Kent v South Africans
South Africa in British Isles 1947
VenueSt Lawrence Ground, Canterbury on 27th, 28th, 29th August 1947 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultSouth Africans won by 88 runs
UmpiresE Cooke, D Hendren
Close of play day 1South Africans (1) 410 all out
Close of play day 2South Africans (2) 45/0 (Melville 22*, Mitchell 22*)

South Africans first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*A Melvillelbw b Davies38      
B Mitchellc Davies b Wright46      
KG Viljoenc Fagg b Davies104      
AD Noursec Evans b Harding12      
DW Begbiec Fagg b Wright4      
OC Dawsonc Valentine b Hearn87      
+GM Fullertonc Harding b Hearn46      
AMB Rowanst Evans b Wright35      
NBF Mannnot out26      
JB Plimsollc Fagg b Wright0      
VI Smithc Evans b Wright1      
Extras(1 b, 7 lb, 3 nb)11
Total(all out, 113 overs)410
Fall of wickets:
1-81, 2-91, 3-125, 4-145, 5-295, 6-311, 7-375, 8-380, 9-380, 10-410 (113 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Harding18   1861--
Ridgway20   5630--
Wright29   31245--
Davies28   6782--
Dovey11   3240--
Hearn7   0242--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LJ Toddb Rowan16      
AE Faggc Mitchell b Mann44      
LEG Amesb Mann3      
*BH Valentinec Begbie b Plimsoll55      
JGW Daviesb Mann80      
P Hearnb Rowan18      
+TG Evansc Dawson b Mann61      
RR Doveyb Mann26      
DVP Wrightrun out0      
F Ridgwayc Smith b Mann0      
NW Hardingnot out3      
Extras(3 b, 7 lb, 2 nb)12
Total(all out, 110.3 overs)318
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-42, 3-88, 4-164, 5-214, 6-257, 7-302, 8-306, 9-308, 10-318 (110.3 ov)
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Plimsoll28   8471--
Dawson12   2260--
Rowan32   6782--
Smith3   0230--

South Africans second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*A Melvillec Ridgway b Wright22      
B Mitchellc and b Davies57      
KG Viljoenb Harding35      
AD Nourseb Dovey31      
DW Begbieb Ridgway24      
OC Dawsonnot out32      
+GM Fullertonc Evans b Harding4      
NBF Mannb Harding0      
AMB Rowannot out12      
JB Plimsolldid not bat      
VI Smithdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 2 lb, 3 nb)10
Total(7 wickets, declared, 68 overs)227
Fall of wickets:
1-64, 2-114, 3-122, 4-159, 5-184, 6-203, 7-203
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Harding16   4583--
Ridgway14   0561--
Wright14   1481--
Davies13   1301--
Dovey11   3251--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LJ Toddc Nourse b Mann41      
AE Faggc Rowan b Mann34      
LEG Amesc Begbie b Mann16      
*BH Valentinec Melville b Mann23      
JGW Daviesc Nourse b Mann26      
+TG Evansrun out17      
P Hearnc and b Mann15      
RR Doveynot out31      
DVP Wrightb Rowan8      
F Ridgwayb Mann7      
NW Hardingc Dawson b Rowan2      
Extras(6 b, 5 lb)11
Total(all out, 69.4 overs)231
Fall of wickets:
1-59, 2-79, 3-97, 4-133, 5-163, 6-166, 7-194, 8-213, 9-226, 10-231 (69.4 ov)
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Plimsoll8   2290--
Dawson7   1170--
Mann27   4957--

--> JGW Davies (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 58
--> AD Nourse (2) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> AE Fagg (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 9
--> LEG Ames (2) passed 31000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> NW Harding made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> NBF Mann achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Kent second innings (previous best was 6-69)





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