Wellington v New Zealand Universities
Other matches in New Zealand 1955/56
VenueBasin Reserve, Wellington on 3rd, 4th April 1956 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWellington won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNew Zealand Universities won by 4 wickets
Umpires[unknown], LG Clark
Close of play day 1New Zealand Universities (1) 114/7 (Kent 0*)

Wellington first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RA Vance hit wkt b Kent021-- 
DW Crowec Thomson b Simons38     
JW Clarkec Thomson b Park22     
R Leggatb Kent0  -- 
G Shawc Hunt b Park1  -- 
TJ Rigbyrun out41     
BD Morrisonst McElroy b Park19     
RF Broomb Kent0  -- 
+TG McMahonb Kent0  -- 
TS Mallochc Kent b Park0  -- 
RS Challiesnot out0  -- 
Extras(15 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)18
Total(all out, 56.3 overs)139
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Vance, 0.2 ov), 2-35 (Clarke), 3-36 (Leggat), 4-37 (Shaw), 5-88 (Crowe), 6-137, 7-139, 8-139, 9-139, 10-139 (56.3 ov)
New Zealand Universities bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kent22   4464--
Simons6   0241--
Alabaster5   1120--

New Zealand Universities first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WI Axfordnot out54 218   
JAL Gibsonc McMahon b Malloch10     
BMJ Dineenc Rigby b Malloch0  -- 
*GD Alabasterc Vance b Malloch33     
HR Carverb Malloch7     
JCA Thomsonb Malloch12     
DT Huntc Leggat b Challies3  -- 
+MM McElroyc and b Malloch6     
JF Kentb Morrison18     
JBR Parkrun out5     
RB Simonsc Shaw b Challies10     
Extras(20 b, 8 lb, 7 nb)35
Total(all out, 268 minutes, 90.2 overs)193
Fall of wickets:
1-11 (Gibson), 2-12 (Dineen), 3-86 (Alabaster), 4-101 (Carver), 5-106 (Thomson), 6-114 (McElroy), 7-114 (Hunt), 8-149 (Kent), 9-163 (Park), 10-193 (Simons, 90.2 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Malloch28   15346--
Morrison29   10621--
Broom21   9330--

Wellington second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RA Vancest McElroy b Simons114 114122 
DW Croweb Simons55 75   
JW Clarkec McElroy b Thomson2  -- 
R Leggatb Simons2  -- 
G Shawnot out3  -- 
TJ Rigbyc Alabaster b Thomson13     
BD Morrisonc Kent b Simons3  -- 
RF Broomdid not bat      
+TG McMahondid not bat      
TS Mallochdid not bat      
RS Challiesdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 1 lb)3
Total(6 wickets, declared, 150 minutes, 47.4 overs)195
Fall of wickets:
1-98 (Crowe), 2-173, 3-173, 4-175, 5-192, 6-195 (47.4 ov)
New Zealand Universities bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kent5   0260--
Park5   0280--
Alabaster11   2570--
Thomson8   2172--

New Zealand Universities second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JAL Gibsonc Morrison b Malloch0  -- 
WI Axfordlbw b Malloch4     
BMJ Dineenb Malloch26     
*GD Alabasterc Crowe b Malloch8     
HR Carverc Shaw b Challies15     
JCA Thomsonnot out65 5010- 
DT Huntc Shaw b Morrison14     
JF Kentnot out3  -- 
+MM McElroydid not bat      
JBR Parkdid not bat      
RB Simonsdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 1 w)8
Total(6 wickets, 31.4 overs)143
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Gibson), 2-6 (Axford), 3-35, 4-44, 5-56, 6-132
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Morrison9   2421--
Broom1   100--
Challies4   1111--
Vance2   0210--
Crowe1   0140--

--> New Zealand Universities first innings: 100 in 139 minutes
--> WI Axford retired hurt in the New Zealand Universities first innings having scored 25 (team score 69/2) - he returned when the score was 114/7

RA Vance scored 1 five in the Wellington XI second innings
Axford had to retire hurt when a ball from BD Morrison came off the shoulder of his bat and hit him on the head
Axford resumed his innings at the start of the second day when the score was 114/7 with DT Hunt having been dismissed off the last ball on the first day