Test Match 1955

This was the only Test Match I ever attended as a 13-year-old sports mad youngster.  I have no recollection of who I went with but I do remember wanting to see Frank “Typhoon” Tyson bowl for England.  England batted first so I got to see Dennis Compton, the original “Brylcreem Boy”, score a magnificent 155 not out.

1955 England v South Africa - 3rd Test

Start Date: 7th July, 1955

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Toss: England

Result: South Africa won by 3 wickets

Man of Match: No Award

Denis Compton, with more than 5000 Test runs to boot, was also known for endorsing Brylcreem

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