Nelson v Marlborough
Hawke Cup 1925/26 (Challenge Match)
VenueTrafalgar Park, Nelson on 12th, 13th, 14th December 1925 (2-day match)
Balls per over8
TossMarlborough won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNelson won by an innings and 296 runs
UmpiresD Atkinson (Marlborough), H Blincoe (Nelson)
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Nelson (1) 250/4 (MR Eden 72*, Biggar 7*)

Marlborough first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Robsonrun out1     
RJH Pearpointb RC Eden12     
MWJ Neallbw b RC Eden32 125   
*ID Allardycec Kemnitz b Lines8     
WC McNabbb Newman0     
L Flemingb Fletcher12 35   
WC McAlpinenot out12     
IJ Hendersonc Biggar b RC Eden9     
RT Craggb RC Eden15     
FW Hortonb Searell0     
+NA Hendersonb RC Eden8     
Extras(7 b)7
Total(all out, 60.4 overs)116
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Robson), 2-25 (Pearpoint), 3-42 (Allardyce), 4-47 (McNabb), 5-66 (Fleming), 6-70 (Neal), 7-82 (IJ Henderson), 8-98 (Cragg), 9-103 (Horton), 10-116 (NA Henderson, 60.4 ov)
Nelson bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Searell11   5191--
RC Eden19.46505--
Neale6   370--
Lines6   3101--
Newman5   271--
Fletcher7   461--
Eyles6   3100--

Nelson first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*ER Nealec and b McAlpine48 909- 
HC Fletcherb Pearpoint6     
RE Eylesb Pearpoint20 45   
RC Edenc Cragg b Robson86 9313- 
MR Edenc McAlpine b Pearpoint87     
+AA Biggarc McNabb b Pearpoint113 116   
EJ Kemnitzb Robson39 28   
BR Edenlbw b Cragg2     
J Newmanb McAlpine10     
TA Searellb Pearpoint31     
KV Linesnot out7     
Total(all out, 88 overs)462
Fall of wickets:
1-13 (Fletcher), 2-66 (Eyles), 3-90 (Neale), 4-224 (RC Eden), 5-285 (MR Eden), 6-340 (Kemnitz), 7-355 (BR Eden), 8-382 (Newman), 9-438 (Biggar), 10-462 (Searell, 88 ov)
Marlborough bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McAlpine22   5902--
Pearpoint22   21145--
McNabb3   0180--
Cragg19   3791--
Robson11   2522--
Horton5   0440--
Allardyce2   0220--
Fleming4   0300--

Marlborough second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RJH Pearpointc Newman b Lines14     
MWJ Nealc Newman b Lines1     
*ID Allardyceb Newman0     
H Robsonb Lines5     
RT Craggc Kemnitz b Newman1     
L Fleminglbw b Lines1     
WC McAlpinec Newman b Searell8     
IJ Hendersonb Lines4     
+NA Hendersonc Neale b Lines8     
FW Hortonnot out0     
WC McNabbb Lines0     
Total(all out, 28 overs)50
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Neal), 2-2 (Allardyce), 3-7 (Robson), 4-18 (Cragg), 5-19 (Fleming), 6-34 (Pearpoint), 7-38 (IJ Henderson), 8-46 (McAlpine), 9-50 (NA Henderson), 10-50 (McNabb, 28 ov)
Nelson bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Newman13   5102--
Lines14   6327--
Searell1   101--

--> The match was scheduled for two days but extended to three.
--> Marlborough first innings: 50 in 80 minutes
--> Marlborough first innings: 100 in 165 minutes
--> Nelson first innings: 200 in 140 minutes
--> Nelson first innings: 300 in 220 minutes

Rain prevented any play on the first day
RC Eden and MR Eden 50 partnership in 40 minutes for the fourth wicket in the Nelson first innings
RC Eden and MR Eden 100 partnership in 55 minutes for the fourth wicket in the Nelson first innings
RC Eden and MR Eden added 134 for the fourth wicket in the Nelson first innings