Border v Orange Free State
Currie Cup 1955/56 (Section B)
VenueJan Smuts Ground, East London on 26th, 27th December 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossBorder won the toss and decided to bat
ResultBorder won by an innings and 103 runs
PointsBorder 6; Orange Free State 0
UmpiresAL Haiden, JE Roach
Close of play day 1Orange Free State (1) 3/0 (Hanson 1*, Perry 2*)

Border first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RI Geachc Schonegevel b Littleford70     
KH Johnsonb Jackson53     
WM Taintonb Jackson17     
*KN Kirtonc Perry b Fairbairn101 160121 
OC Dawsonc Kirby b Fairbairn3     
WS Farrerc Kirby b Jackson1     
S Knottb Fairbairn5     
BF Howeb Jackson21     
D Fennerc le Sueur b Jackson43     
EF Schreibernot out22     
+JMG Priceb Jackson6     
Extras(5 b, 10 lb, 5 nb)20
Total(all out, 71.6 overs)362
Fall of wickets:
1-111, 2-138, 3-157, 4-162, 5-173, 6-266, 7-295, 8-318, 9-357, 10-362 (71.6 ov)
Orange Free State bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thole9   0430--
Littleford10   1501--
Fairbairn27   51103--
Hanson6   0460--

Orange Free State first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*SL Hansonrun out3     
D Perryc Price b Dawson3     
C Richardsonc Dawson b Schreiber15     
DJ Schonegevellbw b Knott5     
RC le Sueurc Johnson b Dawson6     
+IEF Kirbyst Price b Dawson12     
PR Carlsteinst Price b Dawson1     
GFK Jacksonb Knott22     
DD Fairbairnc Geach b Schreiber0     
I Littlefordb Schreiber0     
LF Tholenot out3     
Extras(5 lb)5
Total(all out, 32.2 overs)75
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-6, 3-13, 4-20, 5-40, 6-42, 7-56, 8-60, 9-60, 10-75 (32.2 ov)
Border bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dawson16   8174--
Howe4   1130--
Schreiber6   2203--

Orange Free State second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*SL Hansonb Dawson1     
C Richardsonc Dawson b Howe13     
+IEF Kirbylbw b Knott20     
RC le Sueurc Kirton b Schreiber8     
GFK Jacksonc Kirton b Schreiber36     
PR Carlsteinc and b Schreiber43     
DJ Schonegevellbw b Knott7     
D Perryb Dawson1     
DD Fairbairnc Howe b Schreiber7     
I Littlefordlbw b Howe19     
LF Tholenot out26     
Extras(2 b, 1 lb)3
Total(all out, 83.5 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-31, 3-35, 4-49, 5-119, 6-124, 7-125, 8-134, 9-143, 10-184 (83.5 ov)
Border bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Knott18   5382--
Dawson18   5322--
Schreiber25   7574--
Farrer2   070--
Geach2   110--
Fenner4   0120--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> KH Johnson made his debut in First-Class matches
--> BF Howe made his debut in First-Class matches
--> JMG Price made his debut in First-Class matches
--> D Perry made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> GFK Jackson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Border first innings (previous best was 4-75)
--> GFK Jackson achieved his first five wickets in an innings in First-Class matches in the Border first innings
--> DD Fairbairn achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Border first innings (previous best was 2-54)