Canterbury XI v Central Otago
Other matches in New Zealand 1956/57
VenueHagley Oval, Christchurch on 31st December 1956, 1st January 1957 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultCanterbury XI won by 5 wickets
Close of play day 1

Central Otago first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SG McKnightlbw b Heseltine31     
CP Johnstonb Gunn25     
RJM Blakelylbw b Gunn0     
OM Beckerlbw b Flint3     
RA Procterlbw b Harper19     
JD Buttarc Gunn b Wright3     
JAN Blakelyc Heseltine b Harper0     
+K Faulksb Flint14     
JG Flanneryb Black15     
N Harrisc Percival b Black2     
GS Harfordnot out0     
Total(all out, 69.1 overs)119
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-119 (69.1 ov)
Canterbury XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Heseltine13   7171--
Gunn11   5182--
Harper7   352--
Wright15   7191--
Percival1   050--
Flint6   452--

Canterbury XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BM Pankhurstc McKnight b JAN Blakely38     
JE Le Comtec [unknown] b Harford0     
M Flintb Johnston21     
*RG Condliffec and b Harford0     
JB Percivalc Buttar b JAN Blakely45  9- 
AF Wrightc Buttar b JAN Blakely26     
G Harperc Buttar b Harford17     
B Heseltineb Harford10     
L Dunnc Procter b JAN Blakely0     
R Blacknot out1     
DS Gunnb Harford0     
Extras(10 b, 1 lb)11
Total(all out, 48 overs)169
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Le Comte), 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-169 (48 ov)
Central Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Harford22   9595--
Johnston9   2331--
Buttar3   0290--
JAN Blakely14   3374--

Central Otago second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SG McKnightc and b Wright4     
CP Johnstonc Pankhurst b Black23     
RJM Blakelylbw b Wright23     
OM Beckerc Gunn b Heseltine14     
RA Procterrun out3     
JD Buttarlbw b Heseltine4     
N Harrisb Heseltine53  52 
JAN Blakelyb Black42     
+K Faulksb Black0     
GS Harfordc and b Heseltine3     
JG Flannerynot out19     
Total(all out, 61 overs)190
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-190 (61 ov)
Canterbury XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wright11   4412--
Gunn10   3360--
Heseltine12   2344--
Black20   7493--
Flint2   050--
Harper6   0230--

Canterbury XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AF Wrightb Harford37     
DS Gunnrun out39     
BM Pankhurstc Faulks b Harford8     
*RG Condliffec Buttar b JAN Blakely0     
JE Le Comtest Faulks b JAN Blakely0     
JB Percivalnot out51  62 
G Harpernot out0     
M Flintdid not bat      
B Heseltinedid not bat      
L Dunndid not bat      
R Blackdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 4 lb)7
Total(5 wickets, 97 minutes, 26.3 overs)142
Fall of wickets:
1-? (Wright), 2-? (Pankhurst), 3-? (Condliffe), 4-69 (Le Comte), 5-138 (Gunn)
Central Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
JAN Blakely13   0742--

In the Canterbury XI first innings JE Le Comte was caught by Blakely but it is not known which Blakely took the catch
N Harris and JAN Blakely added 75 for the seventh wicket in the Central Otago second innings
DS Gunn and JB Percival added 69 for the fifth wicket in the Canterbury XI second innings
Canterbury XI had 105 minutes to score 141 to win the match outright and reached their target with 8 minutes to spare