When the Fifth Test cricket match against South Africa ended in a draw at the Oval, London, Aug 25, it meant that England had won the series by three matches to none with two drawn.
Test captains interviewed. (S.O.F.)
Cowdray;"I am hoping I have done well enough in this match."
McGlew"...go to grass so often, especially in our fielding".
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Background: When the Fifth Test cricket match against South Africa ended in a draw at the Oval, London, Aug 25, it meant that England had won the series by three matches to none with two drawn.
Later, the two captains, Colin Cowdray and Jackie McGlew, were interviewed before leaving the ground. Cowdray was asked if, after his final innings of 155, he was now happier as an opening bat.
During the interview, McGlew said that both Cowdray and Pullar -175- were given a second lease of life by dropped catches before either had reached twenty. This is incorrect in Pullar's case He had reached a total of 60 before Pothecary dropped a ball turned off after an Adcock delivery. Cowdray, before scoring his eight Test match century and first for England in this series, was almost out for seven when McLean dropped a comparatively easy lob.