• Short Summary

    The Australian touring team opened their visit to Africa on Friday, October 18, with a convincing 302 for six wickets declared against a Northern Rhodesian side in the hot and dusty town of Nkana-Kitwe - one of the major mining towns of the area.

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    The Australian touring team opened their visit to Africa on Friday, October 18, with a convincing 302 for six wickets declared against a Northern Rhodesian side in the hot and dusty town of Nkana-Kitwe - one of the major mining towns of the area.

    The game, which was outstanding for a bright century from Jim Burke, was played in blazing best until the mid-afternoon when a light shower cooled off the sweating Australians.

    Northern Rhodesia won the toss and sent the Australians into bat before a crowd of 3,000. The Rhodesian bowlers made an early break through when pace-bowler Mike Lee sent back Les Favell of New South Wales, lbw for 24 when the Australian had scored 38. Shortly afterwards Lee had left-handed Ken MacKay of Queensland caught at first slip.

    Although Ian Craig, captain of the touring side, disappointed with a 34 before being caught behind the wicket off Lee, opening batsman Jim Burke went on to score a handsome hundred which included nine fours.

    Peter Burge scored 81 and Robert Simpson scored 42 in attractive style.

    Mike Lee was the outstanding bowler, taking three wickets for 66 runs in 19 overs.

    All out for 85 in their first innings, Northern Rhodesia managed to hang and score 80 for one wicket in their second innings to draw the game.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1CMYYEPP2U0X597KAYE9Z6O1Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CMYYEPP2U0X597KAYE9Z6O1Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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