Eastern Province v Rhodesia
Currie Cup 1968/69 (Section A)
VenueSt George's Park, Port Elizabeth on 26th, 27th, 28th December 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossRhodesia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEastern Province won by 9 wickets
PointsEastern Province 8; Rhodesia 0
UmpiresCMP Coetzee, RH Stead
Close of play day 1Eastern Province (1) 171/1 (Short 69*, Fenix 25*)
Close of play day 2Rhodesia (2) 143/6 (du Preez 7*, Parker 2*)

Rhodesia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Gripperb PM Pollock10     
JK Clarkec and b McAdam25     
+AMH de Cailac Bond b Den3     
PR Carlsteinb PM Pollock55 986- 
*KC Blandb McAdam0     
SD Robertsonc Bond b Den9     
JH du Preezc Bond b PM Pollock9     
EF Parkerlbw b PM Pollock0     
BF Davisonc Wilmot b McAdam17     
PR McLoughlinc McAdam b Biggs37     
AJ Traicosnot out11     
Extras(2 lb, 8 nb)10
Total(all out, 61.2 overs)186
Fall of wickets:
1-33 (Gripper), 2-43, 3-43, 4-47, 5-69, 6-92, 7-92, 8-136, 9-142, 10-186 (61.2 ov)
Eastern Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
PM Pollock20   3574--
Den11   0302--
McAdam20   1573--
Mallett8   2210--

Eastern Province first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AM Shortc Traicos b Davison80     
AL Biggsc and b du Preez71   3 
P Fenixc and b Davison27     
*RG Pollockc de Caila b Parker54     
SJ Bezuidenhoutc Traicos b McLoughlin20     
AL Wilmotlbw b McLoughlin4     
PM Pollockc Robertson b McLoughlin11     
+KJ Bondc de Caila b McLoughlin26     
NW Mallettc Parker b Traicos11     
SJ McAdamc Robertson b Traicos5     
GM Dennot out0     
Extras(3 lb, 10 nb)13
Total(all out, 127.5 overs)322
Fall of wickets:
1-135 (Biggs), 2-173 (Fenix), 3-214 (Short), 4-254, 5-259, 6-263, 7-282, 8-310, 9-317, 10-322 (127.5 ov)
Rhodesia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Parker15   6421--
McLoughlin15   3484--
Davison33   11662--
du Preez26   7651--

Rhodesia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Gripperb PM Pollock8     
JK Clarkeb PM Pollock36     
+AMH de Cailac Short b McAdam2     
PR Carlsteinc Short b McAdam0     
*KC Blandc McAdam b Mallett60 158   
SD Robertsonc Bond b Wilmot27     
JH du Preezc Biggs b Wilmot12     
EF Parkerb McAdam42     
BF Davisonlbw b McAdam19     
PR McLoughlinretired hurt5     
AJ Traicosnot out0     
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(all out, 101.3 overs)217
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Gripper), 2-34 (de Caila), 3-34 (Carlstein), 4-69 (Clarke), 5-127 (Robertson), 6-135 (Bland), 7-153 (du Preez), 8-210 (Davison), 9-217 (Parker, 101.3 ov)
Eastern Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
PM Pollock30   8722--
Den3   170--
Mallett33   13691--
Biggs6   450--
Wilmot10   6192--

Eastern Province second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AM Shortc Davison b Traicos25     
AL Biggsnot out52 88   
P Fenixnot out6     
*RG Pollockdid not bat      
SJ Bezuidenhoutdid not bat      
AL Wilmotdid not bat      
PM Pollockdid not bat      
+KJ Bonddid not bat      
NW Mallettdid not bat      
SJ McAdamdid not bat      
GM Dendid not bat      
Total(1 wicket, 88 minutes, 31 overs)83
Fall of wickets:
1-64 (Short)
Rhodesia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Parker6   2200--
Davison5   2110--
Traicos10   3351--
du Preez10   4170--

--> SD Robertson made his debut in First-Class matches
--> PR McLoughlin (1) passed his previous highest score of 20 in First-Class matches
--> AJ Traicos (1) passed his previous highest score of 10 in First-Class matches
--> SJ Bezuidenhout (1) passed his previous highest score of 14 in First-Class matches
--> PR McLoughlin achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Eastern Province first innings (previous best was 4-53)
--> SJ McAdam achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches when he dismissed EF Parker in the Rhodesia second innings (previous best was 3-34)
--> PR McLoughlin retired hurt in the Rhodesia second innings having scored 5 (team had lost 8 wickets)

12th man for Rhodesia was JD McPhun, and for Eastern Province AO Rudman.
PR McLoughlin suffered a serious blow on the head when batting against SJ McAdam. He was taken to hospital, and this ended his season, and virtually his career.
JK Clarke kept wicket in pace of the injured de Caila in the Eastern Province second innings. Sources: South African Cricket Annual 1969, The Herald, The Sunday Mail. Contributed by John Ward (





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