Waikato v Taranaki
Hawke Cup 1939/40 (Challenge Match)
VenueSeddon Park, Hamilton on 30th November, 1st, 2nd December 1939 (2-day match)
Balls per over8
TossWaikato won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresJB Pomeroy, AH Rogerson
Close of play day 1Waikato (1) 64/3 (Lyon 24*, Aitken 12*; 24 overs)
Close of play day 2No play

Taranaki first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JMR Broughtonc Dempsey b Clough0  -- 
H Barkerc Dempsey b Bright30     
+J Speddingc Badeley b Clough011-- 
TC Larkinc Clough b Bright7     
*C Lashnot out25     
AW McCoyc Going b Bright0     
AM Poolc Dempsey b Bright2     
LSM Millerb Bright10     
JL Meulib Clough4     
V Parkinsonb Clough0     
EL Christensenc Bright b Clough0     
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(all out, 33 overs)83
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Broughton), 2-0 (Spedding), 3-35 (Larkin), 4-40 (Barker), 5-40 (McCoy), 6-50 (Pool), 7-76 (Miller), 8-83 (Meuli), 9-83 (Parkinson), 10-83 (Christensen, 33 ov)
Waikato bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Clough16   4335--
Lyon3   0130--
Bright13   4305--
Going1   020--

Waikato first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*TD Lyonnot out24     
AF Lissettec McCoy b Christensen26     
JK Everestb Christensen011-- 
JD Brightc and b Christensen02 -- 
AJ Aitkennot out12     
WJ Cassidydid not bat      
SAR Badeleydid not bat      
RC Cloughdid not bat      
O Hardingdid not bat      
H Goingdid not bat      
+J Dempseydid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 1 lb)2
Total(3 wickets, 24 overs)64
Fall of wickets:
1-48 (Lissette), 2-48 (Everest), 3-48 (Bright)
Taranaki bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Christensen9   1363--
Pool3   130--
McCoy4   0120--
Parkinson8   3110--

--> The match was scheduled for two days but extended to three.
--> There was no play on the final day.

The start of the match on the first day was delayed until 2.30pm waiting for the pitch to dry out
Heavy rain meant that no play was possible on both the second and third scheduled days and Taranaki decided not to claim the option of using an extra day
Taranaki debut: LSM Miller