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Result: England won the 2-match series 2-0

England tour of South Africa 1889

Date & time Detail
Tue 12 - Wed 13
1st Test - South Africa vs England
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
England won by 8 wickets
Mon 25 - Tue 26
2nd Test - South Africa vs England
Newlands, Cape Town
England won by an innings and 202 runs

The 1888-89 South African cricket season saw the first two first-class cricket matches played in South Africa. However, the season saw the first tour by an England team that was accorded first-class status. The two games against representative South African sides were later designated as Test matches, thereby making them the first two Tests South Africa played. England won both of them easily.

England consisted of seven county-standard players and five of good club standard. Harry Altham compared them to a weak English county side.

Series Squad

South Africa squad (01-Mar-1889)

Owen Dunell (Captain), Dicky Richards, Gobo Ashley, Nicolaas Theunissen, Gus Kempis, Charlie Finlason, Fred Smith (Wicket Keeper), Robert Stewart, William Milton, Arthur Ochse, Bernard Tancred, Philip Hutchinson, Albert Rose-Innes, Charles Vintcent

England squad (01-Mar-1889)

Sir Aubrey Smith (Captain), Henry Wood (Wicket Keeper), Maurice Read, Emile McMaster, Frank Hearne, Basil Grieve, Arnold Fothergill, The Hon. Charles Coventry, Johnny Briggs, Monty Bowden, Bobby Abel, George Ulyett

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