Northamptonshire v South Africans
South Africa in British Isles 1947
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 4th, 5th June 1947 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultSouth Africans won by an innings and 32 runs
UmpiresCAR Coleman, P Holmes
Close of play day 1South Africans (1) 244/5 (Harris 62*, Begbie 5*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Brookesc Dyer b Plimsoll27      
CP Davisc Fullerton b Dawson5      
AL Coxc Smith b Plimsoll16      
JE Timmsb Plimsoll0      
W Barronst Lindsay b Dawson0      
ACL Bennettb Dawson0      
V Brodericklbw b Dawson0      
CB Clarkec Dyer b Plimsoll0      
*AW Childs-Clarkec and b Plimsoll22      
DJW Bridgenot out25      
LA Smithc Harris b Plimsoll2      
Extras(1 b, 5 lb)6
Total(all out, 54.3 overs)103
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-31, 3-31, 4-36, 5-38, 6-38, 7-43, 8-56, 9-85, 10-103 (54.3 ov)
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dawson23   11374--
Smith4   0200--

South Africans first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DV Dyerc Davis b Broderick22      
*A Melvilleb Smith6      
GM Fullertonb Smith11      
OC Dawsonc Brookes b Broderick62      
KG Viljoenb Bridge47      
TA Harrisb Clarke67      
DW Begbieb Smith29      
LW Paynb Clarke3      
+JD Lindsayc Davis b Smith5      
JB Plimsollc and b Clarke16      
VI Smithnot out18      
Extras(21 b, 11 lb, 1 nb)33
Total(all out, 91.2 overs)319
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-35, 3-70, 4-143, 5-221, 6-274, 7-278, 8-285, 9-285, 10-319 (91.2 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith22   4554--
Bridge21   6661--
Broderick18   2562--
Cox8   0360--

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Brookesc Viljoen b Plimsoll17      
CP Davisc Fullerton b Dawson10      
AL Coxc Dyer b Plimsoll8      
JE Timmsc Begbie b Dawson17      
ACL Bennettc Payn b Plimsoll0      
V Broderickb Dawson5      
W Barronb Plimsoll18      
CB Clarkec and b Dawson9      
*AW Childs-Clarkenot out32      
DJW Bridgeb Plimsoll5      
LA Smithc Lindsay b Smith55      
Extras(8 lb)8
Total(all out, 54.2 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-29, 3-54, 4-54, 5-61, 6-91, 7-93, 8-108, 9-184, 10-184 (54.2 ov)
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Plimsoll23   4905--
Dawson26   7714--
Payn1   050--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> ACL Bennett made his debut in first-class matches
--> AW Childs-Clarke (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> LA Smith (2) passed his previous highest score of 21 in first-class matches
--> DJW Bridge made his debut for Northamptonshire in first-class matches
--> LA Smith made his debut for Northamptonshire in first-class matches
--> JB Plimsoll reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Northamptonshire first innings
--> OC Dawson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Northamptonshire first innings (previous best was 3-28)
--> OC Dawson completed a hat-trick in the Northamptonshire first innings (Barron, Bennett, Broderick)
--> LA Smith achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the South Africans first innings (previous best was 3-52)





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