Wanganui v Marlborough
Hawke Cup 1953/54 (Challenge Match)
VenueCook's Gardens, Wanganui on 26th, 28th, 29th December 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMarlborough won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWanganui won by 10 wickets
UmpiresDPV Foley, HEB Newton
Close of play day 1Marlborough (1) 32/1 (Barnett 18*, Thompson 11*; 28 overs)
Close of play day 2Marlborough (2) 19/0 (Moore 16*, Barnett 1*; 8 overs)

Marlborough first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JR Barnettb Urlich47 178   
H Mooreb Thomas2     
+B Thompsonc Webby b Thomas13     
*AJ Nealb Bergersen4     
AJ McGuirec Nimmo b Bergersen3     
RE Hardingb Urlich7     
D McIntyreb Bergersen1     
G Drylielbw b Bergersen0     
RB Neallbw b Urlich17     
B Fisherlbw b Bergersen4     
TR Nealnot out2     
Extras(3 b, 2 lb)5
Total(all out, 184 minutes, 65.4 overs)105
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Moore), 2-34 (Thompson), 3-43 (AJ Neal), 4-49 (McGuire), 5-64 (Harding), 6-65 (McIntyre), 7-71 (Drylie), 8-98 (RB Neal), 9-103 (Barnett), 10-105 (Fisher, 65.4 ov)
Wanganui bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomas19   11212--
Nimmo1   100--
Urlich14   1333--

Wanganui first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BG Hamiltonc TR Neal b RB Neal61 238   
DR Baronb TR Neal6     
GN McDougallb RB Neal6     
GS Nimmoc Barnett b TR Neal13     
*RE Thomasc AJ Neal b TR Neal9     
DJ McCawelbw b AJ Neal17     
RW Webbylbw b RB Neal13     
JAA Bergersenb Drylie10     
JR Barnettlbw b AJ Neal15     
EJ Urlichlbw b RB Neal20     
+BA Willacynot out1     
Extras(13 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)19
Total(all out, 249 minutes, 81.1 overs)190
Fall of wickets:
1-22 (Baron), 2-31 (McDougall), 3-52 (Nimmo), 4-62 (Thomas), 5-82 (McCawe), 6-101 (Webby), 7-114 (Bergersen), 8-139 (Barnett), 9-177 (Hamilton), 10-190 (Urlich, 81.1 ov)
Marlborough bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Drylie22   6481--
RB Neal19.15454--
TR Neal26   6563--
AJ Neal11   5142--
McGuire3   080--

Marlborough second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Moorec Urlich b Thomas28     
JR Barnettrun out4     
G Dryliec McDougall b Thomas13     
RE Hardingc Barnett b Bergersen7     
AJ McGuireb Thomas2     
RB Nealb Thomas4     
B Fisherc Baron b Nimmo12     
+B Thompsonc and b Urlich11     
*AJ Nealc Baron b Bergersen13     
D McIntyrest Willacy b Urlich0     
TR Nealnot out0     
Extras(2 b, 2 lb)4
Total(all out, 143 minutes, 47.2 overs)98
Fall of wickets:
1-36 (Barnett), 2-36 (Moore), 3-56 (Drylie), 4-58 (Harding), 5-60 (McGuire), 6-69 (RB Neal), 7-81 (Fisher), 8-98 (Thompson), 9-98 (McIntyre), 10-98 (AJ Neal, 47.2 ov)
Wanganui bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomas16   3284--
Nimmo8   2151--
Urlich8   1122--

Wanganui second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DR Baronnot out2     
+BA Willacynot out12     
BG Hamiltondid not bat      
GN McDougalldid not bat      
GS Nimmodid not bat      
*RE Thomasdid not bat      
DJ McCawedid not bat      
RW Webbydid not bat      
JAA Bergersendid not bat      
JR Barnettdid not bat      
EJ Urlichdid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 41 minutes, 13.5 overs)14
Marlborough bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
TR Neal7   370--
Drylie5   340--
RB Neal1.5130--

Rain delayed the start of the game and restricted play to 78 minutes on the first day