Transvaal v Natal
SAB Currie Cup 1972/73 (Section A)
VenueNew Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on 26th, 27th, 28th December 1972 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNatal won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsTransvaal 5 (Bowling 5); Natal 5 (Bowling 5)
UmpiresHC Kidson, AJ Norton
Close of play day 1Natal (1) 94/2 (Richards 40*, Orchard ?*)
Close of play day 2

Transvaal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*A Bacherb van der Bijl12      
BF Bathc Orchard b Gessner0      
RK Muzzellc Gessner b van der Bijl42      
+BL Irvinec Bruyns b van der Bijl2      
RC Whitec Smith b van der Bijl7      
SJ Cookc Smith b Gessner54      
PD de Vaalc Smith b van der Bijl18      
DR Neilsonlbw b Trimborn12      
D Mackay-Coghillc Bruyns b Gessner6      
NR Weightmannot out9      
WR Kerrb Trimborn0      
Extras(3 b, 7 nb)10
Total(all out, 68.3 overs)172
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-12, 3-14, 4-24, 5-82, 6-143, 7-143, 8-158, 9-168, 10-172 (68.3 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
van der Bijl20   4445--
Gessner21   4433--
Smithyman4   190--
Henwood6   3140--

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BA Richardsc Bacher b Mackay-Coghill54      
AM Shortlbw b Weightman43      
*A Bruynsc Irvine b Neilson3      
DL Orchardc Irvine b Weightman16      
D Bestallc Irvine b Weightman4      
+AJS Smithnot out19      
MJ Smithymanlbw b Mackay-Coghill1      
PP Henwoodb Mackay-Coghill1      
PHJ Trimbornb Mackay-Coghill0      
VAP van der Bijlc Irvine b Neilson11      
BD Gessnerb Mackay-Coghill1      
Extras(9 lb, 4 nb)13
Total(all out, 53 overs)166
Fall of wickets:
1-68, 2-82, 3-117, 4-119, 5-132, 6-135, 7-136, 8-136, 9-158, 10-166 (53 ov)
Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mackay-Coghill22   7565--
Neilson12   3402--
Kerr5   1140--
Weightman14   3433--

Transvaal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*A Bacherc Smith b Orchard72      
BF Bathc Smith b Trimborn30      
RK Muzzelllbw b Trimborn47      
+BL Irvinerun out60      
RC Whitelbw b Gessner6      
SJ Cookc Bruyns b Trimborn27      
PD de Vaalb van der Bijl5      
DR Neilsonc Smith b van der Bijl0      
D Mackay-Coghillnot out0      
NR Weightmanc Bruyns b Orchard19      
WR Kerrnot out21      
Extras(11 lb, 3 nb, 2 w)16
Total(9 wickets, declared, 109 overs)303
Fall of wickets:
1-67, 2-137, 3-170, 4-187, 5-237, 6-258, 7-261, 8-266, 9-297
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
van der Bijl25   7532--
Gessner16   2681--
Trimborn28   9623--
Smithyman9   1260--
Henwood24   8530--
Orchard7   1252--

Natal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BA Richardsc Neilson b Kerr104      
AM Shortc Irvine b Mackay-Coghill8      
*A Bruynslbw b Bath24      
DL Orchardc Irvine b Kerr17      
D Bestallc Mackay-Coghill b Kerr10      
+AJS Smithnot out56      
MJ Smithymannot out30      
PP Henwooddid not bat      
PHJ Trimborndid not bat      
VAP van der Bijldid not bat      
BD Gessnerdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 11 lb, 1 nb)19
Total(5 wickets, 88 overs)268
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-68, 3-146, 4-167, 5-171
Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mackay-Coghill11   1501--
Neilson19   4590--
Kerr23   6613--
Weightman5   0210--
Bath21   6331--
de Vaal7   2170--
Muzzell2   080--

--> SJ Cook made his debut in first-class matches
--> BA Richards (1) passed 16000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 20
--> AJS Smith (2) passed his previous highest score of 38 in first-class matches





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