Orange Free State v Border
Castle Bowl 1977/78 (Southern Section)
VenueRamblers Cricket Club Ground, Bloemfontein on 26th, 27th, 28th January 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOrange Free State won the toss and decided to field
ResultBorder won by 181 runs
PointsOrange Free State 5 (Bowling 5); Border 15 (Batting 2, Bowling 3)
UmpiresAJ Kyle, ML van Coppenhagen
Close of play day 1Border (1) 219 all out
Close of play day 2Border (2) 162/4 (Kent 66*, Boucher 8*)

Border first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*IH McClenaghanc le Roux b Schmidt2     
GW Nelsonc van Rensburg b Norton0     
R Kentc Buss b Schmidt39     
I Foulkesc and b Buss97     
DC McKennarun out2     
RA Sansomrun out35     
SJ Schmidtc Schmidt b Buss8     
GM Gowerlbw b Buss0     
GD Boucherc East b Schmidt12     
W Elslbw b Buss4     
+TR Ballnot out4     
Extras(3 b, 6 lb, 7 nb)16
Total(all out, 88.2 overs)219
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-3, 3-115, 4-117, 5-178, 6-189, 7-189, 8-198, 9-213, 10-219 (88.2 ov)
Orange Free State bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Norton9   3251--
Strydom12   2430--
Buss29   10554--
le Roux6   2160--
Rosendorff13   4280--

Orange Free State first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA le Rouxc Ball b Els23     
DHK Smithc Ball b Els11     
LH Coetzeeb Els0     
C van Rensburgnot out44     
*+RJ Eastlbw b Schmidt8     
N Rosendorffc and b Schmidt0     
MA Busslbw b Gower3     
G Lusardinot out0     
E Schmidtdid not bat      
WT Strydomdid not bat      
RG Nortondid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(6 wickets, declared, 27 overs)92
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-27, 3-45, 4-71, 5-71, 6-92
Border bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boucher5   1250--
Els9   0183--
Schmidt7   2182--
Gower6   0281--

Border second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*IH McClenaghanb le Roux27     
GW Nelsonlbw b Buss4     
R Kentc and b le Roux90     
I Foulkesc Schmidt b Buss28     
DC McKennalbw b Buss16     
GD Boucherlbw b le Roux63     
SJ Schmidtst East b Rosendorff0     
GM Gowerc East b Coetzee12     
W Elsnot out12     
+TR Ballc East b le Roux4     
RA Sansomabsent ill
Extras(4 b, 10 lb, 4 nb)18
Total(all out, 476 minutes, 151.4 overs)274
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-60, 3-120, 4-146, 5-221, 6-224, 7-256, 8-268, 9-274 (151.4 ov)
Orange Free State bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Schmidt26   6600--
Norton8   0170--
Strydom13   5190--
Buss41   21383--
le Roux25.47544--
Rosendorff26   9451--
Coetzee12   5231--

Orange Free State second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA le Rouxlbw b Boucher0     
MA Bussb Boucher7     
E Schmidtc McKenna b Els3     
C van Rensburgc Ball b Els39     
LH Coetzeec Foulkes b Els25     
*+RJ Eastc Schmidt b Foulkes75     
N Rosendorffc Ball b Els3     
DHK Smithlbw b Gower19     
G Lusardilbw b Foulkes13     
WT Strydomnot out11     
RG Nortonc Boucher b Els12     
Extras(4 b, 6 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)13
Total(all out, 56.1 overs)220
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-10, 3-10, 4-74, 5-89, 6-99, 7-171, 8-187, 9-197, 10-220 (56.1 ov)
Border bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Boucher7   0392--
Schmidt5   2200--
Gower19   6521--
Foulkes7   2302--

--> DHK Smith made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> GD Boucher (2) passed his previous highest score of 53 in First-Class matches
--> W Els achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Orange Free State first innings (previous best was 3-47)
--> W Els achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Orange Free State second innings (previous best was 3-18)
--> W Els achieved his first five wickets in an innings in First-Class matches in the Orange Free State second innings