Western Province v Natal
Currie Cup 1955/56 (Section A)
VenueNewlands, Cape Town on 6th, 7th, 9th January 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossWestern Province won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWestern Province won by 69 runs
PointsWestern Province 6; Natal 0
UmpiresJA Boshoff, DV Collins
Close of play day 1Western Province (1) 342/8 (Roy 141*)
Close of play day 2Natal (1) 299/8 (Koch 84*, Tayfield 58*)

Western Province first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RJ Westcottc McGlew b Tayfield14     
AJ Pitheyc Armitage b Tayfield101     
GAS Innesrun out15     
*CB van Ryneveldc and b Goddard49     
JR Siedleb Tayfield2     
HNP Royc Armitage b Tayfield146     
ERH Fullerc Upton b Tayfield2     
JBR Maileb Goddard1     
+JH Ferrandilbw b McGlew6     
JE Pothecarynot out49     
JR Liddlec Randles b Goddard1     
Extras(5 b, 9 lb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 142 overs)401
Fall of wickets:
1-31 (Westcott), 2-61 (Innes), 3-146 (van Ryneveld), 4-155 (Siedle), 5-263 (Pithey), 6-289 (Fuller), 7-315 (Maile), 8-342 (Ferrandi), 9-367 (Roy), 10-401 (Liddle, 142 ov)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goddard39   14783--
Watkins10   1320--
Keith3   080--
Tayfield58   191705--
Smith29   4790--
Armitage2   0160--
McGlew1   031--

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DJ McGlewc Innes b Liddle60     
TL Goddardrun out26     
RA McLeanlbw b Maile10     
AL Uptonc Pothecary b Liddle0     
HJ Keithc Pothecary b Maile2     
JC Watkinsc Siedle b Liddle38     
LB Kochc and b van Ryneveld99     
BP Armitagelbw b Liddle6     
+PJL Randleslbw b Liddle6     
HJ Tayfieldc Maile b van Ryneveld64     
VI Smithnot out3     
Extras(8 b, 5 lb)13
Total(all out, 117.2 overs)327
Fall of wickets:
1-69, 2-87, 3-88, 4-93, 5-125, 6-154, 7-169, 8-189, 9-322, 10-327 (117.2 ov)
Western Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fuller18   4440--
Pothecary13   2250--
Maile31   12562--
van Ryneveld7.22302--
Liddle41   71325--
Innes1   100--
Roy6   0270--

Western Province second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AJ Pitheylbw b Smith44     
RJ Westcottrun out19     
GAS Innesc McGlew b Tayfield8     
*CB van Ryneveldc Tayfield b Smith43     
HNP Royb Tayfield23     
ERH Fullerc Armitage b Smith4     
JR Siedlec McLean b Tayfield18     
JBR Mailec Koch b Tayfield9     
JE Pothecaryc McLean b Tayfield1     
+JH Ferrandinot out5     
JR Liddlenot out20     
Extras(8 b, 1 lb)9
Total(9 wickets, declared, 73 overs)203
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-50, 3-109, 4-128, 5-148, 6-150, 7-169, 8-177, 9-178
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Goddard7   0140--
Tayfield36   71015--
Smith30   8793--

Natal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DJ McGlewc Ferrandi b Fuller12     
RA McLeanc Innes b Liddle74     
JC Watkinsb Maile17     
AL Uptonb Liddle7     
BP Armitagec Fuller b Liddle36     
HJ Keithlbw b Liddle3     
+PJL Randlesc Maile b Liddle3     
HJ Tayfieldc Innes b van Ryneveld32     
LB Kochb Liddle14     
TL Goddardc Liddle b van Ryneveld5     
VI Smithnot out4     
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 35.4 overs)208
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-96, 3-104, 4-144, 5-150, 6-151, 7-173, 8-199, 9-199, 10-208 (35.4 ov)
Western Province bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fuller4   0471--
Pothecary3   0300--
Maile5   0281--
van Ryneveld8.41422--
Liddle15   2606--

--> HNP Roy (1) passed his previous highest score of 50 in First-Class matches
--> HNP Roy (1) made his first century in First-Class matches
--> JE Pothecary (1) passed his previous highest score of 37 in First-Class matches
--> CB van Ryneveld (2) passed 4000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 6