Essex v South Africans
South Africa in British Isles 1947
VenueSouthchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea on 23rd, 25th, 26th August 1947 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSouth Africans won by 8 wickets
UmpiresF Chester, GP Heaton
Close of play day 1South Africans (1) 0/0 (Payn 0*, Dyer 0*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 20/0 (Dodds 11*, Cray 9*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsc Dyer b Payn37     
SJ Crayc Melville b Plimsoll98     
AV Averyb Rowan3     
HP Crabtreec Melville b Dawson117  13- 
FH Vigarc Nourse b Plimsoll3     
TE Baileyc Lindsay b Payn8     
*DR Wilcoxc Lindsay b Plimsoll73     
DJ Insolec Lindsay b Dawson10     
R Smithb Rowan16     
TPB Smithc Nourse b Rowan1     
+TH Wadenot out1     
Extras(5 b, 8 lb)13
Total(all out, 131 overs)380
Fall of wickets:
1-67, 2-86, 3-146, 4-159, 5-159, 6-340, 7-356, 8-374, 9-379, 10-380 (131 ov)
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dawson22   4682--
Plimsoll33   7863--
Rowan43   101083--
Payn29   4692--
Begbie4   0360--

South Africans first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LW Paynb R Smith0     
DV Dyerlbw b TPB Smith20     
*A Melvillec Bailey b TPB Smith84     
AD Nourseb TPB Smith36     
OC Dawsonb R Smith5     
TA Harrisb Avery10     
DW Begbieb TPB Smith132  16- 
+DM Ovenstoneb TPB Smith36     
AMB Rowannot out58     
JB Plimsollst Wade b TPB Smith5     
JD Lindsayc Wade b R Smith6     
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 4 nb)8
Total(all out, 122.4 overs)400
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-82, 3-115, 4-124, 5-158, 6-160, 7-278, 8-351, 9-379, 10-400 (122.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey20   3630--
R Smith33.471213--
TPB Smith50   91586--
Vigar3   0220--
Avery16   3281--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TC Doddsb Plimsoll21     
SJ Crayc Melville b Payn14     
HP Crabtreerun out4     
TPB Smithb Plimsoll3     
R Smithb Plimsoll0     
DJ Insolec Melville b Plimsoll13     
TE Baileyb Plimsoll6     
*DR Wilcoxnot out24     
FH Vigarb Plimsoll2     
AV Averyb Plimsoll8     
+TH Wadec Dawson b Payn5     
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(all out, 56.2 overs)102
Fall of wickets:
1-31, 2-37, 3-40, 4-40, 5-50, 6-56, 7-63, 8-69, 9-93, 10-102 (56.2 ov)
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dawson4   090--
Plimsoll28   9477--

South Africans second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*A Melvillelbw b Bailey2     
DV Dyernot out42     
DW Begbieb Bailey17     
AD Noursenot out17     
LW Payndid not bat      
OC Dawsondid not bat      
TA Harrisdid not bat      
+DM Ovenstonedid not bat      
AMB Rowandid not bat      
JB Plimsolldid not bat      
JD Lindsaydid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 1 nb)7
Total(2 wickets, 25.4 overs)85
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-38
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey8   4212--
TPB Smith8   0220--
Insole1   080--
R Smith4.40170--
Avery4   1100--

--> DR Wilcox (1) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 31
--> TPB Smith reached 150 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the South Africans first innings





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