South Africa v England
Marylebone Cricket Club in South Africa 1927/28 (1st Test)
VenueOld Wanderers, Johannesburg on 24th, 26th, 27th December 1927 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSouth Africa won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by 10 wickets
UmpiresAG Laver, GB Treadwell
Close of play day 1England (1) 9/1 (Sutcliffe 9*, Tyldesley 0*)
Close of play day 2South Africa (2) 8/0 (Commaille 4*, Duminy 4*)

South Africa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HW Taylorc and b Stevens31     
JP Duminyb Geary0     
JMM Commaillelbw b Stevens23     
RH Catterallc and b Geary86 130 - 
*HG Deaneb Geary7     
DPB Morkellbw b Geary2     
SK Coenb Geary7     
+HB Cameronlbw b Stevens20     
EP Nupenb Geary6     
CL Vincentnot out2     
HLE Promnitzb Geary4     
Extras(6 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(all out, 78.3 overs)196
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Duminy), 2-53 (Taylor), 3-58 (Commaille), 4-89 (Deane), 5-93 (Morkel), 6-120 (Coen), 7-170 (Cameron), 8-185 (Nupen), 9-190 (Catterall), 10-196 (Promnitz, 78.3 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hammond8   2210--
Stevens19   3583--
Peebles12   5220--
Wyatt4   160--
Astill8   4110--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
P Holmeslbw b Morkel0  -- 
H Sutcliffec Vincent b Promnitz102     
GE Tyldesleylbw b Duminy122     
WR Hammondc Promnitz b Vincent51   1 
RES Wyattlbw b Promnitz0  -- 
GTS Stevensc Nupen b Promnitz0  -- 
GB Leggec and b Nupen0  -- 
WE Astillc Cameron b Promnitz7     
*+RT Stanyforthc Cameron b Promnitz1  -- 
G Gearylbw b Vincent3  -- 
IAR Peeblesnot out2  -- 
Extras(11 b, 10 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)25
Total(all out, 137.3 overs)313
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Holmes), 2-230 (Tyldesley), 3-252 (Sutcliffe), 4-252 (Wyatt), 5-254 (Stevens), 6-263 (Legge), 7-280 (Astill), 8-292 (Stanyforth), 9-308 (Geary), 10-313 (Hammond, 137.3 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Morkel14   3381--
Nupen49   121111--
Promnitz37   14585--
Coen2   070--
Duminy4   0171--

South Africa second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JMM Commaillec Stanyforth b Geary4     
JP Duminyb Hammond4     
HW Taylorb Hammond3  -- 
RH Catterallb Hammond1  -- 
*HG Deaneb Geary5     
+HB Cameronlbw b Geary5     
DPB Morkellbw b Geary29     
EP Nupenb Geary1  -- 
CL Vincentlbw b Hammond53     
SK Coennot out41     
HLE Promnitzb Hammond5     
Extras(5 b, 13 lb, 1 nb)19
Total(all out, 69.2 overs)170
Fall of wickets:
1-10 (Duminy), 2-10 (Commaille), 3-11 (Catterall), 4-20 (Taylor), 5-20 (Deane), 6-26 (Cameron), 7-38 (Nupen), 8-78 (Morkel), 9-158 (Vincent), 10-170 (Promnitz, 69.2 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Geary27   9605--
Stevens8   3130--
Peebles7   1250--
Astill6   0170--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
P Holmesnot out15     
H Sutcliffenot out41     
GE Tyldesleydid not bat      
WR Hammonddid not bat      
RES Wyattdid not bat      
GTS Stevensdid not bat      
GB Leggedid not bat      
WE Astilldid not bat      
*+RT Stanyforthdid not bat      
G Gearydid not bat      
IAR Peeblesdid not bat      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(no wicket, 21 overs)57
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Nupen11   1290--
Promnitz6   1140--
Duminy4   0130--

--> The match was scheduled for four days but completed in three.
--> JP Duminy made his debut in Test matches
--> DPB Morkel made his debut in Test matches
--> SK Coen made his debut in Test matches
--> HB Cameron made his debut in Test matches
--> CL Vincent made his debut in Test matches
--> HLE Promnitz made his debut in Test matches
--> GE Tyldesley (1) passed his previous highest score of 81 in Test matches
--> WR Hammond made his debut in Test matches
--> RES Wyatt made his debut in Test matches
--> GB Legge made his debut in Test matches
--> WE Astill made his debut in Test matches
--> RT Stanyforth made his debut in Test matches
--> IAR Peebles made his debut in Test matches
--> G Geary achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed DPB Morkel in the South Africa first innings (previous best was 2-130)
--> GTS Stevens achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches in the South Africa first innings (previous best was 3-86)





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