Border v Orange Free State
Castle Bowl 1977/78 (Southern Section)
VenueJan Smuts Ground, East London on 31st December 1977, 2nd, 3rd January 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOrange Free State won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsBorder 6 (Batting 2, Bowling 4); Orange Free State 4 (Batting 1, Bowling 3)
UmpiresOR Schoof, TW Townsend
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Orange Free State (1) 15/0 (le Roux 9*, Blair 6*)

Border first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*IH McClenaghanc East b le Roux38     
ID Hartyb Schmidt2     
R Kentc East b Schmidt8     
I Foulkesc and b Strydom43     
GW Nelsonrun out10     
DC McKennac Lusardi b Buss66  81 
SJ Schmidtrun out14     
GM Gowerc Norton b Strydom51     
GD Bouchernot out53     
+TR Ballnot out3     
KW Sansomdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 11 lb, 8 nb, 1 w)26
Total(8 wickets, declared, 133 overs)314
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-13, 3-82, 4-101, 5-120, 6-136, 7-222, 8-282
Orange Free State bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Schmidt22   6502--
Norton10   1380--
Strydom30   7912--
Buss44   24481--
le Roux24   7581--
van Rensburg3   130--

Orange Free State first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA le Rouxc McKenna b Gower92     
JH Blairc McKenna b Schmidt11     
LH Coetzeeb Gower17     
C van Rensburgc McKenna b Gower0     
*+RJ Eastc Ball b Sansom6     
G Lusardirun out30     
WR Radfordc Boucher b Gower10     
MA Bussc Boucher b Foulkes21     
E Schmidtc Ball b Foulkes5     
WT Strydomb Sansom11     
RG Nortonnot out7     
Extras(3 b, 4 lb, 5 nb)12
Total(all out, 97.2 overs)222
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-60, 3-60, 4-71, 5-157, 6-173, 7-192, 8-193, 9-204, 10-222 (97.2 ov)
Border bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Schmidt9   4171--
Boucher10   1300--
Gower32   13474--
Sansom18   2452--
Nelson1   030--

Border second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GW Nelsonnot out51     
ID Hartyc East b le Roux33     
R Kentnot out21     
*IH McClenaghandid not bat      
I Foulkesdid not bat      
DC McKennadid not bat      
SJ Schmidtdid not bat      
GM Gowerdid not bat      
GD Boucherdid not bat      
+TR Balldid not bat      
KW Sansomdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 1 nb)6
Total(1 wicket, 33 overs)111
Fall of wickets:
1-70 (Harty)
Orange Free State bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Schmidt8   1190--
Norton9   4360--
le Roux9   2201--
Coetzee6   3130--
East1   0170--

--> WR Radford made his debut in First-Class matches
--> GM Gower (1) passed his previous highest score of 33 in First-Class matches
--> GD Boucher (1) passed his previous highest score of 20 in First-Class matches
--> RA le Roux (1) passed his previous highest score of 74 in First-Class matches
--> GW Nelson (2) passed 2000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 38
--> GM Gower achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Orange Free State first innings (previous best was 4-48)