Southland v Wairarapa
Hawke Cup 1976/77 (Challenge Match)
VenueQueen's Park, Invercargill on 18th, 19th, 20th February 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossWairarapa won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWairarapa won by 65 runs
UmpiresBD Dawson, NF Tapper
Close of play day 1Southland (1) 101/4 (Thompson 35*, McKechnie 23*; 36 overs)
Close of play day 2Wairarapa (2) ?/2 (Shrimpton ?*, Fisher ?*)

Wairarapa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DH Paytonb Thomson5  1- 
AW Shortc Thompson b McKechnie0     
MJF Shrimptonc Pierce b McKechnie34 914- 
MA Fisherb Hills7     
PJ Hollandrun out (Pierce->Hills)0     
+IR Snookc Thompson b Thomson6     
RN Wyliec Thompson b Hills26     
DM Crombiec Verrall b McKechnie26     
SJ Elliottc Anderson b Hills2     
DW Bracewellrun out (Alabaster->Thompson)19     
GP Johnsonnot out4     
Extras(1 b, 8 lb)9
Total(all out, 244 minutes, 49.7 overs)138
Fall of wickets:
1-6 (Payton), 2-6 (Short), 3-27 (Fisher), 4-34 (Holland), 5-55 (Snook), 6-59 (Shrimpton), 7-89 (Wylie), 8-93 (Elliott), 9-127 (Crombie), 10-138 (Bracewell, 49.7 ov)
Southland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson15   4332--
Hills12   1573--
Alabaster1   030--

Southland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+NR Thompsonlbw b Shrimpton51 2432- 
AD Piercehit the ball twice4     
RW Andersonc Payton b Bracewell18     
RJ Verrallb Johnson4     
KJ O'Connorb Johnson011-- 
BJ McKechniec Fisher b Short51 1912- 
N McArthurrun out3     
RJ Hillc Payton b Short1     
*GD Alabasternot out21     
PW Hillsc Short b Bracewell0     
GB Thomsonc Payton b Short6     
Extras(9 b, 8 lb, 6 nb, 2 w)25
Total(all out, 378 minutes, 91.6 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-13 (Pierce), 2-49 (Anderson), 3-54 (Verrall), 4-54 (O'Connor), 5-140 (Thompson), 6-151, 7-153, 8-154, 9-160, 10-184 (91.6 ov)
Wairarapa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Johnson14   2442--
Wylie14   2380--
Bracewell24   8322--
Shrimpton22   8371--
Elliott4   310--

Wairarapa second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DH Paytonlbw b Hills65 1767- 
AW Shortlbw b McKechnie18 693- 
MJF Shrimptonc Anderson b Alabaster54 1777- 
MA Fisherb Alabaster2     
PJ Hollandlbw b Alabaster1     
+IR Snookc Thomson b Alabaster16     
RN Wyliec Anderson b Alabaster23     
DM Crombiec Hills b Alabaster24  4- 
SJ Elliottc Verrall b Alabaster13     
DW Bracewellnot out10     
GP Johnsonabsent
Extras(6 b, 8 lb)14
Total(all out, 330 minutes, 76 overs)240
Fall of wickets:
1-51 (Short), 2-128 (Payton), 3-139 (Fisher), 4-145 (Holland), 5-156 (Shrimpton), 6-173 (Snook), 7-213 (Crombie), 8-223 (Wylie), 9-240 (Elliott, 76 ov)
Southland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson12   2460--
McKechnie29   6781--
Alabaster27   4667--
Hills5   0221--
Hill3   0140--

Southland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+NR Thompsonlbw b Wylie7     
KJ O'Connorc Fisher b Short6     
RW Andersonc and b Short4  1- 
AD Pierceb Bracewell7     
RJ Verrallc Short b Shrimpton23     
BJ McKechniec Short b Bracewell26 475- 
*GD Alabasterc Crombie b Short0     
RJ Hillc Bracewell b Shrimpton1     
N McArthurc Elliott b Bracewell34 546- 
GB Thomsonnot out6     
PW Hillsc Holland b Bracewell0     
Extras(12 b, 3 nb)15
Total(all out, 165 minutes, 38.7 overs)129
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (O'Connor), 2-22 (Anderson), 3-22 (Thompson), 4-51 (Pierce), 5-53 (Verrall), 6-58 (Alabaster), 7-60 (Hill), 8-102 (McKechnie), 9-124 (McArthur), 10-129 (Hills, 38.7 ov)
Wairarapa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Short12   5373--
Wylie5   0181--
Shrimpton11   2342--

GP Johnson (Wairarapa) returned home after the first day due to a family illness.
In the Southland first innings, AD Pierce had played a ball from RN Wylie safely down by his feet but then kicked it towards the nearest fielder without permission resulting in a half-hearted appeal from Wylie but umpire Dawson gave the batsman out "hit the ball twice" and, despite a plea from the Wairarapa captain, the umpire insisted that the batsman was out.
12th Men: C Hampton (Southland), MJ Fisher (Wairarapa)