Otago v Melbourne Cricket Club
Melbourne Cricket Club in New Zealand 1905/06
VenueCarisbrook, Dunedin on 16th, 17th, 19th March 1906 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOtago won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresD Smythe, J West
ScorersAH Courtis, AE Titchener
Close of play day 1Melbourne Cricket Club (1) 13/0 (Aitken 8*, Mailer 5*; 2 overs)
Close of play day 2Otago (2) 36/1 (Siedeberg 23*, Graham 7*)

Otago first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HG Siedebergb Armstrong1  -- 
AA Adamsc Aitken b McLeod0  -- 
H Grahamc Henty b Armstrong16  2- 
GG Austinc Ransford b McLeod16  1- 
*CG Wilsonc Ransford b Armstrong2  -- 
J Bakerc Ransford b Armstrong55  3- 
CE Howdenlbw b Armstrong0  -- 
AH Fisherc Aitken b McLeod2  -- 
AD Downesb Armstrong18  3- 
RC Torrancec Ransford b McLeod12  2- 
+F Williamsnot out4  1- 
Extras(4 b)4
Total(all out, 68 overs)130
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Adams), 2-15 (Siedeberg), 3-18 (Graham), 4-22 (Wilson), 5-67 (Austin), 6-74 (Howden), 7-79 (Fisher), 8-107 (Downes), 9-124 (Baker), 10-130 (Torrance, 68 ov)
Melbourne Cricket Club bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McLeod34   10514--
Armstrong34   7756--

Melbourne Cricket Club first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AA Aitkenrun out (Siedeberg->Fisher)24  2- 
D Mailerb Graham69  4- 
VS Ransfordb Downes0  -- 
*WW Armstrongc Siedeberg b Fisher60  5- 
CE McLeodb Downes18  -- 
+WE Wilkinsonc Williams b Fisher4  -- 
GC Hentyb Downes40  4- 
H Irwinrun out (Siedeberg->Williams)26     
PG Jenningsb Downes0  -- 
CR Lavernot out5  -- 
C Butlerb Torrance8  2- 
Total(all out, 95 overs)273
Fall of wickets:
1-37 (Aitken), 2-37 (Ransford), 3-144 (Armstrong), 4-164 (Mailer), 5-170 (Wilkinson), 6-221 (McLeod), 7-234 (Henty), 8-234 (Jennings), 9-261 (Irwin), 10-273 (Butler, 95 ov)
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Downes36   91054--
Fisher27   7672--
Torrance13   4211--
Graham12   0471--
Austin7   2140--

Otago second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
J Bakerrun out3  -- 
HG Siedebergb Armstrong102 18811- 
H Grahamrun out (Jennings)15  1- 
GG Austinc Mailer b McLeod28 943- 
CE Howdenst +Henty b Armstrong14  2- 
*CG Wilsonlbw b Armstrong01 -- 
AA Adamsb Wilkinson1  -- 
AH Fisherc sub (F Hourigan) b Armstrong31  6- 
AD Downesnot out19  2- 
RC Torranceb Butler0  -- 
+F Williamsc sub (F Vaughan) b Armstrong10  1- 
Total(all out, 236 minutes, 102 overs)253
Fall of wickets:
1-16 (Baker), 2-46 (Graham), 3-155 (Austin), 4-184 (Howden), 5-184 (Wilson), 6-187 (Siedeberg), 7-201 (Adams), 8-237 (Fisher), 9-240 (Torrance), 10-253 (Williams, 102 ov)
Melbourne Cricket Club bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McLeod33   13651--
Armstrong40   14665--
Ransford9   4130--
Butler8   0301--
Wilkinson9   3371--
Laver3   1120--

Melbourne Cricket Club second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WW Armstrongb Downes03 -- 
D Mailerb Fisher02 -- 
GC Hentyc Wilson b Downes0  -- 
+WE Wilkinsonb Downes12  2- 
VS Ransfordb Austin34  4- 
CE McLeodb Austin12  1- 
CR Laverb Downes0  -- 
PG Jenningsc Williams b Austin0  -- 
C Butlernot out0  -- 
AA Aitkendid not bat      
H Irwindid not bat      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(8 wickets, 30 overs)59
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Armstrong, 0.3 ov), 2-0 (Mailer, 1.2 ov), 3-4 (Henty), 4-20 (Wilkinson), 5-58 (Ransford), 6-59 (McLeod), 7-59 (Jennings), 8-59 (Laver, 30 ov)
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Downes15   7304--
Fisher11   5141--
Austin4   1143--

--> J Baker scored 3 fives in the Otago first innings
--> WW Armstrong scored 1 five in the Melbourne Cricket Club first innings
--> GC Henty scored 1 five in the Melbourne Cricket Club first innings
--> HG Siedeberg scored 1 five in the Otago second innings

Heavy rain meant an early finish on the first day after only 2 overs of the Melbourne Cricket Club first innings
GC Henty took over as wicketkeeper during the Otago second innings when the score was 105/2 to enable WE Wilkinson to come on to bowl
Local practice meant hits over the boundary on the full were only scored as 5
D Mailer scored one 5 when he took a quick single and a throw at the stumps went to the boundary
WW Armstrong, with his team in danger of losing being 59-8, invoked the clause which both captains had agreed to play under, that no batsmen would have to bat with only five minutes left to play. Although both Aitken and Irwin had been unable to field in the Otago second innings due to injury, it seems that Armstrong was within his rights to invoke the clause that the captains had agreed to. Earlier, the first four batsmen had made their way to the wicket very quickly indeed, but when the scoreboard read 3 wickets for 4 runs, the remaining batsmen were very slow to take their positions, which provoked hostile reactions from the spectators.