Canterbury v Central Districts
Plunket Shield 1956/57
VenueLancaster Park, Christchurch on 25th, 26th, 28th January 1957 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossCanterbury won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsCanterbury 2; Central Districts 4
UmpiresJP Lang, BW Vine
Close of play day 1Central Districts (1) 53/2 (Meuli 5*, Smith 2*)
Close of play day 2Canterbury (2) 104/0 (Poore 65*, D'Arcy 37*)

Canterbury first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MB Poorec Beard b Cave36     
JW D'Arcylbw b Beard41     
+SC Guillenc Beard b Smith1     
AR MacGibbonb Brown24     
ME Chappleb Brown41     
JWF Kiddeyc Tarrant b Cave19     
*RT Dowkernot out33     
AG Duckmantonc Beard b Cave7     
BA Haworthrun out13     
BMJ Dineenlbw b Tarrant6     
DL Galloplbw b Tarrant0     
Extras(7 b, 6 lb)13
Total(all out, 101.1 overs)234
Fall of wickets:
1-60, 2-67, 3-106, 4-118, 5-161, 6-177, 7-195, 8-226, 9-232, 10-234 (101.1 ov)
Central Districts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Beard25   11591--
Cave28   11323--
Smith8   4141--
Brown19   6462--
Meuli2   0140--

Central Districts first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DN MacLeodc Guillen b MacGibbon21     
JW Guyc Duckmanton b Kiddey22     
EM Meulic MacGibbon b Kiddey5     
KFH Smithc Kiddey b Duckmanton30     
DW Bowdenc D'Arcy b Chapple21     
GT Buistc D'Arcy b Gallop22     
DD Beardc and b Chapple0     
*HB Cavec Dowker b Kiddey65     
RE Brownb MacGibbon7     
+IA Colquhounb MacGibbon30     
DR Tarrantnot out0     
Extras(8 b, 6 lb, 2 nb)16
Total(all out, 115.3 overs)239
Fall of wickets:
1-41, 2-43, 3-55, 4-104, 5-104, 6-104, 7-145, 8-157, 9-220, 10-239 (115.3 ov)
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
MacGibbon34   9813--
Duckmanton12   7251--
Chapple21   15202--
Gallop16   5331--
Poore3   070--

Canterbury second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MB Poorerun out70     
JW D'Arcylbw b Cave66     
+SC Guillenb Beard17     
AR MacGibbonc and b Beard0     
ME Chapplec Buist b Brown28     
JWF Kiddeylbw b Cave42     
*RT Dowkerb Brown7     
AG Duckmantonc Colquhoun b Cave4     
BA Haworthnot out2     
BMJ Dineendid not bat      
DL Gallopdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 6 lb)11
Total(8 wickets, declared, 98.3 overs)247
Fall of wickets:
1-123, 2-158, 3-158, 4-158, 5-225, 6-235, 7-241, 8-247 (98.3 ov)
Central Districts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tarrant21   5470--
Beard35   14812--
Cave16   3363--
Smith9   2280--

Central Districts second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DN MacLeodc MacGibbon b Gallop23     
JW Guyb Kiddey8     
EM Meulic MacGibbon b Kiddey6     
KFH Smithlbw b Poore58     
DW Bowdenc Dineen b Gallop5     
GT Buistc Poore b MacGibbon16     
DD Beardb Poore13     
*HB Cavenot out12     
RE Brownnot out1     
+IA Colquhounlbw b Kiddey26     
DR Tarrantdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 7 nb, 1 w)14
Total(8 wickets, 94 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-26, 3-58, 4-83, 5-122, 6-128, 7-144, 8-180
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
MacGibbon28   13371--
Kiddey16   8323--
Duckmanton3   0120--
Chapple8   4130--
Gallop15   3492--
Poore21   12192--
Dineen3   160--

--> JWF Kiddey made his debut in first-class matches
--> JWF Kiddey made his debut in Plunket Shield matches
--> HB Cave (1) passed 1000 runs in Plunket Shield matches when he reached 31
--> JW D'Arcy (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 50
--> RT Dowker made his last appearance in Plunket Shield matches
--> HB Cave reached 150 wickets in Plunket Shield matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Canterbury second innings