Kent v South Africans
South Africa in British Isles 1947
VenueSt Lawrence Ground, Canterbury on 27th, 28th, 29th August 1947 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSouth Africans won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSouth Africans won by 88 runs
UmpiresE Cooke, D Hendren
Close of play day 1South Africans (1) 410 all out
Close of play day 2South Africans (2) 45/0 (Melville 22*, Mitchell 22*)

South Africans first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*A Melvillelbw b Davies38     
B Mitchellc Davies b Wright46     
KG Viljoenc Fagg b Davies104     
AD Noursec Evans b Harding12     
DW Begbiec Fagg b Wright4     
OC Dawsonc Valentine b Hearn87     
+GM Fullertonc Harding b Hearn46     
AMB Rowanst Evans b Wright35     
NBF Mannnot out26     
JB Plimsollc Fagg b Wright0     
VI Smithc Evans b Wright1     
Extras(1 b, 7 lb, 3 nb)11
Total(all out, 113 overs)410
Fall of wickets:
1-81, 2-91, 3-125, 4-145, 5-295, 6-311, 7-375, 8-380, 9-380, 10-410 (113 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Harding18   1861--
Ridgway20   5630--
Wright29   31245--
Davies28   6782--
Dovey11   3240--
Hearn7   0242--

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LJ Toddb Rowan16     
AE Faggc Mitchell b Mann44     
LEG Amesb Mann3     
*BH Valentinec Begbie b Plimsoll55     
JGW Daviesb Mann80     
P Hearnb Rowan18     
+TG Evansc Dawson b Mann61     
RR Doveyb Mann26     
DVP Wrightrun out0     
F Ridgwayc Smith b Mann0     
NW Hardingnot out3     
Extras(3 b, 7 lb, 2 nb)12
Total(all out, 110.3 overs)318
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-42, 3-88, 4-164, 5-214, 6-257, 7-302, 8-306, 9-308, 10-318 (110.3 ov)
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Plimsoll28   8471--
Dawson12   2260--
Rowan32   6782--
Smith3   0230--

South Africans second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*A Melvillec Ridgway b Wright22     
B Mitchellc and b Davies57     
KG Viljoenb Harding35     
AD Nourseb Dovey31     
DW Begbieb Ridgway24     
OC Dawsonnot out32     
+GM Fullertonc Evans b Harding4     
NBF Mannb Harding0     
AMB Rowannot out12     
JB Plimsolldid not bat      
VI Smithdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 2 lb, 3 nb)10
Total(7 wickets, declared, 68 overs)227
Fall of wickets:
1-64, 2-114, 3-122, 4-159, 5-184, 6-203, 7-203
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Harding16   4583--
Ridgway14   0561--
Wright14   1481--
Davies13   1301--
Dovey11   3251--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LJ Toddc Nourse b Mann41     
AE Faggc Rowan b Mann34     
LEG Amesc Begbie b Mann16     
*BH Valentinec Melville b Mann23     
JGW Daviesc Nourse b Mann26     
+TG Evansrun out17     
P Hearnc and b Mann15     
RR Doveynot out31     
DVP Wrightb Rowan8     
F Ridgwayb Mann7     
NW Hardingc Dawson b Rowan2     
Extras(6 b, 5 lb)11
Total(all out, 69.4 overs)231
Fall of wickets:
1-59, 2-79, 3-97, 4-133, 5-163, 6-166, 7-194, 8-213, 9-226, 10-231 (69.4 ov)
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Plimsoll8   2290--
Dawson7   1170--
Mann27   4957--

--> NW Harding made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> LEG Ames (1) passed 31000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 2
--> JGW Davies (1) passed 4500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 58
--> AD Nourse (2) passed 8500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 10
--> AE Fagg (2) passed 2000 runs in First-Class matches for the season when he reached 9
--> NBF Mann achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Kent second innings (previous best was 6-69)





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