Southland v North Canterbury
Hawke Cup 1968/69 (Elimination Match)
VenueTurnbull Thomson Park, Invercargill on 8th, 9th March 1969 (2-day match)
Balls per over8
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
Close of play day 1North Canterbury (1) 38/8 (Rapley 0*, Merrin 4*)

Southland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KJ O'Connorc and b Rapley34  2- 
+NR Thompsonrun out44  2- 
RJ Verrallc Stone b Rapley7  1- 
J Barrielbw b Rapley07 -- 
GT Buistnot out45  2- 
WA Robertsonc and b Rapley4  -- 
*GD Alabasternot out32  3- 
JC Alabasterdid not bat      
[unknown]did not bat      
[unknown]did not bat      
[unknown]did not bat      
Extras(3 b, 13 lb, 1 nb)17
Total(5 wickets, declared, 71.2 overs)183
Fall of wickets:
1-65 (O'Connor), 2-79 (Verrall), 3-79 (Barrie), 4-107 (Thompson), 5-114 (Robertson)
North Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Merrin13   6270-1
McKay16   2410--
Rapley25   10464--
Johnston7   1180--

North Canterbury first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+PR Williamsb JC Alabaster04 -- 
*SJ Blakelylbw b JC Alabaster10  1- 
SJ Ryanb GD Alabaster11  -- 
PR Rutherfordlbw b GD Alabaster1  -- 
GW Stonelbw b JC Alabaster3  -- 
DW McRaec Thompson b GD Alabaster3  -- 
PT Johnstonlbw b GD Alabaster1  -- 
WH Newtonlbw b JC Alabaster2  -- 
AF Rapleynot out0  -- 
RC Merrinnot out4  1- 
PJ McKaydid not bat      
Extras(3 b)3
Total(8 wickets, 47 overs)38
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (Williams), 2-14 (Blakely), 3-17 (Rutherford), 4-24 (Stone), 5-30 (Ryan), 6-31 (McRae), 7-34 (Johnston), 8-34 (Newton)
Southland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
JC Alabaster23   14214--
GD Alabaster23   16144--
Robertson1   100--

--> There was no play on the final day.

Rain prevented any play on the second day causing the match to be abandoned with no result meaning it had to be replayed to establish which team would challenge for the Hawke Cup the following season