Eastern Province v Rhodesia
Currie Cup 1969/70 (Section A)
VenueSt George's Park, Port Elizabeth on 26th, 27th, 29th December 1969 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEastern Province won the toss and decided to field
ResultEastern Province won by an innings and 55 runs
PointsEastern Province 8; Rhodesia 0
UmpiresCMP Coetzee, AA Matthews
Close of play day 1Eastern Province (1) 103/1 (Biggs 63*, Bezuidenhout 2*)
Close of play day 2Rhodesia (2) 29/3 (Clarke 6*, Fletcher 8*)

Rhodesia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RA Gripperb Den41     
TW Dunkb Taylor12     
JK Clarkec Bond b Den14     
SD Robertsonlbw b Taylor22     
DAG Fletcherc RG Pollock b Taylor8     
ET Laughlinrun out0     
JH du Preezc Biggs b Taylor3     
+HAB Gardinerc Biggs b Bland5     
KJ Tonkinb McAdam9     
BH Williamsc RG Pollock b PM Pollock5     
AJ Traicosnot out6     
Total(all out, 80.2 overs)132
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-60, 3-89, 4-98, 5-100, 6-104, 7-107, 8-112, 9-117, 10-132 (80.2 ov)
Eastern Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
PM Pollock18   5321--
Den17   8362--
Taylor18   11104--
Biggs13   4220--
Bland5   1121--

Eastern Province first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AL Biggsc Tonkin b du Preez102  112 
LML Barnwellb Fletcher30     
SJ Bezuidenhoutb du Preez84     
KC Blandc Tonkin b Williams17     
*RG Pollockb Fletcher138 158182 
AL Wilmotnot out49     
+KJ Bonddid not bat      
PM Pollockdid not bat      
RV Taylordid not bat      
GM Dendid not bat      
SJ McAdamdid not bat      
Total(5 wickets, declared, 133.4 overs)436
Fall of wickets:
1-99 (Barnwell), 2-194 (Biggs), 3-230 (Bland), 4-296 (Bezuidenhout), 5-436 (RG Pollock, 133.4 ov)
Rhodesia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Williams26   4851--
Tonkin15   4420--
du Preez18   3762--
Traicos40   8990--
Laughlin2   0220--

Rhodesia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RA Gripperc RG Pollock b PM Pollock7     
TW Dunkb PM Pollock2     
JK Clarkec RG Pollock b Taylor29     
SD Robertsonc Bond b PM Pollock6     
DAG Fletcherlbw b Biggs89     
ET Laughlinc Bond b McAdam5     
JH du Preezc Bland b Biggs33     
+HAB Gardinerc Bezuidenhout b Taylor34     
KJ Tonkinc McAdam b Biggs4     
BH Williamsc RG Pollock b PM Pollock30     
AJ Traicosnot out1     
Total(all out, 107.2 overs)249
Fall of wickets:
1-9 (Gripper), 2-10 (Dunk), 3-16 (Robertson), 4-90 (Clarke), 5-104 (Laughlin), 6-170 (du Preez), 7-183 (Fletcher), 8-199 (Tonkin), 9-241 (Williams), 10-249 (Gardiner, 107.2 ov)
Eastern Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
PM Pollock22   7554--
Den22   12340--
McAdam12   6141--
Biggs21   7603--
RG Pollock8   1280--
Wilmot3   0130--

--> KJ Tonkin made his debut in First-Class matches
--> AL Biggs (1) 100 in 253 minutes with 11 fours and 2 sixes
--> SJ Bezuidenhout (1) passed his previous highest score of 25 in First-Class matches
--> RG Pollock (1) 100 in 141 minutes with 15 fours
--> DAG Fletcher (2) passed his previous highest score of 49 in First-Class matches
--> JH du Preez (2) passed 1500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 25
--> BH Williams (2) passed his previous highest score of 18 in First-Class matches
--> RV Taylor achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Rhodesia first innings (previous best was 3-49)
--> AL Biggs achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches when he dismissed KJ Tonkin in the Rhodesia second innings (previous best was 2-25)

12th man for Rhodesia was J C Mitchell.





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