Poverty Bay v Waiapu
Kirk Cup 1926/27
VenueThe Oval, Gisborne on 28th, 29th March 1927 (2-day match)
Balls per over8
TossPoverty Bay won the toss and decided to bat
ResultPoverty Bay won by 7 wickets
UmpiresW Oates, G Stock
Close of play day 1Waiapu (1) 11/3 (JJ Mill 1*, G Oates 1*)

Poverty Bay first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+BR Schollumc G Mill b K Spence032-- 
H Wilsonc JJ Mill b G Mill1  -- 
FC Bennettc K Spence b Fairlie71  10- 
JW Schollumc JJ Mill b G Oates75  8- 
HF Forsternot out89  12- 
LH Thomsonb G Oates3  -- 
VWS Caultonst JJ Mill b G Oates6  1- 
M Guthrielbw b G Oates12   - 
J Moodyst JJ Mill b W Oates2  -- 
*A Bakerb G Oates10   - 
A Coombeb W Oates35  42 
Total(all out, 59.1 overs)313
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (BR Schollum, 0.3 ov), 2-10 (Wilson, 1.3 ov), 3-115 (Bennett), 4-183 (JW Schollum), 5-187 (Thomson), 6-197 (Caulton), 7-225 (Guthrie), 8-232 (Moody), 9-245 (Baker), 10-313 (Coombe, 59.1 ov)
Waiapu bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
K Spence14   0741--
G Mill14   0671--
W Oates6.10532--
G Oates13   1845--
Fairlie3   071--
Cullwick9   1190--

Waiapu first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
K Spenceb Coombe1  -- 
+JJ Millb Coombe11  2- 
G Milllbw b Bennett6     
WW Boulnoisc Moody b Bennett0  -- 
G Oateslbw b Moody30  3- 
*W Oatesnot out43     
F Wickensc Guthrie b Moody12     
J Steedmanb JW Schollum1  -- 
J Bayleyb JW Schollum1  -- 
SC Cullwickb JW Schollum25     
PP Fairlieb JW Schollum011-- 
Total(all out, 42 overs)148
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (K Spence), 2-10 (G Mill), 3-10 (Boulnois), 4-24 (JJ Mill), 5-89 (G Oates), 6-108 (Wickens), 7-109 (Steedman), 8-111 (Bayley), 9-148 (Cullwick), 10-148 (Fairlie, 42 ov)
Poverty Bay bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bennett11   2382--
Coombe9   3202--
Moody12   2352--
JW Schollum10   0374--

Waiapu second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
G Millrun out (Wilson)2  -- 
*W Oatesb JW Schollum84  8- 
+JJ Millc Wilson b Forster19  -- 
WW Boulnoisc Wilson b Caulton18     
F Wickenslbw b Bennett18     
G Oatesb Baker36  51 
SC Cullwickb Moody14     
J Bayleynot out8  -- 
J Steedmanb JW Schollum15  2- 
GC Spenceb Guthrie4  1- 
PP Fairlieb Guthrie0  -- 
Total(all out, 51 overs)235
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (G Mill), 2-32 (JJ Mill), 3-78 (Boulnois), 4-115 (Wickens), 5-170 (G Oates), 6-201 (W Oates), 7-201 (Cullwick), 8-224 (Steedman), 9-235 (GC Spence), 10-235 (Fairlie, 51 ov)
Poverty Bay bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Forster7   0361--
Guthrie6   2162--
Caulton6   1321--
Wilson5   0230--
Baker11   3361--
Bennett5   0291--
Coombe4   1180--
Moody3   0121--
JW Schollum4   2162--

Poverty Bay second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
M Guthrieb G Oates34 254- 
A Coomberun out (W Oates->Cullwick->JJ Mill)19   1 
J Moodyb Cullwick021-- 
H Wilsonnot out6     
FC Bennettnot out13     
+BR Schollumdid not bat      
JW Schollumdid not bat      
HF Forsterdid not bat      
LH Thomsondid not bat      
VWS Caultondid not bat      
*A Bakerdid not bat      
Total(3 wickets, 37 minutes, 10 overs)76
Fall of wickets:
1-52 (Coombe), 2-52 (Moody), 3-55 (Guthrie)
Waiapu bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cullwick5   0341--
G Mill2   0210--
G Oates3   0171--

--> Waiapu full substitute: GC Spence for K Spence (from the second day)
--> Waiapu first innings: 100 in 95 minutes

FC Bennett and JW Schollum added 105 for the third wicket in the Poverty Bay first innings
Play started 25 minutes late on the second day due to the late arrival of some of the Waiapu players
Poverty Bay had 30 minutes to score 71 runs for the outright win which they had not quite achieved at the scheduled time for the match to end but Waiapu agreed to play extra time due to the delayed start that day
Poverty Bay retained the Kirk Cup