Wellington v Auckland
Other First-Class matches in New Zealand 1896/97
VenueBasin Reserve, Wellington on 2nd, 3rd December 1896 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAuckland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAuckland won by 62 runs
UmpiresA Ashbolt, TC Dondeli, WE Woods
Close of play day 1Wellington (1) 149 all out

Auckland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*LA Cuffb Hales3     
G Millsrun out10     
I Millsst Niven b Warren32     
TDB Hayb Upham17     
R Neillc Holdship b Upham94     
+JC Pabstlbw b Upham9     
WT Wynyardb Hales17     
TD Ballb Upham10     
DLJ Claytonc Upham b Holdsworth0     
WI Stemsonb Holdsworth5     
WH Hawkinsnot out4     
Extras(12 b, 6 lb, 2 w)20
Total(all out, 72.1 overs)221
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Cuff), 2-24 (G Mills), 3-67 (Hay), 4-132 (I Mills), 5-157 (Pabst), 6-190 (Wynyard), 7-200 (Neill), 8-? (Clayton), 9-? (Stemson), 10-221 (Ball, 72.1 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Upham32   7714--
Hales14   2392--
Holdship3   0280--
Warren9   0281--

Wellington first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WF Warrenb Neill5     
CS Gorec Pabst b Neill3     
*AR Holdshipc I Mills b Neill9     
KH Tuckerc Pabst b Hay35     
R Goreb Hay17     
F Holdsworthc Cuff b Hay0     
WCS Leversc G Mills b Neill28     
SJ Tuckerb Clayton28     
EF Uphamlbw b Hay4     
+RC Nivennot out1     
EO Halesc and b Hay5     
Extras(10 b, 4 lb)14
Total(all out, 45 overs)149
Fall of wickets:
1-8 (Warren), 2-14 (Holdship), 3-24 (CS Gore), 4-64 (R Gore), 5-80 (Holdsworth), 6-125 (KH Tucker), 7-? (Levers), 8-? (SJ Tucker), 9-? (Upham), 10-149 (Hales, 45 ov)
Auckland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Stemson13   5300--
Neill14   1544--
Hay9   6105--
Clayton4   1171--
Hawkins5   1240--

Auckland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*LA Cuffb Holdship46     
G Millsb Hales18     
R Neillb Holdship13     
TDB Hayb Hales0     
WT Wynyardc Upham b Hales12     
+JC Pabstc Upham b Warren8     
TD Ballb Upham30     
WH Hawkinsc CS Gore b Warren0     
WI Stemsonc Levers b Upham1     
DLJ Claytonc Hales b Warren5     
I Millsnot out2     
Extras(5 b, 2 lb)7
Total(all out, 45 overs)142
Fall of wickets:
1-64, 2-70, 3-72, 4-90, 5-92, 6-127, 7-127, 8-135, 9-135, 10-142 (45 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Upham12   4332--
Hales11   3303--
Holdsworth4   0180--
Holdship12   1432--
Warren6   0113--

Wellington second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*AR Holdshipc Neill b Hay52     
CS Gorec Pabst b Neill0     
WF Warrenlbw b Neill31     
KH Tuckerc Wynyard b Hawkins23     
R Gorest Pabst b Neill2     
F Holdsworthb Hawkins13     
WCS Leversc Cuff b Neill5     
SJ Tuckerc G Mills b Hawkins0     
EF Uphamc Wynyard b Neill3     
EO Halesc I Mills b Neill14     
+RC Nivennot out0     
Extras(1 b, 7 lb, 1 w)9
Total(all out, 53.3 overs)152
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-128, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-152 (53.3 ov)
Auckland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Stemson9   4110--
Hay10   3251--
Clayton10   3320--
Hawkins9   1323--

--> R Gore made his debut in first-class matches
--> EO Hales made his debut in first-class matches
--> R Gore made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> SJ Tucker made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> R Neill (1) passed his previous highest score of 32 in first-class matches
--> TD Ball (2) passed his previous highest score of 10 in first-class matches
--> LA Cuff made his debut for Auckland in first-class matches
--> EF Upham reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed TD Ball, his 4th wicket in the Auckland first innings
--> TDB Hay achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches when he dismissed EF Upham in the Wellington first innings (previous best was 3-15)
--> TDB Hay achieved his first five wickets in an innings in first-class matches in the Wellington first innings
--> WF Warren achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Auckland second innings (previous best was 1-28)