Otago v Auckland
Shell Trophy 1980/81
VenueCarisbrook, Dunedin on 30th, 31st January, 1st February 1981 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOtago won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAuckland won by 3 wickets
PointsOtago 4 (Bowling 4); Auckland 18 (Batting 2, Bowling 4)
UmpiresDO Oslear, NF Tapper
Close of play day 1Auckland (1) 67/2 (Crowe 15*, Reid 25*)
Close of play day 2Otago (2) 125/3 (Blakely 42*, Dawson 1*)

Otago first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GAW Blakelyb Cushen26     
*IA Rutherfordc Webb b Troup4     
RN Hoskinlbw b Cushen2     
WL Blairrun out11     
GJ Dawsonc Wiltshire b Troup28     
BR Blairlbw b Stott1     
+BD Milburnc Scott b Cushen1     
DEC McKechniec Franklin b Troup3     
GB Thomsonnot out5     
SL Boockc and b Cushen2     
RJ Webbb Troup6     
Extras(4 lb, 5 nb)9
Total(all out, 50.4 overs)98
Fall of wickets:
1-12, 2-18, 3-42, 4-52, 5-53, 6-54, 7-70, 8-88, 9-91, 10-98 (50.4 ov)
Auckland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cushen22   6484--
Stott14   6201--

Auckland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AEW Parsonsnot out22     
TJ Franklinb Webb5     
MD Croweb Boock81     
PN Webbc BR Blair b Thomson5     
JF Reidc Milburn b BR Blair56     
*JR Wiltshirelbw b McKechnie29     
LW Stottc McKechnie b Boock4     
JM McIntyreb Boock4     
GB Troupc and b Boock0     
+NA Scottc McKechnie b Boock0     
JAJ Cushenst Milburn b Boock1     
Extras(12 b)12
Total(all out, 109.2 overs)219
Fall of wickets:
1-15, 2-20, 3-109, 4-191, 5-195, 6-201, 7-207, 8-209, 9-211, 10-219 (109.2 ov)
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Webb17   4481--
Thomson22   7361--
BR Blair18   5331--
McKechnie18   7251--

Otago second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GAW Blakelylbw b Stott43     
*IA Rutherfordb Troup1     
RN Hoskinb McIntyre17     
WL Blairc Wiltshire b McIntyre11     
GJ Dawsonnot out35     
BR Blairlbw b Stott57     
+BD Milburnlbw b McIntyre0     
DEC McKechnieb McIntyre7     
GB Thomsonb Troup1     
SL Boockb McIntyre7     
RJ Webbc Scott b Troup5     
Extras(5 lb)5
Total(all out, 110.1 overs)189
Fall of wickets:
1-7, 2-46, 3-117, 4-135, 5-152, 6-152, 7-162, 8-167, 9-180, 10-189 (110.1 ov)
Auckland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cushen7   1150--
Stott38   9752--
McIntyre35   13595--
Reid1   100--

Auckland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AEW Parsonsc BR Blair b Boock11     
TJ Franklinc Thomson b Boock5     
JF Reidc Blakely b Boock15     
PN Webbb Boock16     
MD Crowec Rutherford b Boock0     
*JR Wiltshireb Webb9     
LW Stottst Milburn b Boock4     
JM McIntyrenot out8     
GB Troupnot out0     
+NA Scottdid not bat      
JAJ Cushendid not bat      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(7 wickets, 28.2 overs)69
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-16, 3-43, 4-43, 5-56, 6-56, 7-65
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson1   010--
Boock13   6226--
McKechnie4   0180--

--> The first innings of the match was limited to 100 overs; the total overs for both teams first innings was limited to 200 overs
--> MD Crowe (1) passed his previous highest score of 75 in first-class matches
--> MD Crowe (1) passed his previous highest score of 75 in Plunket Shield matches
--> JF Reid (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> DEC McKechnie made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> DEC McKechnie made his last appearance in Plunket Shield matches
--> JR Wiltshire (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> LW Stott reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Otago first innings
--> JAJ Cushen reached 100 wickets in Plunket Shield matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Otago first innings
--> AEW Parsons retired hurt in the Auckland first innings having scored 7 (team score 8/0) - he returned when the score was 191/4
--> RN Hoskin retired hurt in the Otago second innings having scored 9 (team score 23/1) - he returned when the score was 135/4