Central Districts v Australians
Australia in New Zealand 1956/57
VenuePukekura Park, New Plymouth on 23rd, 25th, 26th March 1957 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to field
ResultAustralians won by 10 wickets
UmpiresC Matson, LC Quinton
Close of play day 1Australians (1) 44/3 (O'Neill 9*, Burge 1*)
Close of play day 2Central Districts (2) 43/2 (Meuli 24*, Smith 0*)

Central Districts first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DN MacLeodb Benaud55     
JW Guyst Jarman b Benaud21     
EM Meulib Martin6     
KFH Smithb Martin0     
NS Harfordb Martin8     
GT Buistb Martin6     
DD Beardc Jarman b Benaud57     
*HB Caveb Drennan8     
+IA Colquhounb Drennan3     
RE Brownnot out3     
DR Tarrantlbw b Benaud0     
Extras(7 lb, 2 nb)9
Total(all out, 69.5 overs)176
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-29, 3-29, 4-51, 5-78, 6-159, 7-162, 8-170, 9-175, 10-176 (69.5 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gaunt5   1150--
Drennan9   4122--
Martin18   7414--
Kline8   1320--
Harvey5   1200--

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WJ Watsonb Tarrant12     
RB Simpsonc Colquhoun b Tarrant0     
*RN Harveyc Tarrant b Cave18     
NCL O'Neillst Colquhoun b Brown63     
PJP Burgeb Tarrant7     
R Benaudb Tarrant113     
JW Martinb Harford19     
+BN Jarmanb Beard9     
J Drennanb Harford4     
LF Klinenot out10     
RA Gauntc Tarrant b Beard9     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 97.1 overs)272
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-19, 3-42, 4-58, 5-144, 6-232, 7-249, 8-249, 9-253, 10-272 (97.1 ov)
Central Districts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tarrant23   6654--
Cave21   8701--
Brown14   8261--
Harford10   2352--

Central Districts second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DN MacLeodb Drennan0     
JW Guyc and b Benaud73     
EM Meulib Martin37     
KFH Smithlbw b Drennan12     
NS Harfordc Gaunt b Benaud8     
GT Buistb Drennan1     
DD Beardc Kline b Benaud11     
*HB Caveb Gaunt0     
+IA Colquhounc Jarman b Benaud0     
RE Brownnot out2     
DR Tarrantc Harvey b Gaunt5     
Extras(4 nb)4
Total(all out, 74.4 overs)153
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-40, 3-58, 4-95, 5-103, 6-143, 7-144, 8-145, 9-148, 10-153 (74.4 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Drennan13   7113--
Benaud32   10754--
Martin15   5371--
Kline3   070--

Australians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB Simpsonnot out20     
*RN Harveynot out31     
WJ Watsondid not bat      
NCL O'Neilldid not bat      
PJP Burgedid not bat      
R Benauddid not bat      
JW Martindid not bat      
+BN Jarmandid not bat      
J Drennandid not bat      
LF Klinedid not bat      
RA Gauntdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 2 nb)7
Total(no wicket, 12.2 overs)58
Central Districts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tarrant4   1150--
Beard3   0170--
Brown3   0110--
Harford2   140--

--> WJ Watson (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> JW Martin achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Central Districts first innings (previous best was 3-68)
--> JW Guy retired hurt in the Central Districts second innings having scored 8 (team had lost 1 wickets) - he returned when the score was 58/3