Western Province v Natal
Currie Cup 1954/55 (Section A)
VenueNewlands, Cape Town on 7th, 8th, 10th January 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossNatal won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNatal won by 107 runs
PointsWestern Province 0; Natal 6
UmpiresS Collins, VJ Costello
Close of play day 1Western Province (1) 19/2 (Cheetham 2*)
Close of play day 2Natal (2) 174/5 (McLean 84*, Upton 0*)

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DJ McGlewc Ferrandi b van Ryneveld67     
TL Goddard hit wkt b Thwaits64     
HJ Keithb Fuller67     
BP Armitagec Pfaff b Marshall27     
RA McLeanst Ferrandi b Thwaits46     
NE Markhamc Ferrandi b Thwaits15     
AL Uptonc Fuller b Thwaits8     
FC Bestallb Thwaits52     
HJ Tayfieldb van Ryneveld9     
+PJL Randlesb van Ryneveld1     
VI Smithnot out1     
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 112.3 overs)364
Fall of wickets:
1-131, 2-133, 3-183, 4-269, 5-271, 6-285, 7-324, 8-335, 9-341, 10-364 (112.3 ov)
Western Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fuller13   0501--
Fox15   3570--
van Ryneveld33   31203--
Marshall14   3571--
Millard7   2160--

Western Province first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RJ Westcottc McGlew b Tayfield15     
GAS Inneslbw b Tayfield1     
*JE Cheethamb Tayfield13     
CB van Ryneveldb Tayfield41     
ERH Fullerc Goddard b Smith69     
AW Marshallc Goddard b Tayfield6     
BD Pfaffc Bestall b Tayfield13     
DES Millardlbw b Smith4     
+JH Ferrandinot out30     
JSM Foxc McGlew b Tayfield19     
SA Thwaitsc McLean b Tayfield16     
Extras(3 b, 2 lb)5
Total(all out, 75.4 overs)232
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-19, 3-60, 4-125, 5-141, 6-154, 7-160, 8-164, 9-192, 10-232 (75.4 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goddard14   5330--
Armitage1   030--
Markham4   080--
Smith19   2542--

Natal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DJ McGlewb Fuller13     
TL Goddardb Fuller0     
HJ Keithb Thwaits64     
BP Armitagec Ferrandi b Fuller8     
RA McLeanc Ferrandi b Thwaits85     
NE Markhamc van Ryneveld b Thwaits5     
AL Uptonb Thwaits3     
FC Bestallb Fuller16     
HJ Tayfieldnot out14     
+PJL Randlesnot out14     
VI Smithdid not bat      
Extras(6 b)6
Total(8 wickets, declared, 70 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-34, 3-52, 4-144, 5-168, 6-175, 7-196, 8-?
Western Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fuller29   4934--
Fox4   0130--
Thwaits25   8674--
van Ryneveld7   0310--
Marshall5   1180--

Western Province second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RJ Westcottc Randles b Smith80     
JSM Foxc Goddard b Markham3     
GAS Innesc Tayfield b Smith26     
CB van Ryneveldc Goddard b Tayfield6     
ERH Fullerb Tayfield0     
*JE Cheethamlbw b Tayfield16     
BD Pfaffb Smith48     
DES Millardb Smith15     
AW Marshallnot out40     
+JH Ferrandilbw b Tayfield3     
SA Thwaitsc McGlew b Tayfield4     
Extras(6 b, 3 lb, 3 nb)12
Total(all out, 79.7 overs)253
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-68, 3-81, 4-81, 5-117, 6-157, 7-181, 8-228, 9-247, 10-253 (79.7 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goddard2   120--
Armitage2   0140--
Markham4   221--
Smith32   71084--

--> SA Thwaits made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> ERH Fuller (1) passed his previous highest score of 53 in First-Class matches
--> HJ Tayfield achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Western Province first innings (previous best was 8-170)
--> VI Smith reached 250 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Western Province second innings