The Australian touring team opened their visit to Africa on Friday, October 18, with a convincing 302 for six wickets declared against a Northern Rhodesian side in the hot and dusty town of Nkana-Kitwe - one of the major mining towns of the area.
G.V. Nkana Mine smelter plant.
G.V. Part of the Kitwe shopping centre.
S.V.Pan The Nkana Mine headgear.
Angle V. The flag of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.
S.V. People into cricket ground.
S.C.U. The 20/- . Entrance Gate.
S.V. Section of the crowd inside.
Long V. Australian Captain Ian Craig (on right) tossing a coin with N.Rhodesian Captain (Jackie Ward)
Angle V. Australian flag.
Long V. First ball of the match Burke and Favell batting, Lee bowls to Favell.
S.V. Lee to Favell again.
S.V. Rest of the Australian Team looking on from pavilion.
Long V. Favell walking towards pavilion(L.B.W bowled Lee for 24)
S.V. Scoreboard at lunch reading Australia 118 for 2.
Long V. Burke and Craig walking from the pavilion after lunch.
S.V. Lee bowls to Craig, he pats the ball away on the onside.
Long V. Burke being caught by Westray (extreme left of picture) pan to Burke walking away from the wicket after scoring 101.
Long V. The inevitable dog on the pitch.
S.V. Lee bowls to Burge who pats the ball back to the bowler.
Long V. Simpson hitting a four off Jennings.
C.U. Spectator sucking thumb.
L.V. Benaud walking out of the pavilion and passing Burge who is out L.B.W.
S.V. Scoreboard reading 247 for 4.
S.L.V. Rhodesian team appealing and Benaud walking away from the wicket LBW for 9, the score being 300 for 6.
Side V. Rhodesian opening batsman coming out Jack Ward Captain nearest camera.
S.L.V. Ian Meckiff bowling to Hotzrith of N.R.
L.V. Ian Meckiff bowling to Hotzrith of N.R.
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Background: The Australian touring team opened their visit to Africa on Friday, October 18, with a convincing 302 for six wickets declared against a Northern Rhodesian side in the hot and dusty town of Nkana-Kitwe - one of the major mining towns of the area.
The game, which was outstanding for a bright century from Jim Burke, was played in blazing best until the mid-afternoon when a light shower cooled off the sweating Australians.
Northern Rhodesia won the toss and sent the Australians into bat before a crowd of 3,000. The Rhodesian bowlers made an early break through when pace-bowler Mike Lee sent back Les Favell of New South Wales, lbw for 24 when the Australian had scored 38. Shortly afterwards Lee had left-handed Ken MacKay of Queensland caught at first slip.
Although Ian Craig, captain of the touring side, disappointed with a 34 before being caught behind the wicket off Lee, opening batsman Jim Burke went on to score a handsome hundred which included nine fours.
Peter Burge scored 81 and Robert Simpson scored 42 in attractive style.
Mike Lee was the outstanding bowler, taking three wickets for 66 runs in 19 overs.
All out for 85 in their first innings, Northern Rhodesia managed to hang and score 80 for one wicket in their second innings to draw the game.