England v South Africa
South Africa in British Isles 1947 (3rd Test)
VenueOld Trafford, Manchester on 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th July 1947 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSouth Africa won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by 7 wickets
UmpiresF Chester, CAR Coleman
Close of play day 1South Africa (1) 278/6 (Viljoen 66*, Tuckett 6*)
Close of play day 2England (1) 311/4 (Edrich 141*, Yardley 1*)
Close of play day 3South Africa (2) 14/1 (Melville 12*, Mitchell 0*)

South Africa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*A Melvillec Hutton b Gladwin1756481- 
DV Dyerb Edrich621821777- 
B Mitchellrun out (Hutton)8021922310- 
AD Noursec Yardley b Cranston2331363- 
KG Viljoenc Compton b Edrich9328424312- 
OC Dawsonb Cranston197-- 
AMB Rowanlbw b Hollies1348541- 
L Tuckettb Edrich1371592- 
NBF Mannc Hollies b Gladwin823211- 
+JD Lindsaynot out96057-- 
JB Plimsollc Evans b Edrich816151- 
Extras(3 b, 9 lb)12
Total(all out, 166.1 overs)339
Fall of wickets:
1-32 (Melville), 2-125 (Dyer), 3-163 (Nourse), 4-214 (Mitchell), 5-215 (Dawson), 6-260 (Rowan), 7-287 (Tuckett), 8-298 (Mann), 9-327 (Viljoen), 10-339 (Plimsoll, 166.1 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gladwin50   24582--
Cranston34   12642--
Barnett8   3110--
Wright9   1300--
Hollies23   8421--
Compton7   1270--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Huttonc Lindsay b Plimsoll1236321- 
C Washbrookc Nourse b Tuckett2949464- 
WJ Edrichb Tuckett191370317223 
DCS Comptonc Tuckett b Dawson11520719517- 
CJ Barnettc sub (TA Harris) b Mann51211-- 
*NWD Yardleyc Melville b Plimsoll4160617- 
K Cranstonc Dawson b Rowan2346554- 
+TG Evansb Tuckett2750462- 
C Gladwinb Tuckett1634361- 
DVP Wrightnot out42924-- 
WE Holliesc Nourse b Plimsoll51812-- 
Extras(2 b, 7 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(all out, 151.3 overs)478
Fall of wickets:
1-40 (Hutton), 2-48 (Washbrook), 3-276 (Compton), 4-289 (Barnett), 5-363 (Yardley), 6-415 (Edrich), 7-439 (Cranston), 8-466 (Evans), 9-471 (Gladwin), 10-478 (Hollies, 151.3 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tuckett50   51484-1
Rowan17   1631--
Mann35   12851--
Dawson14   2441--

South Africa second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*A Melvilleb Edrich591101106- 
DV Dyerb Gladwin11519-- 
B Mitchellc Hutton b Compton65855-- 
AD Nourseb Edrich115152144132 
KG Viljoenc Hutton b Wright3291994- 
OC Dawsonb Edrich916191- 
AMB Rowanc Evans b Wright045-- 
L Tuckettlbw b Edrich1731392- 
NBF Mannc Barnett b Wright99141- 
+JD Lindsayb Hollies062-- 
JB Plimsollnot out816172- 
Extras(5 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)11
Total(all out, 84.4 overs)267
Fall of wickets:
1-12 (Dyer), 2-42 (Mitchell), 3-96 (Melville), 4-217 (Viljoen), 5-225 (Nourse), 6-228 (Rowan), 7-232 (Dawson), 8-244 (Mann), 9-244 (Lindsay), 10-267 (Tuckett, 84.4 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gladwin16   6281--
Hollies14   4491--
Compton17   2581--
Barnett5   1120--
Wright10   2323-1

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Huttonc Dawson b Mann2485712- 
C Washbrookc Lindsay b Dawson4056537- 
WJ Edrichnot out2240502- 
DCS Compton hit wkt b Mann62717-- 
CJ Barnettnot out1916144- 
*NWD Yardleydid not bat      
K Cranstondid not bat      
+TG Evansdid not bat      
C Gladwindid not bat      
DVP Wrightdid not bat      
WE Holliesdid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 8 lb, 2 nb)19
Total(3 wickets, 36.5 overs)130
Fall of wickets:
1-63 (Washbrook), 2-80 (Hutton), 3-103 (Compton)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tuckett5   0260--
Plimsoll4   0150--
Mann14   8192-2
Rowan4   0130--

--> DV Dyer made his debut in Test matches
--> B Mitchell (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 37
--> JB Plimsoll made his debut in Test matches
--> WJ Edrich (1) passed 14000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 28
--> K Cranston made his debut in Test matches
--> K Cranston (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> C Gladwin made his debut in Test matches
--> A Melville (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 26
--> AD Nourse (2) passed 1500 runs in Test matches when he reached 112
--> L Tuckett (2) passed his previous highest score of 13 in Test matches
--> L Tuckett reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed C Gladwin, his 4th wicket in the England first innings
--> WJ Edrich reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed OC Dawson, his 3rd wicket in the South Africa second innings





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