Central Districts East v Central Districts West
Other matches in New Zealand 1954/55 (Central Districts Trial Match)
VenueHorton Park, Blenheim on 26th, 27th November 1954 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultCentral Districts East won by 4 wickets
Close of play day 1Central Districts East (1) 163/9 (Colquhoun 5*, Cresswell 4*; 50 overs)

Central Districts West first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BG Hamiltonc Harford b Tarrant3 42   
HB Cavec Fisher b Cresswell14 40   
JW Guyc Beard b Cresswell89 155112 
BL Jonesc Colquhoun b Cresswell13 29   
DV Spencec Brian b Tarrant0     
IH Chinglbw b Beard7  1- 
*RE Brownb Beard5     
RE Brinec Kivell b Beard12     
+MEF Dormernot out2     
JF Joneslbw b Cresswell9  2- 
RS Challiesb Cresswell0     
Total(all out, 65.3 overs)178
Fall of wickets:
1-22 (Cave), 2-22 (Hamilton), 3-35 (BL Jones), 4-38 (Spence), 5-55 (Ching), 6-87 (Brown), 7-161 (Guy), 8-163 (Brine), 9-174 (JF Jones), 10-178 (Challies, 65.3 ov)
Central Districts East bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brian9   4180--
Harford5   1280--
Tarrant10   2152--
Beard15   6313--
Fisher6   1180--
Aitkenhead4   1140--

Central Districts East first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MG Williamslbw b JF Jones3     
DR Tarrantc Brine b Cave0     
DS Kivellrun out (Brown)13     
JHP Houghtonb JF Jones2     
NS Harfordlbw b JF Jones13     
DD Beardlbw b BL Jones70 11271 
FE Fisherlbw b Brown3     
DE Brianc and b JF Jones41  31 
+IA Colquhounnot out6     
IA Aitkenheadrun out0     
GF Cresswellc Dormer b JF Jones8     
Total(all out, 52.4 overs)168
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Tarrant), 2-10 (Williams), 3-12 (Houghton), 4-19 (Kivell), 5-34 (Harford), 6-54 (Fisher), 7-149 (Brian), 8-149 (Beard), 9-152 (Aitkenhead), 10-168 (Cresswell, 52.4 ov)
Central Districts West bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
JF Jones13.46305--
Cave8   4131--
BL Jones12   1381--
Brown6   2151--
Brine4   0250--
Challies5   0240--
Spence4   0140--

Central Districts West second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BG Hamiltonretired out63 22561 
RS Challiesc Houghton b Fisher14     
JW Guyc Colquhoun b Cresswell6     
BL Joneslbw b Beard41     
DV Spencec Colquhoun b Aitkenhead35 45   
IH Chingc Williams b Beard11     
*RE Brownnot out10     
HB Cavedid not bat      
RE Brinedid not bat      
+MEF Dormerdid not bat      
JF Jonesdid not bat      
Total(6 wickets, declared, 58 overs)191
Fall of wickets:
1-29 (Challies), 2-48 (Guy), 3-121 (BL Jones), 4-168 (Hamilton), 5-169 (Spence), 6-191 (Ching, 58 ov)
Central Districts East bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Aitkenhead7   0221--
Fisher12   1481--
Tarrant7   530--
Brian9   4210--
Cresswell9   0311--
Beard11   1402--
Harford3   0150--

Central Districts East second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MG Williamsb JF Jones14 20   
FE Fisherretired out72 1406- 
+IA Colquhounb Brown43 65   
DS Kivellst Dormer b Challies3     
NS Harfordc Ching b Challies4 11- 
JHP Houghtonst Dormer b Challies3     
DD Beardnot out51  61 
DE Briannot out1     
DR Tarrantdid not bat      
IA Aitkenheaddid not bat      
GF Cresswelldid not bat      
Total(6 wickets, 48 overs)202
Fall of wickets:
1-20 (Williams), 2-99 (Colquhoun), 3-112 (Kivell), 4-116 (Harford), 5-126 (Houghton), 6-201 (Fisher)
Central Districts West bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
JF Jones16   2611--
Cave12   4270--
BL Jones5   0210--
Challies8   0423--
Brown7   0401--

--> DD Beard (2) 50 in 43 minutes with 6 fours and 1 six
--> FE Fisher (2) 50 in 110 minutes

DD Beard and DE Brian added 95 for the seventh wicket in the Central Districts East first innings
Central Districts East continued batting after winning with DD Beard retiring immediately. DE Brian 28* and IA Aitkenhead 5* added 36 before stumps were drawn.