Orange Free State v Border
Currie Cup 1955/56 (Section B)
VenueRamblers Cricket Club Ground, Bloemfontein on 3rd, 4th, 6th February 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossOrange Free State won the toss and decided to bat
ResultBorder won by 5 wickets
PointsOrange Free State 0; Border 6
UmpiresLM Baxter, J Loupos
Close of play day 1Border (1) 122/5 (TJRS Geach 56*, Schreiber 1*)
Close of play day 2Border (2) 51/2 (RI Geach 29*, Hay 0*)

Orange Free State first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*SL Hansonlbw b Schreiber58     
C Richardsonc Knott b Hay13     
DJ Schonegevelc Farrer b Thorne45 150   
RC le Sueurlbw b Thorne13     
GFK Jacksonc TJRS Geach b Knott12     
R van der Pollb Farrer11     
+DJ Darlingtonc Price b Thorne4     
PR Carlsteinc Price b Thorne3     
DD Fairbairnc Knott b Thorne27     
I Littlefordnot out6     
RG Donovanrun out14     
Extras(2 b)2
Total(all out, 62 overs)208
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-86, 3-115, 4-127, 5-131, 6-147, 7-156, 8-163, 9-186, 10-208 (62 ov)
Border bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Knott11   0411--
Thorne17   6525--
Witherden7   1250--
Schreiber7   0321--
Hay14   3361--
Farrer6   1201--

Border first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TJRS Geachc le Sueur b Jackson56     
RI Geachb Littleford24     
D Fennerlbw b Littleford10     
*KN Kirtonc Carlstein b Donovan10     
WS Farrerc Schonegevel b Fairbairn12     
RK Thornec le Sueur b Fairbairn5     
EF Schreiberb Donovan9     
S Knottc Darlington b Jackson6     
EF Witherdenlbw b Donovan28     
+JMG Priceb Fairbairn22     
KI Haynot out9     
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(all out, 53.3 overs)195
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-53, 3-68, 4-106, 5-116, 6-130, 7-130, 8-156, 9-181, 10-195 (53.3 ov)
Orange Free State bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Littleford15   1472--
Fairbairn12   2293--
Jackson8   1492--
Hanson2   070--

Orange Free State second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*SL Hansonlbw b Knott2     
C Richardsonc Thorne b Farrer72     
DJ Schonegevellbw b Knott11     
RC le Sueurlbw b Thorne10     
GFK Jacksonlbw b Witherden4     
PR Carlsteinc Witherden b Knott8     
R van der Pollb Knott0     
+DJ Darlingtonc Kirton b Schreiber25 134   
DD Fairbairnrun out46     
I Littlefordrun out15     
RG Donovannot out1     
Extras(2 b, 10 lb)12
Total(all out, 65 overs)206
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-32, 3-54, 4-67, 5-78, 6-78, 7-122, 8-174, 9-194, 10-206 (65 ov)
Border bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Knott18   3434--
Thorne12   2521--
Witherden8   2201--
Schreiber9   3181--
Hay7   1250--
Farrer3   0161--
Fenner8   3200--

Border second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RI Geachc Donovan b Hanson83     
TJRS Geachc Darlington b Donovan9     
D Fennerlbw b Fairbairn13     
KI Hayc Hanson b Fairbairn18     
*KN Kirtonc Darlington b Fairbairn24     
WS Farrernot out43     
RK Thornenot out23     
EF Schreiberdid not bat      
S Knottdid not bat      
EF Witherdendid not bat      
+JMG Pricedid not bat      
Total(5 wickets, 54 overs)220
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-51, 3-109, 4-137, 5-158
Orange Free State bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Donovan10   1391--
Littleford13   1500--
Fairbairn17   2613--
Jackson4   1220--
Hanson10   3411--

--> DJ Darlington made his debut in First-Class matches
--> SL Hanson (1) passed 1500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 27
--> DJ Schonegevel (1) passed his previous highest score of 38 in First-Class matches
--> DD Fairbairn (1) passed his previous highest score of 11 in First-Class matches
--> EF Witherden (1) passed his previous highest score of 13 in First-Class matches
--> DD Fairbairn (2) passed his previous highest score of 27 in First-Class matches
--> RK Thorne (2) passed his previous highest score of 18 in First-Class matches
--> RK Thorne achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Orange Free State first innings (previous best was 2-48)
--> RK Thorne achieved his first five wickets in an innings in First-Class matches in the Orange Free State first innings
--> RG Donovan achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Border first innings (previous best was 1-29)