Southland v South Canterbury
Hawke Cup 1975/76 (Challenge Match)
VenueTurnbull Thomson Park, Invercargill on 21st, 22nd January 1976 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossSouth Canterbury won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSouthland won by 7 wickets
UmpiresRG Condliffe, BD Dawson
Close of play day 1Southland (1) 102/4 (Anderson 54*, McKechnie 10*; 35 overs)

South Canterbury first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BW Andrewsb McKechnie3     
BJ Macklec Alabaster b Thomson9     
JU Varcoec Verrall b McKechnie0     
*NM Parkerlbw b Thomson18     
JW Daviesc Murdoch b Thomson29     
PG d'Auvergnelbw b Alabaster33     
NF Richardslbw b Alabaster4     
WL Eddingtonc Murdoch b McKechnie11     
+JT Wardb Alabaster11     
BJ Davidsonc Anderson b McKechnie5     
GL Blanchardnot out0     
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 48.1 overs)124
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (Andrews), 2-3 (Varcoe), 3-27 (Mackle), 4-32 (Parker), 5-87 (d'Auvergne), 6-97, 7-97, 8-118, 9-124, 10-124 (48.1 ov)
Southland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson14   3353--
Alabaster14   3373--
Hill7   0260--

Southland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+NR Thompsonc Richards b Blanchard8     
KJ O'Connorc Richards b Eddington18     
RW Andersonb Davies60  7- 
K Keenanb Eddington2     
RJ Verrallb Eddington4     
BJ McKechnielbw b Davies12     
DR Murdochb Davies5     
DS Cockslbw b Davidson15     
*GD Alabasterc Varcoe b Davidson3     
RJ Hillb Davies0     
GB Thomsonnot out0     
Extras(4 b, 3 nb)7
Total(all out, 59.4 overs)134
Fall of wickets:
1-25 (Thompson), 2-61 (O'Connor), 3-74 (Keenan), 4-78 (Verrall), 5-108 (Anderson), 6-113 (McKechnie), 7-118 (Murdoch), 8-127 (Alabaster), 9-132 (Hill), 10-134 (Cocks, 59.4 ov)
South Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blanchard6   1321--
Eddington14   6383--
Davies16   4234--

South Canterbury second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BW Andrewsc Keenan b McKechnie12     
BJ Macklec Alabaster b Thomson0     
JU Varcoeb McKechnie13     
PG d'Auvergnec Hill b Thomson0     
*NM Parkerb Thomson4     
JW Daviesc Alabaster b Thomson0     
NF Richardsb McKechnie19     
WL Eddingtonlbw b Thomson0     
+JT Wardlbw b McKechnie0     
BJ Davidsonc McKechnie b Thomson4     
GL Blanchardnot out11     
Extras(1 lb, 1 nb)2
Total(all out, 35 overs)65
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (Mackle), 2-18 (Varcoe), 3-19 (d'Auvergne), 4-23 (Parker), 5-27 (Davies), 6-40 (Andrews), 7-41 (Eddington), 8-44 (Ward), 9-51 (Richards), 10-65 (Davidson, 35 ov)
Southland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson17   6376--
McKechnie17   6264--
Alabaster1   100--

Southland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+NR Thompsonb Davidson011-- 
KJ O'Connorrun out8     
RW Andersonnot out34     
K Keenanlbw b Blanchard4     
RJ Verrallnot out4     
BJ McKechniedid not bat      
DR Murdochdid not bat      
DS Cocksdid not bat      
*GD Alabasterdid not bat      
RJ Hilldid not bat      
GB Thomsondid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 5 nb)8
Total(3 wickets, 10.2 overs)58
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Thompson, 0.1 ov), 2-39 (O'Connor), 3-52 (Keenan)
South Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davidson4   0131--
Davies4   1250--
Blanchard1   031--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.