Central Districts v Wellington
Shell Trophy 1996/97
VenueQueen Elizabeth Park, Masterton on 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th February 1997 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossCentral Districts won the toss and decided to field
ResultCentral Districts won by 8 wickets
PointsCentral Districts 12; Wellington 0
UmpiresJS Crocker, BA Malin
Close of play day 1Wellington (1) 224/8 (Nevin 18*, Davis 6*)
Close of play day 2Central Districts (1) 370/5 (Sinclair 187*, Furlong 10*)
Close of play day 3Wellington (2) 166 all out
Man of the MatchMS Sinclair

Wellington first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PJB Chandlerlbw b Penn1938553- 
JM Aikenc Austin b Hamilton529291- 
JD Wellsc Spearman b Findlay830481- 
*RG Twosec Furlong b Hamilton959672- 
DS McHardyb Penn1837492- 
GR Larsenst Austin b Furlong7614017314- 
RG Petriec Austin b Findlay421391537- 
+CJ Nevinnot out3669955- 
MR Jeffersonc Austin b Furlong02323-- 
HT Davisc Greatbatch b Penn84548-- 
GR Jonasc Greatbatch b Penn067-- 
Extras(12 b, 10 lb, 20 nb)42
Total(all out, 101.1 overs)263
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-37, 3-43, 4-70, 5-70, 6-189, 7-199, 8-209, 9-257, 10-263 (101.1 ov)
Central Districts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hamilton23   5672-7
Findlay28   6572-1
Furlong21   4632--
Sulzberger3   0110--

Central Districts first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CM Spearmanc and b Jonas21821-- 
GP Sulzbergerlbw b Petrie2152734- 
MS Sinclairc Aiken b Davis189293389321 
LG Howelllbw b Larsen668212183 
*MJ Greatbatchc Larsen b Jonas3152706- 
CD Garnerc McHardy b Davis2577883- 
CJM Furlongb Jonas1037521- 
AJ Pennc Aiken b Jonas1428533- 
CO Findlayc Wells b Davis619271- 
+E Austinc Aiken b Davis2712-- 
LJ Hamiltonnot out11772- 
Extras(8 b, 16 lb, 8 nb, 2 w)34
Total(all out, 111.4 overs)411
Fall of wickets:
1-12 (Spearman), 2-62 (Sulzberger), 3-212 (Howell), 4-265 (Greatbatch), 5-342 (Garner), 6-371 (Furlong), 7-373 (Sinclair), 8-397 (Findlay), 9-399 (Austin), 10-411 (Penn)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davis34   1288421
Larsen16   4461-1
Petrie13   2461--
Jefferson18   2850--
Twose2   090--

Wellington second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PJB Chandlerc Greatbatch b Hamilton3340546- 
JM Aikenlbw b Penn234-- 
JD Wellslbw b Penn268-- 
*RG Twoseb Penn391051536- 
DS McHardyc Furlong b Penn62428-- 
GR Larsenb Furlong2149603- 
RG Petrienot out3273985- 
+CJ Nevinc Austin b Penn8582- 
MR Jeffersonlbw b Hamilton820241- 
HT Davisrun out94434-- 
GR Jonaslbw b Sulzberger4241- 
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(all out, 61.5 overs)166
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-9, 3-45, 4-53, 5-98, 6-112, 7-122, 8-138, 9-161, 10-166 (61.5 ov)
Central Districts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Penn15   2555--
Hamilton17   5282--
Furlong18   3611--
Findlay7   3110--

Central Districts second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CM Spearmanlbw b Hotter107711 
GP Sulzbergernot out1916-- 
MS Sinclairc Twose b Hotter6561- 
LG Howellnot out211-- 
*MJ Greatbatchdid not bat      
CD Garnerdid not bat      
CJM Furlongdid not bat      
AJ Penndid not bat      
CO Findlaydid not bat      
+E Austindid not bat      
LJ Hamiltondid not bat      
Total(2 wickets, 3.4 overs)19
Fall of wickets:
1-11 (Spearman), 2-17 (Sinclair)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jonas2   0110--

--> Wellington full substitute: SJ Hotter for HT Davis (called up to New Zealand squad)
--> LJ Hamilton made his debut in First-Class matches
--> LJ Hamilton made his debut in Plunket Shield matches
--> MS Sinclair (1) passed his previous highest score of 85 in First-Class matches
--> MS Sinclair (1) made his first century in First-Class matches
--> MS Sinclair (1) passed his previous highest score of 85 in Plunket Shield matches
--> MS Sinclair (1) made his first century in Plunket Shield matches
--> MS Sinclair (1) 100 in 135 balls, 167 minutes
--> MS Sinclair (1) passed 500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 188
--> LG Howell (1) passed 2500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 57
--> RG Petrie (2) passed 1000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 12
--> RG Petrie (2) passed 1000 runs in Plunket Shield matches when he reached 12
--> HT Davis reached 150 wickets in First-Class matches when he dismissed CD Garner, his 1st wicket in the Central Districts first innings

Play on the 1st day was cut short 55 minutes prior to scheduled stumps by bad light.
Play on 3rd day abandoned early because of rain.
HT Davis left the match at the end of the 3rd day on call up to join the NZ 3rd Test team in Christchurch. SJ Hotter was permitted to replace him for the 4th day under Shell Trophy Competition Rules.