Victoria v South Africans
South Africa in Australia and New Zealand 1952/53
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 31st January, 2nd, 3rd, 4th February 1953 (4-day match)
Balls per over8
TossVictoria won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresAN Barlow, RG Hele
Close of play day 1South Africans (1) 284/6 (Keith 66*, Norton 1*)
Close of play day 2South Africans (1) 381/8 (Norton 46*, Fuller 3*)
Close of play day 3Victoria (1) 258/8 (IH McDonald 18*, Hill 3*)

South Africans first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DJ McGlewc Hill b Johnston0     
+WR Endeanc IH McDonald b Hill22     
GAS Innesc Hassett b Ring109     
RA McLeanb Johnson1     
JC Watkinsc R Harvey b Ring33     
*JE Cheethamc Johnston b Loxton46     
HJ Keithc IH McDonald b Johnson111     
EB Nortonlbw b Johnston58     
PNF Mansellc Johnston b Loxton4     
ERH Fullernot out8     
MG Mellec R Harvey b Johnston3     
Extras(3 b, 2 lb, 1 w)6
Total(all out, 447 minutes, 121.6 overs)401
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-31, 3-32, 4-89, 5-177, 6-259, 7-361, 8-373, 9-395, 10-401 (121.6 ov)
Victoria bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Loxton20   3532--
Hill17   3631--
Johnson34   8952--
Ring23   5832--
R Harvey2   0120--

Victoria first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McDonaldc Mansell b Fuller1     
R Harveyc Cheetham b Mansell47     
*AL Hassettc Mansell b Fuller7     
RN Harveyc and b Mansell69     
SJE Loxtonc Keith b Melle60     
JL Chamberslbw b Mansell4     
DT Ringc and b Mansell3     
IWG Johnsonrun out (sub [KJ Funston])44     
+IH McDonaldnot out18     
JC Hillc Watkins b Mansell3     
WA Johnstonlbw b Mansell0     
Extras(2 b, 2 lb)4
Total(all out, 258 minutes, 61.3 overs)260
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-21, 3-117, 4-128, 5-138, 6-142, 7-231, 8-250, 9-258, 10-260 (61.3 ov)
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Melle11   0581--
Fuller17   2732--
Watkins7   0300--
Keith12   1420--

South Africans second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+WR Endeanb Johnston11     
GAS Innesc IH McDonald b Loxton7     
JC Watkinsc Hassett b Johnston0     
RA McLeanc Johnson b Loxton6     
*JE Cheethamc IH McDonald b Johnston74     
HJ Keithnot out113     
EB Nortonc IH McDonald b Johnston2     
PNF Mansellc IH McDonald b Loxton7     
ERH Fullerc R Harvey b Ring3     
MG Mellest IH McDonald b Ring0     
DJ McGlewabsent hurt
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)5
Total(all out, 259 minutes, 65.6 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-16, 3-20, 4-29, 5-184, 6-191, 7-210, 8-220, 9-228 (65.6 ov)
Victoria bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Johnston12   1334--
Loxton16   24931-
Johnson14   2500-1
RN Harvey5   0210--
Hassett4   0160--
R Harvey4   1160--

Victoria second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+IH McDonaldnot out12     
R Harveynot out5     
CC McDonalddid not bat      
*AL Hassettdid not bat      
RN Harveydid not bat      
SJE Loxtondid not bat      
JL Chambersdid not bat      
DT Ringdid not bat      
IWG Johnsondid not bat      
JC Hilldid not bat      
WA Johnstondid not bat      
Extras(4 b)4
Total(no wicket, 14 minutes, 4 overs)21
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Watkins2   130--
Innes1   050--
Keith1   090--

--> JE Cheetham (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 30
--> RN Harvey (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 56
--> SJE Loxton (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 42
--> HJ Keith (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> ERH Fuller reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Victoria first innings

12th Men:J Hallebone (Vic) and KJ Funston (SAF)
Crowds: 11058, 4467, 2490, 956. Total: 18,971. Receipts: 1830 pounds





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