Natal v Orange Free State
Currie Cup 1954/55 (Section A)
VenueCity Oval, Pietermaritzburg on 21st, 22nd, 24th January 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossNatal won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNatal won by an innings and 162 runs
PointsNatal 6; Orange Free State 0
UmpiresJV Hart-Davis, BV Malan
Close of play day 1Natal (1) 524 all out
Close of play day 2Orange Free State (2) 159/5 (Richardson 33*, Carlstein 33*)

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DJ McGlewb Heine25     
TL Goddardc Carlstein b Liddle37     
HJ Keithc Liddle b Hanson34     
BP Armitagec Schonegevel b Liddle6     
RA McLean hit wkt b Liddle182     
AL Uptonc Koch b Liddle126 223151 
NE Markhamc Johnstone b Heine9     
FC Bestallnot out65     
HJ Tayfieldb Heine1     
+PJL Randlesc Johnstone b Heine17     
VI Smithc Carlstein b Heine8     
Extras(5 b, 5 lb, 1 nb, 3 w)14
Total(all out, 84.7 overs)524
Fall of wickets:
1-46, 2-101, 3-107, 4-111, 5-360, 6-385, 7-473, 8-478, 9-507, 10-524 (84.7 ov)
Orange Free State bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fairbairn12   0930--
Liddle27   11244--
Hanson12   0771--
le Sueur5   0480--

Orange Free State first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LB Kochc Randles b Markham3     
*SL Hanson hit wkt b Goddard3     
+EL Johnstonest Randles b Smith2     
RC le Sueurst Randles b Smith67     
C Richardsonc Goddard b Tayfield9     
JHV Forbesc McLean b Smith26     
PR Carlsteinst Randles b Smith5     
PS Heinec Keith b Smith17     
DJ Schonegevelrun out3     
DD Fairbairnnot out10     
JR Liddlec Bestall b Smith6     
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(all out, 47.4 overs)154
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-7, 3-54, 4-79, 5-101, 6-108, 7-129, 8-137, 9-139, 10-154 (47.4 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Markham10   1331--
Goddard8   4151--
Tayfield14   4411--

Orange Free State second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*SL Hansonst Randles b Smith28     
LB Kochlbw b Smith32     
+EL Johnstonelbw b Tayfield12     
RC le Sueurc Markham b Tayfield14     
C Richardsonlbw b Goddard35     
JHV Forbesc McLean b Tayfield5     
PR Carlsteinrun out39     
PS Heinec Goddard b Smith13     
DJ Schonegevelnot out8     
DD Fairbairnb Smith11     
JR Liddlec Goddard b Smith4     
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 85.4 overs)208
Fall of wickets:
1-58, 2-69, 3-77, 4-90, 5-102, 6-164, 7-179, 8-185, 9-200, 10-208 (85.4 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Markham8   1150--
Goddard13   3261--
Tayfield35   7913--
Armitage4   0250--
Keith1   020--

--> JHV Forbes made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> HJ Keith (1) passed 2000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 32
--> RA McLean (1) passed his previous highest score of 124 in First-Class matches
--> AL Upton (1) passed his previous highest score of 82 in First-Class matches
--> AL Upton (1) made his first century in First-Class matches
--> AL Upton (1) passed 1000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 54
--> FC Bestall (1) passed his previous highest score of 52 in First-Class matches
--> DD Fairbairn (2) equalled his previous highest score of 11 in First-Class matches