Canterbury v Otago
First-Class matches in New Zealand 1940/41
VenueLancaster Park, Christchurch on 25th, 26th, 27th December 1940 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossOtago won the toss and decided to bat
ResultCanterbury won by 7 wickets
UmpiresTW Burgess, AL Winter
Close of play day 1Otago (1) 203/7 (Toomey 2*, Mills 2*)
Close of play day 2Otago (2) 41/0 (Knight 28*, Duncan 11*)

Otago first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AR Knightlbw b Burgess43     
SF Duncanlbw b Cromb27     
GJ Robertsonc James b Burgess27     
LD Smithb Cromb49     
AJ Edwardsb Westwood16     
*VJT Chettleburghb Westwood2     
CJ Elmesc Hadlee b Burgess14     
CDG Toomeyc and b Burgess29     
+GH Millsnot out26     
JV Leaderb Burgess24     
NC Beggc O'Brien b Burgess6     
Extras(23 b, 11 lb, 1 nb)35
Total(all out, 102.7 overs)298
Fall of wickets:
1-72 (Duncan), 2-99 (Knight), 3-142 (Robertson), 4-173 (Edwards), 5-175 (Chettleburgh), 6-197 (Smith), 7-200 (Elmes), 8-242 (Toomey), 9-286 (Leader), 10-298 (Begg, 102.7 ov)
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Roberts29   8440--
Westwood20   4642--
Scott18   3580--
Cromb15   3452--

Canterbury first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KFM Uttleyc Robertson b Smith35     
*WA Hadleec Knight b Elmes9     
FP O'Brienc and b Smith18     
WM Andersonc Duncan b Elmes39     
IB Crombst Mills b Chettleburgh28     
TD Moynihanb Smith19     
+V Jamesb Begg12     
AW Robertsnot out59     
AT Burgessb Smith4     
RH Scottc Mills b Leader0     
RJ Westwoodc Robertson b Begg12     
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(all out, 54.6 overs)237
Fall of wickets:
1-28 (Hadlee), 2-52 (Uttley), 3-67 (O'Brien), 4-119 (Cromb), 5-141 (Anderson), 6-157 (Moynihan), 7-165 (James), 8-192 (Burgess), 9-193 (Scott), 10-237 (Westwood, 54.6 ov)
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Elmes8   1302--
Robertson1   0110--
Leader14   3311--
Smith17   0944--
Chettleburgh5   0261--

Otago second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AR Knightb Westwood54     
SF Duncanc Moynihan b Westwood52     
GJ Robertsonb Scott56     
LD Smithc Scott b Burgess25     
AJ Edwardsb Burgess0     
+GH Millslbw b Burgess0     
CJ Elmesc Hadlee b Roberts1     
CDG Toomeyc Anderson b Scott26     
*VJT Chettleburghnot out7     
JV Leadernot out6     
NC Beggdid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 5 lb)14
Total(8 wickets, declared, 63 overs)241
Fall of wickets:
1-104 (Knight), 2-117 (Duncan), 3-179 (Smith), 4-179 (Edwards), 5-179 (Mills), 6-192 (Elmes), 7-220 (Robertson), 8-231 (Toomey)
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Roberts12   0411--
Westwood12   1442--
Burgess19   2613--
Anderson1   040--
Cromb6   1200--
Scott12   1532--
O'Brien1   040--

Canterbury second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KFM Uttleyc Knight b Elmes16     
*WA Hadleest Mills b Chettleburgh144  14- 
FP O'Brienc Begg b Robertson101  101 
IB Crombnot out22     
WM Andersonnot out18     
TD Moynihandid not bat      
+V Jamesdid not bat      
AW Robertsdid not bat      
AT Burgessdid not bat      
RH Scottdid not bat      
RJ Westwooddid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(3 wickets, 34.5 overs)306
Fall of wickets:
1-46 (Uttley), 2-256 (O'Brien), 3-277 (Hadlee)
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Begg7   1490--
Elmes7   0611--
Robertson8   0501--
Smith3   0300--
Leader5   0480--
Knight1   0220--

--> AJ Edwards made his debut in First-Class matches
--> TD Moynihan made his debut in First-Class matches
--> AT Burgess made his debut in First-Class matches
--> RH Scott made his debut in First-Class matches
--> RJ Westwood made his debut in First-Class matches
--> AJ Edwards made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> CJ Elmes made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> NC Begg made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> SF Duncan (1) passed his previous highest score of 16 in First-Class matches
--> AR Knight (2) passed 2000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 19
--> SF Duncan (2) passed his previous highest score of 27 in First-Class matches
--> GJ Robertson (2) passed 500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 12
--> WA Hadlee (2) passed 3000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 14
--> AT Burgess achieved his first five wickets in an innings in First-Class matches in the Otago first innings
--> LD Smith achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches when he dismissed AT Burgess in the Canterbury first innings (previous best was 3-71)

WA Hadlee scored 1 five in the Canterbury second innings