2nd Test, Johannesburg, December 24 - 29, 1953, New Zealand tour of South Africa
271 & 148
(T:233) 187 & 100

South Africa won by 132 runs

South Africa 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Match Details
South Africa 1st Innings 
Jackie McGlew c Reid b MacGibbon13---0-
Anton Murray c Chapple b Blair7---0-
Russell Endean c Sutcliffe b Reid93-170130-
Ken Funston lbw b Overton0--00-
Roy McLean c Blair b Overton27---1-
Clive van Ryneveld  b Blair65-13170-
Jack Cheetham (c)c †Mooney b MacGibbon20---0-
Hugh Tayfield not out 20---0-
John Waite c †Mooney b MacGibbon011000.00
David Ironside  b Reid13---0-
Neil Adcock run out 0--00-
Extras(b 3, lb 2, nb 8)13
TOTAL80 Ov (RR: 3.38)271
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Anton Murray), 2-37 (Jackie McGlew), 3-43 (Ken Funston), 4-100 (Roy McLean), 5-168 (Russell Endean), 6-226 (Clive van Ryneveld), 7-244 (Jack Cheetham), 8-244 (John Waite), 9-271 (David Ironside), 10-271 (Neil Adcock)
Bob Blair1745022.20---00
John Reid1836322.62---00
Guy Overton2046822.55---00
Tony MacGibbon2256132.07---00
Geoff Rabone301604.00---00
New Zealand 1st Innings 
Geoff Rabone (c)c Endean b Ironside1--00-
Murray Chapple  b Adcock8---0-
Matt Poore  b Adcock15---0-
Bert Sutcliffe not out 80-11247-
John Reid c Endean b Adcock3-2500-
Lawrie Miller  b Ironside14-35-0-
John Beck c †Waite b Murray16-52-0-
Frank Mooney  b Ironside35-131-0-
Tony MacGibbon c Endean b Ironside0--00-
Guy Overton c Murray b Ironside0--00-
Bob Blair st †Waite b Tayfield6-1001-
Extras(b 3, lb 4, nb 2)9
TOTAL53.2 Ov (RR: 3.51)187
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Geoff Rabone), 2-9 (Murray Chapple), 2-9, 3-23 (John Reid), 3-24 (Lawrie Miller), 4-35 (Matt Poore), 5-57 (John Beck), 6-81, 7-138 (Frank Mooney), 8-146 (Tony MacGibbon), 9-154 (Guy Overton), 10-187 (Bob Blair)
Neil Adcock1424432.35---00
David Ironside1945152.01---00
Anton Murray1233011.87---00
Hugh Tayfield8.225314.81---00
South Africa 2nd Innings 
Jackie McGlew  b MacGibbon8---0-
John Waite c Reid b MacGibbon5---0-
Russell Endean c sub b Reid1--00-
Ken Funston c Overton b MacGibbon11---0-
Hugh Tayfield  b Reid34---0-
Jack Cheetham (c)c Sutcliffe b Reid1--00-
Roy McLean lbw b Reid36---0-
Clive van Ryneveld c Reid b MacGibbon17-90-0-
Anton Murray c Blair b Overton13---0-
David Ironside not out 11---0-
Neil Adcock c Poore b Overton6---0-
Extras(lb 3, nb 2)5
TOTAL53.1 Ov (RR: 2.78)148
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Jackie McGlew), 2-13 (Russell Endean), 3-24 (Ken Funston), 4-37 (John Waite), 5-44 (Jack Cheetham), 6-67 (Hugh Tayfield), 7-112 (Roy McLean), 8-122 (Clive van Ryneveld), 9-138 (Anton Murray), 10-148 (Neil Adcock)
Bob Blair501402.10---00
John Reid1653441.59---00
Guy Overton12.113322.04---00
Tony MacGibbon2026242.32---00
New Zealand 2nd Innings (T: 233 runs)
Geoff Rabone (c)c van Ryneveld b Adcock22---0-
Murray Chapple c †Waite b Ironside22-45-0-
Matt Poore  b Adcock1--00-
Bert Sutcliffe c Endean b Murray10---0-
Frank Mooney c Funston b Adcock10---0-
John Reid c Funston b Ironside1--00-
Lawrie Miller c †Waite b Adcock0--00-
John Beck c Endean b Ironside7---0-
Tony MacGibbon not out 11---0-
Bob Blair  b Adcock4---0-
Guy Overton run out 2--00-
Extras(b 3, lb 5, nb 2)10
TOTAL47.5 Ov (RR: 2.09)100
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Murray Chapple), 2-38 (Matt Poore), 3-58 (Bert Sutcliffe), 4-75 (Frank Mooney), 5-75 (Geoff Rabone), 6-76 (John Reid), 7-76 (Lawrie Miller), 8-84 (John Beck), 9-89 (Bob Blair), 10-100 (Guy Overton)
Neil Adcock1944351.69---00
David Ironside20.5103731.34---00
Anton Murray831010.93---00
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Ellis Park, Johannesburg
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 378
Match daysday (4-day match)
Test debut
John Beck
John Beck
David Ironside
David Ironside
South Africa
CD Coote
South Africa
David Drew
Thu, 24 Dec - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 259/8 (Hugh Tayfield 16*, David Ironside 6*)
Fri, 25 Dec - rest day
Sat, 26 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 35/3 (John Waite 4*, Hugh Tayfield 9*)
Sun, 27 Dec - rest day
Mon, 28 Dec - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 68/3 (Geoff Rabone 19*, Frank Mooney 6*)
Tue, 29 Dec - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 100 (47.5 ov) - end of match
  • This Test has special significance in NZ cricket. It started just before the Tangiwai rail disaster on the North Island main trunk railway (24/12) when a bridge was washed away by torrents of water from the Mt Ruapehu crater lake. The fiancee of RW Blair was killed.
  • B Sutcliffe (1) retired hurt on 0* from 9/2 to 81/6 (hospitalised after being struck on the head)
  • LSM Miller (1) retired hurt on 1* from 24/3 to 57/5 (also hospitalised after being struck on the chest)
  • Blair, not expected at the crease, batted at 11 and stayed while Sutcliffe hit Tayfield for 3 further 6s in 4 balls. Blair himself also hit Tayfield for 6.
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