Taranaki v Hutt Valley
Hawke Cup 1963/64 (Elimination Match)
VenuePukekura Park, New Plymouth on 17th, 18th, 19th January 1964 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossTaranaki won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn (Hutt Valley won on first innings)
UmpiresG Hogan, AJ Thompson
Close of play day 1Hutt Valley (1) 100/2 (Redmond 52*, Mason 5*)
Close of play day 2Taranaki (2) 95/8 (Currie 0*, Sutton 11*; 43 overs)

Taranaki first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*+TM Dravitzkib McConnell18     
TA O'Byrnec Donald b Taylor3     
BR Prestidgec Brennan b McConnell25     
TSJ Medleyb McConnell1     
CD Evansb Taylor6     
JE Irvingc Redmond b McConnell1     
DR Yardleyc McConnell b Watson21     
JR Smithc Ogilvie b Brennan60 9081 
DC Currierun out4     
RB Suttonb Brennan0     
AE Smithnot out2     
Extras(10 b, 3 lb, 3 nb)16
Total(all out, 71 overs)157
Fall of wickets:
1-6 (O'Byrne), 2-53 (Prestidge), 3-53 (Dravitzki), 4-55 (Medley), 5-61 (Evans), 6-69 (Irving), 7-123 (Yardley), 8-138 (Currie), 9-150 (Sutton), 10-157 (JR Smith, 71 ov)
Hutt Valley bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Taylor24   7452--
Watson16   5291--
Brennan9   2272--
McConnell22   9404--

Hutt Valley first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DL Donaldb Sutton20     
RE Redmondb Yardley91 24014- 
GK Mahoneyb Currie13     
IR Masonb Currie14     
*JE Ogilvielbw b Yardley21     
GA Bunnyb AE Smith43 130   
KW Brennanb O'Byrne0     
+IJ Therklesonc and b AE Smith50 937- 
GT McConnellrun out0     
AR Taylorb AE Smith16     
TM Watsonnot out0     
Extras(4 b, 9 lb)13
Total(all out, 121.5 overs)281
Fall of wickets:
1-65 (Donald), 2-85 (Mahoney), 3-125 (Mason), 4-164 (Ogilvie), 5-178 (Redmond), 6-179 (Brennan), 7-265 (Therkleson), 8-265 (Bunny), 9-281 (McConnell), 10-281 (Taylor, 121.5 ov)
Taranaki bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sutton13   6321--
JR Smith23   6560--
AE Smith16.55593--
O'Byrne22   9361--
Yardley28   15422--
Currie19   5432--

Taranaki second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*+TM Dravitzkic Therkleson b Watson12     
TA O'Byrneb Watson20 109   
BR Prestidgec Donald b Taylor0     
TSJ Medleyb Taylor3     
CD Evansc Therkleson b Taylor20     
JE Irvingc Therkleson b McConnell12     
DR Yardleyc McConnell b Taylor6     
JR Smithc McConnell b Brennan5     
DC Currienot out0     
RB Suttonnot out11     
AE Smithdid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 3 nb)6
Total(8 wickets, 43 overs)95
Fall of wickets:
1-17 (Dravitzki), 2-18 (Prestidge), 3-24 (Medley), 4-52 (Evans), 5-71, 6-71, 7-82, 8-84
Hutt Valley bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Taylor16   4344--
Watson11   4202--
Brennan4   0131--
McConnell12   4221--

--> The match was scheduled for two days but extended to three.
--> There was no play on the final day.

GA Bunny and IJ Therkleson added 86 for the seventh wicket in the Hutt Valley first innings
The captains agreed to call the game off at the end of the second day because Taranaki had no chance of an outright victory so Hutt Valley qualified to challenge for the Hawke Cup due to their first innings lead. This allowed the Hutt Valley team to travel home early on Sunday, 19 January and meant the South Taranaki players in the Taranaki team didn't have to travel through to New Plymouth again for what was probably going to be very little play on the third day.