Eastern Province v Australians
Australia in South Africa 1957/58
VenueSt George's Park, Port Elizabeth on 6th, 7th, 9th December 1957 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossEastern Province won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by an innings and 81 runs
UmpiresEJ Howell, EW Prynn
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 12/0 (Favell 11*, Burke 1*)
Close of play day 2Australians (1) 371/4 (Simpson 51*, Benaud 30*)

Eastern Province first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GD Varnalsst Grout b Kline43     
WD Wilsonb Meckiff2     
DBL Doldc Grout b Drennan30     
*GF Dakinb Benaud0     
RA Grebelbw b Benaud27     
AH McKinnonc Grout b Meckiff4     
HI Longc and b Benaud20     
IF Andersonrun out2     
+JP Hartyc Burge b Benaud0     
TW Lanenot out3     
JG Gushst Grout b Benaud2     
Extras(6 b, 6 lb, 4 nb)16
Total(all out, 73.6 overs)149
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-71, 3-72, 4-102, 5-107, 6-140, 7-141, 8-143, 9-145, 10-149 (73.6 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Meckiff16   3372--
Drennan12   4151--
Kline11   4241--
Mackay11   3120--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LE Favellb Anderson17     
JW Burkec Grebe b McKinnon133     
KD Mackayc Wilson b Anderson113     
+ATW Groutb McKinnon15     
RB Simpsonnot out53     
R Benaudnot out30     
*ID Craigdid not bat      
PJP Burgedid not bat      
I Meckiffdid not bat      
J Drennandid not bat      
LF Klinedid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(4 wickets, declared, 84 overs)371
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-272, 3-273, 4-295
Eastern Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Anderson15   0812--
Gush13   1660--
Lane18   1550--
McKinnon24   3912--
Dakin10   0550--
Long4   0130--

Eastern Province second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GD Varnalsc Burge b Benaud18     
*GF Dakinc Mackay b Drennan36     
DBL Doldb Drennan14     
WD Wilsonc Grout b Drennan5     
RA Grebelbw b Benaud3     
HI Longb Benaud15     
AH McKinnonb Kline5     
IF Andersonnot out29     
+JP Hartyst Grout b Benaud0     
TW Lanec Craig b Kline3     
JG Gushc Favell b Benaud0     
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 4 w)13
Total(all out, 59.4 overs)141
Fall of wickets:
1-55, 2-67, 3-81, 4-82, 5-86, 6-103, 7-119, 8-127, 9-136, 10-141 (59.4 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Meckiff11   2400--
Kline7   2152--
Mackay7   440--

--> JG Gush made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> JW Burke (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 86





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