014.85
Lindsay Tuckett not out 37955003.80
Tufty Mann c Mann b Compton1022210045.45
Cuan McCarthy  b Jenkins032000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 5)6
TOTAL(89.3 Ov, RR: 2.45)219
Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Owen Wynne, 11.7 ov), 2-22 (Eric Rowan, 12.2 ov), 3-67 (Dudley Nourse, 23.7 ov), 4-89 (Bruce Mitchell, 30.5 ov), 5-174 (Denis Begbie, 53.7 ov), 6-179 (Ossie Dawson, 58.2 ov), 7-199 (Billy Wade, 71.4 ov), 8-208 (Athol Rowan, 81.3 ov), 9-219 (Tufty Mann, 88.7 ov), 10-219 (Cuan McCarthy, 89.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Alec Bedser1855122.13---00
Cliff Gladwin731501.61---00
Roly Jenkins22.366432.15---00
Doug Wright2637242.08---00
Denis Compton16111110.52---00
England 2nd INNINGS (target: 128 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Leonard Hutton c Dawson b Tuckett59220055.56
Cyril Washbrook lbw b Mann2533264075.76
George Mann (c)c Mitchell b McCarthy1319241068.42
Denis Compton  b McCarthy2868760041.18
Allan Watkins  b McCarthy41190036.36
Reg Simpson c EAB Rowan b McCarthy011000.00
Godfrey Evans  b McCarthy4560080.00
Roly Jenkins c †Wade b McCarthy2259560037.29
Alec Bedser not out 11211008.33
Cliff Gladwin not out 7841087.50
Extras(b 9, lb 10)19
TOTAL(28 Ov, RR: 4.57)128/8
Did not bat: Doug Wright 
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Leonard Hutton, 3.4 ov), 2-49 (Cyril Washbrook, 6.5 ov), 3-52 (George Mann, 8.4 ov), 4-64 (Allan Watkins, 10.6 ov), 5-64 (Reg Simpson, 10.7 ov), 6-70 (Godfrey Evans, 12.1 ov), 7-115 (Denis Compton, 24.6 ov), 8-116 (Roly Jenkins, 26.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Cuan McCarthy1224362.69---00
Lindsay Tuckett1003812.85---00
Tufty Mann201314.88---00
Athol Rowan401502.81---00
MATCH DETAILS
Kingsmead, Durban
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland [Marylebone Cricket Club] tour of South Africa
Season1948/49
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 306
Match days - day match (4-day match)
Test debut
Cuan McCarthy
Cuan McCarthy
Denis Begbie
Denis Begbie
George Mann
George Mann
Owen Wynne
Owen Wynne
Reg Simpson
Reg Simpson
Roly Jenkins
Roly Jenkins
Umpires
South Africa Image
George Sickler
South Africa Image
Richard Ashman
Balls per over8
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 16 Dec - day 1 -England 1st innings 1 (Leonard Hutton 1*, Cyril Washbrook 0*, null ov)
Fri, 17 Dec - day 2 -England 1st innings 144/2 (Leonard Hutton 81*, Denis Compton 17*, null ov)
Sat, 18 Dec - day 3 -South Africa 2nd innings 90/4 (Billy Wade 17*, Denis Begbie 0*, null ov)
Sun, 19 Dec - rest day
Mon, 20 Dec - day 4 -England 2nd innings 128/8 (28 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • L Hutton (1) 50 in 141 balls, 110 minutes with 5 fours
  • DCS Compton (1) 50 in 179 balls with 4 fours
  • WW Wade (2) 50 in 131 balls with 5 fours
Day 1
  • Lunch: South Africa 74-3 (27 overs, Mitchell 21, Wade 1)
  • Tea (and Rain): South Africa all out 161
  • Stumps: England 1-0 (Hutton 1, Washbrook 0, 0.1 overs)
Day 2
  • Lunch: England 90-1 (29 overs, Hutton 48, Simpson 3)
  • Rain/Stumps: England 144-2 (53.2 overs, Hutton 81, Compton 17)
Day 3
  • Lunch; England 215-6 (83 overs, Compton 52, Jenkins 2)
  • Tea: South Africa 34-2 (14 overs, Mitchell 3, Nourse 9);
  • Bad Light/Stumps: South Africa 90-4 (32.1 overs, Wade 17, Begbie 0)
Day 4
  • Lunch; South Africa 179-6 (59 overs, Wade 51, Rowan 0)
  • Tea: England 18-0 (2 overs, Hutton 3, Washbrook 11)