Southland v Central Districts
Other matches in New Zealand 1956/57
VenueQueen's Park, Invercargill on 22nd, 23rd January 1957 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSouthland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultCentral Districts won by 7 wickets
UmpiresGR Ayres, RW Pollok
Close of play day 1Central Districts (1) 94/4 (Guy 33*, Buist 16*; 47 overs)

Southland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+JA Gilllbw b Beard68 13761 
SG Mortonlbw b Beard7     
ID Payneb Tarrant30     
NR Thompsonrun out0     
AW Gilbertsonb Beard0     
WA Cochraneb Smith40 9851 
DG McDermottc and b Beard8     
*JC Alabasterc Bowden b Beard0     
J Hillc and b Beard0     
GWF Overtonc Beard b Smith23     
LR Thompsonnot out4     
Extras(6 b, 11 lb, 1 nb)18
Total(all out, 75 overs)198
Fall of wickets:
1-12 (Morton), 2-107, 3-107, 4-107, 5-114, 6-126, 7-126, 8-131, 9-189, 10-198 (75 ov)
Central Districts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tarrant16   7331--
Beard29   13556--
Guy4   0190--
Cave14   6210--
Buist4   0120--
Meuli4   0240--
Smith4   1162--

Central Districts first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DW Bowdenb LR Thompson12     
DN MacLeodb Overton11     
JW Guyc Payne b Alabaster64 1497- 
EM Meulilbw b Alabaster9     
KFH Smithrun out0     
GT Buistc Gill b Hill53 16110- 
DD Beardc Alabaster b Hill43  33 
*HB Cavec NR Thompson b Alabaster6     
RE Brownc Hill b Alabaster6     
+IA Colquhounc Morton b Alabaster1     
DR Tarrantnot out2     
Extras(18 b, 5 lb, 2 nb)25
Total(all out, 99.1 overs)232
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-29, 3-51, 4-53, 5-142, 6-210, 7-220, 8-220, 9-227, 10-232 (99.1 ov)
Southland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Overton19   6461--
LR Thompson8   3191--
Hill37   20482--

Southland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+JA Gilllbw b Brown29     
SG Mortonlbw b Brown20     
ID Payneb Beard2     
NR Thompsonc Bowden b Beard31     
AW Gilbertsonc Tarrant b Brown7     
WA Cochraneb Brown0     
DG McDermottc Buist b Beard0     
*JC Alabasterb Brown35  6- 
J Hillc MacLeod b Beard3     
GWF Overtonc Guy b Beard0     
LR Thompsonnot out2     
Extras(6 b, 3 lb)9
Total(all out, 64.3 overs)138
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-44, 3-58, 4-70, 5-74, 6-87, 7-116, 8-128, 9-136, 10-138 (64.3 ov)
Central Districts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tarrant6   2160--
Cave4   250--
Brown25   14395--
Smith9   4220--

Central Districts second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DW Bowdenc Alabaster b Hill13     
JW Guyrun out11     
DD Beardc Morton b Hill13     
DN MacLeodnot out46 2453 
KFH Smithnot out11     
EM Meulidid not bat      
GT Buistdid not bat      
*HB Cavedid not bat      
RE Browndid not bat      
+IA Colquhoundid not bat      
DR Tarrantdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 2 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)11
Total(3 wickets, 50 minutes, 13 overs)105
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-27, 3-66
Southland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hill7   0542--
LR Thompson4   0330--
Alabaster2   070--

JA Gill and ID Payne added 95 for the second wicket in the Southland first innings
GT Buist and DD Beard added 68 in 31 minutes for the sixth wicket in the Central Districts first innings
Central Districts had 48 minutes to score 105 to win the match outright and reached their target with DN Macleod hitting the final ball of the match for six with a tremendous straight drive into the trees