South African cricket team in Australia in 1963–64

The South Africa national cricket team toured Australia in the 1963–64 season and played 5 Test matches against Australia. The series was drawn 1-1.

South African teamEdit

Of the 15 players, only Goddard (20 Tests), and Waite (41) had played more than six Tests. Seven players (van der Merwe, Halse, Lindsay, Partridge, David Pithey, Graeme Pollock and Seymour) had not yet played a Test; all made their Test debuts on the tour.

The manager was Ken Viljoen.

Test series summaryEdit

First TestEdit

6–11 December 1963
(5–day match)
Scorecard
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435 (114.6 overs)
BC Booth 169
PM Pollock 6/95 (22.6 overs)
346 (135.5 overs)
EJ Barlow 114
R Benaud 5/68 (33 overs)
144/1d (35 overs)
WM Lawry 87*
JT Partridge 1/50 (17 overs)
13/1 (6.3 overs)
TL Goddard 8*
GD McKenzie 1/3 (3.3 overs)

Second TestEdit

1–6 January 1964
(5–day match)
Scorecard
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274 (78 overs)
EJ Barlow 109
GD McKenzie 4/82 (19 overs)
447 (118.3 overs)
WM Lawry 157
JT Partridge 4/108 (34 overs)
306 (101 overs)
JHB Waite 77
NJN Hawke 3/53 (19 overs)
136/2 (37.1 overs)
RB Simpson 55*
JT Partridge 1/49 (17 overs)
EJ Barlow 1/49 (11 overs)
Australia won by 8 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: CJ Egar and LP Rowan
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • 5 January was taken as a rest day.
  • IR Redpath (AUS) made his Test debut.

Third TestEdit

10–15 January 1964
(5–day match)
Scorecard
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260 (62.6 overs)
BC Booth 75 (152)
PM Pollock 5/83 (18 overs)
302 (92.1 overs)
RG Pollock 122 (237)
R Benaud 3/55 (24.1 overs)
450/9d (100.5 overs)
R Benaud 90 (187)
JT Partridge 5/123 (32.5 overs)
326/5 (117 overs)
KC Bland 85 (213)
NJN Hawke 2/43 (19 overs)
Match drawn
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: CJ Egar and LP Rowan
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 12 January was taken as a rest day.
  • CG Halse (SA) made his Test debut.

Fourth TestEdit

24–29 January 1964
(5–day match)
Scorecard
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345 (93.6 overs)
PJP Burge 91
TL Goddard 5/60 (24.6 overs)
595 (123.1 overs)
EJ Barlow 201
NJN Hawke 6/139 (39 overs)
331 (89.3 overs)
BK Shepherd 78
EJ Barlow 3/6 (5 overs)
82/0 (17 overs)
EJ Barlow 47*
South Africa won by 10 wickets
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: CJ Egar and LP Rowan
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 26 January was taken as a rest day.

Fifth TestEdit

7–12 February 1964
(5–day match)
Scorecard
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311 (92.1 overs)
BC Booth 102* (233)
JT Partridge 7/91 (31.1 overs)
411 (145 overs)
KC Bland 126 (331)
R Benaud 4/118 (49 overs)
270 (113.7 overs)
BC Booth 87 (288)
PM Pollock 3/35 (11 overs)
76/0 (24 overs)
TL Goddard 44* (105)
Match drawn
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: CJ Egar and LP Rowan
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to field.
  • 9 February was taken as a rest day.

ReferencesEdit

Annual reviewsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • R.S. Whitington, Bradman, Benaud and Goddard's Cinderellas, Rigby, 1964
  • Bill Frindall, The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 1877-1978, Wisden, 1979
  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993
  • Ray Robinson, On Top Down Under, Cassell & Co., 1975
  • Graham Short, The Trevor Goddard Story, Purfleet, 1965, pp. 100–159
  • various writers, A Century of South Africa in Test & International Cricket 1889-1989, Ball, 1989

External linksEdit