Poverty Bay v Hawke's Bay
Kirk Cup 1956/57
VenueThe Oval, Gisborne on 9th, 10th March 1957 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossHawke's Bay won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn (Poverty Bay won on first innings)
Close of play day 1Poverty Bay (1) 146 all out

Hawke's Bay first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WI Axfordc Barbour b Blane22     
SJ Cushingb Barbour14     
DS Kivellc Hough b Blane30     
*KFH Smithlbw b Barbour28     
FE Fisherc McHugh b Barbour5     
HG Birdb Blane17     
DE Brianrun out0     
+RF Piercec Carswell b Barbour1     
JR O'Shaughnessyc Kelly b Barbour2     
DR Keysc McHugh b Barbour5     
RJ Blewdennot out1     
Total(all out, 56.4 overs)135
Fall of wickets:
1-32 (Cushing), 2-56 (Axford), 3-101 (Kivell), 4-103 (Smith), 5-114 (Fisher), 6-114 (Brian), 7-115 (Pierce), 8-117 (O'Shaughnessy), 9-133 (Bird), 10-135 (Keys, 56.4 ov)
Poverty Bay bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hough17   9220--
Kennedy1   050--
Blane12   2383--
Roderick7   0310--

Poverty Bay first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SB Martinb Brian21     
+JWH Kellyb Brian1     
AG McHughb Brian0     
RB Kennedyb Fisher28     
BN Grahamb Brian36     
KW Houghc Cushing b Brian16     
MRH Barbourb Smith10     
*JP Blaneb Brian14     
D Jacksonb Brian9     
RD Carswellnot out0     
LD Roderickb Brian0     
Total(all out, 49.4 overs)146
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Kelly), 2-7 (McHugh), 3-50, 4-74, 5-100, 6-114, 7-124, 8-137, 9-146, 10-146 (49.4 ov)
Hawke's Bay bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blewden7   3140--
Fisher9   3221--
Keys2   080--
Smith7   1261--
Bird2   0100--
O'Shaughnessy1   010--

Hawke's Bay second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*KFH Smithb Hough3     
WI Axfordc Kennedy b Hough6     
DS Kivelllbw b Hough18     
DE Brianb Hough70 5254 
HG Birdnot out16     
+RF Pierceb Hough16     
FE Fisherdid not bat      
SJ Cushingdid not bat      
JR O'Shaughnessydid not bat      
DR Keysdid not bat      
RJ Blewdendid not bat      
Total(5 wickets, declared, 28.2 overs)142
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Smith), 2-17 (Axford), 3-94 (Kivell), 4-110 (Brian), 5-142 (Pierce, 28.2 ov)
Poverty Bay bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Barbour10   1440--
Blane4   0220--

Poverty Bay second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BN Grahamnot out43 407- 
SB Martinnot out17 40   
+JWH Kellydid not bat      
AG McHughdid not bat      
RB Kennedydid not bat      
KW Houghdid not bat      
MRH Barbourdid not bat      
*JP Blanedid not bat      
D Jacksondid not bat      
RD Carswelldid not bat      
LD Roderickdid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 40 minutes, 12 overs)60
Hawke's Bay bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blewden6   3170--
Brian4   0320--
Smith2   0110--

--> Day 1 Lunch: Hawke's Bay (1) 112/4 (Fisher 5*, Bird 3*)
--> Hawke's Bay first innings: 100 in 96 minutes

Overnight rain delayed the start of play on the second day until 2pm
Poverty Bay were given 120 minutes to score 132 to win the match outright but rain stopped play after 40 minutes
Poverty Bay regained the Kirk Cup due to their first innings lead after Hawke's Bay had held it for the previous 7 years