Manawatu v Nelson
Hawke Cup 1953/54 (Elimination Match)
VenueSportsground, Palmerston North on 1st, 2nd, 4th January 1954 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossManawatu won the toss and decided to bat
ResultManawatu won by an innings and 46 runs
UmpiresCF Bowick, C Whitehead
Close of play day 1Manawatu (1) 420/8 (Colquhoun 23*, Reid 5*)
Close of play day 2Nelson (2) 190/5 (Ching 87*, Fowler ?*)

Manawatu first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McVicarc Ching b Challies42     
MJ Hamblingc Cederman b Hunter81     
*DW Bowdenlbw b Savage85     
BA Turnerb Hunter11     
EL Mummeryc Avery b Hunter77     
CM Penmanc Hunter b Cederman26     
DD Beardc Avery b Hunter42     
LRD Scottc Hockey b Hunter21     
+IA Colquhounb Avery72  53 
NG Reidb Avery26     
DR Tarrantnot out6     
Extras(10 b, 1 lb, 1 w)12
Total(all out, 154 overs)501
Fall of wickets:
1-96 (McVicar), 2-151 (Hambling), 3-167 (Turner), 4-269 (Bowden), 5-318 (Penman), 6-354 (Mummery), 7-377 (Beard), 8-410 (Scott), 9-464 (Reid), 10-501 (Colquhoun, 154 ov)
Nelson bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Savage24   21011--
Haskell16   5390--
Avery16   2562--
Cederman35   5821--
Challies30   31111--
Hunter28   7825--
Hockey4   0130--
Leggat1   050--

Nelson first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Averyc Scott b Beard6     
AA Hunterc Colquhoun b Reid25     
JW Guyc Reid b Beard46     
ED Cedermanc Beard b Reid0     
+IH Chingc Hambling b Beard8     
GA Leggatc and b Beard9     
RG Fowlerc Scott b Tarrant29     
WJR Haskellc Tarrant b Mummery19     
EJ Hockeyc Hambling b Tarrant22     
RS Challiesnot out3     
SW Savagec Turner b Tarrant0     
Extras(10 b, 3 lb)13
Total(all out, 189 minutes, 64.3 overs)180
Fall of wickets:
1-12 (Avery), 2-42 (Hunter), 3-42 (Cederman), 4-81 (Ching), 5-102, 6-105, 7-134, 8-162, 9-176, 10-180 (64.3 ov)
Manawatu bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Beard29   7574--
Reid14   5332--
Mummery10   3271--

Nelson second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
NE Averyc McVicar b Tarrant14     
AA Hunterc Bowden b Tarrant10     
JW Guylbw b Mummery30     
ED Cedermanc Tarrant b Beard15     
+IH Chingc Bowden b Reid108     
GA Leggatc Beard b Tarrant15     
RG Fowlerc McVicar b Beard29     
WJR Haskellc Penman b Beard13     
EJ Hockeyc Bowden b Reid4     
RS Challiesnot out10     
SW Savagec Scott b Reid9     
Extras(11 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)18
Total(all out, 81.3 overs)275
Fall of wickets:
1-25, 2-26, 3-44, 4-88, 5-155, 6-229, 7-251, 8-255, 9-257, 10-275 (81.3 ov)
Manawatu bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tarrant23   2673--
Beard35   11993--
Mummery4   0161--
McVicar3   0220--
Scott2   0160--

--> The match was scheduled for two days but extended to three.
--> Manawatu first innings: 250 in 264 minutes

IH Ching had hit 10 fours and 2 sixes in his 87* at the close of play on day 2