Marlborough v Wanganui
Other matches in New Zealand 1977/78
VenueHorton Park, Blenheim on 24th, 25th October 1977 (2-day match)
Balls per over8
TossWanganui won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn (Wanganui won on first innings)
Close of play day 1Wanganui (1) 298/6 (Donald 11*, Hooper 1*; 90 overs)

Wanganui first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GR Willacyc Thomas b Aberhart19     
BC Baldwinc Thomas b Aberhart41  5- 
DJ Berryc Hill b Sowman74  8- 
*CMH Atkinsonc Sowman b Aberhart15     
GK Cunninghamlbw b Aberhart62  8- 
AT Patersonb Aberhart64  10- 
R Donaldnot out61  10- 
+GA Hooperb Thomas1     
P Wardb Sowman0     
MF Gillnot out7     
EF Headdid not bat      
Extras(8 lb, 3 nb)11
Total(8 wickets, declared, 108 overs)355
Fall of wickets:
1-33 (Willacy), 2-96 (Baldwin), 3-126 (Atkinson), 4-174 (Berry), 5-284 (Cunningham), 6-287 (Paterson), 7-298 (Hooper), 8-? (Ward)
Marlborough bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomas34   141201--
Maclaine11   3350--
Aberhart34   8935--
MacDonald12   1460--
Sowman17   5502--

Marlborough first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MD Catleyb Gill1     
GR Nealc Berry b Head5     
+JR Bowersc Cunningham b Gill2     
*AJ Hillc Hooper b Gill78  82 
CR Andersonb Gill0     
JJ Cunlifferetired hurt0     
DC Aberhartc Cunningham b Head1     
AT Sowmanb Head6     
RI Thomasb Gill6     
GK MacDonaldb Head19     
NF Maclainenot out3     
Extras(2 b, 5 lb, 4 nb)11
Total(all out, 30.4 overs)132
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Catley), 2-6 (Neal), 3-36 (Bowers), 4-36 (Anderson), 5-43 (Aberhart), 6-49 (Sowman), 7-61 (Thomas), 8-85 (MacDonald), 9-132 (Hill, 30.4 ov)
Wanganui bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Head14   2514--
Donald5   1400--

Marlborough second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
MD Catleyc Cunningham b Gill4     
GR Nealnot out27  5- 
CR Andersonc and b Head3     
+JR Bowersc and b Head2     
*AJ Hillnot out15     
JJ Cunliffedid not bat      
DC Aberhartdid not bat      
AT Sowmandid not bat      
RI Thomasdid not bat      
GK MacDonalddid not bat      
NF Maclainedid not bat      
Extras(4 nb)4
Total(3 wickets, 12.6 overs)55
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Catley), 2-8 (Anderson), 3-30 (Bowers)
Wanganui bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Head6   2202--
Donald4   170--

--> JJ Cunliffe retired hurt in the Marlborough first innings having scored 0 (team had lost 4 wickets)

GK Cunningham and AT Paterson added 110 for the fifth wicket in the Wanganui first innings
JJ Cunliffe was forced to retire hurt in the Marlborough first innings after being struck on the head by a short-pitched delivery from MF Gill which resulted in him being taken to hospital for treatment
Rain delayed the start of play on the second day and bad light ended the match later that day