Southland v South Canterbury
Hawke Cup 1954/55 (Elimination Match)
VenueUniversity Oval, Dunedin on 11th, 13th, 14th December 1954 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultSouthland won by 9 wickets
UmpiresJD Harwood, G McDonald
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2South Canterbury (2) 52/1 (Edrich 30*, McEwen 9*; 26 overs)

South Canterbury first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RP Phillipsc Giles b Alabaster15     
+EH Edrichb Giles2     
*JEC McEwenc Giles b Overton9     
R Taiaroab Overton19 40   
R Bowdenlbw b Overton0     
MW Jackb Alabaster2     
HN Dellowb Alabaster0     
I Harveyb Alabaster1     
G Marshallb Alabaster13     
RC Carterrun out2     
C Thomasnot out0     
Extras(1 b)1
Total(all out, 140 minutes, 48.3 overs)64
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (Edrich), 2-26, 3-26, 4-30, 5-37, 6-47, 7-49, 8-50, 9-62, 10-64 (48.3 ov)
Southland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Overton16   9283--
Giles10   681--
Rewcastle7   3100--

Southland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Gillc Taiaroa b Carter36 1002- 
CV Shirleylbw b Jack21     
EC Earwakerst Edrich b Carter24     
+NR Thompsonc Dellow b Jack10     
AW Gilbertsonc Edrich b Carter1     
JC Alabasterc Bowden b Carter42 3351 
PS Gilesc Edrich b Carter0     
AJ O'Connellst Edrich b Carter14     
AR Willsb Jack11     
*GWF Overtonb Jack2     
RW Rewcastlenot out1     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb)7
Total(all out, 186 minutes, 60.5 overs)169
Fall of wickets:
1-30 (Shirley), 2-78 (Earwaker), 3-86 (Gill), 4-88 (Gilbertson), 5-138, 6-139, 7-139, 8-157, 9-162, 10-169 (60.5 ov)
South Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Marshall11   4360--
Dellow10   4240--
Harvey7   3170--
Carter16   1566--
Phillips5   160--
Thomas1   010--

South Canterbury second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RP Phillipsb Giles13     
+EH Edrichc Gill b Giles38     
*JEC McEwenc Rewcastle b Overton35 180   
R Taiaroac Giles b Alabaster15 34   
R Bowdenlbw b Rewcastle1     
MW Jackc Earwaker b Giles10     
HN Dellowlbw b Overton8     
RC Carterc Gill b Overton14     
I Harveyc Gill b Overton2     
G Marshallrun out11  2- 
C Thomasnot out7     
Extras(1 b, 2 lb)3
Total(all out, 88.4 overs)157
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Phillips), 2-65 (Edrich), 3-88 (Taiaroa), 4-89 (Bowden), 5-104 (Jack), 6-122 (Dellow), 7-129 (McEwen), 8-139, 9-141, 10-157 (88.4 ov)
Southland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Overton25   13454--
Giles19   9263--
Rewcastle13   7281--
Earwaker4   170--

Southland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Gillc and b Carter9     
CV Shirleynot out40 3551 
AW Gilbertsonnot out7     
+NR Thompsondid not bat      
EC Earwakerdid not bat      
JC Alabasterdid not bat      
PS Gilesdid not bat      
AJ O'Connelldid not bat      
AR Willsdid not bat      
*GWF Overtondid not bat      
RW Rewcastledid not bat      
Total(1 wicket, 35 minutes, 11.5 overs)56
Fall of wickets:
1-40 (Gill)
South Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dellow6   0150--
Marshall4   0210--

--> The match was scheduled for two days but extended to three.
--> Southland first innings: 50 in 68 minutes
--> Southland first innings: 100 in 122 minutes

This was South Canterbury's first match in the Hawke Cup since 1930/31 and Southland's first since 1936/37