B Sutcliffe's XI v WM Wallace's XI
Trial match 1952/53
VenueLancaster Park, Christchurch on 25th, 26th, 27th March 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
PlayersB Sutcliffe's XI: 14; WM Wallace's XI: 13
TossB Sutcliffe's XI won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
Close of play day 1B Sutcliffe's XI (1) 159/2 (Miller 53*, Petrie 63*)
Close of play day 2WM Wallace's XI (1) 21/0 (Meuli 10*, Chapple 9*)

B Sutcliffe's XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+EC Petrielbw b Fisher67     
AA Hunterc Fisher b Overton18     
PGZ Harrislbw b Hayes4     
LSM Millerretired out61     
NS Harfordc and b Alabaster2     
BJ Postlesb Clarke16     
IB Leggatnot out60     
EL Childnot out10     
IM Sinclairdid not bat      
*B Sutcliffedid not bat      
EW Dempsterdid not bat      
RW Blairdid not bat      
AR MacGibbondid not bat      
W Belldid not bat      
Extras(17 b, 11 lb, 2 nb)30
Total(6 wickets, declared, 89 overs)268
Fall of wickets:
1-36, 2-51, 3-171, 4-171, 5-176, 6-218
WM Wallace's XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hayes13   2341--
Clarke16   3491--
Overton18   6371--
Fisher18   7451--
Alabaster21   3671--
Poore3   260--

WM Wallace's XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EM Meulinot out10     
ME Chapplenot out9     
JB Morrisdid not bat      
JEF Beckdid not bat      
MB Pooredid not bat      
JW Guydid not bat      
*WM Wallacedid not bat      
T Flawsdid not bat      
JA Hayesdid not bat      
DB Clarkedid not bat      
FE Fisherdid not bat      
JC Alabasterdid not bat      
GWF Overtondid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(no wicket, 12 overs)21
B Sutcliffe's XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blair5   180--
Leggat5   270--
MacGibbon1   100--
Bell1   040--

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

At one time it was so wet that four balls were in use - two being bowled with and two being dried off by the umpires