Wellington v Auckland
Plunket Shield 1939/40
VenueBasin Reserve, Wellington on 23rd, 25th, 26th, 27th December 1939 (4-day match)
Balls per over8
TossAuckland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
PointsWellington 4; Auckland 2
UmpiresCW Moore, JB Watson
ScorersD McIntyre, B Warwick
Close of play day 1Auckland (2) 18/1 (Pearson ?*, Sale ?*)
Close of play day 2Auckland (2) 254/9 (Cleverley 4*, Cowie 6*)
Close of play day 3Wellington (2) 163/7 (McLeod 13*, Wilson 23*)

Auckland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PE Whitelawc Wilson b Pritchard2     
HT Pearsonb Ashenden6     
VS Salec Tindill b Lamason14     
*WM Wallacec du Chateau b Lamason47     
GL Weirb Pritchard10     
VJ Scottc Ashenden b Lamason7     
AM Mathesonc Wilson b Ashenden8     
C Burkec Tindill b Pritchard3     
+JAR Blandfordnot out14     
DC Cleverleyc Tindill b Pritchard2     
J Cowierun out0     
Extras(6 b, 9 lb, 4 nb, 2 w)21
Total(all out, 30.7 overs)134
Fall of wickets:
1-8 (Whitelaw), 2-12 (Pearson), 3-69 (Sale), 4-76 (Wallace), 5-87 (Weir), 6-92 (Scott), 7-99 (Burke), 8-107 (Matheson), 9-129 (Cleverley), 10-134 (Cowie, 30.7 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ashenden8   1292--
Lamason6   12431-
Wilson3   1150--

Wellington first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
VH du Chateauc Cowie b Weir19     
WFT Hepburnb Cleverley26     
WG Rainbirdlbw b Cleverley17     
+EWT Tindilllbw b Weir1     
JA Ongleyb Weir1     
JR Lamasonc Pearson b Cleverley25     
WF Aireyb Cleverley11     
*EG McLeodnot out20     
DS Wilsonc Blandford b Matheson12     
TL Pritchardc Wallace b Matheson20     
JG Ashendenc Cleverley b Cowie0     
Extras(7 b, 1 lb, 4 nb)12
Total(all out, 42.1 overs)164
Fall of wickets:
1-44 (Hepburn), 2-53 (du Chateau), 3-55 (Tindill), 4-61 (Ongley), 5-93 (Rainbird), 6-102 (Lamason), 7-110 (Airey), 8-131 (Wilson), 9-160 (Pritchard), 10-164 (Ashenden, 42.1 ov)
Auckland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Matheson10   0392-2
Cleverley14   2454-3
Weir10   2333--
Burke1   100--

Auckland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PE Whitelawlbw b Ashenden0     
HT Pearsonb Pritchard53 12731 
VS Saleb Pritchard97 13512- 
*WM Wallacec McLeod b Pritchard7     
GL Weirb Pritchard50 7751 
VJ Scottc Wilson b Ashenden11     
AM Mathesonb Ashenden0     
C Burkeb Pritchard5     
+JAR Blandfordc Pritchard b Ashenden11     
DC Cleverleynot out8     
J Cowieb Pritchard24     
Extras(3 b, 4 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 71.4 overs)276
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Whitelaw), 2-147 (Pearson), 3-161 (Sale), 4-178 (Wallace), 5-222 (Scott), 6-222 (Matheson), 7-232 (Burke), 8-238 (Weir), 9-246 (Blandford), 10-276 (Cowie, 71.4 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ashenden19   4834--
Wilson16   2450--
McLeod5   2170--
Lamason10   3550--

Wellington second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WFT Hepburnc Wallace b Weir55 150   
VH du Chateaub Cowie4     
+EWT Tindillc Matheson b Weir29 96   
WG Rainbirdrun out6     
JA Ongleyc Matheson b Cowie17     
JR Lamasonb Cleverley0     
WF Aireyc Cleverley b Weir5     
*EG McLeodnot out13     
DS Wilsonnot out23     
TL Pritcharddid not bat      
JG Ashendendid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 6 lb)11
Total(7 wickets, 60 overs)163
Fall of wickets:
1-19 (du Chateau), 2-86 (Tindill), 3-97 (Hepburn), 4-111 (Rainbird), 5-111 (Lamason), 6-122 (Airey), 7-128 (Ongley)
Auckland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cowie12   2372--
Matheson11   3220--
Cleverley16   4471--
Weir17   8303--
Burke4   0160--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> VS Sale (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 89
--> WM Wallace (2) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> DS Wilson (2) passed his previous highest score of 18 in Plunket Shield matches
--> DS Wilson (2) passed his previous highest score of 18 in first-class matches
--> JAR Blandford made his debut for Auckland in first-class matches
--> JAR Blandford made his debut for Auckland in Plunket Shield matches