Western Province v Transvaal
First-Class matches in South Africa 1939/40
VenueNewlands, Cape Town on 30th December 1939, 1st, 2nd January 1940 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossTransvaal won the toss and decided to bat
ResultTransvaal won by 12 runs
UmpiresJC Niddrie, GL Sickler
Close of play day 1Western Province (1) 37/0 (van der Bijl 20*, Kiel 14*)
Close of play day 2Transvaal (2) 131/5 (Wynne 16*, AMB Rowan 21*)

Transvaal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SH Curnowlbw b Eckard31  4- 
EAB Rowanc Eckard b Plimsoll164 21613- 
JT Seccombeb Price1     
*AW Briscoelbw b Price8     
+RE Somers Vinerun out (Price)39     
OE Wynnerun out (Kiel->Paull)71 1265- 
AMB Rowanb Eckard5     
JHM Pickerilllbw b Paull13     
RNE Petersennot out30     
N Gordonst Reid b Paull6     
JG Taylorb Paull4     
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 2 w)11
Total(all out, 90.6 overs)383
Fall of wickets:
1-52 (Curnow), 2-57 (Seccombe), 3-84 (Briscoe), 4-232 (Somers Vine), 5-258 (EAB Rowan), 6-265 (AMB Rowan), 7-301 (Pickerill), 8-372 (Wynne), 9-379 (Gordon), 10-383 (Taylor, 90.6 ov)
Western Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Plimsoll23   3841--
van der Bijl1   040--
Price21   4942--
Eckard29   21112--

Western Province first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*PGV van der Bijlc Curnow b AMB Rowan33     
S Kielb Gordon69  3- 
LM Manninglbw b Taylor33  6- 
G Georgeuc Pickerill b Gordon1     
ARM Ralphnot out43 47   
WC Rossc Somers Vine b Petersen24  1- 
GB Paullb Gordon4     
+ABJ Reidb Gordon2     
LS Eckardb Gordon7     
D Pricelbw b AMB Rowan5     
JB Plimsollc Gordon b AMB Rowan3     
Extras(12 b, 3 lb, 3 nb)18
Total(all out, 78.5 overs)242
Fall of wickets:
1-73 (van der Bijl), 2-134 (Manning), 3-137 (Georgeu), 4-144 (Kiel), 5-180 (Ross), 6-195 (Paull), 7-203 (Reid), 8-215 (Eckard), 9-234 (Price), 10-242 (Plimsoll, 78.5 ov)
Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pickerill4   0100--
Petersen8   4111--
Gordon33   2875--
AMB Rowan17.53533--
Taylor16   1631--

Transvaal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SH Curnowrun out (Plimsoll->Reid)31     
EAB Rowanlbw b Plimsoll12     
JT Seccombeb Price35     
*AW Briscoec Plimsoll b Paull4     
+RE Somers Vineb Paull4     
OE Wynnec Reid b Plimsoll16     
AMB Rowannot out71 1147- 
JHM Pickerillc Georgeu b Price44     
RNE Petersendid not bat      
N Gordondid not bat      
JG Taylordid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 2 lb)8
Total(7 wickets, declared, 64.6 overs)225
Fall of wickets:
1-25 (EAB Rowan), 2-66 (Curnow), 3-75 (Briscoe), 4-85 (Somers Vine), 5-95 (Seccombe), 6-132 (Wynne), 7-225 (Pickerill, 64.6 ov)
Western Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Plimsoll20   3682--
Eckard19   3560--
Paull10   2282--

Western Province second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*PGV van der Bijlb Gordon89 16241 
S Kielb Gordon36     
LM Manningb Petersen2     
G Georgeulbw b Petersen5     
ARM Ralphrun out (Wynne)140 24115- 
WC Rossc Briscoe b Taylor31     
GB Paullb Gordon23     
LS Eckardc Petersen b AMB Rowan1     
D Priceb AMB Rowan7  -1 
+ABJ Reidb AMB Rowan0     
JB Plimsollnot out6     
Extras(9 b, 4 lb, 1 w)14
Total(all out, 79.1 overs)354
Fall of wickets:
1-53 (Kiel), 2-60 (Manning), 3-68 (Georgeu), 4-204 (van der Bijl), 5-267 (Ross), 6-327 (Paull), 7-332 (Eckard), 8-343 (Price), 9-343 (Reid), 10-354 (Ralph, 79.1 ov)
Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Petersen18   1772--
Pickerill2   0190--
Taylor13   1481--
AMB Rowan23   3963--
Wynne4   0260--

--> EAB Rowan scored 1 five in the Transvaal first innings
--> JG Taylor made his debut in First-Class matches
--> WC Ross made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> GB Paull made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> D Price made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> OE Wynne (1) passed his previous highest score of 49 in First-Class matches
--> WC Ross (1) passed his previous highest score of 10 in First-Class matches
--> AMB Rowan (2) passed his previous highest score of 43 in First-Class matches
--> PGV van der Bijl (2) passed 2500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 8
--> WC Ross (2) passed his previous highest score of 24 in First-Class matches