The things you find while cleaning up around the house in that lull between Christmas and New Year.
These images are from The Illustrated History of Test Cricket, The First Century (1977, published by Marshall Cavendish), from a 1912 Test at Old Trafford between Australia and South Africa:
The Triangular Tournament of 1912 has gone done (sic) in cricket history as a major disaster, but no one had a more disastrous seasaon on the playing side than the South Africans, who lost all three Tests to england and the firfst two to Australia. They were still passing through a recession after the decline of the googly bowlers, and the Australians outplayed them in the first Test at Old Trafford, winning by an innings…(page 46)
Another picture of the same scoreboard in the same match. I believe the third line is last man’s score.
Thanks heaps. Fine photo. Good stuff!