Wellington v Australians
Australia in New Zealand 1886/87
VenueBasin Reserve, Wellington on 1st, 2nd, 3rd December 1886 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
PlayersWellington: 22; Australians: 10
TossWellington won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresCA Knapp, P McIntyre
Close of play day 1Wellington (1) 182 all out
Close of play day 2Australians (1) 262/1 (Jones 154*, Trumble 28*)

Wellington first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WJ Salmonb Spofforth16     
C Tindallst Jarvis b Spofforth10     
TA Coxc Trumble b Palmer4     
GC Heenanb Palmer0     
H Robertsb Spofforth0     
RV Blacklockb Garrett20     
*A Motleyb Spofforth4     
M Moorhousec Palmer b Garrett7     
A Blacklockb Garrett11     
J Rileyb Jones23     
AH Goreb Jones10     
CTH Perryb Jones0     
CH Mansillb Jones9     
HW Lawsonb Palmer20     
GG Burnesb Jones0     
JU Collinsst Jarvis b Bruce14     
J Gooderrun out4     
+S Nichollsb Palmer1     
WP McGirrb Palmer12     
TR Flemingb Palmer0     
CH Drydenb Bruce3     
WDR Kirkernot out4     
Extras(5 b, 2 nb, 3 w)10
Total(all out, 103.2 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-19 (Salmon), 2-30 (Cox), 3-30 (Heenan), 4-31 (Roberts), 5-42 (Tindall), 6-54 (Motley), 7-65 (Moorhouse), 8-68 (RV Blacklock), 9-90 (A Blacklock), 10-109 (Gore), 11-109 (Perry), 12-115 (Riley), 13-132 (Mansill), 14-132 (Burnes), 15-146 (Lawson), 16-158 (Collins), 17-163 (Gooder), 18-163 (Nicholls), 19-163 (Fleming), 20-178 (Dryden), 21-182 (McGirr, 103.2 ov)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spofforth28   ?514--
Garrett22   ?333--
Jones15   ?3751-
Bruce8   ?922-

Australians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SP Jonesst +Moorhouse b McGirr159     
GE Palmerb McGirr76     
JW Trumblerun out (Burnes)57     
W Brucec Heenan b Dryden6     
+AH Jarvisc Cox b Perry60     
J McIlwraithb Lawson3     
*TW Garrettb Dryden76     
E Evansb Lawson16     
FR Spofforthb Lawson2     
J Phillipsnot out10     
Extras(8 b, 2 nb)10
Total(all out, 323.2 overs)475
Fall of wickets:
1-202 (Palmer), 2-272 (Jones), 3-304 (Trumble), 4-307 (Bruce), 5-314 (McIlwraith), 6-445 (Jarvis), 7-? (Evans), 8-459 (Spofforth), 9-475 (Garrett, 323.2 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGirr62   ?582--
Roberts22   ?540--
Gore24   ?180--
Perry19   ?361--
Cox9   ?210--
Motley23   ?510--
Riley2   ?110--
Gooder2   ?50--
Moorhouse10   ?80--

Wellington second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GC Heenanb Evans11     
H Robertsb Evans5     
TA Coxb Phillips1     
WJ Salmonrun out0     
CTH Perrynot out9     
M Moorhousenot out14     
C Tindalldid not bat      
RV Blacklockdid not bat      
*A Motleydid not bat      
J Rileydid not bat      
A Blacklockdid not bat      
AH Goredid not bat      
CH Mansilldid not bat      
HW Lawsondid not bat      
GG Burnesdid not bat      
JU Collinsdid not bat      
J Gooderdid not bat      
+S Nichollsdid not bat      
WP McGirrdid not bat      
TR Flemingdid not bat      
CH Drydendid not bat      
WDR Kirkerdid not bat      
Extras(1 b)1
Total(4 wickets, 15 overs)41
Fall of wickets:
1-11 (Roberts), 2-18 (Cox), 3-18 (Salmon), 4-18 (Heenan)
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Evans8   2212--
Phillips7   0191--

The first wicket partnership of 202 was only 14 fewer than the 216 put on by HH Secretan and JR Hartland in a minor match a few years before.
The Wellington fielding was atrocious, many catches being dropped, the only fielder to redeem his reputation was Moorhouse, at point, who was excellent.



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