Rhodesia v Eastern Province
Currie Cup 1968/69 (Section A)
VenueQueens Sports Club, Bulawayo on 8th, 9th, 10th February 1969 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossRhodesia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEastern Province won by 6 wickets
PointsRhodesia 0; Eastern Province 8
UmpiresNG Elworthy, TA Poots
Close of play day 1Eastern Province (1) 14/0 (Biggs 2*, Short 12*)
Close of play day 2Rhodesia (2) 81/4 (Bland 12*)

Rhodesia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Gripperc Fenix b Den6     
JD McPhunb Mallett39     
SD Robertsonc Wilmot b McAdam11     
AJ Pitheyb McAdam42     
*KC Blandc Fenix b Mallett9     
BF Davisonc and b PM Pollock57     
JH du Preezb McAdam0     
EF Parkerb PM Pollock17     
+AMH de Cailac Wilmot b Biggs8     
AJ Traicosnot out19     
DP Cameronc and b Wilmot25     
Extras(3 b, 10 lb, 6 nb)19
Total(all out, 400 minutes, 122 overs)252
Fall of wickets:
1-14 (Gripper), 2-36 (Robertson), 3-87 (McPhun), 4-113 (Pithey), 5-113 (Bland), 6-121 (du Preez), 7-183 (Parker), 8-192 (Davison), 9-214 (de Caila), 10-252 (Cameron)
Eastern Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
PM Pollock22   10252--
Den21   6441--
McAdam17   5283--
Mallett41   17832--
Wilmot11   5281--
Biggs10   2251--

Eastern Province first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AL Biggsc Cameron b Traicos33     
AM Shortc Gripper b Cameron13     
P Fenixb Traicos17     
*RG Pollockst de Caila b Traicos166 207185 
PL van der Merweb Traicos0     
AL Wilmotc Parker b du Preez9     
+KJ Bondc McPhun b Traicos8     
PM Pollockc Cameron b du Preez22     
NW Mallettb Traicos54     
SJ McAdamnot out1     
GM Denc Bland b Cameron11     
Extras(9 b, 1 lb)10
Total(all out, 285 minutes, 99.5 overs)344
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Short), 2-60 (Biggs), 3-66 (Fenix), 4-74 (van der Merwe), 5-105 (Wilmot), 6-138 (Bond), 7-183 (PM Pollock), 8-298 (Mallett), 9-333 (RG Pollock), 10-344 (Den)
Rhodesia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Parker1   090--
du Preez35   61082--
Traicos42   121296--
Davison7   1250--

Rhodesia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Gripperc Mallett b Wilmot32     
JD McPhunc sub (HC Pittaway) b McAdam5     
SD Robertsonb Mallett30     
AJ Pitheyb Wilmot0     
*KC Blandlbw b Mallett13     
BF Davisonc Bond b Mallett0     
JH du Preezc PM Pollock b Mallett26     
EF Parkerc RG Pollock b Mallett26     
+AMH de Cailanot out25     
AJ Traicoslbw b PM Pollock9     
DP Cameronc RG Pollock b PM Pollock3     
Extras(3 b, 6 lb, 3 nb)12
Total(all out, 281 minutes, 88.3 overs)181
Fall of wickets:
1-16 (McPhun), 2-54 (Gripper), 3-54 (Pithey), 4-81 (Robertson), 5-81 (Davison), 6-88 (Bland), 7-123 (du Preez), 8-152 (Parker), 9-175 (Traicos), 10-181 (Cameron)
Eastern Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
PM Pollock11.33212--
Den8   1120--
McAdam9   2261--
Mallett30   12555--
Biggs24   8510--
Wilmot6   342--

Eastern Province second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AL Biggsc Robertson b du Preez42     
AM Shortc Robertson b du Preez21     
P Fenixc McPhun b Traicos1     
AL Wilmotc Gripper b Traicos13     
+KJ Bondnot out1     
*RG Pollocknot out4     
PL van der Merwedid not bat      
PM Pollockdid not bat      
NW Mallettdid not bat      
SJ McAdamdid not bat      
GM Dendid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 3 nb)8
Total(4 wickets, 118 minutes, 34 overs)90
Fall of wickets:
1-69 (Short), 2-70 (Biggs), 3-85 (Wilmot), 4-86 (Fenix)
Rhodesia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Parker8   1220--
Cameron9   4170--
Traicos9   2202--
du Preez8   3232--

--> DP Cameron made his debut in first-class matches
--> AJ Pithey made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> BF Davison (1) passed his previous highest score of 50 in first-class matches
--> AJ Traicos (1) passed his previous highest score of 13 in first-class matches
--> RG Pollock (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> NW Mallett achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches when he dismissed JH du Preez in the Rhodesia second innings (previous best was 3-50)
--> NW Mallett achieved his first five wickets in an innings in first-class matches in the Rhodesia second innings

Twelfth man for Rhodesia was JG Heron. Sources: South African Cricket Annual 1969, The Herald, The Sunday Mail.





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