Poverty Bay v Hawke's Bay
Hawke Cup 1954/55 (Elimination Match)
VenueThe Oval, Gisborne on 11th, 12th December 1954 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossPoverty Bay won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresPA Fargher, EC Martin
Close of play day 1Poverty Bay (1) 16/2 (Graham 9*, Jackson 0*; 15 overs)

Poverty Bay first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SB Martinb Brian2     
BN Grahamnot out9     
HE Tappingb Fulford2     
D Jacksonnot out0     
WR Playledid not bat      
J Holmesdid not bat      
HW Larmerdid not bat      
TM Sharpdid not bat      
JA Turnbulldid not bat      
JM Barbourdid not bat      
AS Taylordid not bat      
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(2 wickets, 50 minutes, 15 overs)16
Fall of wickets:
1-11 (Martin), 2-16 (Tapping)
Hawke's Bay bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brian8   541--
Fulford7   391--

Hawke's Bay first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DD Dinedid not bat      
RF Piercedid not bat      
DS Kivelldid not bat      
SA Keongdid not bat      
+WAL Tottydid not bat      
*TPL Reaneydid not bat      
DE Briandid not bat      
NJTM Toomeydid not bat      
GF Bishopdid not bat      
JD Hendersondid not bat      
KA Fulforddid not bat      

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

Only 50 minutes play was possible on the first day and no play on the second day due to rain
This was also a Kirk Cup match so Hawke's Bay retained the Kirk Cup