Canterbury v England XI
England in New Zealand and Pakistan 1977/78
VenueLancaster Park, Christchurch on 5th, 6th, 7th February 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossCanterbury won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresFR Goodall, DC Wilson
Close of play day 1Canterbury (1) 26/0 (Coman 17*, BG Hadlee 4*)
Close of play day 2England XI (2) 135/4 (Botham 58*, Taylor 6*)

England XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*G Boycottc Boock b DR Hadlee11     
G Millerc Stead b RJ Hadlee23     
DW Randalllbw b RJ Hadlee32     
CT Radleyc Ryan b RJ Hadlee0     
MW Gattingc Stead b DR Hadlee5     
IT Bothamb Congdon0     
+RW Taylorb Boock14     
CM Oldc Congdon b Boock51     
PH Edmondsc BG Hadlee b RJ Hadlee12     
M Hendrickb RJ Hadlee6     
RGD Willisnot out6     
Extras(1 b, 9 lb, 3 nb)13
Total(all out, 75 overs)173
Fall of wickets:
1-46, 2-46, 3-58, 4-61, 5-79, 6-133, 7-156, 8-158, 9-164, 10-173 (75 ov)
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
RJ Hadlee17   4505--
DR Hadlee18   3322--
Eddington10   1310--
Boock16   10212--
Congdon14   4261--

Canterbury first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PG Comanc Taylor b Willis51     
BG Hadleec Taylor b Hendrick4     
NM Parkerc Taylor b Hendrick22     
PE McEwanc Boycott b Botham36     
*BE Congdonc Radley b Willis3     
DW Steadc Old b Willis1     
+ML Ryanlbw b Botham4     
RJ Hadleec Old b Willis4     
DR Hadleenot out8     
WL Eddingtonc Willis b Botham1     
SL Boockc Willis b Old0     
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 4 nb)10
Total(all out, 41.3 overs)144
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-69, 3-104, 4-109, 5-127, 6-127, 7-131, 8-135, 9-143, 10-144 (41.3 ov)
England XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willis11   2464--
Edmonds4   0160--
Botham11   3283--

England XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Millerc Parker b Congdon20     
DW Randalllbw b Boock23     
CT Radleyb Stead23     
MW Gattingst Ryan b Boock1     
IT Bothamnot out126     
+RW Taylornot out31     
*G Boycottdid not bat      
CM Olddid not bat      
PH Edmondsdid not bat      
M Hendrickdid not bat      
RGD Willisdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb)6
Total(4 wickets, declared, 55 overs)230
Fall of wickets:
1-45, 2-45, 3-46, 4-119
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
RJ Hadlee9   0560--
DR Hadlee8   0450--
Boock19   6502--
Congdon12   1361--
Stead7   0371--

Canterbury second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BG Hadleec Radley b Old2     
DW Steadlbw b Old8     
NM Parkerc Edmonds b Willis18     
PE McEwannot out13     
*BE Congdonnot out32     
+ML Ryanc Radley b Willis2     
RJ Hadleec Randall b Miller56     
PG Comandid not bat      
DR Hadleedid not bat      
WL Eddingtondid not bat      
SL Boockdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 7 nb)11
Total(5 wickets, 44 overs)142
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-12, 3-38, 4-43, 5-125
England XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willis10   782--
Old12   4412--
Edmonds9   3260--
Botham7   1450--
Miller6   1111--

--> RW Taylor (1) passed 9000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 13
--> PG Coman (1) passed 2500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 27
--> G Boycott retired hurt in the England XI first innings having scored 9 (team score 29/0) - he returned when the score was 156/7
--> PE McEwan retired hurt in the Canterbury second innings having scored 3 (team score 27/2) - he returned when the score was 125/5