Taranaki v Central Otago
Fuji Xerox Cup 1995/96 (Challenge Match)
VenuePukekura Park, New Plymouth on 27th, 28th, 29th January 1996 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossCentral Otago won the toss and decided to bat
ResultCentral Otago won by 250 runs
UmpiresBA Malin, PR Williams
Close of play day 1Central Otago (1) 248 all out
Close of play day 2Central Otago (2) 232/5 (Hoskin 138*, McKnight 7*; 53 overs)

Central Otago first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GAW Blakelyc Hughes b Kennedy434301- 
TR Kittoc Dempster b Kennedy2856763- 
RN Hoskinlbw b Kennedy74123151101 
LC Breenc Dempster b Kennedy011-- 
*+KJ McKnightc Hughes b Coombe432112206- 
M Fosterc Hughes b Wisneski31112-- 
JC Smaillnot out381241481- 
SB O'Connorlbw b Coombe011-- 
SD Hintonb Dempster41713-- 
G Soperrun out (Hughes)066-- 
R Kotkampc Walker b West1128221- 
Extras(5 b, 5 lb, 32 nb, 1 w)43
Total(all out, 344 minutes, 99.3 overs)248
Fall of wickets:
1-23 (Blakely), 2-70 (Kitto), 3-70 (Breen), 4-164 (Hoskin), 5-167 (Foster), 6-223 (McKnight), 7-223 (O'Connor), 8-230 (Hinton), 9-230 (Soper), 10-248 (Kotkamp, 99.3 ov)
Taranaki bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kennedy21   1524-2
Brown6   0320-2
Coombe26   16432--
Wisneski8   3181--
Sulzberger8   3210-1
Dempster15   8131-1

Taranaki first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PJ Leachlbw b O'Connor1119-- 
GP Sulzbergerc McKnight b Kotkamp481742016- 
PA O'Neilllbw b Hinton41316-- 
MDJ Walkerb Hinton2539474- 
*RK Brownlbw b Hinton277-- 
AR Wisneskib O'Connor91620-- 
+PJ Hughesc Smaill b Soper1856673- 
TS Kennedylbw b O'Connor43740-- 
RM Westc Breen b Soper3745643- 
RS Dempsterb O'Connor032-- 
BWC Coombenot out1739502- 
Extras(1 lb, 2 nb, 2 w)5
Total(all out, 266 minutes, 73.1 overs)170
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Leach), 2-9 (O'Neill), 3-47 (Walker), 4-49 (Brown), 5-68 (Wisneski), 6-101 (Hughes), 7-113 (Sulzberger), 8-118 (Kennedy), 9-119 (Dempster), 10-170 (West, 73.1 ov)
Central Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
O'Connor24   86141-
Hinton17   4593--
Foster8   414011
Kotkamp5   371--

Central Otago second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GAW Blakelyc Dempster b Kennedy1030292- 
TR Kittoc Leach b Dempster1378781- 
RN Hoskinc Leach b Brown162225258272 
LC Breenc Kennedy b Sulzberger21313331 
JC Smaillc Sulzberger b Kennedy01312-- 
M Fosterc Hughes b Wisneski2427373- 
*+KJ McKnightc Hughes b Sulzberger2097932- 
SB O'Connorc Wisneski b Sulzberger0911-- 
SD Hintonc Coombe b Sulzberger11713-- 
G Sopernot out2936517- 
R Kotkampc Hughes b Kennedy2046463- 
Extras(11 b, 13 lb, 6 nb, 1 w)31
Total(all out, 335 minutes, 97.2 overs)331
Fall of wickets:
1-21 (Blakely), 2-50 (Kitto), 3-121 (Breen), 4-135 (Smaill), 5-200 (Foster), 6-268 (McKnight), 7-268 (O'Connor), 8-274 (Hinton), 9-274 (Hoskin), 10-331 (Kotkamp, 97.2 ov)
Taranaki bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
West9   13001-
Coombe5   1400--
Dempster13   7321--
Sulzberger29   71034--
Wisneski8   3191-1
Leach1   010--
Brown10   4171--

Taranaki second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GP Sulzbergerc Breen b O'Connor69951249- 
PJ Leachlbw b O'Connor62522-- 
MDJ Walkerc Kotkamp b Foster163251-1 
*RK Brownrun out (Kotkamp->McKnight)223-- 
PA O'Neillb O'Connor122735-- 
AR Wisneskilbw b O'Connor011-- 
+PJ Hughesc Blakely b Soper1837402- 
TS Kennedynot out2137493- 
RM Westc Kotkamp b Soper042-- 
RS Dempsterc Blakely b Foster136-- 
BWC Coombeb Soper075-- 
Extras(12 lb, 2 nb)14
Total(all out, 174 minutes, 44.5 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-19 (Leach), 2-70 (Walker), 3-77 (Brown), 4-118 (O'Neill), 5-118 (Wisneski), 6-125 (Sulzberger), 7-153 (Hughes), 8-153 (West), 9-158 (Dempster), 10-159 (Coombe, 44.5 ov)
Central Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
O'Connor14   1464-1
Hinton6   0220--
Foster10   2302--
Kotkamp6   1190--

Taranaki had 83 overs to score 410 for the outright win to retain the Fuji Xerox Cup
12th Man: PJ Ingram (Taranaki)