Western Province v Natal
Currie Cup 1952/53 (Section A)
VenueNewlands, Cape Town on 1st, 2nd, 3rd January 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossWestern Province won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWestern Province won by 21 runs
PointsWestern Province 6; Natal 0
UmpiresS Collins, GL Sickler
Close of play day 1
Close of play day 2Natal (2) 125/3 (Dowling 39*, Nourse 58*)

Western Province first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PS Nicholsonc Goddard b Halse6     
RJ Westcottc Dowling b Goddard9     
*JD Nelc Copland b Goddard5     
AW Marshallb Upton69     
PD Jafferc Nourse b Smith25     
HNP Royb Dowling50     
BD Pfaffnot out62     
+JH Ferrandic Randles b Goddard9     
MA Hanleyrun out12     
RP Davisst Randles b Smith4     
EV Wittelbw b Smith2     
Extras(1 b, 1 lb)2
Total(all out, 68 overs)255
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-19, 3-28, 4-68, 5-151, 6-177, 7-205, 8-238, 9-253, 10-255 (68 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Halse15   1471--
Goddard16   5513--
Copland16   5510--
Smith13   1603--
Dowling3   0171--
Upton5   0271--

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JL Lambc Westcott b Witte2     
H Knowleslbw b Hanley11     
DBG Kingb Hanley33     
DF Dowlingb Davis30     
*AD Nourseb Davis19     
AL Uptonc Nel b Hanley40     
TL Goddardb Witte8     
+PJL Randlesb Witte4     
RMC Coplandb Hanley1     
CG Halsenot out9     
VI Smithc Ferrandi b Witte0     
Extras(9 b, 3 lb)12
Total(all out, 54.5 overs)169
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-45, 3-46, 4-77, 5-114, 6-140, 7-154, 8-156, 9-160, 10-169 (54.5 ov)
Western Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Roy5   1210--
Hanley19   3544--
Davis9   1292--
Marshall3   0160--

Western Province second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PS Nicholsonlbw b Smith64     
RJ Westcottlbw b Copland21     
*JD Nelc Goddard b Smith37     
AW Marshallb Halse18     
PD Jafferlbw b Smith0     
HNP Royc Nourse b Goddard42     
BD Pfaffc Copland b Smith74     
+JH Ferrandib Smith17     
MA Hanleylbw b Smith0     
RP Davisnot out1     
EV Witteb Smith0     
Extras(2 b, 3 lb)5
Total(all out, 73.7 overs)279
Fall of wickets:
1-61, 2-101, 3-132, 4-132, 5-185, 6-185, 7-256, 8-256, 9-279, 10-279 (73.7 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Halse8   0501--
Goddard17   4501--
Copland19   6541--
Dowling4   0120--

Natal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JL Lambc Ferrandi b Witte2     
H Knowlesb Witte11     
DBG Kingc Ferrandi b Westcott8     
DF Dowlinglbw b Marshall84     
*AD Noursest Ferrandi b Hanley155     
AL Uptonlbw b Witte11     
TL Goddardrun out48     
+PJL Randlesc Nicholson b Davis7     
RMC Coplandc Pfaff b Davis0     
CG Halseb Hanley1     
VI Smithnot out1     
Extras(15 b, 1 lb)16
Total(all out, 125.2 overs)344
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-17, 3-21, 4-214, 5-243, 6-301, 7-334, 8-334, 9-343, 10-344 (125.2 ov)
Western Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Witte28   7713--
Roy5   0130--
Davis34   6892--
Marshall8   2151--
Westcott9   2301--
Nicholson1   010--

--> CG Halse made his debut in First-Class matches
--> HNP Roy (1) passed his previous highest score of 18 in First-Class matches
--> TL Goddard achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Western Province first innings (previous best was 3-69)
--> VI Smith reached 200 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Western Province second innings