Auckland v Canterbury
First-Class matches in New Zealand 1897/98
VenueAuckland Domain, Auckland on 27th, 28th, 29th December 1897 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossCanterbury won the toss and decided to bat
ResultCanterbury won by 125 runs
UmpiresCE MacCormick, CF Nichol
Close of play day 1Canterbury (2) 31/4 (AE Ridley 4*, Reese 1*)
Close of play day 2Auckland (2) 185/4 (G Mills 66*, Labatt 8*)

Canterbury first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LT Cobcroftb Neill26     
WCH Wigleyc Labatt b Neill37     
HC Ridleyb Neill0     
AE Ridleyc Kallender b Neill6     
D Reesec G Mills b Neill23     
A Simsb Neill51     
WC Pearcec and b Stemson3     
F Wildingc Kelly b Neill14     
*CR Clarkst Wright b Neill7     
CW Garrardc I Mills b Neill12     
+JN Fowkenot out0     
Extras(2 b, 1 nb)3
Total(all out, 55.2 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-55 (Cobcroft), 2-55 (HC Ridley), 3-67 (AE Ridley), 4-74 (Wigley), 5-105 (Reese), 6-114 (Pearce), 7-146 (Wilding), 8-162 (Clark), 9-179 (Sims), 10-182 (Garrard, 55.2 ov)
Auckland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Stemson10   0461--
Kallender6   2150--
Hay12   1230--
Kelly3   090--

Auckland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Millslbw b Reese8     
JA Kallenderc AE Ridley b Pearce8     
I Millsc Wigley b Wilding25     
TDB Haylbw b Reese5     
ABM Labattc AE Ridley b Wilding15     
*JC Pabstst Fowke b Reese11     
R Neillc Cobcroft b Wilding9     
WI Stemsonc Cobcroft b Reese5     
+EL Wrightb Reese0     
HW Lawsonc Cobcroft b Wilding1     
FV Kellynot out0     
Total(all out, 41.4 overs)90
Fall of wickets:
1-17 (G Mills), 2-17 (Kallender), 3-28 (Hay), 4-57 (Labatt), 5-70 (I Mills), 6-83 (Neill), 7-89 (Stemson), 8-89 (Wright), 9-90 (Lawson), 10-90 (Pabst, 41.4 ov)
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wilding9   5184--
Pearce12   3211--
Garrard5   2110--

Canterbury second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LT Cobcroftb Labatt5     
HC Ridleyrun out11     
CW Garrardlbw b Neill0     
A Simsst Wright b Neill7     
AE Ridleyst Wright b Kelly42     
D Reesec Labatt b Stemson16     
WC Pearcelbw b Stemson5     
F Wildingc and b Kelly6     
WCH Wigleyb Kelly73     
*CR Clarknot out61     
+JN Fowkec Neill b Kelly13     
Total(all out, 93 overs)251
Fall of wickets:
1-15 (Cobcroft), 2-18 (Garrard), 3-18 (HC Ridley), 4-27 (Sims), 5-72 (Reese), 6-96 (AE Ridley), 7-104 (Pearce), 8-115 (Wilding), 9-219 (Wigley), 10-251 (Fowke, 93 ov)
Auckland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Neill15   3572--
Stemson11   0422--
Kallender5   0180--
Hay9   4190--
Kelly25   2604--
Labatt20   11221--
G Mills1   040--
Lawson3   280--
I Mills4   190--

Auckland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
I Millsc Wilding b Reese1     
TDB Haylbw b Pearce20     
G Millsc Fowke b Reese80     
JA Kallenderb Pearce14     
WI Stemsonc and b Clark73     
ABM Labattc AE Ridley b Pearce10     
R Neillc HC Ridley b Pearce1     
+EL Wrightb Reese2     
HW Lawsonc Cobcroft b Reese9     
*JC Pabstb Pearce5     
FV Kellynot out0     
Total(all out, 92.3 overs)218
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (I Mills), 2-33 (Hay), 3-53 (Kallender), 4-176 (Stemson), 5-192 (Labatt), 6-193 (Neill), 7-204, 8-205, 9-218, 10-218 (92.3 ov)
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Reese38   131064--
Wilding9   2100--
Garrard3   0160--
Clark9   4161--
Cobcroft2   200--

--> JC Pabst made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> HW Lawson made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> WCH Wigley (1) passed his previous highest score of 36 in First-Class matches
--> WCH Wigley (2) passed his previous highest score of 37 in First-Class matches
--> CR Clark (2) passed his previous highest score of 46 in First-Class matches
--> WI Stemson (2) passed his previous highest score of 45 in First-Class matches
--> D Reese achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Auckland first innings (previous best was 5-97)