Northland v Southern Hawke's Bay
Hawke Cup 1955/56 (Challenge Match)
VenueWhangarei High School Ground, Whangarei on 17th, 18th February 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultNorthland won by 10 wickets
UmpiresAJ Magee, GA Pool
Close of play day 1

Southern Hawke's Bay first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IN Sailb Dunning6     
CI Burgessc Williams b Dunning25     
NM Shererc Wyatt b Dunning1  -- 
*AD Gunnc Wyatt b Dunning8     
JK Dwyerc Joass b EL Child1  -- 
JF Clarkeb EL Child0  -- 
A Grahamb EL Child4   - 
JTH Kittb EL Child9     
JS Smallb Williams24     
+AE Howleynot out7     
AG Smalllbw b Williams6     
Extras(3 b, 4 lb, 6 nb)13
Total(all out, 52 overs)104
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-36, 3-42, 4-48, 5-48, 6-60, 7-69, 8-71, 9-93, 10-104 (52 ov)
Northland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
EL Child15   8194--
Little4   0130--
Wilson4   150--
Williams12   3262--
Dunning17   7284--

Northland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WOR Smithlbw b AG Small25     
JL Wyattnot out37     
+S Munroc Dwyer b AG Small9     
BO Childb Gunn0  -- 
JC Littlec Howley b Gunn6     
NR Wilsonc Graham b JS Small19     
*EL Childst Howley b Sherer10     
R Dunningc Howley b JS Small2  -- 
MW Armstrongc Howley b AG Small21     
JG Williamsb JS Small0  -- 
MK Joassb Sherer1  -- 
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 6 nb, 1 w)16
Total(all out, 80.2 overs)146
Fall of wickets:
1-43 (Munro), 2-44 (BO Child), 3-57 (Little), 4-75 (Smith), 5-96, 6-100, 7-100, 8-100, 9-101, 10-146 (80.2 ov)
Southern Hawke's Bay bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AG Small30.216363--
Gunn24   7402--
Graham9   4190--
Dwyer4   1100--
JS Small11   3183--
Sherer2   072--

Southern Hawke's Bay second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IN Sailrun out0  -- 
CI Burgessc Munro b Little2  -- 
NM Shererb Williams21     
*AD Gunnb Little5   - 
JK Dwyerc Williams b EL Child12     
JF Clarkest Munro b Joass2  -- 
A Grahamc Smith b Joass0  -- 
JTH Kittc Little b Joass0  -- 
JS Smallc Smith b Williams7     
+AE Howleyc Joass b EL Child5   - 
AG Smallnot out0  -- 
Extras(6 b, 4 nb)10
Total(all out, 36.3 overs)64
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Sail), 2-2 (Burgess), 3-9 (Gunn), 4-26 (Dwyer), 5-50, 6-53, 7-53, 8-62, 9-62, 10-64 (36.3 ov)
Northland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
EL Child11   792--
Little5   1122--
Williams12   7132--
Dunning2   140--

Northland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WOR Smithnot out12     
BO Childnot out11     
JL Wyattdid not bat      
+S Munrodid not bat      
JC Littledid not bat      
NR Wilsondid not bat      
*EL Childdid not bat      
R Dunningdid not bat      
MW Armstrongdid not bat      
JG Williamsdid not bat      
MK Joassdid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 6 overs)23
Southern Hawke's Bay bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
AG Small3   0130--
Gunn3   0100--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> JL Wyatt retired hurt in the Northland first innings having scored 26 (team had lost 0 wickets) - he returned when the score was 101/9