Taranaki v Auckland Colts
Other matches in New Zealand 1948/49
VenueVictoria Park, Stratford on 27th, 28th December 1948 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAuckland Colts won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresP Cullinan, CW Moore
Close of play day 1Taranaki (1) 59/2 (Leighton 18*, Betts 20*; 26 overs)

Auckland Colts first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*HT Pearsonc Ireland b Cannon15     
AG Puttb Launder2     
KR Deasc Betts b Cannon10     
AJ Deaneb Betts1     
DL Perryb Cannon0     
N Marsdenc Leighton b Betts0     
VG Brookerc Giddy b Launder58     
D Boadenb Betts45     
JR Skeennot out8     
+WC Crumplbw b Ireland14     
RJ Wallacec Cannon b Collins16     
Total(all out, 80.3 overs)186
Fall of wickets:
1-11 (Putt), 2-28 (Pearson), 3-29 (Deas), 4-29 (Deane), 5-29 (Marsden), 6-29 (Perry), 7-142 (Boaden), 8-142 (Brooker), 9-163 (Crump), 10-186 (Wallace, 80.3 ov)
Taranaki bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Launder20   9342--
Ireland14   2311--
Betts18   9233--
Cannon12   2383--
Giddy3   140--
Alexander5   290--

Taranaki first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
R Healec Crump b Skeen0  -- 
A Alexanderc Boaden b Skeen9     
+RN Leightonb Brooker39  4- 
*SH Bettsc Boaden b Deas101  9- 
NA Giddyc Crump b Brooker9     
MH Grayc Deas b Brooker28     
CD Hurcombrun out16     
RI Laundernot out50     
DCA Cannonc and b Deas24     
RA Irelandc Pearson b Deas01 -- 
WL Collinsc Perry b Deas0  -- 
Total(all out, 105 overs)303
Fall of wickets:
1-9 (Heale), 2-36 (Alexander), 3-111 (Leighton), 4-121 (Giddy), 5-186 (Gray), 6-225 (Betts), 7-230 (Hurcomb), 8-302 (Cannon), 9-302 (Ireland), 10-303 (Collins, 105 ov)
Auckland Colts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Skeen26   9512--
Wallace22   5630--
Brooker25   5533--
Boaden11   3310--
Deas18   2544--
Marsden3   0240--

Auckland Colts second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*HT Pearsonretired out21     
AG Puttlbw b Betts18     
KR Deasc Alexander b Collins9     
AJ Deanec Leighton b Ireland20     
DL Perrynot out21     
N Marsdennot out0     
VG Brookerdid not bat      
D Boadendid not bat      
JR Skeendid not bat      
+WC Crumpdid not bat      
RJ Wallacedid not bat      
Total(4 wickets, 42 overs)96
Fall of wickets:
1-34 (Putt), 2-51 (Pearson), 3-60 (Deas), 4-93 (Deane)
Taranaki bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ireland11   2231--
Launder6   440--
Cannon6   0190--
Betts6   1101--
Collins3   0111--
Giddy4   310--
Heale3   0110--
Alexander3   1100--

VG Brooker and D Boaden added 113 for the seventh wicket in the Auckland Colts first innings
Taranaki debuts: A Alexander, DCA Cannon, R Heale, CD Hurcomb and RA Ireland