Southland v Bay of Plenty
Hawke Cup 1975/76 (Challenge Match)
VenueQueen's Park, Invercargill on 27th, 28th, 29th March 1976 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossSouthland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn (Southland won on first innings)
UmpiresBD Dawson, AJ Watkins
Close of play day 1Southland (1) ?/8 (Alabaster ?*, Nicholson ?*)
Close of play day 2Bay of Plenty (1) 150/7 (Jeffcote 28*, Cunis 11*; 47 overs)

Southland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KJ O'Connorc Blake b Cook25     
+NR Thompsonb Unka1  -- 
RW Andersonc and b Cunis10721522882 
BJ McKechniec Kensington b Cunis34 113   
RJ Verralllbw b Harris34     
DR Barnettlbw b Cunis2  -- 
JK Lindsaylbw b Cunis2  -- 
*GD Alabasterc Shrimpton b Craig842112257- 
RJ Hillc Wright b Cunis9     
KA Nicholsonc Wright b Cunis19 100   
GB Thomsonnot out0  -- 
Extras(6 b, 6 lb, 11 nb, 1 w)24
Total(all out, 503 minutes, 107.1 overs)341
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Thompson), 2-66 (O'Connor), 3-180 (Anderson), 4-185 (McKechnie), 5-191 (Barnett), 6-200 (Lindsay), 7-255 (Verrall), 8-276 (Hill), 9-341 (Nicholson), 10-341 (Alabaster, 107.1 ov)
Bay of Plenty bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cunis36   6926--
Unka22   2661--
Harris17   1491--
Cook24   6651--
Wright3   0210--

Bay of Plenty first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJE Wrightlbw b McKechnie50     
IR Masonc Verrall b McKechnie13     
RA Shrimptonb McKechnie4     
PO Blakec and b McKechnie2     
*SJ Harrisc Nicholson b Alabaster29     
GJ Jeffcoteb Alabaster29     
PJ Kensingtonc Nicholson b Alabaster0     
KA Craigc Verrall b McKechnie4     
RS Cunisnot out15     
GD Cookb McKechnie0     
H Unkac Thompson b McKechnie3     
Extras(7 b, 2 lb)9
Total(all out, 218 minutes, 55.7 overs)158
Fall of wickets:
1-52 (Mason), 2-74, 3-75, 4-80, 5-132, 6-132, 7-137, 8-151, 9-155, 10-158 (55.7 ov)
Southland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson6   1200--
Nicholson9   1320--
Alabaster18   4513--

Southland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KJ O'Connorb Cunis9     
+NR Thompsonc Cunis b Kensington21     
RW Andersonnot out50 964- 
BJ McKechnieb Kensington4     
RJ Verrallnot out5     
DR Barnettdid not bat      
JK Lindsaydid not bat      
*GD Alabasterdid not bat      
RJ Hilldid not bat      
KA Nicholsondid not bat      
GB Thomsondid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(3 wickets, declared, 126 minutes, 25 overs)94
Fall of wickets:
1-13 (O'Connor), 2-49 (Thompson), 3-67 (McKechnie)
Bay of Plenty bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cunis7   1231--
Kensington12   0512--
Craig6   1150--

Bay of Plenty second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJE Wrightc Anderson b Lindsay4     
IR Masonst Thompson b Lindsay26     
RA Shrimptonc Verrall b Lindsay24     
PO Blakec Hill b Alabaster0     
*SJ Harrisnot out12     
GJ Jeffcotec Anderson b Lindsay0     
PJ Kensingtonnot out4     
KA Craigdid not bat      
RS Cunisdid not bat      
GD Cookdid not bat      
H Unkadid not bat      
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(5 wickets, 93 minutes, 23 overs)73
Fall of wickets:
1-21 (Wright), 2-57, 3-57, 4-59, 5-59
Southland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson3   0170--
Nicholson2   120--
Lindsay9   1324--
Hill3   120--
Alabaster6   1171--

12th Men: N McArthur (Southland), MD Earl (Bay of Plenty)