Central Districts v Auckland
Plunket Shield 1972/73
VenueMcLean Park, Napier on 5th, 6th, 7th January 1973 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossAuckland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAuckland won by 168 runs
PointsCentral Districts 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4); Auckland 20 (Batting 5, Bowling 5)
UmpiresLM Lawrence, GH Stroud
Close of play day 1Central Districts (1) 53/2 (Sampson 25*)
Close of play day 2Auckland (2) 190/8 (McIntyre 26*, Cunis 7*)

Auckland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RE Redmondc Payton b Jordan8     
RM Harrisc Shrimpton b Jordan62     
JR Carsonc Neal b Howell62     
TW Jarvislbw b Jordan1     
*GE Vivianc Neal b Jordan6     
GP Howarthc sub b Shrimpton38     
+RA Dykesc Sampson b Shrimpton24     
JM McIntyrerun out12     
HJ Howarthc Schofield b Shrimpton10     
RS Cunisc Schofield b Shrimpton5     
RE Suttonnot out3     
Extras(2 b, 3 lb, 13 nb, 1 w)19
Total(all out, 66.1 overs)250
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-128, 3-144, 4-151, 5-153, 6-220, 7-220, 8-232, 9-247, 10-250 (66.1 ov)
Central Districts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jordan13   1514--
Cairns8   2170--
Howell18   2931--
O'Sullivan21   7580--

Central Districts first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PJC Couttsc Dykes b Sutton5     
DH Paytonc Vivian b HJ Howarth18     
HC Sampsonc Carson b Sutton28     
*MJF Shrimptonc Jarvis b HJ Howarth0     
DW Nealc sub b HJ Howarth52     
RA Piercec GP Howarth b Sutton0     
DR O'Sullivanc McIntyre b Sutton0     
+RM Schofieldc Harris b HJ Howarth31     
BL Cairnsc and b Cunis11     
JH Howellc Dykes b Cunis4     
AB Jordannot out9     
Extras(3 b, 1 lb, 6 nb)10
Total(all out, 50 overs)168
Fall of wickets:
1-20, 2-53, 3-53, 4-61, 5-67, 6-67, 7-138, 8-147, 9-151, 10-168 (50 ov)
Auckland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sutton10   2414--
Cunis10   2362--
HJ Howarth20   3644--
GP Howarth6   3110--
McIntyre4   160--

Auckland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RE Redmondc and b O'Sullivan33     
RM Harrisc Shrimpton b Howell42     
JR Carsonc Schofield b Howell6     
TW Jarvisc Payton b Shrimpton30     
*GE Vivianc Schofield b Howell0     
GP Howarthc Sampson b O'Sullivan10     
+RA Dykesc Payton b Shrimpton2     
JM McIntyrenot out30     
HJ Howarthc Schofield b O'Sullivan15     
RS Cunisnot out9     
RE Suttondid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 7 lb, 2 nb)19
Total(8 wickets, declared, 69 overs)196
Fall of wickets:
1-84, 2-87, 3-101, 4-110, 5-128, 6-136, 7-137, 8-178
Central Districts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jordan8   0330--
Howell18   8433--
Shrimpton19   4412--
O'Sullivan24   7603--

Central Districts second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PJC Couttsnot out9     
DH Paytonc Jarvis b Cunis0     
HC Sampsonc HJ Howarth b McIntyre31     
*MJF Shrimptonlbw b HJ Howarth6     
DW Nealc Dykes b McIntyre32     
RA Piercec HJ Howarth b McIntyre2     
DR O'Sullivanc Vivian b HJ Howarth5     
+RM Schofieldc Sutton b HJ Howarth1     
AB Jordanc Sutton b McIntyre3     
BL Cairnsc Jarvis b McIntyre0     
JH Howellc Carson b HJ Howarth12     
Extras(6 lb, 3 nb)9
Total(all out, 40.2 overs)110
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-26, 3-84, 4-87, 5-94, 6-94, 7-97, 8-97, 9-109, 10-110 (40.2 ov)
Auckland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sutton5   3130--
Cunis6   1171--
HJ Howarth15.22434--
GP Howarth6   290--
McIntyre8   1195--

--> Auckland score at 65 overs in the first innings was 250-9
--> PJC Coutts made his last appearance in Plunket Shield matches
--> PJC Coutts made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> RM Harris (1) passed 3500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 32
--> GP Howarth (1) passed his previous highest score of 19 in Plunket Shield matches
--> RS Cunis reached 200 wickets in Plunket Shield matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Central Districts first innings
--> DR O'Sullivan reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Auckland second innings
--> PJC Coutts retired hurt in the Central Districts second innings (team had lost 1 wickets) - he returned when the score was 109/9