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England in South Africa in 1995–96
Flag of England
England
Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
Dates 24 October 1995 – 21 January 1996
Captains Michael Atherton Hansie Cronje
Test series
Result South Africa won the 5-match series 1–0
Most runs Michael Atherton (390) Daryll Cullinan (307)
Most wickets Dominic Cork (19) Allan Donald (19)
Player of the series Allan Donald (SA)
One Day International series
Result South Africa won the 7-match series 6–1
Most runs Graham Thorpe (233) Hansie Cronje (248)
Most wickets Darren Gough (11) Shaun Pollock (13)
Player of the series Shaun Pollock (SA)

The England cricket team toured South Africa from 24 October 1995 to 21 January 1996 for a five-match Test series and a seven-match One Day International (ODI) series against the South African national team. After four consecutive draws, South Africa won the fifth Test to win the series 1–0, before winning the ODI series 6–1, losing only the second ODI.

Squads

Tests ODIs
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Flag of England England Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Flag of England England

Tour matches

Nicky Oppenheimer XI vs England XI

24 October 1995
Scorecard
Flag of England England
242/5d (60.2 overs)
v Nicky Oppenheimer XI
130 (36 overs)
England XI won by 112 runs
NF Oppenheimer Ground, Randjesfontein
Umpires: Ronald Ryninks (SA) and Frank Wood (SA)
Alec Stewart 74 (121)
Henry Williams 2/48 (12 overs)
Geoffrey Toyana 28 (47)
  • England XI won the toss and elected to bat.

50-over: Easterns vs England XI

25 October 1995
Scorecard
Easterns
261/5 (50 overs)
v Flag of England England
264/5 (49 overs)
England XI won by 5 wickets
PAM Brink Stadium, Springs
Umpires: Barry Lambson (SA) and Cyril Mitchley (SA)
Player of the match: Mark Ramprakash (England XI)
Wayne Radford 92 (118)
Darren Gough 1/45 (10 overs)
Mark Ramprakash 89* (93)
Corrie Jordaan 2/34 (10 overs)
  • Easterns won the toss and elected to bat.

First-class: South African Invitational XI vs England XI

27–30 September 1995
Scorecard
Flag of England England
332 (131.4 overs)
v South African Invitational XI
210 (78.1 overs)
Match drawn
Soweto Cricket Oval, Soweto
Umpires: Muhammad Bagus (SA) and Wilf Diedricks (SA)
Alec Stewart 94
Mark Davis 4/68 (21.4 overs)
Hansie Cronje 56
Richard Illingworth 6/76 (25.1 overs)
282/5d (80 overs) 25/1 (14 overs)
Alec Stewart 101*
Henry Williams 2/77 (22 overs)
Mickey Arthur 12
Mike Watkinson 1/4 (3 overs)
  • England XI won the toss and elected to bat.
  • No play was possible on day 4.

First-class: Border vs England XI

2–5 November 1995
Scorecard
Flag of England England
351 (133.1 overs)
v Border
166 (58.3 overs)
England XI won by an innings and 53 runs
Buffalo Park, East London
Umpires: Robert Noble (SA) and David Orchard (SA)
John Crawley 108
Brenden Fourie 4/75 (30 overs)
Peter Kirsten 53
Dominic Cork 5/48 (16.3 overs)
132 (51.5 overs)
Daryll Cullinan 55
Mark Ilott 5/36 (13.5 overs)
  • England XI won the toss and elected to bat.
  • No play was possible on Day 2.

First-class: South Africa A vs England XI

9–12 November 1995
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa A
470/9d (142 overs)
v Flag of England England
308 (106.3 overs)
South Africa A won by 6 wickets
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen (SA) and David Orchard (SA)
Adam Bacher 116
Darren Gough 3/85 (29 overs)
Jack Russell 93*
Paul Adams 4/65 (28.3 overs)
148/4 (38.5 overs) 309 (113.4 overs)
John Commins 54
Angus Fraser 3/49 (15 overs)
Alec Stewart 56
Paul Adams 5/116 (38.4 overs)
  • South Africa A won the toss and elected to bat.

First-class: Free State vs England XI

23–25 November 1995
Scorecard
Flag of England England
316/4d (97.5 overs)
v Free State
245/9d (72 overs)
Match drawn
Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein
Umpires: Barry Lambson (SA) and Cyril Mitchley (SA)
Graham Thorpe 131* (262)
Herman Bakkes 1/42 (16 overs)
Deon Jordaan 52
Richard Illingworth 3/50 (19 overs)
239/4d (85 overs) 110/3 (39 overs)
John Crawley 90
Chris Craven 2/25 (13 overs)
Chris Craven 60*
Mark Ramprakash 1/7 (3 overs)
  • England XI won the toss and elected to bat.

50-over: Free State vs England XI

26 November 1995
Scorecard
Free State
201/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of England England
202/3 (41 overs)
England XI won by 7 wickets
Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein
Umpires: Barry Lambson (SA) and Cyril Mitchley (SA)
Deon Jordaan 54
Mike Watkinson 3/40 (10 overs)
Alec Stewart 81
Chris Craven 2/36 (7 overs)
  • Free State won the toss and elected to bat.

First-class: Boland vs England XI

7–9 December 1995
Scorecard
Flag of England England
402/8d (152.5 overs)
v Boland
288 (135 overs)
Match drawn
Boland Bank Park, Paarl
Umpires: Muhammad Bagus (SA) and Robert Brooks (SA)
Jack Russell 129*
Billy Stelling 2/47 (19 overs)
Phil DeFreitas 54
Mark Ilott 3/48 (22 overs)
33/2 (12.3 overs)
John Crawley 18*
Charl Willoughby 1/7 (6 overs)
  • England XI won the toss and elected to bat.

50-over: Boland vs England XI

10 December 1995
Scorecard
Flag of England England
244 (49.4 overs)
v Boland
170 (42.4 overs)
England XI won by 74 runs
Boland Bank Park, Paarl
Umpires: Muhammad Bagus (SA) and Robert Brooks (SA)
Michael Atherton 77
Adrian Kuiper 2/16 (6 overs)
Adrian Kuiper 54
Peter Martin 4/35 (8.4 overs)
  • England XI won the toss and elected to bat.

First-class: South African Students XI vs England XI

20–22 December 1995
Scorecard
South African Students XI
269/8d (86.1 overs)
v Flag of England England
186/2 (78 overs)
Match drawn
Jan Smuts Stadium, Pietermaritzburg
Umpires: Sarel Marais (SA) and Ramesh Shah (SA)
Nic Pothas 147
Mark Ilott 6/89 (24 overs)
Alec Stewart 89*
James Albanie 1/32 (9 overs)
  • South African Students XI won the toss and elected to bat.
  • No play was possible on day 3.

50-over: Western Province vs England XI

6 January 1996
Scorecard
Flag of England England
196 (49.5 overs)
v Western Province
200/7 (49 overs)
Western Province won by 3 wickets
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Muhammad Bagus (SA) and Robert Brooks (SA)
Neil Fairbrother 46
Craig White 46
Meyrick Pringle 4/34 (10 overs)
Faiek Davids 55*
Mike Watkinson 2/23 (5 overs)
  • England XI won the toss and elected to bat.

Test series

1st Test

16–20 November 1995
Scorecard
Flag of England England
381/9d (143 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Match drawn
Centurion Park, Centurion
Umpires: Cyril Mitchley (SA) and S Venkataraghavan (Ind)
Player of the match: Graeme Hick (Eng)
Graeme Hick 141 (277)
Brian McMillan 3/50 (25 overs)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain prevented any play from tea on day 2 to the end of day 5.
  • Shaun Pollock (SA) made his Test debut.

2nd Test

30 November – 4 December 1995
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
332 (104 overs)
v Flag of England England
200 (68.3 overs)
Match drawn
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Darrell Hair (Aus) and Karl Liebenberg (SA)
Player of the match: Michael Atherton and Jack Russell (both Eng)
Gary Kirsten 110 (241)
Dominic Cork 5/84 (32 overs)
Robin Smith 52 (109)
Clive Eksteen 3/12 (11 overs)
346/9 d (104.3 overs) 351/5 (165 overs)
Brian McMillan 100* (168)
Dominic Cork 4/78 (31.3 overs)
Michael Atherton 185* (492)
Brian McMillan 2/50 (21 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.
  • Jack Russell (Eng) took a Test record 11 catches in the match.
  • Michael Atherton (Eng) set a Test record for the highest innings at the New Wanderers Stadium.

3rd Test

14–18 December 1995
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
225 (100 overs)
v Flag of England England
152/5 (48.1 overs)
Match drawn
Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and David Orchard (SA)
Player of the match: Allan Donald (SA)
Andrew Hudson 45 (63)
Peter Martin 4/60 (27 overs)
Alec Stewart 41 (85)
Craig Matthews 3/31 (12 overs)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Bad light stopped play in the evening sessions of days 1 and 2.
  • Rain reduced play on day 3 and prevented play on days 4 and 5.
  • Jacques Kallis (SA) made his Test debut.

4th Test

26–30 December 1995
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
428 (159.5 overs)
v Flag of England England
263 (120.4 overs)
Match drawn
St George's Oval, Port Elizabeth
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and Cyril Mitchley (SA)
Player of the match: Gary Kirsten (SA)
Daryll Cullinan 91 (183)
Dominic Cork 4/113 (43.2 overs)
Michael Atherton 72 (237)
Allan Donald 3/49 (25.4 overs)
162/9d (65.3 overs) 189/3 (92 overs)
Gary Kirsten 69 (176)
Peter Martin 3/39 (17 overs)
Alec Stewart 81 (261)
Craig Matthews 1/29 (19 overs)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Paul Adams (SA) made his Test debut.

5th Test

2–4 January 1996
Scorecard
Flag of England England
153 (68.1 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
244 (101 overs)
South Africa won by 10 wickets
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: David Orchard (SA) and Steve Randell (Aus)
Player of the match: Allan Donald (SA)
Robin Smith 66 (179)
Allan Donald 5/46 (16 overs)
Daryll Cullinan 62 (134)
Peter Martin 3/37 (24 overs)
157 (62.5 overs) 70/0 (15.4 overs)
Graham Thorpe 59 (126)
Shaun Pollock 5/32 (15.5 overs)
Gary Kirsten 41* (48)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

ODI series

1st ODI

9 January 1996 (D/N)
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
211/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of England England
205 (49.5 overs)
South Africa won by 6 runs
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Karl Liebenberg (SA) and David Orchard (SA)
Player of the match: Shaun Pollock (SA)
Shaun Pollock 66* (66)
Craig White 2/31 (10 overs)
Graham Thorpe 62 (96)
Shaun Pollock 4/34 (9.5 overs)

2nd ODI

11 January 1996 (D/N)
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
262/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of England England
265/5 (48.2 overs)
England won by 5 wickets
Springbok Park, Bloemfontein
Umpires: Wilf Diedricks (SA) and Rudi Koertzen (SA)
Player of the match: Michael Atherton (Eng)
Andrew Hudson 64 (97)
Dominic Cork 3/44 (10 overs)
Michael Atherton 85 (110)
Shaun Pollock 2/48 (9.2 overs)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Floodlight failure after 23.4 overs of the England innings meant play was stopped for bad light for 50 minutes, but no overs were lost.

3rd ODI

13 January 1996
Scorecard
Flag of England England
198/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
199/7 (48.1 overs)
South Africa won by 3 wickets
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen (SA) and David Orchard (SA)
Player of the match: Shaun Pollock (SA)
Neil Fairbrother 57* (92)
Shaun Pollock 3/31 (10 overs)
Jonty Rhodes 44 (65)
Darren Gough 3/31 (10 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Mike Watkinson (Eng) made his ODI debut.

4th ODI

14 January 1996
Scorecard
Flag of England England
272/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
276/3 (48 overs)
South Africa won by 7 wickets
Centurion Park, Centurion
Umpires: Wilf Diedricks (SA) and Karl Liebenberg (SA)
Player of the match: Gary Kirsten (SA)
Alec Stewart 64 (78)
Allan Donald 3/72 (9 overs)
Gary Kirsten 116 (126)
Darren Gough 1/41 (10 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

5th ODI

17 January 1996 (D/N)
Scorecard
Flag of England England
184 (49.5 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
185/5 (48.2 overs)
South Africa won by 5 wickets
Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban
Umpires: Wilf Diedricks (SA) and David Orchard (SA)
Player of the match: Allan Donald (SA)
Graham Thorpe 63 (74)
Allan Donald 4/41 (10 overs)
Hansie Cronje 78 (133)
Dominic Cork 2/29 (9.2 overs)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to field.

6th ODI

19 January 1996 (D/N)
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
129 (41.4 overs)
v Flag of England England
115 (43.4 overs)
South Africa won by 14 runs
Buffalo Park, East London
Umpires: Cyril Mitchley (SA) and David Orchard (SA)
Player of the match: Paul Adams (SA)
Brian McMillan 45* (92)
Darren Gough 3/25 (10 overs)
Graeme Hick 39 (65)
Paul Adams 3/26 (9 overs)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Lance Klusener (SA) made his ODI debut.

7th ODI

21 January 1996
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
218/9 (50 overs)
v Flag of England England
154 (46.1 overs)
South Africa won by 64 runs
St George's Oval, Port Elizabeth
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen (SA) and Cyril Mitchley (SA)
Player of the match: Adrian Kuiper (SA)
Adrian Kuiper 61* (66)
Darren Gough 4/33 (10 overs)
Graeme Hick 43 (64)
Fanie de Villiers 4/32 (9.1 overs)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Steve Palframan (SA) made his ODI debut.

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