New Zealand cricket team in South Africa in 1961–62

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The New Zealand cricket team toured South Africa from October 1961 to February 1962 and played a five-match Test series against the South Africa national cricket team. The series was drawn 2-2. New Zealand's victory in the third Test was the team's first Test match win outside New Zealand. New Zealand captain John Reid scored a total of 1,915 runs during the tour, setting a record for the most runs scored in South Africa by a touring batsman.[1]

The team[edit]

The manager was Gordon Leggat.[2]

Test series summary[edit]

First Test[edit]

8,9,11,12 December 1961
Scorecard
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292 all out (88.5 overs)
Jackie McGlew 127
Frank Cameron 3/60 (27 overs)
245 all out (99.3 overs)
Zin Harris 74
Kenneth Walter 4/63 (25.3 overs)
142 all out (61.2 overs)
John Waite 63
Frank Cameron 3/32 (15.2 overs)
166 all out (79.3 overs)
Noel McGregor 55
Peter Pollock 6/38 (20.3 overs)
South Africa won by 30 runs
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: William Anderson (RSA) and Desmond Fell (RSA)
  • South Africa won the toss and chose to bat

Second Test[edit]

26–29 December 1961 (4-day match)
Scorecard
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322 all out (103.2 overs)
John Waite 101
Frank Cameron 5/83 (36.2 overs)
223 all out (92.3 overs)
Graham Dowling 74
Godfrey Lawrence 8/53 (30.3 overs)
178/6 declared (43 overs)
Eddie Barlow 45
Dick Motz 4/68 (17 overs)
165/4 (68 overs)
John R. Reid 75*
Peter Pollock 2/18 (14 overs)
Match Drawn
Wanderers, Johannesburg
Umpires: William Anderson (RSA) and Hayward Kidson (RSA)
  • South Africa won the toss and chose to bat

Third Test[edit]

1–4 January 1962 (4-day match)
Scorecard
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385 all out (157.5 overs)
Zin Harris 101
Sydney Burke 6/128 (19.5 overs)
190 all out (68.4 overs)
Eddie Barlow 51
Frank Cameron 5/48 (24.4 overs)
212 all out (88.1 overs)
Artie Dick 50*
Sydney Burke 5/68 (27.1 overs)
335 all out (142.2 overs)
Roy McLean 113
Jack Alabaster 4/119 (50 overs)
New Zealand won by 72 runs
Newlands, Cape Town
Umpires: Dal Collins (RSA) and John Warner (RSA)
  • New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat

Fourth Test[edit]

2–5 February 1962 (4-day match)
Scorecard
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164 all out (53.1 overs)
John R. Reid 60
Godfrey Lawrence 5/52 (16.1 overs)
464 all out (124.2 overs)
Jackie McGlew 120
John R. Reid 3/55 (16 overs)
249 all out (88.2 overs)
John R. Reid 142
Godfrey Lawrence 4/57 (22.2 overs)
South Africa won by an innings and 51 runs
Wanderers, Johannesburg
Umpires: Hayward Kidson (RSA) and G. Parry (RSA)
  • New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat

Fifth Test[edit]

16,17,19,20 February 1962 (4-day match)
Scorecard
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275 all out (111.2 overs)
Paul Barton 109
Neil Adcock 3/60 (27 overs)
190 all out (72.4 overs)
Godfrey Lawrence 43
Dick Motz 3/33 (14 overs)
228 all out (83.1 overs)
Graham Dowling 78*
Godfrey Lawrence 4/85 (28 overs)
273 all out (144 overs)
Eddie Barlow 59
John R. Reid 4/44 (45 overs)
New Zealand won by 40 runs
St George's Oval, Port Elizabeth
Umpires: G. D. Gibbon (RSA) and G. Parry (RSA)
  • New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Outstanding Achievements". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. 23 April 2009. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Don Neely & Richard Payne, Men in White: The History of New Zealand International Cricket, 1894–1985, Moa, Auckland, 1986, p. 303.

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • R.S. Whitington, John Reid's Kiwis, Whitcombe & Tombs, Christchurch, 1962
  • Don Neely & Richard Payne, Men in White: The History of New Zealand International Cricket, 1894–1985, Moa, Auckland, 1986, pp. 303–24
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1963, pp. 899–912