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Report TwoTonTed December 22, 2009 3:50 PM GMT
# Test no. 271 | 1938/39 season

Report Innocent Bystander December 22, 2009 3:51 PM GMT
I wouldnt - this game was only draw cos the boat was leaving, this time they can catch a plane :D
Report keegz December 22, 2009 3:52 PM GMT
The timeless test! interesting to see how low the runs per over are.
Report oddduck December 22, 2009 4:27 PM GMT
3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,14 March 1939

incredible scenes
Report TwoTonTed December 22, 2009 4:32 PM GMT
Match drawn (by agreement) :0
Report brentford December 22, 2009 4:34 PM GMT
would have got a good price on the draw for a timeless test :)
Report oddduck December 22, 2009 4:36 PM GMT
supertraders stamina would certainly of been tested
Report Asparagus Man December 22, 2009 5:22 PM GMT
Draw wouldn't have been an option in the match market. :0

All bets voided imo after 10 days trading :0
Report BigMig December 22, 2009 8:33 PM GMT
Bill Frindall was born on the first day of the match. And he was an old man when it finished.
Report bombaclart December 22, 2009 8:36 PM GMT
my old grandfather, Massa Kaffa, was at the game. he was clean shaven when it started but looked like WC Grace at the end
Report smeagors December 22, 2009 9:49 PM GMT
Report Joel December 22, 2009 10:09 PM GMT
Why did they call it off when they only needed 42 runs to win ?:|
Report TopTier December 23, 2009 1:50 AM GMT
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. ;-)
Report Joel December 23, 2009 1:51 AM GMT
Might have been a**
Report crunchyfrog December 23, 2009 7:41 PM GMT
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 :-)
Report crunchyfrog December 23, 2009 7:43 PM GMT
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.

Report Birchola December 23, 2009 8:40 PM GMT
Imagine the celebrations on the rare occassion they did take a wicket :0
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