Natal v Marylebone Cricket Club
Marylebone Cricket Club in South Africa 1948/49
VenueKingsmead, Durban on 25th, 26th, 28th February 1949 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossNatal won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresDT Drew, PH Goulding
Close of play day 1Natal (1) 200/8 (Williams 37*, Tayfield 1*)
Close of play day 2Marylebone Cricket Club (1) 237/9 (Simpson 119*, Wright 10*)

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DR Fellb Bedser30     
DS Turnerlbw b Wright2     
I de Gersignyb Young48     
*AD Nourselbw b Wright0     
DF Dowlinglbw b Young24     
OC Dawsonc Mann b Young46     
LW Paynb Young2     
+RJ Williamsc Simpson b Wright45     
LA Markhamlbw b Young0     
A Tayfieldnot out9     
CN McCarthyb Wright0     
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 8 nb)11
Total(all out, 85 overs)217
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-57, 3-58, 4-98, 5-133, 6-139, 7-176, 8-182, 9-217, 10-217 (85 ov)
Marylebone Cricket Club bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bedser20   6341--
Gladwin10   3250--
Wright24   2924--
Tremlett8   0240--
Young20   8255--
Palmer3   160--

Marylebone Cricket Club first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Huttonb Payn43     
RT Simpsonnot out119 282   
CH Palmerc de Gersigny b Markham2     
JF Crappb Tayfield17     
*FG Mannst Williams b Dowling0     
MF Tremlettb Dowling11     
AV Bedserlbw b Payn24     
C Gladwinb Payn0     
+SC Griffithb Payn0     
JA Youngst Williams b Tayfield4     
DVP Wrightb Payn10     
Extras(6 b, 1 lb)7
Total(all out, 83.3 overs)237
Fall of wickets:
1-73 (Hutton), 2-82 (Palmer), 3-120 (Crapp), 4-123 (Mann), 5-151 (Tremlett), 6-200 (Bedser), 7-200 (Gladwin), 8-200 (Griffith), 9-221 (Young), 10-237 (Wright)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McCarthy16   1440--
Dawson6   0170--
Tayfield20   0422--
Markham6   0301--
Dowling11   0382--

Natal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DR Fellrun out6     
DS Turnerlbw b Young19     
I de Gersignylbw b Wright3     
*AD Noursest Griffith b Wright0     
DF Dowlingc Crapp b Wright50     
OC Dawsonc Bedser b Wright4     
LW Paync and b Wright48     
+RJ Williamsc Simpson b Wright9     
LA Markhamc Simpson b Wright4     
A Tayfieldb Young1     
CN McCarthynot out0     
Extras(13 b, 5 lb, 4 nb)22
Total(all out, 60.1 overs)166
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-24, 3-24, 4-53, 5-62, 6-133, 7-156, 8-160, 9-165, 10-166 (60.1 ov)
Marylebone Cricket Club bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bedser8   2180--
Gladwin11   3130--
Tremlett3   0120--
Young22   9472--

Marylebone Cricket Club second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RT Simpsonnot out0     
CH Palmernot out4     
L Huttondid not bat      
JF Crappdid not bat      
*FG Manndid not bat      
MF Tremlettdid not bat      
AV Bedserdid not bat      
C Gladwindid not bat      
+SC Griffithdid not bat      
JA Youngdid not bat      
DVP Wrightdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(no wicket, 5 overs)6
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McCarthy2   200--
Dawson2   040--
Payn1   100--

--> DF Dowling (1) passed 1500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 23
--> RJ Williams (1) passed 1000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 39
--> I de Gersigny made his debut for Natal in First-Class matches