New Zealand Touring Team v New Zealand XI
Other First-Class matches in New Zealand 1953/54
VenueLancaster Park, Christchurch on 27th, 29th, 30th March 1954 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNew Zealand XI won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNew Zealand Touring Team won by an innings and 69 runs
UmpiresHC Moore, BW Vine
Close of play day 1New Zealand Touring Team (1) 158/2 (Poore 3*, Miller 5*)
Close of play day 2New Zealand XI (2) 27/1 (Hunter 19*, Guy 3*)

New Zealand XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AA Hunterb Overton17     
+EC Petriec Rabone b MacGibbon3     
JW Guyc Leggat b Overton17     
SN McGregorc Mooney b MacGibbon2     
PGZ Harrisb MacGibbon0     
SC Guillennot out54     
TS Hambrookb Blair8     
*HB Caveb MacGibbon9     
AM Moirrun out2     
JA Hayesc Overton b Dempster7     
TB Burttc Sutcliffe b Dempster2     
Extras(3 b, 3 lb, 2 w)8
Total(all out, 51.3 overs)129
Fall of wickets:
1-14 (Petrie), 2-39 (Guy), 3-43 (McGregor), 4-45 (Hunter), 5-49 (Harris), 6-67 (Hambrook), 7-97 (Cave), 8-111 (Moir), 9-129 (Hayes), 10-129 (Burtt, 51.3 ov)
New Zealand Touring Team bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blair12   4391--
MacGibbon19   5354--
Overton13   3342--

New Zealand Touring Team first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Leggatlbw b Hayes68     
+FLH Mooneyc Petrie b Hayes80     
MB Pooreb Burtt12     
LSM Millerlbw b Burtt35     
B Sutcliffec Guy b Cave56     
JEF Beckc Petrie b Burtt7     
AR MacGibbonc Hambrook b Cave20     
*GO Rabonelbw b Cave22     
EW Dempsterc Petrie b Cave1     
RW Blairnot out49     
GWF Overtonnot out14     
Extras(5 b, 2 lb)7
Total(9 wickets, declared, 131.2 overs)371
Fall of wickets:
1-146 (Leggat), 2-149 (Mooney), 3-194 (Poore), 4-203 (Miller), 5-229 (Beck), 6-289 (MacGibbon), 7-297 (Sutcliffe), 8-300 (Dempster), 9-323 (Rabone)
New Zealand XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hayes37   61082--
Hambrook20   3690--
Cave28   14364--
Burtt33   5893--

New Zealand XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AA Hunterc Mooney b MacGibbon37     
+EC Petriec Rabone b Blair4     
JW Guyc Mooney b Blair3     
SN McGregorc Beck b Rabone36     
PGZ Harrisb MacGibbon0     
SC Guillenc Blair b Rabone21     
TS Hambrookb Dempster4     
*HB Caveb Blair20     
AM Moirlbw b Blair34     
JA Hayesc Miller b Dempster2     
TB Burttnot out0     
Extras(7 b, 1 lb, 4 nb)12
Total(all out, 65.3 overs)173
Fall of wickets:
1-14 (Petrie), 2-28 (Guy), 3-65 (Hunter), 4-66 (Harris), 5-105 (Guillen), 6-109 (Hambrook), 7-109 (McGregor), 8-169 (Moir), 9-173 (Cave), 10-173 (Hayes, 65.3 ov)
New Zealand Touring Team bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blair17   5324--
MacGibbon15   4292--
Overton11   4230--
Rabone9   0472--

--> GWF Overton (1) passed his previous highest score of 13 in first-class matches
--> JEF Beck made his debut in New Zealand in first-class matches