Victoria v New Zealanders
New Zealand in Australia and South Africa 1953/54
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 19th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd March 1954 (4-day match)
Balls per over8
TossNew Zealanders won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresRG Hele, RJJ Wright
Close of play day 1New Zealanders (1) 332/7 (MacGibbon 5*)
Close of play day 2Victoria (1) 252/4 (Chambers 23*, LV Maddocks 0*)
Close of play day 3New Zealanders (2) 91/3 (Sutcliffe 32*, MacGibbon 4*)

New Zealanders first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Leggatlbw b Hill11     
+FLH Mooneyc Dean b Hill65     
MB Poorest LV Maddocks b Cormack9     
*B Sutcliffec and b Cormack18     
JR Reidc Numa b Cormack160     
LSM Millerrun out (RI Maddocks)60     
JEF Beckc Numa b Hill3     
AR MacGibbonrun out (?->LV Maddocks)31     
EW Dempsterc Numa b Cormack1     
IB Leggatc Cormack b Hill8     
GWF Overtonnot out0     
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(all out, 371 minutes, 93 overs)367
Fall of wickets:
1-23 (JG Leggat), 2-44 (Poore), 3-68 (Sutcliffe), 4-137 (Mooney), 5-310 (Miller), 6-314 (Beck), 7-332 (Reid), 8-347 (Dempster), 9-367 (IB Leggat), 10-367 (MacGibbon, 93 ov)
Victoria bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dean7   3260--
Lambert20   2800-1
Johnson20   5790--
Hill28   8924--
Cormack18   5894--

Victoria first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
J Hallebonec Mooney b MacGibbon99     
HF Lambertc Mooney b Dempster50     
RI Maddocksc IB Leggat b MacGibbon35     
JH Shawc Mooney b Reid39     
JL Chambersc Sutcliffe b Dempster65     
+LV Maddocksb Dempster57     
HL Numac IB Leggat b Dempster28     
*IWG Johnsonc IB Leggat b Dempster8     
JC Hillc Mooney b Overton0     
AE Deannot out12     
GF Cormackc Sutcliffe b MacGibbon17     
Extras(11 b, 2 lb)13
Total(all out, 471 minutes, 129.1 overs)423
Fall of wickets:
1-90 (Lambert), 2-188 (RI Maddocks), 3-191 (Hallebone), 4-251 (Shaw), 5-314 (Chambers), 6-370 (LV Maddocks), 7-380 (Johnson), 8-382 (Hill), 9-390 (Numa), 10-423 (Cormack, 129.1 ov)
New Zealanders bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Reid26   3951--
Overton22   3531--
Dempster31   6955--
Poore7   1280--
Sutcliffe6   0280--
IB Leggat5   1220--

New Zealanders second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Leggatlbw b Hill34     
+FLH Mooneyb Lambert11     
MB Poorest LV Maddocks b Cormack5     
*B Sutcliffec Lambert b Hill117     
AR MacGibbonlbw b Hill13     
JR Reidc Lambert b Hill64     
LSM Millerb Cormack18     
JEF Beckb Dean12     
EW Dempsterc Johnson b Cormack14     
IB Leggatc Dean b Cormack9     
GWF Overtonnot out8     
Extras(3 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 319 minutes, 83.5 overs)312
Fall of wickets:
1-14 (Mooney), 2-25 (Poore), 3-87 (JG Leggat), 4-101 (MacGibbon), 5-250 (Reid), 6-251 (Sutcliffe), 7-273 (Beck), 8-288 (Miller), 9-298 (IB Leggat), 10-312 (Dempster, 83.5 ov)
Victoria bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lambert13   3371-1
Dean5   0191--
Johnson24   8710--
Hill23   5774--

Victoria second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
J Halleboneb Overton2     
HF Lambertc Reid b Poore28     
RI Maddocksretired hurt3     
JH Shawnot out53     
JL Chambersc JG Leggat b IB Leggat1     
HL Numab Miller6     
+LV Maddocksnot out13     
*IWG Johnsondid not bat      
JC Hilldid not bat      
AE Deandid not bat      
GF Cormackdid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(4 wickets, 103 minutes, 27 overs)108
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (Hallebone), 2-47 (Lambert), 3-49 (Chambers), 4-88 (Numa)
New Zealanders bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
MacGibbon5   080--
Overton6   381--
Poore7   2391--
IB Leggat5   0151--
JG Leggat1   0160--
Miller2   0151--
Beck1   050--

--> FLH Mooney (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 61
--> J Hallebone (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 82
--> HF Lambert (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> JH Shaw (1) passed his previous highest score of 27 in first-class matches
--> HF Lambert made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> JH Shaw (2) passed his previous highest score of 39 in first-class matches
--> HL Numa made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> GF Cormack made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> IB Leggat made his debut in Australia in first-class matches
--> RI Maddocks retired hurt in the Victoria second innings having scored 3 (team score 11/1)

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