Otago v Wellington
Plunket Shield 1956/57
VenueCarisbrook, Dunedin on 25th, 26th January 1957 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOtago won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWellington won by 10 wickets
PointsOtago 0; Wellington 8
UmpiresWJC Gwynne, EW Proctor
Close of play day 1Otago (2) 72/0 (Watson 48*, Thompson 14*)

Otago first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EA Watsonc Dempster b Blair2     
WS Haigc Curtis b Morrison10     
NR Thompsonb Blair2     
*JR Reidc Cook b Blair0     
B Sutcliffec Dempster b Blair0     
SN McGregorb Morrison0     
AE Dickb Blair8     
GD Alabasterb Blair4     
JC Alabasterc Blair b Morrison4     
+T Flawsb Morrison1     
FJ Cameronnot out1     
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(all out, 27.4 overs)34
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-14, 3-14, 4-14, 5-14, 6-14, 7-25, 8-30, 9-33, 10-34 (27.4 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blair14   7136--

Wellington first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LSM Millernot out81     
AH Prestonc Thompson b Cameron11     
BW Sinclairlbw b Cameron13     
RA Vance hit wkt b JC Alabaster15     
*RT Barberc Watson b JC Alabaster4     
JEF Beckc Watson b JC Alabaster1     
EW Dempsterc McGregor b Haig4     
AJ Cookb Haig4     
RW Blairb Haig0     
+WM Curtisb Haig6     
BD Morrisonb JC Alabaster8     
Extras(5 b, 2 lb)7
Total(all out, 63.4 overs)154
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-75, 3-100, 4-104, 5-116, 6-123, 7-127, 8-127, 9-139, 10-154 (63.4 ov)
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cameron11   1592--
Reid3   0160--
JC Alabaster29.412604--
Haig20   17124--

Otago second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EA Watsonc Barber b Morrison48     
WS Haigc Sinclair b Morrison4     
NR Thompsonlbw b Blair14     
B Sutcliffec Sinclair b Morrison39     
SN McGregorc Barber b Blair11     
AE Dickb Blair4     
GD Alabasterb Preston3     
JC Alabasterc Cook b Preston0     
+T Flawsb Blair5     
FJ Cameronnot out1     
*JR Reidabsent hurt
Extras(8 b, 7 lb)15
Total(all out, 91.3 overs)144
Fall of wickets:
1-72, 2-72, 3-74, 4-89, 5-99, 6-124, 7-124, 8-143, 9-144 (91.3 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Morrison25   16333--
Dempster21   10230--
Preston13   4322--
Cook3   090--

Wellington second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LSM Millernot out15     
AH Prestonnot out9     
BW Sinclairdid not bat      
RA Vancedid not bat      
*RT Barberdid not bat      
JEF Beckdid not bat      
EW Dempsterdid not bat      
AJ Cookdid not bat      
RW Blairdid not bat      
+WM Curtisdid not bat      
BD Morrisondid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(no wicket, 6 overs)25
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cameron3   0110--
JC Alabaster3   0130--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> WS Haig (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> AJ Cook made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> AJ Cook made his last appearance in Plunket Shield matches
--> RW Blair reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Otago first innings
--> WS Haig achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Wellington first innings (previous best was 3-33)
--> WS Haig achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Plunket Shield matches in the Wellington first innings (previous best was 3-33)
--> WS Haig bowled 15 consecutive maidens in the Wellington first innings
--> WS Haig retired hurt in the Otago second innings (team had lost 0 wickets) - he returned when the score was 72/1