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Ken Farnes and Hedley Verity return to England at the end of the 1939 tour of South Africa

Edging Towards Darkness

The game that didn't end

At Kingsmead in 1939, with war looming over Europe, England and South Africa kept playing and playing and playing

ESPNcricinfo staff

Norman Gordon, the first Test cricketer to have lived 100 years, is the lone survivor from the final timeless Test

Norman Gordon 1911-2014

Oldest Test cricketer dies aged 103

Norman Gordon, the former South Africa fast bowler who was the world's oldest Test cricketer, has died aged 103

Cricinfo staff

Ossie Dawson 1919-2008

Ossie Dawson dies aged 89

Former South African Test cricketer Ossie Dawson has died at the age of 89.

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Mark Butcher's lucky 13

1998 Lucky numbers for Mark Butcher , who scored his maiden Test hundred in his 13th Test, against South Africa at Headingley

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South Africa v England, 5th Test, Durban, 1938-39, 10th day

Stalemate in the Timeless Test

Cricinfo reports on the tenth and final day's play in the Timeless Test between South Africa and England at Durban in March 1939