Auckland Under-23s v Canterbury Under-23s
Rothmans Under-23 Tournament 1979/80
VenueKilbirnie Park, Wellington on 2nd, 3rd December 1979 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultCanterbury Under-23s won by 3 wickets
PointsAuckland Under-23s 11 (Batting 7, Bowling 4); Canterbury Under-23s 16 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
Close of play day 1Canterbury Under-23s (1) 61/3 (Brown 19*, Leggat 0*; 22 overs)

Auckland Under-23s first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*PN Webbc Gordon b Bateman20  5- 
RP Brazendaleb Cummins1  -- 
MD Crowerun out6     
CJ Postlesc Nuttall b Chamberlain16     
PJ Haydonc Rattray b Gray24 416- 
PA Hornec Gordon b Bateman73 17013- 
ATR Hellabylbw b Cummins11     
AJ Huntc Rattray b Bateman24  3- 
MC Sneddenc Jones b Bateman0  -- 
+PJ Kellynot out47 5781 
SN Guptillnot out20 364- 
Extras(4 b, 5 nb)9
Total(9 wickets, innings closed, 80 overs)251
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Brazendale), 2-13 (Crowe), 3-50 (Postles), 4-50 (Webb), 5-79 (Haydon), 6-99 (Hellaby), 7-171 (Hunt), 8-171 (Snedden), 9-198 (Horne)
Canterbury Under-23s bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cummins18   5392--
Chamberlain20   5951--
Bateman26   12554--
Gray5   1171--
Nuttall7   1140--
Brown4   1220--

Canterbury Under-23s first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RM Deanslbw b Hellaby7     
RP Jonesc Webb b Guptill11     
PJ Rattrayb Snedden13     
*VR Brownc Hunt b Hellaby35 7031 
RI Leggatc Kelly b Guptill27 1175- 
SN Batemanc Horne b Snedden14     
MC Chamberlainc Kelly b Guptill0  -- 
+GFM Gordonc Horne b Hellaby6     
AH Grayc Haydon b Hellaby4   - 
AJ Nuttallnot out19     
GI Cumminsc Snedden b Hellaby0  -- 
Extras(8 b, 9 lb, 1 nb, 3 w)21
Total(all out, 301 minutes, 75.1 overs)157
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-35, 3-61, 4-79, 5-123, 6-123, 7-134, 8-134, 9-152, 10-157 (75.1 ov)
Auckland Under-23s bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Snedden24   2642--
Guptill11   3413--
Hunt1   100--
Crowe7   520--

Auckland Under-23s second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PJ Haydonc Bateman b Leggat60 2492 
CJ Postlesst +Deans b Leggat5   - 
MD Crowenot out11     
AJ Huntnot out1  -- 
*PN Webbdid not bat      
RP Brazendaledid not bat      
PA Hornedid not bat      
ATR Hellabydid not bat      
MC Sneddendid not bat      
+PJ Kellydid not bat      
SN Guptilldid not bat      
Extras(2 w)2
Total(2 wickets, declared, 30 minutes, 11 overs)79
Fall of wickets:
1-40 (Postles), 2-78 (Haydon)
Canterbury Under-23s bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gordon6   0540--
Leggat5   0232--

Canterbury Under-23s second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RM Deansc Kelly b Hunt30 626- 
RP Jonesc Haydon b Snedden2  -- 
PJ Rattrayc sub (ID Fisher) b Hellaby9     
*VR Brownc Hellaby b Snedden45  7- 
RI Leggatb Snedden68 5438 
SN Batemanlbw b Snedden7     
AJ Nuttallrun out0  -- 
AH Graynot out1  -- 
MC Chamberlainnot out1  -- 
+GFM Gordondid not bat      
GI Cumminsdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 3 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)11
Total(7 wickets, 135 minutes, 35.4 overs)174
Fall of wickets:
1-19 (Jones), 2-46 (Rattray), 3-61 (Deans), 4-161 (Leggat), 5-172, 6-172, 7-172
Auckland Under-23s bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Snedden12   2304--
Crowe6   1220--
Hunt6   0341--

--> Each first innings was limited to 80 overs

PA Horne and AJ Hunt added 72 for the seventh wicket in the Auckland Under-23s first innings
PJ Kelly and SN Guptill added 53 (undefeated) in 36 minutes for the tenth wicket in the Auckland Under-23s first innings
Overnight rain delayed the start of play by over 2 hours on the second day
Canterbury Under-23s were given 2 hours, including a minimum of 20 overs in the second hour, to score 174 for the outright win
VR Brown and RI Leggat added 100 in 54 minutes for the fourth wicket in the Canterbury Under-23s second innings
There was some confusion with the scores at the end of the match with the final over being completed with a wicket off the last ball making it appear that the game had ended in a draw
Canterbury Under-23s had actually reached the target with 2 balls to spare in the final over