North Island v South Island
Other First-Class matches in New Zealand 1958/59
VenueBasin Reserve, Wellington on 13th, 14th, 16th February 1959 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSouth Island won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSouth Island won by 52 runs
UmpiresJ Cowie, ECA Mackintosh
Close of play day 1North Island (1) 104/3 (Donald 65*, Preston 8*)
Close of play day 2South Island (2) 196/8 (Moir 33*, Ward 1*)

South Island first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW D'Arcyc and b Blair5     
BA Boltonc Preston b Hough0     
JW Guyb Sparling46     
SN McGregorc Blair b Sparling33     
*B Sutcliffelbw b Hough60     
NR Thompsonc Playle b Blair0     
IB Leggatlbw b Sparling1     
AM Moirnot out52     
RC Motzc Petrie b Blair8     
+JT Wardc Playle b Blair5     
FJ Cameronc Petrie b Blair0     
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(all out, 85.3 overs)211
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-15, 3-79, 4-92, 5-110, 6-111, 7-164, 8-188, 9-207, 10-211 (85.3 ov)
North Island bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hough21   6372--
Butler12   1370--
Beard14   2280--
Sparling16   2473--

North Island first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RM Harrisc Ward b Motz0     
DL Donaldrun out71     
WR Playleb Leggat13     
DJ Grayc Ward b Leggat18     
AH Prestonc Leggat b Motz16     
JT Sparlingc Leggat b Cameron19     
DD Beardc Leggat b Cameron8     
*+EC Petrieb Sutcliffe11     
LC Butlerc Bolton b Leggat30     
RW Blairc Sutcliffe b Leggat21     
KW Houghnot out6     
Extras(5 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 80 overs)221
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-34, 3-85, 4-118, 5-127, 6-144, 7-155, 8-168, 9-208, 10-221 (80 ov)
South Island bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Motz19   3672--
Cameron18   4372--
Leggat16   9214--
Moir22   4560--
Sutcliffe5   0321--

South Island second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW D'Arcyb Hough57     
NR Thompsonc and b Hough2     
BA Boltonrun out37     
JW Guyc Harris b Preston25     
SN McGregorc Petrie b Blair11     
*B Sutcliffeb Blair15     
IB Leggatlbw b Blair0     
AM Moirlbw b Blair70     
RC Motzb Butler4     
+JT Wardnot out8     
FJ Cameronb Beard4     
Extras(10 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)14
Total(all out, 106.3 overs)247
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-90, 3-114, 4-134, 5-134, 6-136, 7-159, 8-189, 9-238, 10-247 (106.3 ov)
North Island bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blair31   7714--
Hough27   9522--
Butler10   3281--
Sparling16   4360--
Preston6   0211--

North Island second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RM Harrisc Ward b Moir28     
DL Donaldrun out14     
WR Playlec Sutcliffe b Leggat9     
DJ Grayb Moir6     
AH Prestonc Ward b Leggat31     
JT Sparlingrun out1     
DD Beardrun out10     
*+EC Petrienot out16     
LC Butlerc Motz b Leggat19     
RW Blairc and b Sutcliffe4     
KW Houghb Motz42     
Extras(1 b, 4 nb)5
Total(all out, 65.3 overs)185
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-42, 3-57, 4-71, 5-74, 6-97, 7-122, 8-127, 9-127, 10-185 (65.3 ov)
South Island bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cameron10   1330--
Leggat17   7273--
Moir20   6612--
Sutcliffe6   1281--

--> AM Moir (2) passed his previous highest score of 66 in first-class matches
--> KW Hough (2) passed his previous highest score of 38 in first-class matches
--> IB Leggat achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the North Island first innings (previous best was 4-38)
--> RW Blair reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the South Island second innings