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By:
TwoTonTed
When: 22 Dec 09 15:50
# Test no. 271 | 1938/39 season

:^0
By:
Innocent Bystander
When: 22 Dec 09 15:51
I wouldnt - this game was only draw cos the boat was leaving, this time they can catch a plane :D
By:
keegz
When: 22 Dec 09 15:52
The timeless test! interesting to see how low the runs per over are.
By:
oddduck
When: 22 Dec 09 16:27
3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,14 March 1939

incredible scenes
By:
TwoTonTed
When: 22 Dec 09 16:32
Match drawn (by agreement) :0
By:
brentford
When: 22 Dec 09 16:34
would have got a good price on the draw for a timeless test :)
By:
oddduck
When: 22 Dec 09 16:36
supertraders stamina would certainly of been tested
By:
Asparagus Man
When: 22 Dec 09 17:22
Draw wouldn't have been an option in the match market. :0

All bets voided imo after 10 days trading :0
By:
BigMig
When: 22 Dec 09 20:33
Bill Frindall was born on the first day of the match. And he was an old man when it finished.
By:
bombaclart
When: 22 Dec 09 20:36
my old grandfather, Massa Kaffa, was at the game. he was clean shaven when it started but looked like WC Grace at the end
By:
smeagors
When: 22 Dec 09 21:49
:^0
By:
Joel
When: 22 Dec 09 22:09
Why did they call it off when they only needed 42 runs to win ?:|
By:
TopTier
When: 23 Dec 09 01:50
Considering they knew when they had to head off for the boat seems pretty limp from England not to go for or just imcompetence once again. ;-)
By:
Joel
When: 23 Dec 09 01:51
Might have been a**
By:
crunchyfrog
When: 23 Dec 09 19:41
Tenth Day (Tuesday).

South Africa put forth a great effort to check the flow of runs and keen fielding, coupled with particularly accurate bowling by Gordon, who aimed at the leg stump, tied England down to 39 runs in the first hour. By this time rain threatened to stop play. Hammond and Paynter, realising that they were now engaged in a race against the weather and the clock, attacked the bowling. A smart catch near the ground by the wicket-keeper off Gordon ended the partnership which put on 164, at 611. Paynter batted three and a half hours but had to be satisfied with five 4's. Soon two interruptions occurred through rain and Hammond, when endeavouring to force the pace, was stumped. The England captain, in one of the finest innings of his career, excelled with masterly drives and powerful leg hits. His stay lasted six hours, yet his 4's numbered only seven. No sooner had Valentine joined Ames than the threatened downpour broke over the ground and nothing more could be done.

Great stuff :-)
By:
crunchyfrog
When: 23 Dec 09 19:43
When heavy rain prevented any more cricket after tea on the tenth day the South African Board of Control and the two captains went into conference before issuing a statement that the game had been abandoned because the England team had to catch the 8.05 p.m. train that night (Tuesday) from Durban in order to reach Cape Town in time to make the necessary arrangements for their departure on the Athlone Castle on Friday. The date of sailing for England could not be postponed.

:-)
By:
Birchola
When: 23 Dec 09 20:40
Imagine the celebrations on the rare occassion they did take a wicket :0
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