Canterbury v Otago
First-Class matches in New Zealand 1897/98
VenueLancaster Park, Christchurch on 25th, 26th February 1898 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossOtago won the toss and decided to bat
ResultCanterbury won by 4 wickets
UmpiresA Glen, SP Jones, WH Skitch
Close of play day 1Otago (2) 104/4 (Kinvig 38*, Downes 15*)

Otago first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*J Bakerrun out4     
CH Broadc Lawrence b Pearce5     
AG Kinvigc Cobcroft b D Reese8     
AE Clarkeb Pearce26     
FC Ligginsb Wilding19     
AD Downesc Ridley b Pearce2     
GG Austinb Pearce0     
WAA Webbc D Reese b Wilding0     
J Hopec Boxshall b Wilding2     
+WH Haydonc Boxshall b Wilding4     
JT Harknessnot out1     
Extras(3 b)3
Total(all out, 29.4 overs)74
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Broad), 2-19 (Baker), 3-20 (Kinvig), 4-60 (Liggins), 5-66 (Clarke), 6-66 (Austin), 7-67 (Downes), 8-67 (Webb), 9-73 (Hope), 10-74 (Haydon, 29.4 ov)
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pearce15   7254--
D Reese10   1361--

Canterbury first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*LT Cobcroftb Hope5     
+C Boxshallb Downes25     
D Reeseb Downes0     
AE Ridleyc Hope b Downes0     
TW Reesec Webb b Downes15     
WC Pearcec Kinvig b Downes8     
F Wildinglbw b Hope12     
A Simsnot out13     
CR Clarkb Downes0     
JD Lawrencec Hope b Downes4     
AE Batesb Hope7     
Extras(7 b, 7 lb)14
Total(all out, 41.3 overs)103
Fall of wickets:
1-31 (Boxshall), 2-31 (D Reese), 3-31 (Ridley), 4-43 (Cobcroft), 5-63 (TW Reese), 6-64 (Pearce), 7-85 (Wilding), 8-85 (Clark), 9-91 (Lawrence), 10-103 (Bates, 41.3 ov)
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Downes21   3537--
Harkness8   1210--

Otago second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*J Bakerlbw b Wilding8     
WAA Webbc TW Reese b Pearce18     
AE Clarkeb Pearce20     
AG Kinvigc Sims b Bates55     
FC Ligginsc Pearce b Bates2     
AD Downesc D Reese b Cobcroft36     
CH Broadc Pearce b Bates6     
GG Austinnot out13     
J Hopec TW Reese b Wilding12     
+WH Haydonc Bates b Wilding0     
JT Harknessrun out0     
Extras(6 b, 4 lb, 3 w)13
Total(all out, 59.4 overs)183
Fall of wickets:
1-27 (Webb), 2-29 (Baker), 3-62 (Clarke), 4-73 (Liggins), 5-140 (Kinvig), 6-154 (Broad), 7-154 (Downes), 8-179 (Hope), 9-179 (Haydon), 10-183 (Harkness, 59.4 ov)
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wilding9   0373--
Pearce25   10502--
D Reese7   0450--
Bates16   6333--
Cobcroft2   041--

Canterbury second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*LT Cobcroftb Austin15     
+C Boxshallb Hope12     
A Simsb Hope4     
AE Ridleynot out76     
D Reesec Liggins b Downes8     
TW Reeselbw b Austin1     
F Wildingb Hope22     
WC Pearcenot out15     
CR Clarkdid not bat      
JD Lawrencedid not bat      
AE Batesdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 2 lb)5
Total(6 wickets, 59.3 overs)158
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Boxshall), 2-22 (Sims), 3-44 (Cobcroft), 4-69 (D Reese), 5-70 (TW Reese), 6-118 (Wilding)
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Downes16   7311--
Hope23   5483--
Harkness2   0110--
Austin10   2322--
Kinvig4   1120--
Webb3   090--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> WAA Webb made his debut in first-class matches
--> C Boxshall made his debut in first-class matches
--> AG Kinvig (2) passed his previous highest score of 44 in first-class matches
--> WH Haydon made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> AE Ridley (2) passed his previous highest score of 55 in first-class matches
--> AE Ridley (2) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12
--> CR Clark made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> AE Bates made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> CH Broad made his debut for Otago in first-class matches
--> JT Harkness made his debut for Otago in first-class matches
--> F Wilding reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed WH Haydon, his 3rd wicket in the Otago second innings