Natal v Western Province
Currie Cup 1952/53 (Section A)
VenueKingsmead, Durban on 12th, 13th, 15th December 1952 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossWestern Province won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNatal won by 5 wickets
PointsNatal 6; Western Province 0
UmpiresPH Goulding, RW Rein
Close of play day 1Natal (1) 102/4 (Dowling 1*)
Close of play day 2Western Province (2) 156 all out

Western Province first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WGA Wileyb Goddard3     
RJ Westcottrun out106     
PS Nicholsonc de Gersigny b Copland22     
*JD Nellbw b Smith4     
BD Pfafflbw b Copland0     
AW Marshalllbw b Smith55     
+JH Ferrandic and b Dowling12     
SA Thwaitsc Knowles b Dowling6     
GGS Lovellnot out6     
MA Hanleyc Knowles b Copland7     
EV Witterun out5     
Extras(1 b, 2 lb)3
Total(all out, 90 overs)229
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-56, 3-67, 4-68, 5-116, 6-210, 7-211, 8-212, 9-229, 10-229 (90 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goddard20   5381--
Lamb9   4170--
Dowling8   0462--
Copland26   5673--
Smith27   6582--

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JL Lamblbw b Witte28     
H Knowlesc Nicholson b Witte7     
I de Gersignyb Thwaits63     
DBG Kingrun out1     
DF Dowling hit wkt b Witte23     
*AD Noursec sub b Witte12     
AL Uptonc Ferrandi b Lovell0     
TL Goddardb Witte3     
+PJL Randlesb Thwaits16     
VI Smithb Hanley14     
RMC Coplandnot out35     
Extras(1 lb, 3 nb)4
Total(all out, 86.1 overs)206
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-17, 3-100, 4-102, 5-130, 6-133, 7-137, 8-140, 9-157, 10-206 (86.1 ov)
Western Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lovell12   0431--
Witte30   9685--
Thwaits29   9502--
Marshall3   0110--

Western Province second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JD Nelc Randles b Copland61     
RJ Westcottlbw b Smith29     
PS Nicholsonc Lamb b Smith2     
WGA Wileyc Goddard b Smith3     
BD Pfaffb Smith0     
AW Marshallb Smith11     
+JH Ferrandilbw b Smith4     
SA Thwaitsnot out21     
MA Hanleyc Randles b Dowling4     
GGS Lovellc Nourse b Smith13     
EV Wittec Nourse b Copland1     
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 78.5 overs)156
Fall of wickets:
1-61, 2-75, 3-82, 4-82, 5-106, 6-112, 7-125, 8-130, 9-147, 10-156 (78.5 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goddard17   7170--
Lamb3   170--
Dowling9   2361--
Smith33   12507--

Natal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JL Lambc Lovell b Hanley87     
H Knowlesb Thwaits11     
I de Gersignyb Hanley32     
DBG Kingc Ferrandi b Witte24     
DF Dowlingc Thwaits b Hanley9     
*AD Noursenot out6     
AL Uptonnot out4     
TL Goddarddid not bat      
+PJL Randlesdid not bat      
VI Smithdid not bat      
RMC Coplanddid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb)7
Total(5 wickets, 62.6 overs)180
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-118, 3-146, 4-170, 5-170
Western Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lovell7   1180--
Witte22   8421--
Thwaits14   2411--

--> GGS Lovell made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> AW Marshall (2) passed 500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 9
--> JL Lamb (2) passed his previous highest score of 28 in First-Class matches
--> RMC Copland achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Western Province first innings (previous best was 2-101)