Marlborough v Wellington
Other matches in New Zealand 1974/75
VenueHorton Park, Blenheim on 3rd, 4th November 1974 (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) 81/4 (Bowers 18*, Thomas 3*; 27 overs)

Wellington first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JFM Morrisonrun out101  13- 
GD Rossc Cameron b Cairns44  4- 
RW Smithnot out55  5- 
GP Bilbyc Thomas b Cairns5     
HM Morrisonc sub (C Schroder) b Sowman4     
EJ Grayb Cairns0     
BW Cederwallnot out50  2- 
SB Caterdid not bat      
T Vaikveedid not bat      
+IH Storkeydid not bat      
CJ Rossdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(5 wickets, declared, 65 overs)264
Fall of wickets:
1-138 (GD Ross), 2-150 (JFM Morrison), 3-162 (Bilby), 4-169 (HM Morrison), 5-169 (Gray)
Marlborough bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cairns20   3733--
Thomas12   0640--
Hawtin7   0290--
Sowman22   0791--
Cameron4   0130--

Marlborough first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DIA Cameronb CJ Ross24     
MD Catleyc Storkey b Cater11     
DW Nealc and b Cater9     
+JR Bowersb CJ Ross33     
GB Morrisonc GD Ross b CJ Ross2     
RI Thomasc HM Morrison b CJ Ross18     
*AT Sowmanb Vaikvee1     
BL Cairnsc Smith b Vaikvee28     
GF Hawtinb Vaikvee13     
GR Nealnot out5     
CR Andersonnot out4     
Total(9 wickets, declared)172
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
CJ Ross??614--
JFM Morrison??91--

Wellington second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GP Bilbyc Sowman b Thomas1     
HM Morrisonb Thomas26     
*JFM Morrisonnot out23     
EJ Grayc GR Neal b Thomas12     
GD Rossnot out6     
RW Smithdid not bat      
BW Cederwalldid not bat      
SB Caterdid not bat      
T Vaikveedid not bat      
+IH Storkeydid not bat      
CJ Rossdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(3 wickets, declared, 22 overs)74
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Bilby), 2-41 (HM Morrison), 3-58 (Gray)
Marlborough bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cairns6   0240--
Thomas8   0293--
Sowman7   2130--
Cameron1   020--

Marlborough second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MD Catleyc Storkey b Cater19     
CR Andersonb Cater4     
DW Nealb CJ Ross12     
+JR Bowersretired hurt2     
RI Thomasrun out7     
BL Cairnsc HM Morrison b JFM Morrison73 5265 
GB Morrisonb Vaikvee6     
*AT Sowmanb CJ Ross2     
GF Hawtinnot out0     
GR Nealrun out0     
DIA Cameronc Smith b JFM Morrison0     
Extras(1 lb, 3 nb)4
Total(all out, 28 overs)129
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Anderson), 2-25 (DW Neal), 3-43 (Catley), 4-50 (Thomas), 5-78 (Morrison), 6-127 (Sowman), 7-129 (Cairns), 8-129 (GR Neal), 9-129 (Cameron, 28 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cater9   2572--
CJ Ross9   2252--
Vaikvee8   1381--
JFM Morrison2   052--

--> Bowling in the Wellington first innings adds 1 run under
--> Bowling in the Marlborough first innings adds 2 runs under
--> Wickets given to bowlers do not agree with batting scorecard for the Marlborough first innings
--> JR Bowers retired hurt in the Marlborough second innings having scored 2 (team had lost 2 wickets)

JFM Morrison and GD Ross put on 138 for the first wicket in the Wellington XI first innings
RW Smith and BW Cederwall added 95 (undefeated) for the sixth wicket in the Wellington XI first innings
The exact details of the dismissals of AT Sowman and GF Hawtin in the Marlborough first innings are not known because the continuation of the batting scorecard on the second day was not available in the newspaper source although Vaikvee was reported as taking the wickets of both batsmen
Bowers had to retire hurt when he top-edged a delivery from CJ Ross in to his face causing a nasty gash which required stitches
Marlborough were given 150 minutes to score 167 to win the match outright