Canterbury XI v New Zealand Universities
Other matches in New Zealand 1953/54
VenueHagley Oval, Christchurch on 20th, 21st April 1954 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossCanterbury XI won the toss and decided to bat
ResultCanterbury XI won by 25 runs
Close of play day 1New Zealand Universities (1) 57/1 (Alabaster 23*, Hamilton 12*; 17 overs)

Canterbury XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JG Leggatrun out89  10- 
IA Baxterc Croucher b Thomson30 85   
JF Collinsc Harris b Alabaster0     
J Daviesc Morris b Uluiviti21     
AF Wrightb Harris24     
SW Goodwinst Croucher b Thomson19     
IM Sinclairc Thomson b Alabaster45  51 
TD Gibsonc McEwan b Thomson35  7- 
N Collendernot out2     
HN Dellowb Thomson0     
+EP Fullerst Croucher b Alabaster2     
Extras(11 b, 4 lb, 1 w)16
Total(all out, 79.5 overs)283
Fall of wickets:
1-89 (Baxter), 2-90 (Collins), 3-123 (Davies), 4-151 (Leggat), 5-185 (Wright), 6-209 (Goodwin), 7-278, 8-280, 9-280, 10-283 (79.5 ov)
New Zealand Universities bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blewden17   6470--
Uluiviti19   6621--
McEwan8   1330--
Thomson17   5464--
Harris5   1211--

New Zealand Universities first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JE Scottc and b Gibson16     
GD Alabasterc Collins b Wright45     
BG Hamiltonb Goodwin68  6- 
*PGZ Harrisrun out4     
JB Morrisb Goodwin58  9- 
DN MacLeodlbw b Dellow4     
JCA Thomsonnot out15     
JM McEwanlbw b Gibson10     
NM Uluivitic and b Gibson0     
+JM Croucherlbw b Gibson2     
RJ Blewdennot out2     
Extras(14 b, 11 lb, 2 nb)27
Total(9 wickets, declared, 92.2 overs)251
Fall of wickets:
1-37 (Scott), 2-114 (Alabaster), 3-118 (Harris), 4-209, 5-220, 6-222, 7-244, 8-244, 9-246
Canterbury XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gibson18   3534--
Sinclair13   5220--
Goodwin16   4322--
Wright8   4171--
Collender3   0290--

Canterbury XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JF Collinsc Croucher b Uluiviti5     
J Daviesc Uluiviti b Alabaster38     
TD Gibsonst Croucher b Thomson15     
N Collenderc Alabaster b Thomson14     
+EP Fullernot out7     
IM Sinclairc and b Thomson1     
*JG Leggatdid not bat      
IA Baxterdid not bat      
AF Wrightdid not bat      
SW Goodwindid not bat      
HN Dellowdid not bat      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(5 wickets, declared, 19.1 overs)81
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Collins), 2-45 (Gibson), 3-67, 4-79, 5-81 (19.1 ov)
New Zealand Universities bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blewden1   060--
Uluiviti4   0231--
Alabaster9   1341--

New Zealand Universities second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JE Scottc and b Sinclair2     
NM Uluivitib Dellow0     
*PGZ Harrisb Sinclair37  61 
JB Morrisb Dellow0     
GD Alabasterst Fuller b Sinclair3     
JM McEwanb Sinclair7     
JCA Thomsonb Dellow4     
DN MacLeodc Collender b Dellow5     
+JM Croucherb Sinclair7     
BG Hamiltonrun out13     
RJ Blewdennot out0     
Extras(8 b, 2 lb)10
Total(all out, 13.4 overs)88
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Uluiviti), 2-5 (Scott), 3-6 (Morris), 4-11 (Alabaster), 5-33 (McEwan), 6-52, 7-60, 8-64, 9-84, 10-88 (13.4 ov)
Canterbury XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dellow7   0564--

--> Bowling in the New Zealand Universities first innings adds 1 run over

New Zealand Universities had 40 minutes to score 114 for the outright victory