Transvaal v Natal
Castle Currie Cup 1978/79
VenueNew Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on 26th, 27th, 28th December 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossTransvaal won the toss and decided to bat
ResultTransvaal won by 238 runs
PointsTransvaal 15 (Bowling 5); Natal 5 (Bowling 5)
UmpiresAJ Norton, DD Schoof
Close of play day 1Transvaal (2) 15/0 (Dyer ?*, Cook ?*)
Close of play day 2Natal (2) 85/5 (Madsen 7*, Smith 17*)

Transvaal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DD Dyerb Pearse31     
SJ Cookc Bestall b van der Bijl28     
HR Fotheringhamlbw b Cooper37     
RG Pollocklbw b Wilkins3     
LJ Barnardc Gie b Cooper18     
AJ Kouriec Bestall b Wilkins5     
+RV Jenningsc Smith b Wilkins0     
GE McMillannot out3     
DR Neilsonc Wilkins b Cooper5     
AR Lilleyb Cooper0     
RW Hanleyc Gie b van der Bijl6     
Extras(1 b, 14 lb, 7 nb, 1 w)23
Total(all out, 59.1 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-64, 2-76, 3-96, 4-123, 5-140, 6-142, 7-142, 8-149, 9-149, 10-159 (59.1 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
van der Bijl16.13522--
Cooper18   4434--
Wilkins16   7193--
Pearse9   3221--

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Barrowc Dyer b Neilson15     
CP Wilkinsc Dyer b Neilson13     
BS Grovesc Fotheringham b Hanley4     
D Bestallb Neilson5     
DL Orchardc Dyer b Lilley3     
MB Madsenc Fotheringham b Neilson0     
+AJS Smithb Neilson0     
CA Giec Jennings b Lilley14     
*VAP van der Bijlc Kourie b Lilley5     
DK Pearsec Kourie b Lilley1     
KR Coopernot out4     
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)7
Total(all out, 28.2 overs)71
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-22, 3-39, 4-42, 5-42, 6-42, 7-46, 8-63, 9-65, 10-71 (28.2 ov)
Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hanley7   1261--
Neilson12   3295--

Transvaal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DD Dyerc Smith b van der Bijl17     
SJ Cooknot out179     
HR Fotheringhamc Cooper b van der Bijl110     
RG Pollockc Barrow b Cooper70     
LJ Barnardnot out0     
AJ Kouriedid not bat      
+RV Jenningsdid not bat      
GE McMillandid not bat      
DR Neilsondid not bat      
AR Lilleydid not bat      
RW Hanleydid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 2 lb, 5 nb)17
Total(3 wickets, declared, 89 overs)393
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-255, 3-383
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
van der Bijl26   2872--
Cooper18   3721--
Wilkins3   0190--
Pearse13   0750--
Gie19   2690--
Madsen10   0540--

Natal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
A Barrowc Kourie b McMillan28     
CP Wilkinsc Fotheringham b Neilson16     
BS Grovesc Fotheringham b Neilson6     
D Bestallb Neilson6     
DL Orchardc Fotheringham b McMillan0     
MB Madsenlbw b Hanley49     
+AJS Smithb Neilson78     
CA Gieb Kourie18     
*VAP van der Bijlc Dyer b McMillan16     
DK Pearsenot out13     
KR Cooperb McMillan0     
Extras(6 b, 7 lb)13
Total(all out, 77.4 overs)243
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-36, 3-46, 4-47, 5-62, 6-155, 7-200, 8-216, 9-235, 10-243 (77.4 ov)
Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hanley19   2811--
Neilson21   6674--
Lilley8   3130--
Kourie8   381--
Barnard5   1140--

--> DD Dyer (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> SJ Cook (2) passed his previous highest score of 146 in first-class matches
--> HR Fotheringham (2) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 83
--> GE McMillan achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Natal second innings (previous best was 3-57)
--> DR Neilson completed a hat-trick for Transvaal





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