Canterbury v Northern Districts
Shell Cup 1997/98
VenueLancaster Park, Christchurch on 30th, 31st December 1997 (50-over match)
Balls per over6
TossNo toss made
ResultMatch abandoned
PointsCanterbury 1; Northern Districts 1
UmpiresCE King, DM Quested

--> The match was scheduled for one day but extended to two.

Overnight rain fell and the covers were unable to be put on the pitch due to the tractor having a flat tyre. The match was abandoned on the reserve day also when water seeped through the covers on the bowlers' run-ups after further overnight rain.