Wairarapa v Hutt Valley
Hawke Cup 1977/78 (Challenge Match)
VenueQueen Elizabeth Park, Masterton on 25th, 26th, 27th February 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossWairarapa won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWairarapa won by a concession
UmpiresRD Corric, JG Reardon
Close of play day 1Wairarapa (1) 283/6 (Wylie 15*, Crombie 5*)
Close of play day 2Hutt Valley (1) 127/4 (Forward 1*, Hewson 7*; 40 overs)

Wairarapa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DH Paytonc RW Smith b Johnson24 423- 
AW Shortb Partridge127 30326- 
PJ Hollandc Hewson b Harris64 18891 
MJF Shrimptonc RW Smith b Partridge28     
+IR Snookb Partridge1  -- 
SJ Elliottb Partridge011-- 
RN Wyliec Hewson b Forward70 2618- 
DM Crombierun out42 1635- 
DW Bracewellb Forward31 1424- 
BP Bracewellb Partridge14     
G Walkernot out8     
Extras(9 b, 13 lb, 5 nb)27
Total(all out, 645 minutes, 142.2 overs)436
Fall of wickets:
1-39 (Payton), 2-202 (Holland), 3-255 (Short), 4-259 (Snook), 5-259 (Elliott), 6-260 (Shrimpton), 7-364 (Crombie), 8-394 (Wylie), 9-428 (BP Bracewell), 10-436 (DW Bracewell, 142.2 ov)
Hutt Valley bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Partridge29   41275--
Johnson34   10831--
McGregor32   14690--
Newdick11   2280--
Newton2   080--
BD Smith16   10250--
Harris8   1351--

Hutt Valley first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RW Smithc Snook b DW Bracewell65 14682 
RW Newtonc Payton b Short15 44   
JP Toppc Holland b DW Bracewell4     
MJ Harrisc Short b Shrimpton24 723- 
BAH Forwardc Shrimpton b Walker3     
+AR Hewsonb BP Bracewell23     
GA Newdickc Elliott b Walker0     
BD Smithnot out77 11014- 
PB McGregorc DW Bracewell b Walker1     
CS Partridgec and b Shrimpton11     
GP Johnsonst Snook b DW Bracewell0     
Extras(13 b, 1 lb, 13 nb)27
Total(all out, 312 minutes, 69 overs)250
Fall of wickets:
1-48 (Newton), 2-65 (Topp), 3-119 (Harris), 4-119 (RW Smith), 5-139 (Forward), 6-139 (Newdick), 7-157 (Hewson), 8-165 (McGregor), 9-243 (Partridge), 10-250 (Johnson, 69 ov)
Wairarapa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
BP Bracewell12   2461--
Wylie2   070--
Short9   2241--
DW Bracewell19   5763--
Shrimpton16   9362--
Walker11   3343--

Wairarapa second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DH Paytonc Johnson b Harris30 596- 
AW Shortc Hewson b BD Smith28 525- 
SJ Elliottnot out39  7- 
PJ Hollandc BD Smith b Harris1  -- 
+IR Snookc RW Smith b BD Smith39  51 
MJF Shrimptonlbw b Newton1  -- 
RN Wylienot out9     
DM Crombiedid not bat      
DW Bracewelldid not bat      
BP Bracewelldid not bat      
G Walkerdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 6 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)12
Total(5 wickets, declared, 175 minutes, 38 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-60 (Short), 2-64 (Payton), 3-67 (Holland), 4-122 (Snook), 5-123 (Shrimpton)
Hutt Valley bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Partridge3   0130--
Johnson2   0100--
McGregor2   160--
Newton6   1141--
BD Smith14   6322--
Harris8   0592--
RW Smith1   040--
Topp2   190--

AW Short and PJ Holland added 163 in 188 minutes for the second wicket in the Wairarapa first innings
RN Wylie and DM Crombie added 104 in 163 minutes for the seventh wicket in the Wairarapa first innings
BD Smith and CS Partridge added 78 in 71 minutes for the ninth wicket in the Hutt Valley first innings
Late on the third day Hutt Valley started bowling underarm as a protest against Wairarapa not declaring. The batsmen left the field to consult with their captain who then declared. Hutt Valley decided not to bat and forfeited their second innings so Wairarapa won the game outright.