South Africa v England
Marylebone Cricket Club in South Africa 1938/39 (4th Test)
VenueOld Wanderers, Johannesburg on 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd February 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 1South Africa (1) 11/0 (van der Bijl 2*, Melville 9*)
Close of play day 2South Africa (1) 249/3 (Rowan 53*, Nourse 20*)
Close of play day 3No play

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Huttonb Mitchell92 2027- 
PA Gibbc Mitchell b Langton9 35-- 
E Paynterc Newson b Langton40 792- 
*WR Hammondc Newson b Gordon1 5-- 
+LEG Amesb Langton34 541- 
BH Valentinec Grieveson b Gordon11 21-- 
WJ Edrichlbw b Langton6 34-- 
H Verityc Rowan b Mitchell8 131- 
K Farnesc Grieveson b Newson4 231- 
TWJ Goddardc van der Bijl b Langton8 17-- 
LL Wilkinsonnot out1 11-- 
Extras(1 w)1
Total(all out, 64.2 overs)215
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Gibb), 2-96 (Paynter), 3-99 (Hammond), 4-159 (Ames), 5-187 (Valentine), 6-187 (Hutton), 7-197 (Verity), 8-201 (Edrich), 9-205 (Farnes), 10-215 (Goddard, 64.2 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Newson13   0531--
Gordon15   1472--
Mitchell12   3372--
Dalton5   0190--

South Africa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PGV van der Bijllbw b Goddard31 1021- 
*A Melvillec Verity b Wilkinson67 9910- 
EAB Rowanb Farnes85 2185- 
B Mitchellc Ames b Farnes63 1127- 
AD Nourse hit wkt b Verity38 974- 
ACB Langtonc Hutton b Verity6 9-- 
EL Daltonnot out20 451- 
ES Newsonb Hammond16 261- 
KG Viljoenlbw b Verity5 4-- 
+RE Grievesondid not bat      
N Gordondid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 12 lb, 1 nb)18
Total(8 wickets, declared, 101.5 overs)349
Fall of wickets:
1-108 (Melville), 2-108 (van der Bijl), 3-224 (Mitchell), 4-280 (Nourse), 5-294 (Langton), 6-311 (Rowan), 7-340 (Newson), 8-349 (Viljoen, 101.5 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Farnes26   7642--
Edrich4   0110--
Goddard18   2651--
Wilkinson9   0451--
Hammond7   1191--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Huttonc Grieveson b Gordon32 1001- 
PA Gibbc Grieveson b Gordon45 1444- 
E Paynterc Grieveson b Newson15 212- 
*WR Hammondnot out61 994- 
+LEG Amesb Gordon17 421- 
BH Valentinenot out25 343- 
WJ Edrichdid not bat      
H Veritydid not bat      
K Farnesdid not bat      
TWJ Goddarddid not bat      
LL Wilkinsondid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 6 lb)8
Total(4 wickets, 60 overs)203
Fall of wickets:
1-64 (Hutton), 2-91 (Paynter), 3-103 (Gibb), 4-145 (Ames)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Newson11   2221--
Langton12   1490--
Gordon22   4583--
Mitchell12   1420--
Dalton3   0240--

--> RE Grieveson made his debut in Test matches
--> LL Wilkinson made his last appearance in Test matches
--> L Hutton (1) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> A Melville (1) passed his previous highest score of 23 in Test matches
--> B Mitchell (1) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> ES Newson (1) passed his previous highest score of 10 in Test matches
--> L Hutton (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 25
--> PA Gibb (2) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 29
--> WR Hammond (2) passed 44500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 23
--> RE Grieveson made his debut for South Africa in first-class matches
--> ACB Langton achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed TWJ Goddard in the England first innings (previous best was 4-31)
--> ACB Langton achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Test matches in the England first innings





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