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South Africa v England
Marylebone Cricket Club in South Africa 1938/39 (2nd Test)
VenueNewlands, Cape Town on 31st December 1938, 2nd, 3rd, 4th January 1939 (4-day match)
Balls per over8
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresRGA Ashman, GL Sickler
Close of play day 1England (1) 131/2 (Gibb 56*, Hammond 54*)
Close of play day 2England (1) 553/8 (Wright 27*, Farnes 1*)
Close of play day 3South Africa (1) 213/6 (Nourse 74*, Balaskas 28*)

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Huttonb Gordon17 3011 
PA Gibbc Wade b Gordon58 1652- 
E Paynterlbw b Langton1 3-- 
*WR Hammondb Davies181 33716- 
+LEG Amesb Gordon115 14513- 
WJ Edrichb Gordon0 2-- 
BH Valentinelbw b Gordon112 160121 
H Verityb Langton29 781- 
DVP Wrightc Nourse b Langton33 356- 
K Farnesnot out1 12-- 
TWJ Goddarddid not bat      
Extras(9 lb, 3 nb)12
Total(9 wickets, declared, 130.7 overs)559
Fall of wickets:
1-29 (Hutton), 2-30 (Paynter), 3-139 (Gibb), 4-336 (Ames), 5-338 (Edrich), 6-410 (Hammond), 7-504 (Verity), 8-537 (Valentine), 9-559 (Wright, 130.7 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davies16   1771--
Langton30.731173--
Gordon40   31575--
Balaskas24   01150--
Mitchell20   0810--

South Africa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Mitchellb Wright42 2551- 
PGV van der Bijlc Valentine b Verity37 1123- 
EAB Rowanb Wright6 35-- 
AD Nourselbw b Verity120 268121 
AW Briscoelbw b Goddard2 8-- 
+WW Wadec Edrich b Verity10 202- 
ACB Langtonlbw b Goddard0 4-- 
XC Balaskasc Paynter b Verity29 315- 
*A Melvilleb Verity23 1062- 
N Gordonst Ames b Goddard0 10-- 
EQ Daviesnot out0 3-- 
Extras(2 b, 7 lb, 8 nb)17
Total(all out, 118.6 overs)286
Fall of wickets:
1-66 (van der Bijl), 2-79 (Rowan), 3-151 (Mitchell), 4-160 (Briscoe), 5-176 (Wade), 6-177 (Langton), 7-214 (Balaskas), 8-283 (Nourse), 9-286 (Gordon), 10-286 (Melville, 118.6 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Farnes13   3370--
Edrich5   1150--
Goddard38   15643--
Wright26   3832--
Verity36.613705--

South Africa second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
B Mitchellc Ames b Farnes1 9-- 
PGV van der Bijl hit wkt b Goddard87 13791 
EAB Rowannot out89 1797- 
AD Noursenot out19 501- 
AW Briscoedid not bat      
+WW Wadedid not bat      
ACB Langtondid not bat      
XC Balaskasdid not bat      
*A Melvilledid not bat      
N Gordondid not bat      
EQ Daviesdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(2 wickets, 53 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Mitchell), 2-149 (van der Bijl)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Farnes8   1231--
Edrich3   150--
Verity10   5130--
Wright12   0620--
Goddard11   1681--
Hammond9   0250--

Notes
--> WR Hammond (1) passed 44000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> BH Valentine (1) passed 12000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 24
--> DVP Wright (1) passed his previous highest score of 22 in Test matches
--> PGV van der Bijl (2) passed his previous highest score of 38 in Test matches
--> PGV van der Bijl (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12
--> EAB Rowan (2) passed his previous highest score of 66 in Test matches
--> EAB Rowan (2) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 51
--> AW Briscoe made his last appearance in Test matches
--> XC Balaskas made his last appearance in Test matches
--> L Hutton made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> DVP Wright made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> N Gordon reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed LEG Ames, his 3rd wicket in the England first innings
--> H Verity reached 1750 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed XC Balaskas, his 3rd wicket in the South Africa first innings

 

 

 

 

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