Transvaal v Natal
Currie Cup 1954/55 (Section A)
VenueEllis Park, Johannesburg on 27th, 28th, 29th December 1954 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossNatal won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsTransvaal 3; Natal 1
UmpiresA Birkett, WN Eksteen
Close of play day 1Natal (1) 88/5 (McLean 41*, Upton 8*)
Close of play day 2Transvaal (2) 187/2 (Waite 65*, Winslow 71*)

Transvaal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AI Taylorb Tayfield37     
WR Endeanlbw b Goddard9     
+JHB Waiterun out2     
C Tayfieldc Halse b Tayfield21     
*KJ Funstonc Keith b Goddard4     
PL Winslowc Goddard b Markham37     
GG Ritchierun out1     
A Tayfieldc Upton b Tayfield1     
JC Kerbynot out14     
DEJ Ironsidec Goddard b Tayfield13     
NAT Adcockc Keith b Tayfield12     
Extras(5 nb)5
Total(all out, 48.3 overs)156
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-32, 3-67, 4-74, 5-78, 6-81, 7-117, 8-117, 9-144, 10-156 (48.3 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Halse6   1180--
Markham11   0401--
Goddard11   6152--
Smith5   1240--

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DJ McGlewc Taylor b Ironside22     
TL Goddardc Waite b Adcock0     
HJ Keithc A Tayfield b Adcock1     
BP Armitagec C Tayfield b Kerby10     
RA McLeanc Endean b Adcock50     
NE Markhamb Adcock6     
AL Uptonc Endean b Adcock22     
HJ Tayfieldlbw b Ironside7     
+PJL Randlesc Endean b Ironside17     
CG Halseb Kerby5     
VI Smithnot out0     
Total(all out, 54.7 overs)148
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-7, 3-26, 4-40, 5-73, 6-99, 7-116, 8-139, 9-143, 10-148 (54.7 ov)
Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Adcock22   10585--
Ironside18   4413--

Transvaal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AI Taylorc McLean b Tayfield24     
WR Endeanc McLean b Markham23     
+JHB Waitec Keith b Tayfield83     
PL Winslowc Armitage b Halse94     
C Tayfieldc McGlew b Tayfield5     
*KJ Funstonc Randles b Tayfield27     
GG Ritchiec Keith b Tayfield0     
A Tayfieldc Markham b Goddard0     
JC Kerbyc Tayfield b Goddard4     
DEJ Ironsidelbw b Tayfield1     
NAT Adcocknot out2     
Extras(4 nb)4
Total(all out, 82.1 overs)267
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-64, 3-216, 4-231, 5-242, 6-242, 7-255, 8-261, 9-263, 10-267 (82.1 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Halse12   2531--
Markham13   2561--
Tayfield29   6886--
Smith11   2330--
McGlew1   060--
Keith5   1120--
Armitage1   040--

Natal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DJ McGlewc Endean b Adcock7     
TL Goddardlbw b C Tayfield55     
BP Armitageb Kerby8     
HJ Keithb Ironside0     
RA McLeanc A Tayfield b Ironside35     
AL Uptonlbw b Ironside1     
NE Markhamlbw b Adcock3     
HJ Tayfieldlbw b C Tayfield11     
+PJL Randlesnot out12     
CG Halsenot out1     
VI Smithdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 2 nb, 3 w)6
Total(8 wickets, 46 overs)139
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-30, 3-31, 4-94, 5-96, 6-105, 7-121, 8-126
Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Adcock16   4462--
Ironside16   5423--
Kerby9   1321--
A Tayfield1   100--
C Tayfield4   1132--

--> GG Ritchie made his debut in First-Class matches
--> PL Winslow (2) passed his previous highest score of 78 in First-Class matches
--> PL Winslow (2) passed 1000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 64
--> TL Goddard (2) passed 1000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 10
--> RA McLean (2) passed 3000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 29
--> NAT Adcock reached 100 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Natal first innings