Derbyshire v South Africans
South Africa in British Isles 1947
VenueCounty Ground, Derby on 16th, 17th, 18th July 1947 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDerbyshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSouth Africans won by 3 wickets
UmpiresF Chester, B Flint
Close of play day 1Derbyshire (1) 186/7 (Watson 6*, Blaxland 10*)
Close of play day 2South Africans (1) 172/9 (Plimsoll 6*, Smith 0*)

Derbyshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CS Elliottc Fullerton b Smith56      
AF Townsendc Mitchell b Dawson3      
JD Eggarc Mitchell b Smith19      
GH Popeb Dawson5      
+AE Aldermanst Fullerton b Smith13      
AC Revillc Melville b Smith60      
RM Watsonnot out25      
AEG Rhodesc Mitchell b Smith0      
*LB Blaxlandc Plimsoll b Smith18      
FE Marshb Rowan10      
WH Copsonc and b Smith0      
Extras(10 b, 3 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 108.2 overs)224
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-45, 3-56, 4-78, 5-158, 6-167, 7-169, 8-203, 9-219, 10-224 (108.2 ov)
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Plimsoll16   1330--
Dawson22   8332--
Rowan25   11481--
Tuckett9   1190--
Mann9   5110--

South Africans first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Mitchellc Blaxland b Pope23      
*A Melvillec Alderman b Pope7      
AMB Rowanc Marsh b Pope5      
AD Nourseb Copson2      
OC Dawsonc Pope b Rhodes30      
DW Begbiec Watson b Marsh22      
+GM Fullertonb Copson28      
NBF Mannc and b Pope45      
JB Plimsollc Revill b Copson6      
L Tuckettc Elliott b Pope3      
VI Smithnot out0      
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(all out, 62.1 overs)172
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-26, 3-33, 4-53, 5-89, 6-89, 7-152, 8-166, 9-172, 10-172 (62.1 ov)
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pope24   6605--
Rhodes14   1411--
Marsh7   1321--

Derbyshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AF Townsendb Dawson0      
CS Elliottst Fullerton b Smith18      
JD Eggarc Melville b Plimsoll0      
GH Popec Melville b Plimsoll4      
+AE Aldermanlbw b Plimsoll6      
AC Revillc Fullerton b Smith1      
RM Watsonlbw b Smith1      
AEG Rhodesst Fullerton b Smith0      
*LB Blaxlandnot out0      
FE Marshb Smith0      
WH Copsonc Melville b Smith0      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb)2
Total(all out, 26.5 overs)32
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-4, 3-12, 4-30, 5-30, 6-31, 7-31, 8-32, 9-32, 10-32 (26.5 ov)
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dawson9   3161--
Plimsoll13   3133--

South Africans second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*A Melvillec Marsh b Pope2      
B Mitchellb Copson16      
AMB Rowanc Copson b Pope3      
NBF Mannb Pope0      
AD Nourseb Pope13      
OC Dawsonb Rhodes14      
DW Begbiec Rhodes b Pope11      
+GM Fullertonnot out23      
JB Plimsollnot out1      
L Tuckettdid not bat      
VI Smithdid not bat      
Extras(2 nb)2
Total(7 wickets, 33.2 overs)85
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-8, 3-8, 4-29, 5-39, 6-51, 7-70
Derbyshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Copson14   6381--
Rhodes3   091--

--> RM Watson (1) passed his previous highest score of 18 in first-class matches
--> DW Begbie (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> RM Watson made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> LB Blaxland made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> AMB Rowan reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Derbyshire first innings
--> JB Plimsoll reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Derbyshire second innings
--> VI Smith completed a hat-trick in the Derbyshire second innings (Revill, Marsh, Copson)





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