First Test 1971/72

South Africa v New Zealand

Newlands, Cape Town: 25th – 28th February 1972

Trish McKelvey won the toss for New Zealand and chose to bat in the first Test against South Africa at Newlands in 1971/72. It was the first time these two nations had met in Test cricket. It was South Africa’s Maureen Payne‘s debut as captain.


New Zealand 251 (Jan Stead 49, Trish McKelvey 43, Judi Doull 39, Lorna Ward 5-47, Gloria Williamson 2-30) and 222/4 dec (Trish McKelvey 117*, Ethna Rouse 35, Gloria Williamson 2-27) drew with South Africa 165 (Bev Botha 72, Maureen Payne 33, Jill Saulbrey 4-34, Jackie Lord 3-37, Liz Allan 3-38) and 173/2 (Carole Gildenhuys 94, Jenny Gove 36*)