Taranaki v Canterbury Country
U-Bix Cup 1994/95 (Challenge Match)
VenuePukekura Park, New Plymouth on 18th, 19th, 20th February 1995 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossTaranaki won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn (Taranaki won on first innings)
UmpiresAT Keown, MA MacLean
ScorersPT Johnston, TM Luxton, PR Rutherford
Close of play day 1Taranaki (1) 225/5 (Simpson 22*, Hughes 22*)
Close of play day 2Taranaki (2) 12/0 (Leach 6*, Walker 6*; 5 overs)

Taranaki first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PJ Leachc Bell b Chamberlain1453572- 
GP Sulzbergerc Keenan b Chamberlain211151221- 
MDJ Walkerlbw b Chamberlain6525226710- 
*PW Plumtreec Shipley b Ford02321-- 
MG O'Neillc Shipley b Chamberlain6715118711- 
D Simpsonnot out40761098- 
+PJ Hughesc Ford b GM Lewis27931083- 
DF Mihaljevichst Keenan b Chamberlain1638353- 
TS Kennedylbw b Doody2568853- 
RS Dempsterc Shipley b GM Lewis2570685- 
BWC Coombec Hamilton b Chamberlain1815184- 
Extras(9 b, 6 lb, 6 nb)21
Total(all out, 545 minutes, 158.1 overs)339
Fall of wickets:
1-25 (Leach), 2-44 (Sulzberger), 3-51 (Plumtree), 4-175 (Walker), 5-184 (O'Neill), 6-259 (Hughes), 7-269 (Mihaljevich), 8-321 (Kennedy), 9-325 (Dempster), 10-339 (Coombe, 158.1 ov)
Canterbury Country bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ford32   10721--
GM Lewis28   5692-2
Bulman25   13410-1
BJ Lewis9   4150--
Doody7   2181--

Canterbury Country first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RJV Hamiltonlbw b Mihaljevich2915-- 
MWJ Pattersonc Hughes b Mihaljevich165-- 
BJK Doodyc Hughes b Mihaljevich923251- 
*AJB Shipleyc Plumtree b Sulzberger2638415- 
WD Bellc Hughes b Dempster531191227- 
GM Lewisc sub (MA Ebert) b Dempster75057-- 
+GJ Keenanb Kennedy371041047- 
BS Fordc Mihaljevich b Dempster87151- 
DJ Bulmanb Sulzberger1128232- 
BJ Lewisb Kennedy3822289- 
GB Chamberlainnot out112-- 
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 2 nb)5
Total(all out, 222 minutes, 67.4 overs)198
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Patterson), 2-5 (Hamilton), 3-13 (Doody), 4-50 (Shipley), 5-87 (GM Lewis), 6-107 (Bell), 7-127 (Ford), 8-149 (Bulman), 9-197 (Keenan), 10-198 (BJ Lewis, 67.4 ov)
Taranaki bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mihaljevich13   5393--
Coombe4   250--
Sulzberger28   11792--
Dempster14   6403--

Taranaki second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PJ Leachb Chamberlain2273723- 
MDJ Walkerlbw b Patterson10819020415- 
GP Sulzbergerc Keenan b Patterson391151167- 
*PW Plumtreenot out1372702- 
MG O'Neillnot out42565571 
D Simpsondid not bat      
+PJ Hughesdid not bat      
DF Mihaljevichdid not bat      
TS Kennedydid not bat      
RS Dempsterdid not bat      
BWC Coombedid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 6 nb)7
Total(3 wickets, declared, 257 minutes, 84 overs)231
Fall of wickets:
1-72 (Leach), 2-167 (Sulzberger), 3-177 (Walker)
Canterbury Country bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ford2   050--
GM Lewis7   1200--
Chamberlain20   8431--
Doody20   7510-1
BJ Lewis8   4170--
Bulman6   2110--
Bell10   3280--
Patterson7   1392-2
Hamilton4   1160--

--> D Simpson retired hurt in the Taranaki first innings having scored 40 (team had lost 5 wickets) - he returned when the score was 325/9

D Simpson had to retire hurt during the first session on the second day after being struck on the hand and when he resumed his innings at the fall of the ninth wicket with his left hand in plaster he managed to fend off 4 deliveries batting one-handed
Taranaki declared their second innings closed at 3.10pm on the third day leaving Canterbury Country the impossible task of scoring 373 in little more than 3 hours for the outright win so the captains agreed to end the game at that time
All no balls bowled counted as 2 runs in this match