New Zealand v Melbourne Cricket Club
Melbourne Cricket Club in New Zealand 1926/27
VenueLancaster Park, Christchurch on 18th, 19th, 21st, 22nd March 1927 (4-day match)
Balls per over8
TossNew Zealand won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresC Butler, AD Downes
Close of play day 1Melbourne Cricket Club (1) 2/0 (Onyons 2*, Jewell 0*)
Close of play day 2New Zealand (2) 17/0 (Blunt 11*, Mills 5*)
Close of play day 3New Zealand (2) 423/5 (Oliver 30*, Alloo 4*)

New Zealand first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RC Bluntc Ebeling b WW Armstrong47     
JE Millsc WW Armstrong b Ransford11     
ML Pagec Hendry b WW Armstrong67     
+KC Jamesc Wood b Ebeling9     
CJ Oliverb Ebeling4     
AW Alloolbw b Ebeling1     
*CCR Dacreb Ebeling31     
N Gallichanc Jewell b Wood2     
RJ Readb WW Armstrong8     
WHR Cunninghamnot out2     
WE Merrittb Ebeling0     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 1 w)8
Total(all out, 50 overs)190
Fall of wickets:
1-33, 2-97, 3-123, 4-145, 5-147, 6-147, 7-156, 8-188, 9-190, 10-190 (50 ov)
Melbourne Cricket Club bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ebeling17   2315--
Ransford7   1121--
Wood9   1481--
TG Armstrong5   0310--
WW Armstrong12   2603--

Melbourne Cricket Club first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BA Onyonsc Oliver b Merritt47     
+RS Jewellb Read50     
HSTL Hendryb Cunningham51     
VS Ransfordst James b Merritt89     
HCA Sandfordb Merritt67     
TG Armstronglbw b Merritt61     
RG Johnstonest James b Merritt0     
RS Rodgersonlbw b Merritt2     
PB Woodb Cunningham14     
HI Ebelingc Gallichan b Merritt10     
*WW Armstrongnot out1     
Extras(11 b, 4 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)17
Total(all out, 81 overs)409
Fall of wickets:
1-90, 2-120, 3-184, 4-318, 5-331, 6-341, 7-343, 8-373, 9-408, 10-409 (81 ov)
New Zealand bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Read28   61071--
Cunningham20   1782--
Merritt11   0887--
Blunt7   0420--
Alloo6   0370--
Gallichan9   1400--

New Zealand second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RC Bluntc WW Armstrong b Hendry185     
JE Millslbw b Ebeling7     
ML Pagelbw b WW Armstrong89     
+KC Jamesb Wood49     
CJ Oliverst +Rodgerson b WW Armstrong62     
*CCR Dacrec Onyons b Ebeling29     
AW Allooc +Rodgerson b Ebeling22     
WHR Cunninghamc Ransford b WW Armstrong16     
RJ Readc Onyons b Wood22     
N Gallichannot out39     
WE Merrittnot out37     
Extras(27 b, 15 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)45
Total(9 wickets, declared, 127 overs)602
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-278, 3-333, 4-368, 5-417, 6-460, 7-491, 8-510, 9-527
Melbourne Cricket Club bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ebeling35   61463--
Ransford14   3410--
Wood24   01262--
TG Armstrong2   090--
WW Armstrong29   01313--
Johnstone6   0340--
Rodgerson6   0300--
Hendry11   2401--

Melbourne Cricket Club second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BA Onyonsc and b Read43     
HSTL Hendrylbw b Cunningham4     
VS Ransfordc Merritt b Read42     
HCA Sandfordst James b Blunt2     
TG Armstronglbw b Blunt0     
RG Johnstonenot out19     
*WW Armstrongb Alloo6     
PB Woodlbw b Merritt25     
RS Rodgersonnot out0     
HI Ebelingdid not bat      
+RS Jewelldid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 1 w)7
Total(7 wickets, 52.4 overs)148
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-82, 3-91, 4-91, 5-93, 6-109, 7-148
New Zealand bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Read15   4432--
Cunningham8   2241--
Blunt10   3292--
Alloo4   321--
Dacre2   200--
Gallichan1   100--

In the New Zealand second innings, Rodgerson replaced Jewell as wicket keeper on the fourth day.