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Natal v Rhodesia
Currie Cup 1968/69 (Section A)
VenueKingsmead, Durban on 31st December 1968, 1st, 2nd January 1969 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossRhodesia won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNatal 4; Rhodesia 0
UmpiresDR Fell, WCS Jacobsz
Close of play day 1Rhodesia (1) 20/0 (Gripper 14*, McPhun 6*)
Close of play day 2Natal (2) 89/3 (Richards 55*, Irvine ?*)

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BA Richardsc Gripper b du Preez58 957- 
BS Grovesb Peck38 684- 
*BJ Versfeldb Parker17 621- 
HM Ackermanc Robertson b Parker6 211- 
BL Irvineb Parker85 13912- 
+D Gamsyrun out30 792- 
GC Heathb Peck41 1233- 
MJ Procterc de Caila b Davison14 242- 
CP Sullivanb du Preez6 81- 
PHJ Trimbornc McPhun b du Preez14 181- 
VAP van der Bijlnot out3 24-- 
Extras(1 b, 8 nb)9
Total(all out, 335 minutes, 96.3 overs)321
Fall of wickets:
1-73 (Groves), 2-111 (Richards), 3-120 (Ackerman), 4-129 (Versfeld), 5-225 (Gamsy), 6-258 (Irvine), 7-279 (Procter), 8-292 (Sullivan), 9-308 (Trimborn), 10-321 (Heath, 96.3 ov)
Rhodesia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Peck9.31472-2
Parker28   5923-11
Davison26   8571-1
du Preez33   31163--

Rhodesia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Gripperb van der Bijl70 2454- 
JD McPhunb Trimborn21 1241- 
JK Clarkeb Trimborn0 1-- 
PR Carlsteinb Sullivan7 25-- 
SD Robertsonc sub (NH Harvey) b van der Bijl59 1608- 
JH du Preezc Procter b Sullivan13 461- 
*KC Blandc sub (NH Harvey) b van der Bijl36 915- 
EF Parkerc Ackerman b van der Bijl2 24-- 
BF Davisonc Richards b Trimborn0 26-- 
+AMH de Cailanot out3 20-- 
GNC Peckb van der Bijl0 1-- 
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 386 minutes, 106 overs)212
Fall of wickets:
1-55 (McPhun), 2-55 (Clarke), 3-74 (Carlstein), 4-140 (Gripper), 5-167 (du Preez), 6-176 (Robertson), 7-193 (Parker), 8-198 (Davison), 9-212 (Bland), 10-212 (Peck, 106 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter21   5580--
Trimborn32   13413--
van der Bijl28   12605--
Sullivan24   9452--
Heath1   070--

Natal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BS Groveslbw b Peck1 15-- 
BA Richardsnot out112 141161 
*BJ Versfeldc du Preez b Peck232-- 
HM Ackermanc Gripper b Davison25 533- 
BL Irvinenot out60 6872 
+D Gamsydid not bat      
GC Heathdid not bat      
MJ Procterdid not bat      
CP Sullivandid not bat      
PHJ Trimborndid not bat      
VAP van der Bijldid not bat      
Extras(5 lb, 3 nb, 2 w)10
Total(3 wickets, declared, 141 minutes, 32 overs)210
Fall of wickets:
1-11 (Groves), 2-13 (Versfeld), 3-84 (Ackerman)
Rhodesia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Parker12   170024
Peck9   0582--
Davison7   0501--
du Preez4   0220--

Rhodesia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Gripperc Gamsy b Procter078-- 
JD McPhunc Versfeld b Trimborn14 483- 
JK Clarkec Groves b Procter54 1547- 
PR Carlsteinb Procter99 22014- 
SD Robertsonnot out55 19841 
EF Parkerc Groves b Trimborn1 4-- 
*KC Blandrun out47 667- 
JH du Preeznot out12 303- 
BF Davisondid not bat      
+AMH de Cailadid not bat      
GNC Peckdid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 1 w)5
Total(6 wickets, 362 minutes, 101 overs)287
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Gripper), 2-25 (McPhun), 3-110 (Clarke), 4-208 (Carlstein), 5-209 (Parker), 6-273 (Bland)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Procter25   5653--
Trimborn25   5722--
van der Bijl28   7780--
Sullivan16   4350--
Richards3   190--
Ackerman3   1150--
Versfeld1   080--

Notes
--> GNC Peck made his debut in First-Class matches
--> BA Richards (1) 50 in 85 minutes with 6 fours
--> BJ Versfeld (1) passed 2000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 2
--> BL Irvine (1) 50 in 75 minutes with 8 fours
--> GC Heath (1) passed 1500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 17
--> RA Gripper (1) 50 in 192 minutes with 3 fours
--> SD Robertson (1) passed his previous highest score of 27 in First-Class matches
--> SD Robertson (1) 50 in 112 minutes with 8 fours
--> BA Richards (2) 50 in 68 minutes with 7 fours and 1 six
--> BA Richards (2) 100 in 134 minutes with 14 fours and 1 six
--> BL Irvine (2) 50 in 56 minutes with 7 fours and 2 sixes
--> JK Clarke (2) 50 in 124 minutes with 7 fours
--> JK Clarke (2) passed 500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 20
--> PR Carlstein (2) 50 in 143 minutes with 8 fours
--> SD Robertson (2) 50 in 168 minutes with 4 fours and 1 six
--> VAP van der Bijl achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches when he dismissed GNC Peck in the Rhodesia first innings (previous best was 4-51)
--> VAP van der Bijl achieved his first five wickets in an innings in First-Class matches in the Rhodesia first innings

12th man for Rhodesia was AJ Traicos.
There was considerable controversy about the inclusion of BJ Versfeld in the Natal team, only a month after being severely hit on the head by Peter Pollock of Eastern Province, and was clearly not yet fully recovered.
Sources: Natal scorebook, South African Cricket Annual 1969, The Herald, The Sunday Mail. Contributed by John Ward (jward@samara.co.zw)

 

 

 

 

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