• Short Summary

    BY TWO O'CLOCK ON TUESDAY IT WAS ALL OVER - ENGLAND HAD BEATEN SOUTH AFRICA BY AN INNINGS AND 104 RUNS WITH A DAY TO SPARE.

  • Description

    BY TWO O'CLOCK ON TUESDAY IT WAS ALL OVER - ENGLAND HAD BEATEN SOUTH AFRICA BY AN INNINGS AND 104 RUNS WITH A DAY TO SPARE. IT WAS AN EXHILARATING WIN FOR ENGLAND WHOSE LAST TEST VICTORY WAS AGAINST THE WEST INDIES IN 1963.

    THE FIRST BLOW OF THE DAY WAS STRUCK IN THE SECOND OVER WHEN PITHEY, SOUTH AFRICA'S BEST EQUIPPED DEFENSIVE BATSMAN, JUMPED OUT TO A BALL FROM ALLEN AND DROVE IT HIGH TO LONG-ON WHERE DEXTER TOOK THE CATCH. UNLUCKLY PERHAPS FOR PITHEY, IT WAS A GOOD STROKE. SOUTH AFRICA HAD NOW LOST FOUR SECOND INNINGS' WICKETS FOR 123.

    AT 142, BLAND, WHO HAD JUST BEEN DROPPED, WAS CAUGHT IN THE LEG-TRAP BY BARBER PUSHING FORWARD TO TITMUS. TITMUS DID THE MOST DAMAGE FOR ENGLAND WITH SECOND INNINGS' FIGURES OF 5 WICKETS FOR 66.

    FIVE MINUTES AFTER BLAND'S DEPARTURE LINDSAY PUSHED A BALL FROM TITMUS TO DEXTER AT SILLY MID-OFF AND WAS CAUGHT FOR TEN.

    12 RUNS LATER McLEAN FELL THE SAME WAY, CAUGHT IN THE LEG-TRAP BY SMITH, BOWLED BY ALLEN. THE BALL CAME OFF BAT AND PAD RISING TO SMITH'S GRASP.

    THIS WAS 50 MINUTES BEFORE LUNCHTIME MAKING THE SCORE 157 FOR EIGHT WICKETS DOWN. THAT THE MATCH LASTED TILL 45 MINUTES INTO THE AFTERNOON WAS DUE TO THE STRENGTH OF SOUTH AFRICA'S TAIL-ENDERS.

    AT 177 SMITH, ENGLAND'S CAPTAIN, TOOK THE NEW BALL. VARNALS WAS NEXT TO FALL, CAUGHT BEHIND BY PARKS OFF THOMPSON. A STAND OF 47 FOR THE NINTH WICKET CARRIED THE PLAY INTO THE AFTERNOON AND WAS BROKEN ONLY WHEN SEYMOUR, SOUTH AFRICA'S SPIN BOWLER, RESORTED TO SOME RECKLESS PLAY AFTER AN IMPECCABLE HOUR AND A HALF IN THE CREASE.

    ESSENTIALLY A SPINNER'S MATCH, PRICE AND THOMPSON BOTH TOOK WICKETS FOR ENGLAND. THE ENGLAND SIDE CONTRIBUTED EQUALLY TO THE VICTORY. ALTHOUGH A DISCONCERTING FIRST LOOK AT THE ENGLISH TEAM FOR THE SOUTH AFRICANS, THE SELECTORS ARE SUFFICIENTLY CONFIDENT TO HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT THE SAME SIDE WILL MEET ENGLAND IN THE NEXT TEST WHICH BEGINS IN JOHANNESBURG ON DECEMBER 23RD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA433A6D609JO3RWWHEBDC84IB1
    Media URN:
    VLVA433A6D609JO3RWWHEBDC84IB1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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