Natal v Western Province
First-Class matches in South Africa 1945/46
VenueKingsmead, Durban on 15th, 16th, 18th March 1946 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossToss not known
ResultNatal won by 9 wickets
Close of play day 1Natal (1) 438/9 (Eaglestone 87*)
Close of play day 2Western Province (2) 18/1 (Kiel 8*, Dimbleby 0*)

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DV Dyerc Eckard b Plimsoll23     
DR Fellc Owen-Smith b Middleton9     
SH Martinlbw b Middleton0     
*AD Nourseb Plimsoll81     
+WW Wadec and b Keen15     
OC Dawsonc and b Eckard126     
EL Daltonc Keen b Lofthouse42     
E Eaglestonenot out87     
LW Paynlbw b Lofthouse7     
VI Smithb Lofthouse31     
HJ Tayfielddid not bat      
Total(9 wickets, declared, 121.3 overs)438
Fall of wickets:
1-30, 2-30, 3-34, 4-80, 5-190, 6-257, 7-336, 8-346, 9-438 (121.3 ov)
Western Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Plimsoll26   8732--
Middleton19   2742--
Owen-Smith17   0780--
Keen18   2481--
Eckard19   1611--
Cheetham2   090--
Georgeu3   0150--

Western Province first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R Lofthousec Dalton b Tayfield12     
S Kielc Nourse b Martin2     
KG Dimblebyc Dawson b Smith56     
G Georgeulbw b Payn34     
JE Cheethamnot out62     
*HGO Owen-Smithb Payn10     
AD Keenb Smith3     
JB Plimsollb Dalton4     
LS Eckardrun out0     
+DK Grahamb Smith5     
ER Middletonlbw b Martin8     
Total(all out, 104.5 overs)206
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-23, 3-82, 4-126, 5-134, 6-170, 7-179, 8-196, 9-197, 10-206 (104.5 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dawson7   3150--
Smith29   7563--
Payn16   4272--
Tayfield14   2301--
Dalton11   3381--

Western Province second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
R Lofthouselbw b Payn3     
S Kielc Dyer b Dalton77     
KG Dimblebylbw b Martin9     
JE Cheethamb Tayfield48     
G Georgeuc Wade b Payn64     
AD Keenc Wade b Martin22     
*HGO Owen-Smithc and b Dawson6     
JB Plimsollb Dawson4     
+DK Grahamb Dalton1     
LS Eckardnot out22     
ER Middletonb Dalton3     
Total(all out, 116.3 overs)269
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-30, 3-127, 4-164, 5-221, 6-230, 7-238, 8-243, 9-257, 10-269 (116.3 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Martin26   9572--
Dawson12   3262--
Smith22   2520--
Payn27   10442--
Tayfield16   1351--

Natal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DV Dyernot out15     
DR Fellc Cheetham b Middleton20     
SH Martinnot out0     
*AD Noursedid not bat      
+WW Wadedid not bat      
OC Dawsondid not bat      
EL Daltondid not bat      
E Eaglestonedid not bat      
LW Payndid not bat      
VI Smithdid not bat      
HJ Tayfielddid not bat      
Total(1 wicket, 12 overs)38
Fall of wickets:
1-36 (Fell)
Western Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Plimsoll6   0180--
Middleton6   0171--

--> DK Graham made his debut in First-Class matches
--> DK Graham made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> OC Dawson (1) passed 500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 3
--> E Eaglestone (1) passed his previous highest score of 13 in First-Class matches
--> KG Dimbleby (1) passed 500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 41