result
5th Test, The Oval, Aug 16 - 18 1951, South Africa tour of England
202 & 154
(62.1 ov, target 163)194 & 164/6
England won by 4 wickets
South Africa 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Eric Rowan c Hutton b Brown55-165-00.00
Russell Endean c Brown b Laker31-115-00.00
Clive van Ryneveld st †Brennan b Laker10---00.00
Dudley Nourse (c)lbw b Brown4---00.00
Jack Cheetham lbw b Laker0--000.00
Roy McLean c May b Laker14---00.00
Percy Mansell  b Tattersall8---00.00
Athol Rowan c Laker b Bedser41---00.00
Geoff Chubb  b Bedser10---00.00
Michael Melle  b Shackleton5---00.00
Cuan McCarthy not out 4---00.00
Extras(b 11, lb 8, nb 1)20
TOTAL(106.3 Ov, RR: 1.89)202
Fall of wickets: 1-66 (Russell Endean), 2-106 (Eric Rowan), 3-106 (Clive van Ryneveld), 4-106 (Jack Cheetham), 5-126 (Roy McLean), 6-131 (Dudley Nourse), 7-146 (Percy Mansell), 8-175 (Geoff Chubb), 9-186 (Michael Melle), 10-202 (Athol Rowan)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Alec Bedser19.363621.84---00
Derek Shackleton1552011.33---00
Roy Tattersall1472611.85---00
Jim Laker37126441.72---00
Freddie Brown20103121.55---00
Denis Compton10505.00---00
England 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Leonard Hutton lbw b AMB Rowan28---00.00
Frank Lowson c †Endean b Melle0--000.00
Peter May  b Chubb33---00.00
Denis Compton  b McCarthy73-220400.00
Willie Watson run out 31---00.00
Freddie Brown (c)c van Ryneveld b AMB Rowan1--000.00
Jim Laker  b Chubb6---00.00
Derek Shackleton c van Ryneveld b Melle14---00.00
Alec Bedser c †Endean b Melle2--000.00
Don Brennan lbw b Melle0--000.00
Roy Tattersall not out 0--000.00
Extras(lb 4, nb 2)6
TOTAL(87 Ov, RR: 2.22)194
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Frank Lowson), 2-51 (Leonard Hutton), 3-79 (Peter May), 4-128 (Willie Watson), 5-134 (Freddie Brown), 6-145 (Jim Laker), 7-173 (Derek Shackleton), 8-189 (Alec Bedser), 9-190 (Don Brennan), 10-194 (Denis Compton)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Cuan McCarthy1704512.64---00
Michael Melle106940.90---00
Athol Rowan2794421.62---00
Geoff Chubb3057022.33---00
Clive van Ryneveld302006.66---00
South Africa 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Eric Rowan lbw b Laker45---00.00
Russell Endean lbw b Bedser7---00.00
Clive van Ryneveld lbw b Laker5---00.00
Dudley Nourse (c) b Laker4---00.00
Jack Cheetham c Hutton b Tattersall18---00.00
Roy McLean c Lowson b Laker18---00.00
Percy Mansell lbw b Laker0--000.00
Athol Rowan not out 15---00.00
Geoff Chubb c Hutton b Bedser7---00.00
Michael Melle  b Laker17---00.00
Cuan McCarthy  b Bedser0--000.00
Extras(b 11, lb 7)18
TOTAL(75.5 Ov, RR: 2.03)154
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Russell Endean), 2-35 (Clive van Ryneveld), 3-57 (Dudley Nourse), 4-84 (Eric Rowan), 5-106 (Jack Cheetham), 6-111 (Percy Mansell), 7-116 (Roy McLean), 8-130 (Geoff Chubb), 9-153 (Michael Melle), 10-154 (Cuan McCarthy)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Alec Bedser19.563231.61---00
Derek Shackleton1021901.90---00
Roy Tattersall511012.00---00
Jim Laker2885561.96---00
Freddie Brown1352001.53---00
England 2nd INNINGS (target: 163 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Leonard Hutton obstructing the field 27-50-00.00
Frank Lowson c van Ryneveld b AMB Rowan37---00.00
Peter May c EAB Rowan b AMB Rowan011000.00
Denis Compton c van Ryneveld b Chubb18---00.00
Willie Watson c †Endean b Chubb15---00.00
Freddie Brown (c)lbw b Chubb40---10.00
Jim Laker not out 13--200.00
Derek Shackleton not out 5---00.00
Extras(b 5, lb 3, nb 1)9
TOTAL(62.1 Ov, RR: 2.63)164/6
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Leonard Hutton), 2-53 (Peter May), 3-84 (Denis Compton), 4-90 (Frank Lowson), 5-132 (Willie Watson), 6-151 (Freddie Brown)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Cuan McCarthy701702.42---00
Michael Melle30802.66---00
Athol Rowan24.127723.18---00
Geoff Chubb28105331.89---00
MATCH DETAILS
Kennington Oval, London
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of England
Season1951
Series resultEngland won the 5-match series 3-1
Match numberTest no. 338
Match daysday(5-day match)
Test debut
Russell Endean
Russell Endean
Umpires
England Image
Dai Davies
England Image
Frank Chester
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 16 Aug - day 1 -England 1st innings 51/2 (Peter May 22*)
Fri, 17 Aug - day 2 -South Africa 2nd innings 68/3 (Eric Rowan 36*, Jack Cheetham 7*)
Sat, 18 Aug - day 3 -England 2nd innings 164/6 (62.1 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • L Hutton became the first batsman to be dismissed obstructing the field in Tests. After top edging a ball, he played at it a second time to defend it from hitting the stumps, but in the process prevented the wicket-keeper WR Endean from taking a catch.