South African cricket team in England in 1960
Dudley Nourse was the manager.
"From nearly every point of view the ninth South African tour of England proved disappointing," Wisden's editor, Norman Preston, began his report. 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".
Test series summary
- 1st Test at Edgbaston – England won by 100 runs
- 2nd Test at Lord's – England won by an innings and 73 runs
- 3rd Test at Trent Bridge – England won by 8 wickets
- 4th Test at Old Trafford – match drawn
- 5th Test at The Oval – match drawn
- 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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