Natal v Eastern Province
Currie Cup 1946/47
VenueKingsmead, Durban on 20th, 21st, 23rd December 1946 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossEastern Province won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
Close of play day 1Natal (1) 52/0 (Dyer 24*, Fell 23*)
Close of play day 2Eastern Province (1) 49/2 (Young 10*, Feltham 11*)

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DV Dyerc Reynolds b Mann26     
DR Fellb Mann75     
SH Martinc Norton b Thwaits68     
*AD Nourselbw b Young54     
EL Daltonc and b Thwaits9     
OC Dawsonb Mann32     
DF Dowlingst Riemer b Mann1     
+RJ Williamsb Thwaits13     
LW Paync and b Mann8     
HJ Tayfieldst Riemer b Mann25     
VI Smithnot out11     
Extras(7 b, 7 lb, 6 nb)20
Total(all out, 124.3 overs)342
Fall of wickets:
1-59, 2-128, 3-221, 4-237, 5-258, 6-259, 7-288, 8-296, 9-305, 10-342 (124.3 ov)
Eastern Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Young23   2631--
Thwaits27   2643--
Hird7   480--
Reynolds12   2480--
Pringle3   0130--

Eastern Province first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AW Hicksst Williams b Smith16     
RG Draperc Williams b Payn11     
JO Younglbw b Smith30     
HV Felthamnot out46     
*SF Hirdc Payn b Smith9     
EB Nortonrun out0     
GD Pringleb Dalton2     
SA Thwaitsb Tayfield8     
+DG Riemerlbw b Tayfield0     
OGR Reynoldsnot out0     
NBF Manndid not bat      
Extras(2 b)2
Total(8 wickets, 65.4 overs)124
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-33, 3-76, 4-86, 5-94, 6-103, 7-118, 8-124
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Martin3   180--
Dawson5   250--
Payn16   8181--
Smith21   7433--
Dalton7   2261--

--> HJ Tayfield (1) passed his previous highest score of 11 in First-Class matches