North Eastern Transvaal v New Zealanders
New Zealand in Australia and South Africa 1953/54
VenueWillowmoore Park Main Oval, Benoni on 19th, 21st, 22nd December 1953 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossNorth Eastern Transvaal won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNew Zealanders won by 3 wickets
UmpiresCD Coote, P van Rensburg
Close of play day 1New Zealanders (1) 171/4 (Poore 37*, Mooney 21*)
Close of play day 2North Eastern Transvaal (2) 146/2 (Dennis 16*, Hall 20*)

North Eastern Transvaal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PC Daviesc Leggat b MacGibbon8     
CH Kirtonc MacGibbon b Blair0     
A Dennisb Blair6     
*MB Hofmeyrc Dempster b MacGibbon5     
WL Hallb Reid23     
JH Richardsonc Leggat b MacGibbon8     
BAL Wilesc Leggat b MacGibbon0     
+RD Smithc Blair b Leggat8     
ETE Hansenrun out0     
IW Shearerc and b MacGibbon2     
GV Middlewicknot out0     
Extras(8 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)13
Total(all out, 141 minutes, 32.1 overs)73
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Kirton), 2-13 (Dennis), 3-24 (Davies), 4-47 (Hall), 5-55 (Hofmeyr), 6-55 (Wiles), 7-60 (Richardson), 8-68 (Hansen), 9-73 (Smith), 10-73 (Shearer, 32.1 ov)
New Zealanders bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blair6   1102--
Reid9   4101--
Leggat7   1191--

New Zealanders first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*GO Rabonec Davies b Middlewick35     
ME Chapplec Smith b Middlewick21     
JR Reidc Hall b Wiles50 655- 
MB Poorec Smith b Wiles56 136   
JEF Beckc Hansen b Wiles5     
+FLH Mooneyc and b Middlewick36     
IB Leggatb Middlewick5     
AR MacGibbonb Middlewick0     
EW Dempsternot out4     
RW Blairc Shearer b Middlewick0     
W Bellnot out21     
Extras(1 lb, 5 nb)6
Total(9 wickets, declared, 245 minutes, 60 overs)239
Fall of wickets:
1-51 (Chapple), 2-59 (Rabone), 3-126 (Reid), 4-135 (Beck), 5-200 (Poore), 6-206 (Mooney), 7-207 (MacGibbon), 8-213 (Leggat), 9-213 (Blair)
North Eastern Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Middlewick25   1836--
Wiles26   11073--
Hansen5   0310--
Shearer4   1120--

North Eastern Transvaal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PC Daviesc Mooney b Rabone54 1505- 
CH Kirtonrun out36 147   
A Dennisnot out100 3108- 
WL Hallb Dempster67 2115- 
JH Richardsonst Mooney b Dempster30     
BAL Wilesst Mooney b Dempster2     
+RD Smithnot out3     
*MB Hofmeyrdid not bat      
ETE Hansendid not bat      
IW Shearerdid not bat      
GV Middlewickdid not bat      
Extras(19 b, 9 lb)28
Total(5 wickets, declared, 457 minutes, 126 overs)320
Fall of wickets:
1-99 (Kirton), 2-100 (Davies), 3-243 (Hall), 4-311 (Richardson), 5-313 (Wiles)
New Zealanders bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blair16   4410--
Reid10   2200--
Leggat15   5270--
MacGibbon2   0110--
Bell12   3290--
Poore7   1300--
Rabone29   10561--
Dempster35   5783--

New Zealanders second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ME Chapplelbw b Middlewick11     
MB Pooreb Middlewick22     
JR Reidb Wiles45 546- 
JEF Beckrun out1     
IB Leggatc Shearer b Wiles7     
AR MacGibbonc Hansen b Middlewick16     
EW Dempsternot out39 31   
W Bellb Middlewick6     
RW Blairnot out5     
*GO Rabonedid not bat      
+FLH Mooneydid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(7 wickets, 94 minutes, 22.2 overs)156
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Chapple), 2-51 (Poore), 3-62 (Beck), 4-75 (Leggat), 5-92 (Reid), 6-112 (MacGibbon), 7-139 (Bell)
North Eastern Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wiles11   0782--

--> IW Shearer made his debut in First-Class matches
--> GV Middlewick made his debut in First-Class matches
--> MB Hofmeyr made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> WL Hall made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> A Dennis (2) passed his previous highest score of 76 in First-Class matches
--> A Dennis (2) made his first century in First-Class matches
--> A Dennis (2) passed 500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 87
--> WL Hall (2) passed his previous highest score of 31 in First-Class matches
--> JH Richardson (2) passed his previous highest score of 14 in First-Class matches
--> GV Middlewick achieved his first five wickets in an innings in First-Class matches in the New Zealanders first innings