Central Otago v Southland
Other matches in New Zealand 1956/57
VenueUniversity Oval, Dunedin on 4th, 5th December 1956 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSouthland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSouthland won by 151 runs
Close of play day 1Central Otago (1) 99/9 (JAN Blakely 5*, Harford 1*; 50 overs)

Southland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+JA Gillb Harford9     
SG Mortonst Morgan b JAN Blakely27     
AW Gilbertsonc RJM Blakely b Long80 13012- 
GW Kitsonc RJM Blakely b Long10     
WA Cochranelbw b Graham1     
KN Lindsayb Long2     
*JC Alabasterc RJM Blakely b Graham3     
M Familtonc McKnight b Graham4     
GWF Overtonb Buttar7     
J Hillc Dunn b JAN Blakely43 3941 
NR Thompsonnot out9 35   
Extras(20 b, 7 lb, 1 nb)28
Total(all out, 89.4 overs)223
Fall of wickets:
1-12 (Gill), 2-94 (Morton), 3-132, 4-140, 5-142, 6-145, 7-156, 8-164, 9-165, 10-223 (89.4 ov)
Central Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Harford20   1321--
JAN Blakely20.42382--
Long21   7313--
Dunn4   380--
McPherson15   3430--
Graham6   0393--
Buttar3   041--

Central Otago first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SG McKnightc Alabaster b Hill30     
CG Grahamc Gilbertson b Alabaster27     
JD Buttarb Alabaster2     
*SG Dunnst Gill b Familton16     
RI Longb Alabaster0     
RJM Blakelyb Overton8     
OM Beckerb Alabaster3     
JAN Blakelynot out7     
+AR Morganb Alabaster4     
I McPhersonb Hill0     
GS Harfordc Alabaster b Overton5     
Extras(3 b)3
Total(all out, 54.4 overs)105
Fall of wickets:
1-56 (McKnight), 2-59 (Graham), 3-59 (Buttar), 4-59 (Long), 5-73 (RJM Blakely), 6-80, 7-85, 8-91, 9-92, 10-105 (54.4 ov)
Southland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson6   2160--
Hill17   5302--
Alabaster13   3175--
Familton1   041--

Southland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+JA Gilllbw b Harford33 45   
SG Mortonc Harford b Long27     
WA Cochranec Long b JAN Blakely2     
AW Gilbertsonc Dunn b McPherson42     
GW Kitsonlbw b Long1     
KN Lindsaylbw b JAN Blakely11     
M Familtonb JAN Blakely0     
*JC Alabasterb Harford23     
GWF Overtonc Buttar b Harford0     
J Hillnot out12     
NR Thompsonc Morgan b Harford1     
Extras(5 b, 1 lb)6
Total(all out, 48.5 overs)158
Fall of wickets:
1-61 (Gill), 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-158 (48.5 ov)
Central Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McPherson10   1511--
Long5   181--
JAN Blakely10   4263--
Dunn4   381--
Graham2   0120--

Central Otago second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SG McKnightc Alabaster b Thompson9     
CG Grahamb Hill15     
JD Buttarlbw b Overton1     
*SG Dunnb Overton2     
RI Longlbw b Overton49     
RJM Blakelyrun out6     
OM Beckerc Kitson b Hill26     
JAN Blakelyst Gill b Hill7     
+AR Morganb Overton1     
I McPhersonc Familton b Hill3     
GS Harfordnot out0     
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(all out, 55.3 overs)125
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-125 (55.3 ov)
Southland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Overton15   5284--
Thompson6   2161--
Alabaster13   3430--

--> Wickets given to bowlers do not agree with batting scorecard for the Southland second innings
--> JC Alabaster completed a hat-trick in the Central Otago first innings (CG Graham, JD Buttar, RI Long)

AW Gilbertson scored one all-run 5 from a straight drive in the Southland first innings