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[edit]

Dudley Nourse was the manager.

The tour[edit]

"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[edit]


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

Annual reviews[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • 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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