Natal v Transvaal
Currie Cup 1954/55 (Section A)
VenueKingsmead, Durban on 10th, 11th, 13th December 1954 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossNatal won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNatal won by 147 runs
PointsNatal 6; Transvaal 0
UmpiresDT Drew, AN McCabe
Close of play day 1Transvaal (1) 51/1 (Taylor 24*)
Close of play day 2Natal (2) 81/2 (McGlew 48*, Keith 25*)

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DJ McGlew hit wkt b Mitchell23     
TL Goddardc A Tayfield b C Tayfield94 21091 
FC Bestallb Adcock7     
BP Armitagec Funston b Mitchell39     
RA McLeanc Taylor b Ironside34     
NE Markhamb Charnas4     
HJ Keithlbw b Ironside11     
AL Uptonc A Tayfield b Mitchell37     
+PJL Randlesc Waite b Adcock0     
HJ Tayfieldlbw b Adcock14     
VI Smithnot out14     
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(all out, 77.2 overs)278
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-48, 3-133, 4-188, 5-195, 6-205, 7-220, 8-223, 9-244, 10-278 (77.2 ov)
Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Adcock20   4843--
Ironside23   3652--
A Tayfield9   0330--
C Tayfield8   1261--
Charnas5   1111--

Transvaal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+JHB Waitec Smith b Upton27     
AI Taylorlbw b Markham118 300   
*KJ Funstonc Smith b Tayfield90     
C Tayfieldlbw b Markham2     
WR Endeanc Keith b Smith25 103   
PL Winslowc Tayfield b Smith22     
A Tayfieldb Smith1     
DH Mitchellc McGlew b Tayfield4     
M Charnasb Tayfield7     
DEJ Ironsidenot out2     
NAT Adcockc Keith b Smith3     
Extras(5 b, 8 lb, 2 nb)15
Total(all out, 128.1 overs)316
Fall of wickets:
1-51, 2-246, 3-248, 4-252, 5-277, 6-278, 7-293, 8-309, 9-311, 10-316 (128.1 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Markham19   6512--
Goddard8   2170--
Tayfield51   22973--
Keith14   2360--
Upton3   0121--
McGlew1   100--
Bestall2   120--

Natal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DJ McGlewc Adcock b A Tayfield89     
TL Goddardb Ironside8     
FC Bestalllbw b Ironside0     
HJ Keithc Winslow b Charnas66     
RA McLeanc and b A Tayfield2     
BP Armitagenot out72     
AL Uptonlbw b Ironside16     
HJ Tayfieldc A Tayfield b Adcock12     
+PJL Randlesc Waite b Ironside9     
NE Markhamdid not bat      
VI Smithdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 2 nb)10
Total(8 wickets, declared, 55.7 overs)284
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-32, 3-149, 4-153, 5-202, 6-251, 7-251, 8-284 (55.7 ov)
Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Adcock14   0821--
Mitchell2   0120--
A Tayfield11   2422--
Charnas14   1521--
Taylor4   1230--

Transvaal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AI Taylorb Tayfield9     
+JHB Waitec McGlew b Smith20     
*KJ Funstonc Markham b Tayfield25     
C Tayfieldlbw b Tayfield2     
WR Endeanb Tayfield16     
PL Winslowc Goddard b Tayfield7     
A Tayfieldnot out17     
DH Mitchellb Tayfield2     
M Charnasb Armitage0     
DEJ Ironsidec Smith b Armitage0     
NAT Adcockb Tayfield0     
Extras(1 w)1
Total(all out, 61.1 overs)99
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-39, 3-42, 4-63, 5-71, 6-85, 7-95, 8-99, 9-99, 10-99 (61.1 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Markham4   0240--
Smith26   11491--
McGlew1   010--
Armitage2   202--

--> DH Mitchell made his debut in First-Class matches
--> DJ McGlew (2) passed 4000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 73
--> BP Armitage (2) passed his previous highest score of 39 in First-Class matches
--> JHB Waite (2) passed 4000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 16
--> DH Mitchell took a wicket with his first ball in First-Class matches in the Natal first innings, dismissing DJ McGlew
--> HJ Tayfield reached 350 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 6th wicket in the Transvaal second innings