Transvaal v Orange Free State
Other First-Class matches in South Africa 1953/54
VenueEllis Park, Johannesburg on 15th, 16th, 18th January 1954 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossTransvaal won the toss and decided to field
ResultTransvaal won by 8 wickets
UmpiresMJ Gildenhuys, AJ Morey
Close of play day 1Transvaal (1) 83/6 (Gibb 42*, Nickel 0*)
Close of play day 2Orange Free State (2) 155/6 (Funston 27*, Gibbs 16*)

Orange Free State first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SL Hansonb Adcock0     
C Richardsonc Winslow b Ironside0     
+EL Johnstonec Nickel b Ironside3     
KJ Funstonc Harris b Adcock0     
LB Kochc Maile b Ironside10     
EL Calderst Waite b Ironside3     
JO de Villiersb Adcock20     
KL Gibbsb Adcock4     
*LTD Tuckettc Winslow b Ironside18     
PS Heinenot out0     
JR Liddleb Adcock5     
Total(all out, 37.2 overs)67
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-0, 3-1, 4-13, 5-16, 6-19, 7-32, 8-49, 9-60, 10-67 (37.2 ov)
Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Adcock13   3265--
Nickel5   330--
Maile1   100--

Transvaal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JBR Mailec Johnstone b Heine1     
+JHB Waitec Johnstone b Heine4     
*AI Taylorc Johnstone b Heine15     
C Tayfieldc Johnstone b Tuckett1     
PJM Gibbrun out61     
PL Winslowc Tuckett b Heine4     
LR Harrislbw b Gibbs10     
A Nickelb Gibbs0     
M Charnasb Gibbs14     
DEJ Ironsidenot out1     
NAT Adcockb Gibbs0     
Total(all out, 48.7 overs)117
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-13, 3-18, 4-32, 5-45, 6-83, 7-83, 8-105, 9-117, 10-117 (48.7 ov)
Orange Free State bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tuckett13   7121--
Heine20   5524--
Koch1   040--
Liddle2   110--

Orange Free State second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SL Hansonc Maile b Adcock42     
C Richardsonc Winslow b Adcock3     
LB Kochb Adcock35     
+EL Johnstonec Maile b Adcock8     
KJ Funstonrun out44     
EL Calderc Waite b Adcock3     
JO de Villiersc Waite b Nickel9     
KL Gibbslbw b Adcock19     
*LTD Tuckettnot out7     
PS Heineb Adcock0     
JR Liddleb Adcock5     
Total(all out, 76.3 overs)188
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-79, 3-91, 4-92, 5-97, 6-127, 7-175, 8-180, 9-180, 10-188 (76.3 ov)
Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ironside29   5600--
Nickel14   1451--
Charnas8   490--
Taylor2   070--
Tayfield4   1150--

Transvaal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JBR Mailenot out64     
+JHB Waitec Johnstone b Heine32     
PL Winslowc Johnstone b Koch21     
C Tayfieldnot out12     
*AI Taylordid not bat      
PJM Gibbdid not bat      
LR Harrisdid not bat      
A Nickeldid not bat      
M Charnasdid not bat      
DEJ Ironsidedid not bat      
NAT Adcockdid not bat      
Total(2 wickets, 32.2 overs)141
Fall of wickets:
1-88 (Waite), 2-124 (Winslow)
Orange Free State bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tuckett6   360--
Heine10   0771--
Gibbs12   2330--
Liddle3   050--

--> EL Calder made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> JO de Villiers made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> A Nickel made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> JBR Maile (2) passed his previous highest score of 47 in First-Class matches
--> NAT Adcock reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Orange Free State first innings
--> KL Gibbs reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Transvaal first innings
--> NAT Adcock achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Orange Free State second innings (previous best was 6-66)