Otago v Canterbury
Shell Cup 1977/78
VenueQueen's Park, Invercargill on 16th, 17th, 18th December 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossCanterbury won the toss and decided to field
ResultCanterbury won by 4 wickets
PointsOtago 8 (Batting 3, Bowling 5); Canterbury 16 (Batting 1, Bowling 5)
UmpiresNF Tapper, AJ Watkins
Close of play day 1Otago (1) 149/6 (BR Blair 42*, Cairns 45*)
Close of play day 2Otago (2) 10/1 (McCullum 4*, Stewart 2*)

Otago first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WL Blairc Coman b King11     
SJ McCullumc Ryan b King10     
RN Stewartc McEwan b DR Hadlee8     
*+WK Leesb King0     
PR Facooryc Ryan b DR Hadlee15     
BJ McKechniec Congdon b King16     
BR Blairlbw b DR Hadlee85     
BL Cairnsc Congdon b Boock62     
CM Kirklbw b Congdon0     
GB Thomsonrun out10     
PJ Pethericknot out2     
Extras(1 b, 2 lb)3
Total(all out, 71.4 overs)222
Fall of wickets:
1-21, 2-28, 3-28, 4-42, 5-51, 6-76, 7-178, 8-190, 9-202, 10-222 (71.4 ov)
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
King19   2784--
Wilson6   0360--
DR Hadlee17.43473--
Congdon13   4261--
Boock16   8321--

Canterbury first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PG Comanc McKechnie b Petherick48     
BG Hadleec McKechnie b Petherick19     
BE Congdonc WL Blair b McKechnie1     
PE McEwanrun out0     
NM Parkerc WL Blair b Petherick12     
DW Steadc WL Blair b McKechnie7     
*+ML Ryanc WL Blair b Petherick7     
DR Hadleec Thomson b Petherick17     
SL Boockc BR Blair b Petherick20     
ID Wilsonc McCullum b Petherick0     
RH Kingnot out14     
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 51.1 overs)148
Fall of wickets:
1-61, 2-63, 3-63, 4-69, 5-84, 6-90, 7-103, 8-120, 9-123, 10-148 (51.1 ov)
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson3   0280--
Cairns4   2200--
McKechnie23   5512--

Otago second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WL Blairc Ryan b King4     
SJ McCullumrun out4     
RN Stewartst Ryan b Stead18     
PR Facooryb DR Hadlee17     
*+WK Leesc McEwan b King1     
BR Blairc Parker b King0     
BJ McKechnieb DR Hadlee7     
BL Cairnslbw b Boock11     
CM Kirkc Ryan b DR Hadlee0     
GB Thomsonnot out5     
PJ Petherickb DR Hadlee0     
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 43.6 overs)68
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-10, 3-32, 4-35, 5-35, 6-48, 7-59, 8-59, 9-63, 10-68 (43.6 ov)
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
King5   293--
Wilson1   050--
DR Hadlee8.62224--
Congdon7   570--
Boock18   7201--
Stead4   241--

Canterbury second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PG Comanc and b Petherick12     
BG Hadleec and b Kirk17     
BE Congdonc McCullum b Petherick35     
PE McEwanc Stewart b Kirk25     
NM Parkernot out34     
DW Steadc Thomson b Petherick0     
*+ML Ryanrun out2     
DR Hadleenot out6     
SL Boockdid not bat      
ID Wilsondid not bat      
RH Kingdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 7 nb)13
Total(6 wickets, 36.1 overs)144
Fall of wickets:
1-14, 2-67, 3-80, 4-113, 5-118, 6-121
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cairns5   2150--
McKechnie3   1110--
Kirk11   1302--

--> Each first innings was limited to 75 overs
--> BR Blair made his debut in Plunket Shield matches
--> BL Cairns (1) passed 1000 runs in Plunket Shield matches when he reached 49
--> PE McEwan made his debut in Plunket Shield matches
--> ID Wilson made his debut in first-class matches
--> ID Wilson made his debut in Plunket Shield matches
--> RH King made his debut in Plunket Shield matches
--> PE McEwan made his debut for Canterbury in first-class matches
--> RH King made his debut for Canterbury in first-class matches
--> CM Kirk made his debut for Otago in Plunket Shield matches
--> RH King achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Otago first innings (previous best was 2-63)