Marlborough v Hawke's Bay
Hawke Cup 1967/68 (Challenge Match)
VenueHorton Park, Blenheim on 1st, 2nd, 3rd March 1968 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossHawke's Bay won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn (Hawke's Bay won on first innings)
UmpiresJW Low, AJ Neal
Close of play day 1Marlborough (1) 49/1 (Roberts 24*, AJ Neal 1*; 17 overs)
Close of play day 2Hawke's Bay (2) ?/3 (Small ?*, Shrimpton ?*)

Hawke's Bay first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LF Jonesc Heibner b Crisp6     
PJC Couttslbw b Sparks13     
MP Bakerc AJ Neal b Heibner57 1837- 
+RM Schofieldb Sparks5     
MJF Shrimptonc GR Neal b Hawtin83 1739- 
*RG Smallc Sparks b GR Neal3     
BDM Furlongc Hawtin b Sparks23     
LR Singletonc Hawtin b Sparks1     
NW Wilderb Sparks15     
JH Howellnot out25     
D Beuthb Heibner4     
Extras(7 lb, 3 nb)10
Total(all out, 325 minutes, 103 overs)245
Fall of wickets:
1-13 (Jones), 2-34 (Coutts), 3-40 (Schofield), 4-162 (Baker), 5-173 (Shrimpton), 6-177 (Small), 7-181 (Singleton), 8-213, 9-220, 10-245 (103 ov)
Marlborough bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sparks36   111015--
Crisp19   6541--
Heibner28   12512--
Hawtin10   661--
GR Neal10   2231--

Marlborough first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BL Robertsb Beuth26     
*BA Heibnerc Schofield b Beuth24     
AJ Nealc Schofield b Howell16     
JR Litchfieldc Singleton b Furlong50     
CW Garrodc Furlong b Wilder13     
LC Sparksc Beuth b Furlong13     
OF Drylandc Baker b Wilder9     
GF Hawtinb Wilder2     
GR Nealc Singleton b Wilder8     
DJS Crispc and b Wilder23     
+D Smithnot out8     
Extras(11 b, 3 lb)14
Total(all out, 318 minutes, 95.3 overs)206
Fall of wickets:
1-45 (Heibner), 2-65 (Roberts), 3-71 (AJ Neal), 4-119 (Garrod), 5-141 (Sparks), 6-163, 7-163, 8-177, 9-193, 10-206 (95.3 ov)
Hawke's Bay bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Howell18   6461--
Beuth24   8442--
Shrimpton9   3140--
Furlong18   10342--

Hawke's Bay second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LF Jonesc GR Neal b Heibner24     
NW Wilderc Heibner b Sparks1     
MP Bakerc Hawtin b Sparks14     
*RG Smalllbw b Sparks85  10- 
MJF Shrimptonnot out203 48021- 
PJC Couttsc Sparks b AJ Neal1     
+RM Schofieldc and b GR Neal100  12- 
BDM Furlongdid not bat      
LR Singletondid not bat      
JH Howelldid not bat      
D Beuthdid not bat      
Extras(19 b, 13 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)36
Total(6 wickets, 167 overs)464
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Wilder), 2-29 (Baker), 3-55 (Jones), 4-208 (Small), 5-213 (Coutts), 6-464 (Schofield, 167 ov)
Marlborough bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sparks44   121083--
Crisp15   6160--
Heibner23   8421--
GR Neal34   4761--
Dryland17   2900--
Hawtin8   5140--
Garrod5   1240--
Litchfield3   1100--
AJ Neal10   5131--
Roberts5   0160--
Smith3   0190--

MP Baker and MJF Shrimpton added 122 for the fourth wicket in the Hawke's Bay first innings
RG Small and MJF Shrimpton added 153 for the fourth wicket in the Hawke's Bay second innings
MJF Shrimpton and RM Schofield added 251 for the sixth wicket in the Hawke's Bay second innings
BA Heibner took over as Marlborough wicket-keeper after lunch on the third day
MJF Shrimpton scored 1 five in the Hawke's Bay second innings
12th Man: DF Selby (Hawke's Bay)