Southland v Wellington
Other matches in New Zealand 1954/55
VenueQueen's Park, Invercargill on 17th, 18th January 1955 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSouthland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWellington won by 8 wickets
UmpiresGR Ayres, T Blain
Close of play day 1Wellington (1) 209/8 (Vance 58*, Morrison 11*; 64 overs)

Southland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Gillb Reid36     
GS Nobleb Morrison3     
DG McDermottc Barton b McKeown9     
NR Thompsonc Vance b Reid58 10963 
IG Gilbertsonc Barton b Blair8     
AR Willsb Morrison3     
JC Alabasterc McMahon b Miller0     
SG Richardsonc McKeown b Reid26     
*GWF Overtonnot out1     
EC Mortonb Morrison0     
L Wardc McKeown b Morrison2     
Extras(9 b)9
Total(all out, 59.1 overs)155
Fall of wickets:
1-39, 2-39, 3-71, 4-98, 5-106, 6-109, 7-147, 8-151, 9-153, 10-155 (59.1 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blair11   4241--
Reid22   8403--
McKeown5   0371--
Miller4   0241--

Wellington first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FLH Mooneyc and b Overton14     
DS St Johnlbw b Alabaster35 496- 
JEF Beckc Noble b Overton8     
LSM Millerlbw b Overton0     
PT Bartonb Alabaster11     
*JR Reidc Alabaster b Morton31     
RA Vancenot out58  33 
+TG McMahonc and b Morton5     
RW Blairc Overton b Alabaster29     
BD Morrisonnot out11     
JA McKeowndid not bat      
Extras(7 b)7
Total(8 wickets, declared, 64 overs)209
Fall of wickets:
1-44, 2-51, 3-52, 4-69, 5-75, 6-117, 7-133, 8-178
Southland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Morton16   4442--
Ward5   1220--
Overton19   8303--
Alabaster24   01063--

Southland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JA Gillretired hurt5     
GS Noblec McKeown b Morrison5     
DG McDermottb Morrison2     
NR Thompsonc Reid b Miller56     
IG Gilbertsonc McKeown b Miller28     
JC Alabasterrun out26     
AR Willsc St John b Miller13     
SG Richardsonrun out10     
*GWF Overtonnot out3     
EC Mortonc Vance b Miller0     
L Wardrun out1     
Extras(1 lb, 2 nb)3
Total(all out, 52.2 overs)152
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-23, 3-77, 4-112, 5-132, 6-146, 7-146, 8-148, 9-152 (52.2 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blair10   5140--
Morrison17   7272--
Reid6   1240--
McKeown7   0320--
Miller8   0434--
Vance3   080--

Wellington second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FLH Mooneyc Alabaster b Morton1     
DS St Johnc McDermott b Alabaster44 3362 
JEF Becknot out57 4453 
PT Bartonnot out9     
LSM Millerdid not bat      
*JR Reiddid not bat      
RA Vancedid not bat      
+TG McMahondid not bat      
RW Blairdid not bat      
BD Morrisondid not bat      
JA McKeowndid not bat      
Extras(2 b)2
Total(2 wickets, 50 minutes, 16 overs)113
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Mooney), 2-68 (St John)
Southland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Overton4   0280--
Morton2   0141--
Alabaster5   0231--
Gilbertson4   0300--
Richardson1   0160--

--> Wellington batted on after winning

At 5.25pm on the first day, Reid declared Wellington's first innings closed on 167 for 7 but after a 10-minute discussion in the dressing room, the innings was resumed because a playing condition did not allow a declaration within 100 minutes of the end of the first day in a 2-day game.
The morning session on the second day was lost to rain so Reid then declared Wellington's first innings closed.
Wellington had hit the winning runs off the third ball of Richardson's over but play continued for the rest of the over with Beck hitting the last 2 balls for 6.