Wairarapa v Southern Hawke's Bay
Hawke Cup 1953/54 (Elimination Match)
VenuePark Oval, Masterton on 31st December 1953, 1st January 1954 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSouthern Hawke's Bay won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWairarapa won by an innings and 124 runs
UmpiresGG Coleman, MP Hurrell
Close of play day 1

Southern Hawke's Bay first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*B Andersonnot out71  9- 
NJ Northoverc Willoughby b Cruickshank3     
NM Shererb Patrick24     
+D McLeodc Perry b Patrick0     
J Holmesc Willoughby b Patrick3     
NC Robinsonb Patrick011-- 
KF Dwyerb Patrick011-- 
W Stevensb Patrick27     
AR Longtonb Patrick0     
R Deanb Patrick7     
D Vibertb Newland0     
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 65.4 overs)142
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Northover), 2-38 (Sherer), 3-40 (McLeod), 4-46 (Holmes), 5-46 (Robinson), 6-46 (Dwyer), 7-97 (Stevens), 8-97 (Longton), 9-130 (Dean), 10-142 (Vibert, 65.4 ov)
Wairarapa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Patrick32   11578--
Cruickshank15   5421-1

Wairarapa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BH Blackwoodc Northover b Sherer70  10- 
NH Farrarb Dean74  10- 
J McArthurst McLeod b Sherer1  -- 
BW Hensonc Holmes b Dean76  11- 
WW Perrylbw b Sherer1  -- 
MJ Carterlbw b Dean6     
+R Willoughbyst McLeod b Dean34     
L Duleylbw b Sherer0  -- 
*BA Patricknot out42  7- 
A Cruickshankc Anderson b Longton36  51 
AI Newlandc Anderson b Vibert0  -- 
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(all out, 97.2 overs)349
Fall of wickets:
1-118, 2-124, 3-174, 4-181, 5-192, 6-254, 7-259, 8-281, 9-335, 10-349 (97.2 ov)
Southern Hawke's Bay bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dean26   6804--
Robinson2   150--
Longton12   3441-1
Dwyer5   0220--
Sherer34   51154--
Northover2   0100--

Southern Hawke's Bay second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*B Andersonb Cruickshank4     
NJ Northoverlbw b Carter15     
NM Shererc Farrar b Cruickshank14     
+D McLeodc Cruickshank b Carter4     
J Holmesb Newland1     
NC Robinsonb Newland8     
KF Dwyerb Newland10     
W Stevensb Newland0     
AR Longtonb Duley5     
R Deannot out9     
D Vibertc McArthur b Patrick4     
Extras(6 lb, 3 nb)9
Total(all out, 43 overs)83
Fall of wickets:
1-11 (Anderson), 2-39, 3-45, 4-46, 5-48, 6-64, 7-65, 8-66, 9-74, 10-83 (43 ov)
Wairarapa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Patrick9   1111--
Cruickshank13   0212-3
Newland12   6204--
Carter3   0132--
Duley6   291--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> BA Patrick completed a hat-trick in the Southern Hawke's Bay first innings (J Holmes, N Robinson, KF Dwyer)

BH Blackwood and NH Farrar put on 118 for the first wicket in the Wairarapa first innings