Northern Districts v Central Districts
Shell Cup 1977/78
VenueSmallbone Park, Rotorua on 26th, 27th, 28th December 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossNorthern Districts won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthern Districts won by 17 runs
PointsNorthern Districts 18 (Batting 5, Bowling 3); Central Districts 6 (Batting 4, Bowling 2)
UmpiresNO Wellington, RC Woollons
Close of play day 1Central Districts (1) 55/1 (Rutherford 25*, Holland 7*)
Close of play day 2Northern Districts (2) 67/4 (Dunning 6*, Parker 2*)

Northern Districts first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Wrightc and b Bracewell87     
BL Robertsc Edwards b Aberhart13     
*JM Parkerb O'Sullivan114     
GP Howarthb Bracewell49     
ADG Robertsrun out14     
MJ Childnot out14     
RO Collingenot out3     
B Dunningdid not bat      
CW Dickesondid not bat      
+JA Leighdid not bat      
AJP Stimpsondid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 5 lb, 2 nb)10
Total(5 wickets, innings closed, 75 overs)304
Fall of wickets:
1-23, 2-201, 3-226, 4-280, 5-292
Central Districts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kay10   3260--
Aberhart7   1231--
Holland7   2220--
O'Sullivan27   3901--
Bracewell21   11142--
Toynbee3   0190--

Central Districts first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IA Rutherfordlbw b Collinge36     
*MJF Shrimptonlbw b Collinge18     
PJ Hollandlbw b Collinge10     
GJ Langridgec Leigh b Collinge10     
+GN Edwardslbw b Dickeson62     
RW Andersonc Dunning b Stimpson21     
MH Toynbeeb Dickeson28     
DW Bracewellnot out35     
DC Aberhartnot out7     
DR O'Sullivandid not bat      
DJ Kaydid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 8 lb, 8 nb)23
Total(7 wickets, declared, 74 overs)250
Fall of wickets:
1-42, 2-59, 3-76, 4-105, 5-165, 6-171, 7-235
Northern Districts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Collinge20   6584--
Stimpson14   2531--
ADG Roberts2   160--
Dickeson27   9692--
Howarth2   030--
Child9   1380--

Northern Districts second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Wrightc Holland b Kay21     
BL Robertsc Edwards b Kay0     
ADG Robertsc Shrimpton b Aberhart14     
GP Howarthb Bracewell15     
B Dunningnot out38     
*JM Parkerc Bracewell b O'Sullivan7     
CW Dickesonlbw b O'Sullivan19     
MJ Childst Edwards b O'Sullivan5     
+JA Leighb O'Sullivan0     
RO Collingec Holland b O'Sullivan0     
AJP Stimpsonrun out0     
Extras(5 b, 10 lb, 2 nb)17
Total(all out, 58 overs)136
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-38, 3-40, 4-65, 5-86, 6-116, 7-134, 8-134, 9-136, 10-136 (58 ov)
Central Districts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kay19   3432--
Aberhart14   3471--
O'Sullivan18   11195--
Bracewell7   3101--

Central Districts second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IA Rutherfordc ADG Roberts b Howarth40     
*MJF Shrimptonlbw b Dickeson24     
PJ Hollandc Parker b Howarth16     
GJ Langridgec Wright b Dickeson3     
+GN Edwardsc Leigh b Dickeson45     
RW Andersonc sub b Dickeson6     
MH Toynbeeb Howarth18     
DW Bracewellb Dickeson0     
DC Aberhartrun out2     
DJ Kaynot out0     
DR O'Sullivanc Wright b Dickeson0     
Extras(12 b, 4 lb, 3 nb)19
Total(all out, 58.7 overs)173
Fall of wickets:
1-59, 2-93, 3-96, 4-96, 5-114, 6-167, 7-171, 8-171, 9-171, 10-173 (58.7 ov)
Northern Districts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Collinge6   1170--
Stimpson8   1210--
Dickeson23   9796--

--> Each first innings was limited to 75 overs
--> BL Roberts made his debut in Plunket Shield matches
--> BL Roberts made his debut in First-Class matches
--> MH Toynbee (1) passed his previous highest score of 18 in Plunket Shield matches
--> MH Toynbee (1) passed his previous highest score of 18 in First-Class matches
--> JG Wright (2) passed 2000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 21
--> CW Dickeson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Central Districts second innings (previous best was 6-97)
--> CW Dickeson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Plunket Shield matches in the Central Districts second innings (previous best was 6-97)