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South African cricket team in England in 1960

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The South African cricket team toured England in the 1960 season to play a five-match Test series against England. England won the series 3-0 with 2 matches drawn.

The team

Dudley Nourse was the manager.

The tour

"From nearly every point of view the ninth South African tour of England proved disappointing," Wisden's editor, Norman Preston, began his report.[1] First, it was a wet summer, and many matches were disrupted by rain. Second, the young fast bowler Geoff Griffin was no-balled for throwing on several occasions, effectively ending his career. Third, anti-apartheid demonstrations were held outside most venues. Fourth, none of the young players showed signs of developing into good Test players. Fifth, South Africa lost the first three Tests and drew the other two. Sixth, the tour showed a financial loss. Seventh, apart from Roy McLean the South Africans "found themselves short of enterprising batsmen".[2]

Test series summary

First Test

9–14 June 1960
Scorecard
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292 (150.5 overs)
R Subba Row 56
NAT Adcock 5/62 (41.5 overs)
186 (82.5 overs)
JHB Waite 58
FS Trueman 4/58 (24.5 overs)
203 (86 overs)
PM Walker 37
HJ Tayfield 4/62 (27 overs)
209 (84 overs)
RA McLean 68
JB Statham 3/41 (18 overs)
England won by 100 runs
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: JG Langridge and WE Phillipson


Second Test

23–27 June 1960
Scorecard
v
362/8d (129 overs)
MJK Smith 99
GM Griffin 4/87 (30 overs)
152 (43.3 overs)
JP Fellows-Smith 29
JB Statham 6/63 (20 overs)
137 (f/o) (57 overs)
C Wesley 35
JB Statham 5/34 (21 overs)
England won by an innings and 73 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: JS Buller and FS Lee
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 26 June was taken as a rest day.
  • The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
  • C Wesley (SA) made his Test debut.

Third Test

7–11 July 1960
Scorecard
v
287 (125.3 overs)
KF Barrington 80
TL Goddard 5/80 (42 overs)
88 (38.3 overs)
JP Fellows-Smith 31*
FS Trueman 5/27 (14.3 overs)
49/2 (14.4 overs)
MC Cowdrey 27
TL Goddard 2/13 (5 overs)
247 (f/o) (94.4 overs)
S O'Linn 98
FS Trueman 4/77 (22 overs)
England won by 8 wickets
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: CS Elliott and FS Lee
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 10 July was taken as a rest day.
  • The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
  • JE Pothecary (SA) made his Test debut.

Fourth Test

21–26 July 1960
Scorecard
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260 (93 overs)
KF Barrington 76
NAT Adcock 4/66 (23 overs)
229 (89.5 overs)
RA McLean 109
DA Allen 4/58 (19.5 overs)
153/7d (75 overs)
KF Barrington 35
NAT Adcock 3/59 (27 overs)
46/0 (26 overs)
DJ McGlew 26*
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 24 July was taken as a rest day.
  • There was no play on the first or second days.
  • DEV Padgett (ENG) made his Test debut.

Fifth Test

18–23 August 1960
Scorecard
v
155 (76.3 overs)
G Pullar 59
NAT Adcock 6/65 (31.3 overs)
419 (171.1 overs)
TL Goddard 99
ER Dexter 3/79 (30 overs)
479/9d (157 overs)
G Pullar 175
TL Goddard 3/69 (27 overs)
97/4 (29.2 overs)
RA McLean 32*
FS Trueman 2/34 (10 overs)
Match drawn
The Oval, London
Umpires: CS Elliott and WE Phillipson
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 21 August was taken as a rest day
  • AH McKinnon (SA) made his Test debut.

References

  1. ^ Norman Preston, "South Africans in England, 1960", Wisden 1961, p. 264.
  2. ^ Preston, pp. 264-67.

Annual reviews

Further reading

  • John Arlott, Cricket on Trial, Heinemann, 1960
  • Charles Fortune, Cricket Overthrown, Howard Timmins, 1960
  • John Waite & R. S. Whitington, Perchance to Bowl, Nicholas Kaye, 1961
  • Various writers, A Century of South Africa in Test & International Cricket 1889-1989, Ball, 1989
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