Wellington v JH Phillipps' XI
Other matches in New Zealand 1956/57
VenueBasin Reserve, Wellington on 7th, 8th, 9th December 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWellington won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresJ Cowie, EWT Tindill
Close of play day 1JH Phillipps' XI (1) 9/0 (Sutcliffe 8*, Scott 1*)
Close of play day 2JH Phillipps' XI (2) 179/2 (Rabone 67*, Donnelly 7*; 59 overs)

Wellington first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LSM Millerc Wallace b Cave55 132   
AH Prestonc Reid b Hayes6     
BW Sinclairc Mooney b Sutcliffe45 1563- 
RA Vancec Cave b Reid66 1564- 
JEF Beckc Rabone b Sutcliffe4     
*RT Barberc Sutcliffe b Cave9     
EW Dempsterrun out6     
LA Clarklbw b Cave10     
RW Blairc Rabone b Cave13     
+WM Curtisnot out45 419- 
BD Morrisonc Donnelly b Cave10     
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 3 nb)12
Total(all out, 100.2 overs)281
Fall of wickets:
1-26 (Preston), 2-80 (Miller), 3-147 (Sinclair), 4-151 (Beck), 5-175 (Barber), 6-183 (Dempster), 7-200 (Clark), 8-220 (Blair), 9-251 (Vance), 10-281 (Morrison, 100.2 ov)
JH Phillipps' XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hayes23   1771--
Reid18   3401--
Burtt12   3300--
Rabone16   3390--
Sutcliffe3   1102--

JH Phillipps' XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Sutcliffeb Clark29     
VJ Scottc Clark b Morrison7     
JR Reidb Morrison15     
WM Wallacec Curtis b Morrison0     
MP Donnellyc and b Clark0     
GO Rabonest Curtis b Preston4     
+FLH Mooneyc Sinclair b Clark5     
*WA Hadleec Sinclair b Clark7     
HB Cavec Barber b Preston2     
TB Burttnot out7     
JA Hayesc Barber b Preston2     
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(all out, 177 minutes, 56.4 overs)82
Fall of wickets:
1-23 (Scott), 2-53 (Reid), 3-53 (Sutcliffe), 4-53 (Wallace), 5-53 (Donnelly), 6-63 (Mooney), 7-63 (Rabone), 8-71, 9-73, 10-82 (56.4 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blair14   6180--
Morrison16   5293--
Clark16   9164--
Dempster1   040--

JH Phillipps' XI second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
GO Rabonelbw b Blair92 22412- 
B Sutcliffec Blair b Dempster61 138   
JR Reidb Morrison31 2212 
MP Donnellylbw b Dempster48 786- 
WM Wallacerun out16     
*WA Hadleec Preston b Clark23     
VJ Scottnot out17     
+FLH Mooneyb Preston20     
TB Burttc Miller b Preston21     
HB Cavec Vance b Preston3     
JA Hayesdid not bat      
Extras(16 b, 2 nb)18
Total(9 wickets, declared, 380 minutes, 135.3 overs)350
Fall of wickets:
1-124 (Sutcliffe), 2-169 (Reid), 3-237 (Rabone), 4-254 (Donnelly), 5-288 (Hadlee), 6-289 (Wallace), 7-318 (Mooney), 8-342 (Burtt), 9-350 (Cave, 135.3 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blair20   4641--
Morrison16   1711--
Clark28   7521--
Dempster39   17612--
Beck1   010--

Wellington second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LSM Millerb Hayes011-- 
RA Vancec Reid b Cave3     
BW Sinclairb Hayes30     
JEF Becknot out30     
AH Prestonb Cave5     
*RT Barbernot out5     
EW Dempsterdid not bat      
LA Clarkdid not bat      
RW Blairdid not bat      
+WM Curtisdid not bat      
BD Morrisondid not bat      
Total(4 wickets, 31 overs)73
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Miller, 0.1 ov), 2-8 (Vance), 3-48 (Sinclair), 4-55 (Preston)
JH Phillipps' XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hayes9   0192--
Cave10   2262--
Burtt6   3150--
Rabone5   260--
Donnelly1   070--

B Sutcliffe and GO Rabone put on 124 for the first wicket in the JH Phillipps' XI second innings
Wellington were given 103 minutes to score 152 for the outright win but after losing 2 quick wickets they gave up the chase and played out time
This match should have been first-class (in fact Donnelly, who lived in Australia, came over with that assurance) but the match was downgraded by the NZCC after the event