Transvaal v Natal
Currie Cup 1946/47
VenueEllis Park, Johannesburg on 26th, 27th, 28th December 1946 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossTransvaal won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNatal won by 1 wicket
PointsTransvaal 0; Natal 5
Close of play day 1Natal (1) 4/0 (Dyer 3*, Fell 1*)
Close of play day 2Transvaal (2) 76/4 (Melville 17*, Harris 19*)

Transvaal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EAB Rowanc Williams b Tayfield50     
OE Wynnerun out3     
KG Viljoenlbw b Tayfield44     
B Mitchellc Williams b Payn67     
*A Melvillelbw b Martin31     
TA Harrisb Dawson33     
+GM Fullertonc Nourse b Dalton12     
DW Begbierun out36     
AMB Rowanb Martin15     
N Gordonb Martin1     
WW Ralphnot out1     
Extras(6 b, 3 lb)9
Total(all out, 121.6 overs)302
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-101, 3-112, 4-164, 5-231, 6-248, 7-284, 8-294, 9-296, 10-302 (121.6 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Martin24   9463--
Dawson8   2231--
Smith24   3820--
Dalton6   0231--
Tayfield22   8592--

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DV Dyerb AMB Rowan21     
DR Fellc Melville b AMB Rowan17     
SH Martinc EAB Rowan b AMB Rowan25     
*AD Nourseb AMB Rowan96     
EL Daltonc and b Gordon1     
OC Dawsonlbw b Begbie85     
DF Dowlinglbw b AMB Rowan36     
+RJ Williamsc Mitchell b Gordon10     
LW Paynst Fullerton b Begbie10     
HJ Tayfieldnot out3     
VI Smithc Fullerton b Begbie0     
Extras(8 b, 8 lb, 1 nb)17
Total(all out, 91.5 overs)321
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-54, 3-83, 4-93, 5-229, 6-274, 7-300, 8-314, 9-320, 10-321 (91.5 ov)
Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gordon15   2612--
Ralph15   1640--
AMB Rowan39   10965--
Mitchell4   0240--

Transvaal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EAB Rowanb Payn12     
OE Wynnelbw b Payn13     
KG Viljoenrun out7     
B Mitchelllbw b Martin4     
*A Melvillec Williams b Tayfield29     
TA Harrisc Dawson b Payn51     
+GM Fullertonc Dawson b Martin35     
DW Begbiec Nourse b Tayfield2     
AMB Rowanc and b Martin2     
N Gordonnot out0     
WW Ralphc Martin b Tayfield3     
Extras(8 b, 2 lb)10
Total(all out, 86 overs)168
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-29, 3-40, 4-40, 5-110, 6-124, 7-153, 8-162, 9-164, 10-168 (86 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Martin29   8483--
Dawson2   0110--
Payn26   10453--
Smith2   0150--
Tayfield27   11393--

Natal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DV Dyerc Begbie b AMB Rowan26     
DR Fellc Harris b AMB Rowan26     
SH Martinc Harris b Begbie29     
*AD Noursec Harris b AMB Rowan11     
EL Daltonc Fullerton b AMB Rowan26     
OC Dawsonlbw b Begbie2     
DF Dowlinglbw b AMB Rowan2     
+RJ Williamsb AMB Rowan8     
LW Paynnot out9     
HJ Tayfieldb Gordon1     
VI Smithnot out1     
Extras(6 b, 3 lb)9
Total(9 wickets, 65.2 overs)150
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-80, 3-92, 4-96, 5-98, 6-107, 7-125, 8-144, 9-149
Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ralph6   2170--
AMB Rowan35   8616--
Begbie19   4492--

--> A Melville (2) passed 8500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 20
--> AMB Rowan reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 6th wicket in the Natal second innings