Canterbury v Australians
Australia in New Zealand 1927/28
VenueLancaster Park, Christchurch on 2nd, 3rd, 5th March 1928 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossCanterbury won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralians won by 9 wickets
UmpiresW Butler, R Coleman
Close of play day 1Canterbury (1) 305 all out
Close of play day 2Canterbury (2) 10/1 (Gregory 7*)

Canterbury first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GR Gregoryc Oldfield b Blackie7     
IM Hamiltonc Blackie b Grimmett69     
J Jacobsb Oxenham24     
*ML Pagelbw b Oxenham20     
JA Newmanb Grimmett98     
DC Nixonc Woodfull b Grimmett4     
WE Merrittst Oldfield b Grimmett2     
CE Evansb Grimmett29     
RJ Readb Oxenham9     
+N Dorreenc Blackie b Grimmett5     
WHR Cunninghamnot out16     
Extras(12 b, 9 lb, 1 nb)22
Total(all out, 122.5 overs)305
Fall of wickets:
1-12 (Gregory), 2-71 (Jacobs), 3-125 (Page), 4-135 (Hamilton), 5-145 (Nixon), 6-147 (Merritt), 7-242 (Evans), 8-259 (Read), 9-264 (Dorreen), 10-305 (Newman, 122.5 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McNamee25   8390-1
Blackie17   4581--
Oxenham35   0553--
Schneider2   130--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WM Woodfulllbw b Read30     
WH Ponsfordb Merritt16     
A Jacksonc Dorreen b Merritt12     
*VY Richardsonc Hamilton b Cunningham6     
KJ Schneiderc Read b Merritt138     
WC Alexanderb Read36     
RK Oxenhamb Newman1     
+WAS Oldfieldst Dorreen b Merritt137     
CV Grimmettnot out12     
DD Blackiest Dorreen b Merritt1     
RLA McNameeb Read4     
Extras(6 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)11
Total(all out, 106.1 overs)404
Fall of wickets:
1-46 (Ponsford), 2-46 (Woodfull), 3-64 (Richardson), 4-64 (Jackson), 5-128 (Alexander), 6-135 (Oxenham), 7-364 (Schneider), 8-395 (Oldfield), 9-399 (Blackie), 10-404 (McNamee, 106.1 ov)
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Newman27   31141--
Merritt26   01055--
Cunningham3   1101-1
Nixon4   0280--
Evans4   0160--

Canterbury second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GR Gregoryb McNamee23     
IM Hamiltonb Grimmett3     
J Jacobsc Schneider b Grimmett60     
*ML Pagec Woodfull b Grimmett9     
JA Newmanb Grimmett31     
DC Nixonc Richardson b Grimmett3     
WE Merrittb Grimmett14     
CE Evansc Jackson b McNamee20     
RJ Readb McNamee10     
+N Dorreenb Grimmett6     
WHR Cunninghamnot out3     
Extras(16 b, 3 lb)19
Total(all out, 78.2 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-10 (Hamilton), 2-59 (Gregory), 3-72 (Page), 4-140 (Newman), 5-141 (Jacobs), 6-143 (Nixon), 7-170 (Merritt), 8-190 (Evans), 9-191 (Read), 10-201 (Dorreen, 78.2 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McNamee23   8293--
Oxenham19   8290--
Blackie2   090--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WM Woodfullnot out54     
WH Ponsfordst Dorreen b Read2     
A Jacksonnot out42     
*VY Richardsondid not bat      
KJ Schneiderdid not bat      
WC Alexanderdid not bat      
RK Oxenhamdid not bat      
+WAS Oldfielddid not bat      
CV Grimmettdid not bat      
DD Blackiedid not bat      
RLA McNameedid not bat      
Extras(5 lb)5
Total(1 wicket, 28.4 overs)103
Fall of wickets:
1-15 (Ponsford)
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Read10   4281--
Newman6   1190--
Nixon4   180--
Page3   0130--

--> N Dorreen made his debut in First-Class matches
--> DC Nixon made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> JA Newman (1) passed 12000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 33
--> WAS Oldfield (1) passed his previous highest score of 129 in First-Class matches
--> RLA McNamee made his debut in New Zealand in First-Class matches
--> CV Grimmett reached 350 wickets in First-Class matches when he dismissed DC Nixon, his 2nd wicket in the Canterbury first innings
--> WE Merritt reached 150 wickets in First-Class matches when he dismissed A Jackson, his 2nd wicket in the Australians first innings