Taranaki v Hawke's Bay
Other matches in New Zealand 1955/56
VenuePukekura Park, New Plymouth on 31st March, 2nd April 1956 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
Close of play day 1Taranaki (2) 23/1 (Meuli 13*, Blair 7*; 9 overs)

Taranaki first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*EM Meulib Spencer6     
AT Spurdleb Blewden6     
AR Blairlbw b Keys11     
R Simpsonc Schofield b Blewden0     
+MM Strawbridgec Cane b O'Shaughnessy4     
MS Cockerillc Blewden b O'Shaughnessy0     
GSP Bartlettb Blewden25     
MC Puttc Spooner b Schofield5     
DA Bishopc Devine b Whiteman12     
CW Barclayc Spencer b Whiteman15     
GB Hallnot out0     
Total(all out, 49 overs)104
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-20, 3-22, 4-28, 5-29, 6-41, 7-66, 8-68, 9-104, 10-104 (49 ov)
Hawke's Bay bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blewden15   9143--
Spencer7   581--
Whiteman8   2172--
Keys10   5171--
O'Shaughnessy7   1232--
Schofield2   051--

Hawke's Bay first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*DH McLeodb Putt15     
DC Alexanderb Spurdle24     
G Whitemanb Putt33     
RM Schofieldc Strawbridge b Putt0     
JF Caneb Putt0     
BV Spoonerb Putt1     
RJ Blewdenc Hall b Spurdle2     
D Devinec Simpson b Putt0     
JR O'Shaughnessyc Hall b Spurdle0     
DR Keysb Spurdle3     
RCM Spencernot out3     
Total(all out, 30 overs)85
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-60, 3-71, 4-71, 5-73, 6-78, 7-78, 8-79, 9-79, 10-85 (30 ov)
Taranaki bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall6   1250--
Barclay4   1120--
Spurdle11   2364--
Putt9   586--

Taranaki second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AT Spurdlec Keys b Whiteman2     
*EM Meulinot out13     
AR Blairnot out7     
R Simpsondid not bat      
+MM Strawbridgedid not bat      
MS Cockerilldid not bat      
GSP Bartlettdid not bat      
MC Puttdid not bat      
DA Bishopdid not bat      
CW Barclaydid not bat      
GB Halldid not bat      
Total(1 wicket, 9 overs)23
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Spurdle)
Hawke's Bay bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blewden2   070--
Whiteman2   091--
Spencer3   050--
O'Shaughnessy1   100--
Keys1   010--

--> There was no play on the final day.

Rain prevented any play on the second day