Natal v Orange Free State
Currie Cup 1952/53 (Section A)
VenueCity Oval, Pietermaritzburg on 6th, 7th February 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossNatal won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNatal won by an innings and 131 runs
PointsNatal 6; Orange Free State 0
UmpiresDT Drew, P van Rensburg
Close of play day 1Natal (1) 477 all out

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
I de Gersignyb Wright12     
CAR Duckworthlbw b Wright128 270   
TL Goddardc Koch b Wright18     
DF Dowlingc Koch b Wright0     
DJ Napierc Koch b Liddle48     
*AD Noursec Hanson b Liddle106 150   
AL Uptonc Liddle b Wright46     
+PJL Randlesc Forbes b Wright67     
AR Kingc Hanson b Liddle5     
CG Halsec Gibbs b Wright22     
VI Smithnot out16     
Extras(2 b, 7 lb)9
Total(all out, 115 overs)477
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-56, 3-64, 4-143, 5-321, 6-321, 7-406, 8-434, 9-439, 10-477 (115 ov)
Orange Free State bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gibbs20   1820--
Tuckett15   2470--
Wright36   91547--
Liddle35   81503--
Hoffman2   070--
Hansen6   0220--
le Sueur1   060--

Orange Free State first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SL Hansonc Dowling b Goddard21     
EB Hoffmanc and b Dowling34     
LB Kochc Goddard b Smith9     
RC le Sueurb Halse1     
JHV Forbesc Upton b Smith1     
+EL Johnstonec Randles b King2     
ETE Hansenc and b Dowling12     
HF Wrightst Randles b Smith4     
*LTD Tuckettc de Gersigny b Dowling0     
JR Liddlec Duckworth b Dowling0     
KL Gibbsnot out0     
Extras(8 b, 2 lb, 3 nb, 4 w)17
Total(all out, 31.7 overs)101
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-58, 3-62, 4-67, 5-76, 6-96, 7-99, 8-99, 9-99, 10-101 (31.7 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Halse6   1211--
King6   0201--
Goddard6   1121--
Dowling2   044--

Orange Free State second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
EB Hoffmanb Halse2     
SL Hansonc Duckworth b King6     
LB Kochst Randles b Smith28     
RC le Sueurc King b Dowling38     
+EL Johnstoneb King22     
JHV Forbesc King b Dowling38     
ETE Hansenc Randles b Smith30     
HF Wrightc Upton b Dowling38     
*LTD Tuckettst Randles b Dowling3     
JR Liddlec Nourse b Dowling15     
KL Gibbsnot out16     
Extras(4 b, 5 lb)9
Total(all out, 70.3 overs)245
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-16, 3-75, 4-76, 5-129, 6-149, 7-179, 8-186, 9-217, 10-245 (70.3 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Halse7   1251--
King8   1192--
Goddard10   2270--
Smith19   3452--
Upton5   0290--
de Gersigny2   090--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> DJ Napier made his debut in First-Class matches
--> AR King made his debut in First-Class matches
--> EB Hoffman made his debut in First-Class matches
--> AD Nourse made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> CAR Duckworth (1) passed his previous highest score of 16 in First-Class matches
--> CAR Duckworth (1) made his first century in First-Class matches
--> PJL Randles (1) passed his previous highest score of 54 in First-Class matches
--> HF Wright (1) passed 1000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 3
--> HF Wright achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Natal first innings (previous best was 6-23)
--> JR Liddle reached 100 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Natal first innings