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England v South Africa
South Africa in England 1955 (5th Test)
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 13th, 15th, 16th, 17th August 1955 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by 92 runs
UmpiresTJ Bartley, D Davies
Close of play day 1England (1) 70/3 (Compton 12*, Watson 1*)
Close of play day 2South Africa (1) 112 all out
Close of play day 3England (2) 195/8 (May 81*, Lock 0*)

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JT Ikinc Waite b Heine17 1011- 
DB Closec Mansell b Goddard32 1192- 
*PBH Mayc Goddard b Fuller3 25-- 
DCS Comptonc Waite b Goddard30 1192- 
W Watsonc Mansell b Tayfield25 953- 
TW Graveneyc Fuller b Goddard13 521- 
TE Baileyc Heine b Tayfield0 5-- 
+RT Spoonerb Tayfield0 10-- 
JC Lakerc and b Goddard2 14-- 
GAR Lockc McLean b Goddard18 193- 
JB Stathamnot out4 13-- 
Extras(2 b, 5 lb)7
Total(all out, 89.4 overs)151
Fall of wickets:
1-51 (Close), 2-59 (May), 3-69 (Ikin), 4-105 (Watson), 5-117 (Compton), 6-117 (Bailey), 7-118 (Spooner), 8-123 (Graveney), 9-130 (Laker), 10-151 (Lock, 89.4 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Heine21   3431--
Goddard22.49315--
Fuller27   11311--
Tayfield19   7393--

South Africa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DJ McGlewc Spooner b Statham30 1541- 
TL Goddardlbw b Bailey8 39-- 
HJ Keithb Lock5 16-- 
WR Endeanc Ikin b Lock0 11-- 
RA McLeanb Lock1 5-- 
+JHB Waitec Lock b Laker28 694- 
*JE Cheethamnot out12 551- 
PNF Manselllbw b Laker6 16-- 
HJ Tayfieldb Statham4 7-- 
ERH Fullerc Spooner b Lock5 91- 
PS Heinerun out (Lock)5 11-- 
Extras(7 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 65 overs)112
Fall of wickets:
1-22 (Goddard), 2-29 (Keith), 3-31 (Endean), 4-33 (McLean), 5-77 (Waite), 6-77 (McGlew), 7-86 (Mansell), 8-91 (Tayfield), 9-98 (Fuller), 10-112 (Heine, 65 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham15   3312--
Bailey5   161--
Lock22   11394--
Laker23   13282--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JT Ikinc Goddard b Heine0 14-- 
DB Closeb Goddard15 711- 
TW Graveneyb Tayfield42 1443- 
*PBH Maynot out89 29910- 
DCS Comptonc Waite b Fuller30 1414- 
W Watsonb Fuller3 17-- 
TE Baileylbw b Tayfield1 3-- 
+RT Spoonerb Tayfield0 1-- 
JC Lakerb Tayfield12 201- 
GAR Locklbw b Heine1 8-- 
JB Stathamlbw b Tayfield0 8-- 
Extras(4 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)11
Total(all out, 123.4 overs)204
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (Ikin), 2-30 (Close), 3-95 (Graveney), 4-157 (Compton), 5-165 (Watson), 6-166 (Bailey), 7-170 (Spooner), 8-188 (Laker), 9-197 (Lock), 10-204 (Statham, 123.4 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Heine25   6442--
Fuller20   3362--
Goddard19   10291--
Tayfield53.429605--
Mansell6   0240--

South Africa second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DJ McGlewlbw b Lock19 1081- 
TL Goddardc Graveney b Lock20 562- 
HJ Keithc May b Lock0 2-- 
WR Endeanlbw b Laker0 1-- 
RA McLeanlbw b Laker0 3-- 
+JHB Waiteb Laker60 1469- 
*JE Cheethamlbw b Laker9 231- 
PNF Mansellc Watson b Lock9 77-- 
HJ Tayfieldnot out10 50-- 
ERH Fullerrun out16 383- 
PS Heinec Graveney b Laker7 51- 
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 87.4 overs)151
Fall of wickets:
1-28 (Goddard), 2-28 (Keith), 3-29 (Endean), 4-33 (McLean), 5-59 (McGlew), 6-88 (Cheetham), 7-118 (Mansell), 8-118 (Waite), 9-144 (Fuller), 10-151 (Heine, 87.4 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham11   4170--
Bailey6   1150--
Laker37.418565--
Lock33   14624--

Notes
--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
--> W Watson (1) passed 13000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> TW Graveney (1) passed 17000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 7
--> GAR Lock (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 17
--> JT Ikin made his last appearance in Test matches
--> PBH May (2) passed 2000 runs in Test matches when he reached 89
--> RT Spooner made his last appearance in Test matches
--> JE Cheetham made his last appearance in Test matches
--> PNF Mansell made his last appearance in Test matches
--> RT Spooner made his debut in England in Test matches
--> TL Goddard achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the England first innings (previous best was 5-69)
--> TL Goddard achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches in the England first innings (previous best was 5-69)
--> HJ Tayfield reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed RT Spooner, his 3rd wicket in the England first innings
--> TL Goddard reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed TW Graveney, his 3rd wicket in the England first innings
--> JB Statham reached 100 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed DJ McGlew, his 1st wicket in the South Africa first innings
--> HJ Tayfield reached 100 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed TW Graveney, his 1st wicket in the England second innings
--> JT Ikin retired hurt in the England first innings having scored 15 (team score 43/0) - he returned when the score was 59/2

 

 

 

 

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