Somerset v South Africans
South Africa in British Isles 1947
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 14th, 16th, 17th June 1947 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSouth Africans won by an innings and 43 runs
UmpiresCF Root, CV Tarbox
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 82/5 (Coope 45*, Luckes 16*)
Close of play day 2South Africans (1) 241/6 (Nourse 10*, Viljoen 1*)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FS Leec Mitchell b Plimsoll0     
H Gimblettc Ovenstone b Dawson0     
M Coopec Ovenstone b Begbie64     
HFT Busec Ovenstone b Dawson8     
*RJO Meyerc Dyer b Plimsoll11     
A Vickeryc Ovenstone b Payn2     
+WT Luckesnot out47     
J Lawrencelbw b Plimsoll17     
MF Tremlettc Ovenstone b Dawson0     
AW Wellardlbw b Plimsoll11     
HL Hazellb Dawson5     
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 1 w)5
Total(all out, 81.2 overs)170
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-6, 3-24, 4-45, 5-60, 6-110, 7-145, 8-146, 9-163, 10-170 (81.2 ov)
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Plimsoll33   8704--
Payn24   11341--
Begbie8   22011-

South Africans first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Mitchellb Buse72     
DV Dyerc Luckes b Wellard39     
GM Fullertonc Hazell b Wellard8     
DW Begbiec and b Lawrence62     
OC Dawsonc Luckes b Tremlett33     
+DM Ovenstonec Lawrence b Tremlett6     
*AD Noursec Tremlett b Meyer65     
KG Viljoennot out54     
LW Paynst Luckes b Hazell4     
VI Smithnot out11     
JB Plimsolldid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 4 lb, 2 nb, 2 w)14
Total(8 wickets, declared, 124 overs)368
Fall of wickets:
1-115, 2-117, 3-127, 4-216, 5-224, 6-235, 7-326, 8-336
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wellard32   8742--
Buse28   8681-2
Tremlett30   39221-
Hazell16   43411-
Lawrence7   1321--
Coope1   0110--
Gimblett3   0170--
Meyer7   0261--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FS Leec Mitchell b Begbie23     
H Gimblettc Ovenstone b Plimsoll17     
M Coopelbw b Dawson1     
HFT Busec sub b Begbie12     
J Lawrencec Ovenstone b Plimsoll49     
A Vickeryc Nourse b Begbie7     
+WT Luckesb Dawson23     
*RJO Meyerc Mitchell b Plimsoll0     
MF Tremlettc Smith b Dawson7     
AW Wellardnot out7     
HL Hazellb Plimsoll0     
Extras(5 b, 4 lb)9
Total(all out, 69 overs)155
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-26, 3-51, 4-58, 5-78, 6-131, 7-133, 8-141, 9-154, 10-155 (69 ov)
South Africans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Plimsoll24   7414--
Dawson16   6283--
Begbie11   1413--
Payn11   4300--
Smith7   560--

--> A Vickery made his debut in first-class matches
--> M Coope (1) passed his previous highest score of 58 in first-class matches
--> AW Wellard (1) passed 11000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 11
--> KG Viljoen (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 30
--> OC Dawson reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset second innings





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