Natal v Eastern Province
Howa Bowl 1981/82
VenueTatham Road Cricket Ground, Pietermaritzburg on 26th, 27th, 28th December 1981 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEastern Province won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsNatal 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Eastern Province 4 (Batting 1, Bowling 3)
UmpiresC Merrett, MT Nair
Close of play day 1
Close of play day 2

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Francoisc F Abrahams b G Abrahams25     
EH Mallrun out61     
S Govenderb Mali35     
EM Govenderc Lorgat b Mali7     
+Y Mooradc Hendricks b Sampson16     
*MM Khannot out101     
RL Naidoob Draai26     
N Moodleyb Lorgat7     
R Khanc Sandan b Draai4     
M Govenderc Mali b Lorgat0     
C Pentiahnot out4     
Total(9 wickets, declared, 113.1 overs)312
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-103, 3-123, 4-150, 5-168, 6-241, 7-261, 8-289, 9-295
Eastern Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lorgat27   7662--
G Abrahams23   5601--
Malgas5   1120--
Hendricks2   070--
Mali17   2292--
Sampson9   0191--

Eastern Province first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
J Sandanrun out7     
GB Cuddumbeyc S Govender b EM Govender17     
*Z Hendrickslbw b EM Govender50     
H Lorgatc Mall b EM Govender10     
A Kaderb Pentiah8     
V Malgasc Mall b EM Govender13     
+F Abrahamsb MM Khan12     
A Malic EM Govender b MM Khan0     
SN Draailbw b MM Khan24     
C Sampsonc Francois b MM Khan1     
G Abrahamsnot out12     
Total(all out, 77.1 overs)160
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-40, 3-50, 4-80, 5-100, 6-119, 7-119, 8-120, 9-126, 10-160
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
M Govender10   3160--
EM Govender21   4534--
Pentiah17   7271--
MM Khan20.18304--
Francois6   1180--
Moodley2   070--
Mall1   030--

Eastern Province second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
J Sandanb M Govender14     
GB Cuddumbeyc Moorad b S Govender25     
*Z Hendricksc Naidoo b Francois92     
H Lorgatc S Govender b Francois5     
A Kaderc Naidoo b MM Khan14     
V Malgaslbw b Naidoo13     
+F Abrahamsc S Govender b Francois28     
A Malic S Govender b MM Khan7     
SN Draailbw b Francois14     
C Sampsonnot out15     
G Abrahamsc Naidoo b MM Khan8     
Total(all out, 117.3 overs)248
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-91, 3-98, 4-132, 5-165, 6-175, 7-190, 8-220, 9-233, 10-248
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
M Govender8   2121--
EM Govender8   2250--
R Khan16   6270--
Pentiah2   060--
Naidoo9   4131--
Francois26   8554--
MM Khan33.310693--
Mall2   060--
S Govender13   5221--

Natal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Francoisb G Abrahams8     
S Govendernot out40     
EM Govendernot out7     
EH Malldid not bat      
+Y Mooraddid not bat      
*MM Khandid not bat      
RL Naidoodid not bat      
N Moodleydid not bat      
R Khandid not bat      
M Govenderdid not bat      
C Pentiahdid not bat      
Total(1 wicket, 10 overs)61
Fall of wickets:
1-32 (Francois)
Eastern Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Draai5   1190--
Lorgat2   0200--
G Abrahams3   0161--

--> RL Naidoo made his debut in First-Class matches
--> A Kader made his debut in First-Class matches
--> A Mali made his debut in First-Class matches
--> C Sampson made his debut in First-Class matches
--> G Abrahams made his debut in First-Class matches
--> EH Mall (1) passed his previous highest score of 51 in First-Class matches
--> MM Khan (1) passed his previous highest score of 91 in First-Class matches
--> MM Khan (1) made his first century in First-Class matches
--> Z Hendricks (1) passed 500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 42
--> SN Draai (1) passed his previous highest score of 21 in First-Class matches
--> Z Hendricks (2) passed his previous highest score of 60 in First-Class matches