Leicestershire v South Africans
South Africa in British Isles 1947
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 3rd, 5th May 1947 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSouth Africans won by 10 wickets
UmpiresF Chester, CF Root
Close of play day 1South Africans (1) 123/3 (Melville 71*, Begbie 18*)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GL Berryrun out16      
FT Prenticec Mitchell b Rowan28      
G Lesterc Dawson b Payn1      
M Tompkinc Melville b Payn3      
VE Jacksonc Ovenstone b Tuckett15      
GS Watsonb Tuckett27      
A Riddingtonb Tuckett0      
TA Chapmanb Tuckett11      
JE Walshc Nourse b Tuckett7      
+P Corrallb Rowan0      
J Sperrynot out8      
Extras(6 b, 6 lb)12
Total(all out, 61.5 overs)128
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-35, 3-53, 4-53, 5-85, 6-85, 7-98, 8-106, 9-108, 10-128 (61.5 ov)
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dawson5   280--
Rowan23   3582--
Payn17   12232--

South Africans first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Mitchellst Corrall b Lester25      
DV Dyerlbw b Walsh8      
*A Melvillec Jackson b Lester104 205    
AD Nourseb Lester0      
DW Begbiec Corrall b Sperry33      
TA Harrislbw b Lester21      
OC Dawsonlbw b Walsh4      
+DM Ovenstoneb Walsh3      
AMB Rowannot out7      
L Tuckettb Lester6      
LW Paync Sperry b Lester0      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(all out, 118 overs)216
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-85, 3-150, 4-150, 5-191, 6-192, 7-198, 8-199, 9-216, 10-216 (118 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sperry21   8321--
Jackson27   10350--
Walsh31   6713--
Riddington5   2140--
Lester27   15426--
Prentice7   1170--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GL Berrynot out45      
FT Prenticeb Tuckett5      
G Lesterb Tuckett0      
M Tompkinlbw b Tuckett0      
VE Jacksonb Rowan12      
GS Watsonrun out10      
TA Chapmanc Rowan b Payn8      
JE Walshc Mitchell b Begbie22      
+P Corrallb Begbie0      
J Sperryb Tuckett9      
A Riddingtonabsent hurt
Extras(3 b, 6 lb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 55 overs)121
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-10, 3-10, 4-31, 5-47, 6-71, 7-100, 8-100, 9-121 (55 ov)
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tuckett18   5324--
Dawson7   1170--
Rowan15   5301--
Payn10   4261--
Begbie5   062--

South Africans second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Mitchellnot out29      
DV Dyernot out4      
*A Melvilledid not bat      
AD Noursedid not bat      
DW Begbiedid not bat      
TA Harrisdid not bat      
OC Dawsondid not bat      
+DM Ovenstonedid not bat      
AMB Rowandid not bat      
L Tuckettdid not bat      
LW Payndid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 1 nb)2
Total(no wicket, 12.5 overs)35
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jackson6   1230--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> GS Watson (1) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 27
--> DM Ovenstone made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> LW Payn made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> OC Dawson made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> TA Harris made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> G Lester achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the South Africans first innings (previous best was 6-108)
--> J Sperry reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the South Africans first innings





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