Cambridge University v South Africans
South Africa in British Isles 1947
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 7th, 8th, 9th May 1947 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultSouth Africans won by an innings and 153 runs
UmpiresJ Clover, HL Palmer
Close of play day 1South Africans (1) 122/4 (Viljoen 24*, Begbie 1*)
Close of play day 2Cambridge University (2) 83/5 (Mills 6*, Cangley 1*)

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GL Willattb Plimsoll8      
J Pepperc Dawson b Plimsoll37      
GS Seatonc Lindsay b Plimsoll2      
HE Wattsb Smith5      
TE Baileyc Lindsay b Smith2      
BGM Cangleyb Plimsoll0      
+NM Mischlerc Nourse b Dawson27      
DAA Grayc Dawson b Smith0      
PB Dattab Dawson20      
JM Millsnot out7      
WH Griffithslbw b Begbie2      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(all out, 88.3 overs)116
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-20, 3-35, 4-39, 5-42, 6-63, 7-66, 8-106, 9-107, 10-116 (88.3 ov)
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Plimsoll36   14354--
Dawson8   0222--
Mann17   8170--
Smith27   9363--

South Africans first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DV Dyerlbw b Mills20      
GM Fullertonb Bailey5      
*A Melvilleb Datta35      
AD Noursec Seaton b Bailey32      
KG Viljoenc Mischler b Bailey128      
DW Begbiec Pepper b Datta80      
OC Dawsonb Griffiths21      
+JD Lindsayb Bailey4      
NBF Mannb Datta23      
VI Smithb Bailey12      
JB Plimsollnot out0      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 122.2 overs)370
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-57, 3-71, 4-112, 5-302, 6-325, 7-329, 8-335, 9-370, 10-370 (122.2 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Griffiths18   3781--
Datta28   12823--
Mills29   7791--
Gray19   6350--
Watts2   0160--

Cambridge University second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GL Willattb Smith27      
J Pepperlbw b Mann22      
+NM Mischlerc Melville b Smith5      
HE Wattsb Smith19      
JM Millslbw b Smith7      
TE Baileyb Plimsoll2      
BGM Cangleyb Smith5      
GS Seatonst Lindsay b Smith1      
PB Dattab Smith4      
DAA Grayb Mann8      
WH Griffithsnot out0      
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(all out, 80.3 overs)101
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-54, 3-58, 4-79, 5-82, 6-84, 7-86, 8-90, 9-101, 10-101 (80.3 ov)
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Plimsoll21   8241--
Dawson8   2140--
Begbie7   2120--
Mann14   7102--

--> KG Viljoen (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> VI Smith made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> GM Fullerton made his debut in England in first-class matches





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