Marlborough v Wellington
Other matches in New Zealand 1973/74
VenueHorton Park, Blenheim on 28th, 29th October 1973 (2-day match)
Balls per over8
TossWellington won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWellington won by 37 runs
Close of play day 1Marlborough (1) 78/7 (Thomas 0*, Hart 0*; 25 overs)

Wellington first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RW Smithc Hart b Maclaine3     
PJ Malconc Sowman b Cairns16     
*JFM Morrisonc Hart b Cairns2     
JV Coneyc Hart b Maclaine0     
BD Smithb Cairns53  6- 
BW Cederwallb Cairns36     
HA Morganc Catley b Sowman12     
SB Caterc Hart b Cairns1     
NJC Smithnot out37     
RO Collingelbw b Sowman18     
+GB Bormanc Catley b Cairns8     
Extras(4 b, 4 lb)8
Total(all out, 56.6 overs)194
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (RW Smith), 2-10 (Morrison), 3-15 (Coney), 4-25 (Malcon), 5-106, 6-119, 7-121, 8-126, 9-159, 10-194 (56.6 ov)
Marlborough bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Maclaine11   6122--
Thomas4   1210--
Cameron1   010--
Sowman15   0562--
MacDonald4   0200--

Marlborough first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DIA Cameronc RW Smith b BD Smith16     
MD Catley hit wkt b Collinge3     
*DW Nealc Malcon b Cater9     
C Schroderc BD Smith b Morgan2     
CR Andersonc Morgan b BD Smith0     
BL Cairnsc Coney b BD Smith26     
AT Sowmanc BD Smith b Collinge18     
RI Thomasc Morrison b BD Smith19     
+AW Hartc Borman b Collinge0     
NF Maclainec [unknown] b Collinge3     
GK MacDonaldnot out0     
Extras(3 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(all out, 32.4 overs)100
Fall of wickets:
1-8 (Catley), 2-19 (Neal), 3-32 (Cameron), 4-32 (Schroder), 5-33 (Anderson), 6-78 (Cairns), 7-78 (Sowman), 8-86 (Hart), 9-98 (Thomas), 10-100 (Maclaine, 32.4 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
BD Smith??354--

Wellington second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RW Smithc Thomas b Cairns4     
PJ Malconc Schroder b Maclaine0     
*JFM Morrisonc Schroder b Sowman21     
BD Smithc and b Maclaine15     
JV Coneyb Cairns1     
BW Cederwalllbw b Cairns0     
HA Morganc Hart b Maclaine5     
SB Caternot out16     
NJC Smithrun out15     
RO Collingenot out0     
+GB Bormandid not bat      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(8 wickets, declared, 22 overs)78
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-4, 3-31, 4-32, 5-32, 6-39, 7-54, 8-78
Marlborough bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cairns10   4283--
Maclaine5   0263--
Sowman6   0191--
MacDonald1   040--

Marlborough second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DIA Cameronlbw b Collinge5     
MD Catleyb Cater1     
*DW Nealc Coney b BD Smith14     
C Schroderc RW Smith b BD Smith5     
AT Sowmanc Collinge b BD Smith38     
CR Andersonc RW Smith b BD Smith6     
BL Cairnsc Morrison b BD Smith4     
RI Thomasc Collinge b Morrison33  42 
+AW Hartnot out22     
GK MacDonaldb BD Smith4     
NF Maclaineabsent hurt
Extras(2 b, 1 lb)3
Total(all out, 41.6 overs)135
Fall of wickets:
1-6, 2-6, 3-19, 4-30, 5-50, 6-60, 7-101, 8-109, 9-135 (41.6 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
BD Smith16.6?446--

In the Marlborough first innings NF Maclaine was caught by Smith but it is not known which Smith took the catch
NF Maclaine fractured his left thumb attempting to take a return catch from BD Smith during the Wellington XI second innings and although he successfully caught BD Smith later in the same over, he left the field at the end of the over and took no further part in the match
Marlborough were given 210 minutes to score 173 for the outright win