Cambridge University v South Africans
South Africa in England 1955
VenueFP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge on 18th, 19th, 20th May 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSouth Africans won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresFS Lee, HL Palmer
Close of play day 1South Africans (1) 268 all out
Close of play day 2Cambridge University (2) 76/2 (Silk 40*, Parsons 3*)

South Africans first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DJ McGlewb Swaranjit Singh85      
JHB Waitec Parsons b Swaranjit Singh78      
+CAR Duckworthst Melluish b Goonesena15      
WR Endeanc Parsons b CSH Smith24      
PL Winslowst Melluish b Goonesena0      
*JE Cheethamc Pretlove b CSH Smith23      
ARA Murrayb DJ Smith5      
ERH Fullerc O'Brien b Swaranjit Singh7      
HJ Tayfieldb Swaranjit Singh1      
VI Smithnot out4      
PS Heineb Swaranjit Singh12      
Extras(4 b, 6 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)14
Total(all out, 95.4 overs)268
Fall of wickets:
1-137, 2-180, 3-188, 4-190, 5-228, 6-239, 7-251, 8-251, 9-252, 10-268 (95.4 ov)
Cambridge University bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
CSH Smith22   11362--
DJ Smith19   3501--
Swaranjit Singh28.46735--
Goonesena24   2742--
Pretlove2   0210--

Cambridge University first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DRW Silkb Smith15      
R O'Brienst Duckworth b Smith25      
ABD Parsonsc Waite b Smith1      
Swaranjit Singhrun out0      
VR Lumsdenc and b Tayfield9      
W Knightley-Smithc Heine b Tayfield6      
JF Pretloveb Tayfield0      
CSH Smithb Heine1      
G Goonesenalbw b Heine8      
+MEL Melluishb Tayfield0      
DJ Smithnot out0      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(all out, 60.2 overs)67
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-41, 3-41, 4-42, 5-56, 6-56, 7-57, 8-65, 9-67, 10-67 (60.2 ov)
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Heine17   8172--
Fuller9   580--
Smith12   693--

Cambridge University second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*DRW Silkc Cheetham b Fuller54      
R O'Brienc Waite b Tayfield0      
G Goonesenalbw b Tayfield31      
ABD Parsonsc Cheetham b Tayfield11      
Swaranjit Singhc Waite b Fuller20      
VR Lumsdenb Tayfield5      
W Knightley-Smithb Fuller5      
JF Pretlovenot out19      
CSH Smithc Heine b Smith7      
+MEL Melluishnot out0      
DJ Smithdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(8 wickets, 113 overs)154
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-70, 3-86, 4-116, 5-120, 6-123, 7-131, 8-153
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Heine20   10320--
Fuller21   12243--
Tayfield44   23514--
Smith17   7331--
Murray11   6120--

--> DJ McGlew (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 48
--> WR Endean (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 23





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