Central Conference v Southern Conference
Shell Conference 1997/98
VenueVictoria Park, Wanganui on 17th, 18th, 19th November 1997 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSouthern Conference won the toss and decided to field
ResultSouthern Conference won by 1 wicket
PointsCentral Conference 0; Southern Conference 6
UmpiresMB Glenny, EA Watkin
Close of play day 1Central Conference (2) 4/1 (Bell 4*, Furlong 0*)
Close of play day 2Southern Conference (2) 56/3 (Cumming 3*, Howell 18*)

Central Conference first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MD Belllbw b Wisneski42321-- 
CM Spearmanlbw b Sewell18253621 
RG Twoseb Bond72448-- 
MS Sinclairc Bond b Wisneski451041313- 
*MJ Greatbatchc Croy b Bond14892- 
MDJ Walkerc Bond b Wiseman1622-- 
+RG Hartc Croy b Wisneski44036-- 
GR Larsenlbw b Wisneski022-- 
CJM Furlonglbw b Sewell059-- 
CE Bulfinc Wisneski b Sewell21417-- 
SJ Hotternot out012-- 
Extras(2 lb, 4 nb, 2 w)8
Total(all out, 41.3 overs)103
Fall of wickets:
1-5, 2-23, 3-41, 4-57, 5-71, 6-88, 7-88, 8-93, 9-103, 10-103 (41.3 ov)
Southern Conference bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wisneski12   4374--
Bond9   2252--
Wiseman7   351--

Southern Conference first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CB Gaffaneylbw b Bulfin011-- 
RA Lawsonb Hotter1990131-- 
CD Cummingc Hart b Hotter927252- 
*DJ Murrayb Bulfin123-- 
LG Howellc Bell b Hotter155-- 
MH Richardsonc Hart b Bulfin671201667- 
+MG Croyc Hart b Hotter011-- 
PJ Wisemanlbw b Hotter21822-- 
WA Wisneskic Bell b Furlong2650603- 
SE Bondnot out23292921 
DG Sewellc Sinclair b Furlong0617-- 
Extras(3 lb, 8 nb)11
Total(all out, 57.3 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-21, 3-22, 4-25, 5-83, 6-83, 7-93, 8-134, 9-138, 10-159 (57.3 ov)
Central Conference bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bulfin17   3463--
Hotter18   2655--
Larsen14   5240--

Central Conference second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CM Spearmanc Lawson b Wisneski01211-- 
MD Belllbw b Bond2472992- 
CJM Furlongb Sewell921232- 
RG Twosec Wiseman b Sewell11224-- 
MS Sinclairc Gaffaney b Wisneski501221623- 
*MJ Greatbatchc Cumming b Sewell2351562- 
MDJ Walkerlbw b Bond388911031 
+RG Hartlbw b Wiseman52230-- 
GR Larsenb Wisneski2165833- 
CE Bulfinc Murray b Wiseman19223011 
SJ Hotternot out92839-- 
Extras(5 b, 7 lb)12
Total(all out, 86.5 overs)211
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Spearman), 2-15 (Furlong), 3-27 (Twose), 4-44 (Bell), 5-79 (Greatbatch), 6-126, 7-153, 8-157, 9-184, 10-211 (86.5 ov)
Southern Conference bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sewell20   4593--
Wiseman22   8402--
Bond19   6512--
Richardson1   100--

Southern Conference second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CB Gaffaneyc Twose b Hotter7981- 
RA Lawsonlbw b Bulfin512181- 
CD Cummingc and b Furlong221141441- 
*DJ Murrayc Hart b Larsen1632432- 
LG Howellb Bulfin2655721- 
MH Richardsonc Hart b Furlong2262952- 
+MG Croyb Furlong83128-- 
SE Bondc Hotter b Larsen31821-- 
PJ Wisemanc Sinclair b Furlong124970-- 
WA Wisneskinot out2579973- 
DG Sewellnot out11333-- 
Extras(3 b, 5 lb, 4 nb)12
Total(9 wickets, 77.4 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-21, 3-37, 4-72, 5-96, 6-114, 7-121, 8-121, 9-152
Central Conference bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bulfin14   4372--
Hotter11   3261--
Larsen22   13152--
Twose2   170--

--> The match was scheduled for four days but completed in three.
--> RA Lawson (1) passed 1500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 7
--> MH Richardson (1) 50 in 93 balls
--> SE Bond (1) passed his previous highest score of 10 in First-Class matches
--> MS Sinclair (2) 50 in 122 balls, 165 minutes with 3 fours
--> MS Sinclair (2) passed 1000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 9
--> PJ Wiseman reached 100 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Central Conference second innings

In Central's 2nd innings MG Croy was hit in the face while wicketkeeping and was replaced by CD Cumming for the innings.