Rhodesia v Natal
Other matches in South Africa 1955/56
VenueSalisbury Sports Club, Salisbury on 5th, 6th November 1955 (2-day match)
Balls per over8
TossRhodesia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresH Fox, F Stanley
Close of play day 1

Rhodesia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JMS Baldwinrun out11     
JH Wardc Watkins b Markham4     
CAR Duckworthc McGlew b Smith80     
*DJ Lewisc McLean b Smith60     
PNF Mansellb Watkins56     
MW Daviesst Randles b Tayfield37     
CB Kempb Smith24     
RW Coventryc McGlew b Smith71     
+DB Arnottnot out40     
JT Partridgec Markham b Smith3     
GB Lawrencest Randles b Smith8     
Total(all out, 111.7 overs)405
Fall of wickets:
1-11, 2-38, 3-160, 4-163, 5-241, 6-271, 7-326, 8-366, 9-371, 10-405 (111.7 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Markham18   6401--
Watkins22   7751--
Tayfield36   61481--
Upton6   0280--

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DJ McGlewc Baldwin b Partridge141     
JC Watkinsrun out148     
LB Kochb Ward88     
CGD Burgerc Arnott b Coventry30     
RA McLeanc Coventry b Lewis146     
M Speedc Lawrence b Partridge4     
AL Uptonc Partridge b Coventry89     
NE Markhamc Lawrence b Mansell39     
HJ Tayfieldc Lawrence b Mansell3     
+PJL Randlesnot out5     
VI Smithnot out8     
Total(9 wickets, 92 overs)714
Fall of wickets:
1-259, 2-304, 3-356, 4-553, 5-558, 6-598, 7-685, 8-698, 9-704
Rhodesia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Partridge25   02112--
Lawrence24   21420--
Coventry18   01112--
Mansell10   0792--
Kemp5   0440--
Lewis6   1531--
Ward4   0611--

14,000 spectators attended the match and saw 1199 runs scored and three brilliant centuries Natal put Rhodesia bowlers 'to the sword' and scored at the rate of 2 runs a minute