Natal v Transvaal
First-Class matches in South Africa 1945/46
VenueKingsmead, Durban on 17th, 18th December 1945 (2-day match)
Balls per over8
TossTransvaal won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresDG Draper, A Williams
Close of play day 1Transvaal (2) 14/0 (Mitchell 7*, Wynne 7*)

Transvaal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*B Mitchellb Dawson9     
OE Wynnelbw b Smith7     
DW Begbiest Williams b Smith24     
KG Viljoenc Mann b Smith10     
TA Harrisc Williams b McBride46     
+GM Fullertonb Dalton10     
RE Somers Vinerun out16     
GWA Chubbc and b Mann11     
XC Balaskasc Wade b Smith13     
N Gordonnot out0     
JL Heaneyc Nourse b Mann5     
Total(all out, 73.4 overs)158
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-38, 3-49, 4-62, 5-91, 6-123, 7-130, 8-146, 9-157, 10-158 (73.4 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McBride10   1291--
Dawson12   5211--
Payn21   8290--
Smith20   1564--
Dalton6   381--

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DR Felllbw b Gordon27     
DV Dyernot out49     
OC Dawsonc Harris b Gordon4     
WW Wadeb Balaskas1     
*AD Noursec Fullerton b Gordon1     
EL Daltonb Gordon0     
LW Paynb Gordon0     
+RJ Williamsc Mitchell b Balaskas0     
NBF Mannlbw b Balaskas0     
VI Smithlbw b Balaskas4     
BJ McBridec Harris b Balaskas0     
Total(all out, 41.2 overs)96
Fall of wickets:
1-67, 2-75, 3-82, 4-87, 5-89, 6-89, 7-90, 8-90, 9-96, 10-96 (41.2 ov)
Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Heaney4   1160--
Chubb6   0170--
Gordon17   8215--

Transvaal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*B Mitchellb Smith19     
OE Wynnec Williams b Dalton31     
DW Begbielbw b Mann16     
TA Harrisb Payn48     
+GM Fullertonc Fell b Dawson11     
KG Viljoenlbw b Payn0     
RE Somers Vinelbw b Dalton14     
XC Balaskasst Williams b Mann6     
GWA Chubbnot out15     
JL Heaneyc Smith b Mann4     
N Gordonb Dalton20     
Total(all out, 84.2 overs)193
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-67, 3-71, 4-105, 5-107, 6-145, 7-145, 8-154, 9-160, 10-193 (84.2 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McBride9   1260--
Dawson6   0261--
Payn14   4232--
Smith17   6301--
Mann31   12543--

Natal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DV Dyerb Balaskas38     
DR Felllbw b Chubb1     
OC Dawsonc Harris b Gordon5     
WW Wadenot out74     
*AD Noursenot out37     
EL Daltondid not bat      
LW Payndid not bat      
+RJ Williamsdid not bat      
NBF Manndid not bat      
VI Smithdid not bat      
BJ McBridedid not bat      
Total(3 wickets, 54 overs)160
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-23, 3-67
Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Heaney6   0160--
Chubb8   3191--
Gordon12   2201--
Balaskas13   0411--
Somers Vine10   0410--
Mitchell5   0180--

--> VI Smith made his debut in First-Class matches
--> BJ McBride made his debut in First-Class matches
--> N Gordon (2) passed his previous highest score of 11 in First-Class matches
--> GM Fullerton made his debut for Transvaal in First-Class matches