South Australia v New Zealanders
New Zealand in Australia and South Africa 1953/54
VenueAdelaide Oval, Adelaide on 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th March 1954 (4-day match)
Balls per over8
TossNew Zealanders won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNew Zealanders won by 8 wickets
UmpiresJAJ Horsell, MJ McInnes
Close of play day 1New Zealanders (1) 341/2 (Miller 129*, Sutcliffe 140*)
Close of play day 2South Australia (1) 176/4 (Ridings 50*, Dansie 41*)
Close of play day 3South Australia (2) 193/5 (Pinch 92*, Langley 26*)

New Zealanders first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Leggatc Horsnell b Wilson61     
+FLH Mooneyc Dansie b Drennan1     
LSM Millerb Drennan142     
*B Sutcliffec Langley b Horsnell149     
JR Reidc Dansie b Drennan5     
JEF Beckb Wilson9     
MB Poorec Langley b Drennan33     
RW Blairc Ridings b Osborn0     
AR MacGibbonst Langley b Osborn40     
W Bellc Wilson b Drennan7     
GWF Overtonnot out0     
Extras(2 b, 9 lb, 1 nb)12
Total(all out, 495 minutes, 125.2 overs)459
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (Mooney), 2-128 (Leggat), 3-357 (Sutcliffe), 4-368 (Reid), 5-371 (Miller), 6-383 (Beck), 7-384 (Blair), 8-445 (Poore), 9-458 (Bell), 10-459 (MacGibbon, 125.2 ov)
South Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Drennan31   10835--
Horsnell25   4741--
Wilson28   6912--
Dansie14   2620--
Hole2   0130--
Ridings2   090-1

South Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LE Favellc Miller b Bell47     
D Harrislbw b MacGibbon13     
GB Holec Mooney b Blair11     
CJ Pinchc and b Bell6     
*PL Ridingsc Mooney b Blair77     
HN Dansiec and b Blair93     
+GRA Langleyrun out (Bell)0     
FJ Osbornc Mooney b Blair2     
J Drennanc and b MacGibbon9     
KG Horsnellnot out11     
JW Wilsonc Mooney b Reid7     
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 3 nb)9
Total(all out, 258 minutes, 60.3 overs)285
Fall of wickets:
1-35 (Harris), 2-56 (Hole), 3-81 (Favell), 4-90 (Pinch), 5-247 (Dansie), 6-248 (Langley), 7-252 (Osborn), 8-259 (Ridings), 9-278 (Drennan), 10-285 (Wilson, 60.3 ov)
New Zealanders bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blair18   3824--
MacGibbon11   1452-3
Bell13   0922--
Overton9   2300--

South Australia second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
LE Favellc Reid b Bell57     
D Harrisc Mooney b Reid0     
GB Holeb Blair1     
CJ Pinchrun out (sub [EW Dempster]->Mooney)130     
*PL Ridingsc and b Reid13     
HN Dansiec MacGibbon b Bell0     
+GRA Langleynot out160     
FJ Osbornc Miller b Sutcliffe28     
J Drennanrun out1     
KG Horsnellb Overton1     
JW Wilsondid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 2 w)8
Total(9 wickets, declared, 370 minutes, 99.2 overs)399
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Harris), 2-1 (Hole), 3-101 (Favell), 4-131 (Ridings), 5-132 (Dansie), 6-314 (Pinch), 7-375 (Osborn), 8-389 (Drennan), 9-399 (Horsnell, 99.2 ov)
New Zealanders bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blair14   5381--
Reid19   5512--
MacGibbon11   32602-
Bell17   1942--
Sutcliffe17   01121--
Poore6   0150--

New Zealanders second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Leggatnot out121     
*B Sutcliffeb Horsnell21     
JR Reidc Langley b Horsnell64     
JEF Becknot out22     
+FLH Mooneydid not bat      
LSM Millerdid not bat      
MB Pooredid not bat      
RW Blairdid not bat      
AR MacGibbondid not bat      
W Belldid not bat      
GWF Overtondid not bat      
Total(2 wickets, 152 minutes, 37.6 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-32 (Sutcliffe), 2-153 (Reid)
South Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Drennan9   1510--
Horsnell10   0582--
Dansie5   0280--
Osborn3   0270--

--> LSM Miller (1) passed his previous highest score of 128 in first-class matches
--> MB Poore (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> D Harris made his debut in first-class matches
--> PL Ridings (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 69
--> FJ Osborn made his debut in first-class matches
--> GRA Langley (2) passed his previous highest score of 141 in first-class matches
--> JG Leggat (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 50
--> B Sutcliffe (2) passed 9500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8
--> LSM Miller made his debut in Australia in first-class matches
--> W Bell made his debut in Australia in first-class matches
--> J Drennan achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches when he dismissed W Bell in the New Zealanders first innings (previous best was 4-92)
--> J Drennan achieved his first five wickets in an innings in first-class matches in the New Zealanders first innings

12th Men: JC Lill (SA) and EW Dempster (NZ)
Crowds: 2458, 5375, 1403, 878. Total: 10,114. Receipts: 697 pounds