South Canterbury v Otago
Other matches in New Zealand 1948/49
VenueRectory Ground, Timaru on 7th, 8th January 1949 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresRW Harley, DJ Manning
ScorersJ Bennett, F Stack
Close of play day 1Otago (1) 304/8 (Freeman 45*, Walsh 0*; 72 overs)

Otago first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SN McGregorb Biggar1     
L Wattc Johnston b McEwen63  7- 
LA Milnesc Morley b McEwen12     
DS St Johnc Morley b Johnston50     
*LD Smithb Biggar53     
TA Freemanc McEwen b Biggar54     
+GH Millsrun out (Gould)10     
RH Robinsonc Uttley b Kane44     
VAC McArleylbw b Kane6  -1 
IA Walshlbw b Biggar1     
GWF Overtonnot out0     
Extras(19 b, 1 lb)20
Total(all out, 82.3 overs)314
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (McGregor), 2-22 (Milnes), 3-115 (St John), 4-161 (Watt), 5-220 (Smith), 6-237 (Mills), 7-298 (Robinson), 8-304 (McArley), 9-313 (Freeman), 10-314 (Walsh, 82.3 ov)
South Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McEwen17   4502--
Earwaker10   1580--
Kane17   5522--
Gould9   0300--
Johnston11   0631--

South Canterbury first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WD Sloaneb Overton9     
KFM Uttleylbw b Walsh22     
+W Morleyb Walsh8     
*JEC McEwennot out29     
EC Earwakerb Robinson34     
WM McDonaldlbw b Robinson0     
ME Purcellb Walsh0     
NH Gouldc and b Robinson6     
RW Biggarc McArley b Robinson9     
JA Kaneb Robinson9     
AW Johnstonc Freeman b Smith0     
Extras(7 b, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 56.3 overs)134
Fall of wickets:
1-16 (Sloane), 2-29 (Morley), 3-44 (Uttley), 4-92 (Earwaker), 5-92 (McDonald), 6-93 (Purcell), 7-104 (Gould), 8-114 (Biggar), 9-129 (Kane), 10-134 (Johnston, 56.3 ov)
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Freeman11   4170-1
Overton6   1141--
Walsh11   4183--
McArley2   0100--
Robinson18   6505--
St John3   060--

--> Otago first innings: 100 in 93 minutes
--> Otago first innings: 200 in 150 minutes
--> South Canterbury first innings: 100 in 120 minutes

There were 2 hours remaining after South Canterbury were dismissed so each team batted for an hour to entertain the spectators with some big-hitting. South Canterbury batted first scoring 84 for 2 off 21 overs with Otago then scoring 176 for 6 off 22 overs.