Wellington v Canterbury
First-Class matches in New Zealand 1899/00
VenueBasin Reserve, Wellington on 23rd, 25th, 26th December 1899 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWellington won the toss and decided to bat
ResultCanterbury won by 1 wicket
Close of play day 1Wellington (1) 183 all out
Close of play day 2Wellington (2) 107/3 (Ashbolt 16*, Midlane 0*)

Wellington first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FL Ashboltc Wigley b Malone7     
+AB Williamsb Malone0     
HC Hicksonlbw b D Reese2     
KH Tuckerb Frankish60     
VH Watersb D Reese8     
RW Queest Wright b Malone31     
*CA Richardsonb Frankish13     
WRS Hicksonb Barry18     
FA Midlaneb Barry30     
EO Halesb Barry0     
FC Stephensonnot out7     
Extras(3 b, 4 lb)7
Total(all out, 89 overs)183
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Williams), 2-4 (Ashbolt), 3-9 (HC Hickson), 4-24 (Waters), 5-104 (Quee), 6-118 (Tucker), 7-133 (Richardson), 8-153 (WRS Hickson), 9-183 (Midlane), 10-183 (Hales, 89 ov)
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Malone30   11613--
D Reese17   3492--
Frankish30   11352--
Barry10   2233--
Cobcroft2   080--

Canterbury first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SA Orchardc Midlane b Ashbolt27     
*LT Cobcroftc and b Stephenson70     
D Reeseb Waters15     
AE Ridleyb Waters17     
WCH Wigleyb Waters2     
HC Ridleyrun out18     
RDW Barryb Ashbolt13     
TW Reesec Quee b Stephenson7     
FS Frankishb Stephenson2     
+EL Wrightc Hales b Stephenson4     
TJ Malonenot out0     
Extras(12 b, 2 lb)14
Total(all out, 73.4 overs)189
Fall of wickets:
1-35 (Orchard), 2-61 (D Reese), 3-95 (AE Ridley), 4-101 (Wigley), 5-148 (HC Ridley), 6-168 (Cobcroft), 7-182 (TW Reese), 8-185 (Frankish), 9-185 (Barry), 10-189 (Wright, 73.4 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ashbolt15   5332--
Hales14   3370--
Waters16   3483--
Tucker9   1160--
Richardson2   080--

Wellington second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+AB Williamsb Malone1     
RW Queeb Cobcroft51     
KH Tuckerc Barry b Malone31     
FL Ashboltlbw b Cobcroft19     
FA Midlanec Cobcroft b Malone17     
HC Hicksonc Barry b Malone13     
VH Waterslbw b Cobcroft5     
WRS Hicksonb Cobcroft1     
FC Stephensonlbw b Cobcroft2     
*CA Richardsonnot out7     
EO Halesc Orchard b Cobcroft9     
Extras(7 b, 1 lb)8
Total(all out, 75.3 overs)164
Fall of wickets:
1-10 (Williams), 2-87 (Tucker), 3-107 (Quee), 4-126 (Ashbolt), 5-130 (Midlane), 6-143 (Waters), 7-143 (HC Hickson), 8-147 (WRS Hickson), 9-147 (Stephenson), 10-164 (Hales, 75.3 ov)
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Malone14   3424--
D Reese8   1230--
Frankish26   9550--
Barry5   2130--

Canterbury second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*LT Cobcroftc and b Ashbolt44     
SA Orchardc Tucker b Stephenson3     
D Reeselbw b Ashbolt20     
HC Ridleyc and b Ashbolt8     
AE Ridleyc Ashbolt b Hales9     
WCH Wigleyb Hales25     
RDW Barryb Hales23     
TW Reesec Hales b Ashbolt1     
FS Frankishc Stephenson b Ashbolt3     
+EL Wrightnot out8     
TJ Malonenot out3     
Extras(12 b, 1 lb)13
Total(9 wickets, 72.5 overs)160
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Orchard), 2-57 (D Reese), 3-67 (HC Ridley), 4-88 (Cobcroft), 5-92 (AE Ridley), 6-145 (Wigley), 7-146 (Barry), 8-146 (TW Reese), 9-155 (Frankish)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hales19   4443--
Stephenson15   5231--
Waters6   0150--
Tucker5   0150--
HC Hickson2   0100--

--> RW Quee made his debut in first-class matches
--> FA Midlane (1) passed his previous highest score of 19 in first-class matches
--> LT Cobcroft (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> EL Wright made his debut for Canterbury in first-class matches
--> VH Waters achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches when he dismissed WCH Wigley in the Canterbury first innings (previous best was 2-21)
--> FC Stephenson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches when he dismissed TW Reese in the Canterbury first innings (previous best was 1-11)
--> LT Cobcroft achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches when he dismissed VH Waters in the Wellington second innings (previous best was 2-15)
--> LT Cobcroft achieved his first five wickets in an innings in first-class matches in the Wellington second innings

1,000 spectators were admitted free on Christmas Day as Wellington City Council would not allow a charge to be made