Nelson v Taranaki
Fuji Xerox Cup 1996/97 (Challenge Match)
VenueTrafalgar Park, Nelson on 1st, 2nd, 3rd February 1997 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossTaranaki won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn (Nelson won on first innings)
UmpiresJM Busby, DR Murdoch
Close of play day 1Nelson (1) 19/0 (Garner 5*, Milnes 11*; 6 overs)
Close of play day 2Nelson (1) 440/9 (Williams 76*, Gardiner 25*; 126 overs)

Taranaki first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PJ Ingramc Leonard b Hampton382372651- 
GP Sulzbergerc Milnes b Bartlett41216-- 
PJ Lightollerlbw b Bartlett41114-- 
*RK Brownc Garner b Mudkavi721441809- 
MDJ Walkerc Garner b Mudkavi3891845- 
PA O'Neillc Douglas b Hampton01715-- 
HJ Goonewardenec Leonard b Mudkavi43335-- 
AR Wisneskic Mudkavi b Bartlett1836473- 
RS Dempsternot out136569-1 
RM Westc Milnes b Williams11015-- 
+KT Rowsonlbw b Hampton22221-- 
Extras(8 lb, 14 nb)22
Total(all out, 391 minutes, 110.3 overs)216
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (Sulzberger), 2-11 (Lightoller), 3-138 (Walker), 4-146 (O'Neill), 5-151 (Goonewardene), 6-165 (Ingram), 7-187 (Wisneski), 8-200 (Brown), 9-211 (West), 10-216 (Rowson, 110.3 ov)
Nelson bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bartlett16   4433-1
Williams36   17541--
Gardiner16   6260--
Mudkavi22   9353--

Nelson first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*CD Garnerc Rowson b Wisneski104352-- 
GS Milnesst Rowson b Sulzberger11825429614- 
JD Ogilviec Dempster b Sulzberger2952583- 
MW Douglasc Brown b Sulzberger50697152 
SP Johnsonc Rowson b Wisneski1865783- 
SV Mudkavib Sulzberger3772615- 
+AJ Leonardlbw b Sulzberger056-- 
BR Williamsnot out8613915012- 
CR Hamptonc Sulzberger b Wisneski3337445- 
CE Bartlettc Rowson b Wisneski1022241- 
NW Gardinerc Brown b Ingram2744655- 
Extras(18 b, 8 lb, 12 nb, 1 w)39
Total(all out, 454 minutes, 132.5 overs)457
Fall of wickets:
1-36 (Garner), 2-84 (Ogilvie), 3-164 (Douglas), 4-235 (Johnson), 5-263 (Milnes), 6-265 (Leonard), 7-292 (Mudkavi), 8-336 (Hampton), 9-362 (Bartlett), 10-457 (Gardiner, 132.5 ov)
Taranaki bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
West17   2670-1
Sulzberger49   81505--
Dempster12   4340--
Brown11   621011
Wisneski19   5844-2
Walker22   6650-2
O'Neill1   040--

Taranaki second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GP Sulzbergernot out10013017411- 
PJ Ingramlbw b Williams82527-- 
PJ Lightollerb Williams1267721- 
MDJ Walkernot out33737331 
*RK Browndid not bat      
PA O'Neilldid not bat      
HJ Goonewardenedid not bat      
AR Wisneskidid not bat      
RS Dempsterdid not bat      
RM Westdid not bat      
+KT Rowsondid not bat      
Extras(6 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(2 wickets, 174 minutes, 49 overs)161
Fall of wickets:
1-42 (Ingram), 2-100 (Lightoller)
Nelson bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bartlett7   1200-1
Williams19   4562--
Hampton17   2510--
Gardiner6   0280--

--> GP Sulzberger (2) 100 in 127 balls with 11 fours
--> RK Brown retired hurt in the Taranaki first innings having scored 48 (team score 77/2) - he returned when the score was 165/6

Brown had to retire hurt in the Taranaki first innings after edging an attempted hook shot off CE Bartlett on to his forehead which required medical treatment
BR Williams and NW Gardiner added 95 for the tenth wicket in the Nelson first innings
The captains agreed to end the game at 2.43pm on the third day shortly after GP Sulzberger had brought up his century
12th Men: AD Gapes (Nelson), I Patterson (Taranaki)