Manawatu v Hawke's Bay
Hawke Cup 1960/61 (Elimination Match)
VenueSportsground, Palmerston North on 24th, 25th, 26th March 1961 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossHawke's Bay won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn (Hawke's Bay won on first innings)
UmpiresGH Stroud, PG Thomas
Close of play day 1Hawke's Bay (1) 193/6 (Smith 52*, Brian 6*)
Close of play day 2Manawatu (1) 106/6

Hawke's Bay first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RE Paynec Hermansson b Yuile21     
PJC Couttsb Harford16     
RG Smallc Grady b Harford58     
MJF Shrimptonc Thomson b Yuile5     
KFH Smithb Yuile56     
RM Schofieldc Kelly b Finlay0     
BWH Sergentlbw b Harford20     
DE Brianc Grady b Langridge39     
KE Dunningc Milburn b Yuile0     
KA Fulfordc Harford b Thomson0     
+BE Barkernot out10     
Extras(12 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)15
Total(all out, 83.1 overs)240
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-50, 3-97, 4-115, 5-124, 6-185, 7-208, 8-218, 9-219, 10-240 (83.1 ov)
Manawatu bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Finlay13   2461--
Harford15   2283--
Yuile25   8494--
Thomson17   4611--
Milburn1   010--

Manawatu first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BA Turnerb Fulford21     
PA Maunderb Fulford14     
B Milburnc Smith b Brian9     
BW Yuileb Fulford0     
*NS Harfordb Fulford21     
RA Kellyc Smith b Fulford4     
DA Gradylbw b Brian28     
JCA Thomsonb Fulford8     
+GL Hermanssonc Fulford b Brian7     
D Langridgenot out3     
R Finlayabsent
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 3 nb)10
Total(all out, 67.1 overs)125
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-40, 3-47, 4-47, 5-57, 6-88, 7-113, 8-117, 9-125 (67.1 ov)
Hawke's Bay bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dunning4   0210--
Fulford28   12296--
Smith9   1110--
Schofield2   1110--

--> The match was scheduled for two days but extended to three.

This match, although set down for two days, was continued over to the Sunday to get a result on first innings, a task which took just under an hour.
Don Brian played his 25th and final match for Hawke's Bay and brought his tally of wickets to 101 becoming the third Hawke's Bay bowler to achieve the feat after Arthur Fenton and Tom Reaney