Otago v Central Districts
Plunket Shield 1954/55
VenueCarisbrook, Dunedin on 3rd, 4th, 5th January 1955 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOtago won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsOtago 2; Central Districts 4
UmpiresAE Jelley, DR McKay
Close of play day 1Otago (1) 49/3 (Smith 9*, McGregor 0*)
Close of play day 2Central Districts (1) 97/3 (Guy 39*, Harford 7*)

Otago first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EA Watsonb Cave14     
+JA Gillst Colquhoun b Cave26     
WS Haiglbw b Cave0     
*LD Smithb Cave95     
SN McGregorc Beard b Fisher27     
B Sutcliffeb Fisher15     
L Wattc Colquhoun b Beard0     
CG Grahamc Colquhoun b Fisher39     
AM Moirnot out27     
FJ Cameronlbw b Fisher5     
GWF Overtonb Meuli0     
Extras(6 b, 2 lb)8
Total(all out, 114 overs)256
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-27, 3-49, 4-104, 5-126, 6-129, 7-223, 8-225, 9-245, 10-256 (114 ov)
Central Districts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cresswell18   9290--
Beard33   13661--
Cave27   9524--
Fisher23   5554--
Meuli8   2241--
Leggat5   1220--

Central Districts first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AA Hunterb Overton9     
DW Bowdenlbw b Overton22     
EM Meulist Gill b Moir15     
JW Guyc Watson b Overton87     
NS Harfordb Moir18     
*HB Cavec Smith b Overton102     
FE Fisherlbw b Overton4     
DD Beardc Haig b Overton38     
IB Leggatrun out5     
+IA Colquhounb Overton0     
GF Cresswellnot out0     
Extras(7 b, 3 lb)10
Total(all out, 135.3 overs)310
Fall of wickets:
1-32, 2-33, 3-70, 4-117, 5-195, 6-203, 7-296, 8-306, 9-310, 10-310 (135.3 ov)
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cameron30   11490--
Graham2   0130--
Moir41   71062--
Smith6   1240--
Sutcliffe1   100--
Haig4   1130--
Watson3   070--

Otago second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EA Watsonb Beard13     
B Sutcliffec Harford b Cresswell24     
WS Haignot out29     
SN McGregornot out10     
+JA Gilldid not bat      
*LD Smithdid not bat      
L Wattdid not bat      
CG Grahamdid not bat      
AM Moirdid not bat      
FJ Camerondid not bat      
GWF Overtondid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb)6
Total(2 wickets, 27 overs)82
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-48
Central Districts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cresswell5   421--
Beard11   2291--
Fisher6   0320--
Meuli2   090--
Harford2   040--
Hunter1   100--

--> HB Cave (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 23
--> GF Cresswell made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> GF Cresswell made his last appearance in Plunket Shield matches
--> SN McGregor (2) passed 1000 runs in Plunket Shield matches when he reached 9
--> FE Fisher reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 4th wicket in the Otago first innings
--> GWF Overton reached 100 wickets in Plunket Shield matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Central Districts first innings
--> GWF Overton achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Plunket Shield matches in the Central Districts first innings (previous best was 6-63)