Auckland Town Clubs v Auckland Country Associations
Other matches in New Zealand 1952/53
VenueEden Park, Auckland on 4th, 5th, 6th December 1952 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAuckland Country Associations won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAuckland Town Clubs won by 4 wickets
Close of play day 1Auckland Town Clubs (1) 35/0 (Worrall 16*, Postles 13*)
Close of play day 2Auckland Town Clubs (1) 201/6 (Sorenson 6*, Bell 4*; 80 overs)

Auckland Country Associations first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IE Wyattc Morris b Rabone16     
BN Grahamc Napier b Bell46 1134- 
RR McKayb Rabone0     
RC Hemib Butler11     
*EC Petrielbw b Marsdon17     
PH Smithlbw b Butler26     
H Jamesc Sorenson b Butler0     
+CE Grayc Postles b Butler13     
A Halllbw b Marsdon4     
MC Langdonnot out2     
DB Clarkest Sorenson b Marsdon1     
Total(all out, 68 overs)138
Fall of wickets:
1-36 (Wyatt), 2-? (McKay), 3-59 (Hemi), 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-138 (68 ov)
Auckland Town Clubs bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Butler21   4304--
Hunt11   3230--
Marsdon20   4533--
Rabone7   1162--
Bell9   2141--

Auckland Town Clubs first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JH Worralllbw b Clarke29     
BJ Postlesc Clarke b Smith75 20581 
KFJ Dwyerb Clarke13     
DJ Napierc McKay b Clarke30     
JB Morrisb Clarke32     
JP Marsdonst Gray b Hall2     
+BJ Sorensonnot out6     
W Bellnot out4     
*GO Rabonedid not bat      
KO Butlerdid not bat      
DT Huntdid not bat      
Total(6 wickets, declared, 80 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-60 (Worrall), 2-122 (Dwyer), 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?
Auckland Country Associations bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Clarke33   12564--
Langdon18   4570--
Smith14   4351--
McKay8   0190--
Hall7   3241--

Auckland Country Associations second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IE Wyattc Napier b Bell43  42 
BN Grahamst +sub (EC Petrie) b Rabone27     
PH Smithrun out (Marsdon->Sorenson)18     
A Hallb Bell7     
RC Hemic Postles b Rabone0     
RR McKayb Marsdon19     
*EC Petrieb Marsdon26     
+CE Grayb Rabone20     
H Jamesc Napier b Bell1     
MC Langdonst Sorenson b Bell3     
DB Clarkenot out6     
Total(all out, 79.3 overs)174
Fall of wickets:
1-71 (Wyatt), 2-? (Graham), 3-? (Hall), 4-? (Hemi), 5-? (Smith), 6-? (McKay), 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-174 (79.3 ov)
Auckland Town Clubs bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Butler11   3220--
Hunt8   2140--
Rabone17   6263--
Marsdon16   5422--

Auckland Town Clubs second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JH Worrallb Clarke4     
BJ Postlesrun out26     
KFJ Dwyerlbw b Clarke1     
DJ Napierc McKay b Clarke0     
JB Morrislbw b McKay8     
JP Marsdonb McKay28     
+BJ Sorensonnot out26     
*GO Rabonenot out8     
W Belldid not bat      
KO Butlerdid not bat      
DT Huntdid not bat      
Total(6 wickets, 40.4 overs)113
Fall of wickets:
1-? (Worrall), 2-? (Dwyer), 3-16 (Napier), 4-?, 5-?, 6-?
Auckland Country Associations bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Clarke12   5283--
McKay13   3322--
Smith1   030--

--> Day 1 Lunch: Auckland Country Associations (1) 58/2 (Graham 32*, Hemi 10*)
--> Day 3 Lunch: Auckland Country Associations (2) 135/6 (Petrie 13*, Gray 7*)

On the first day rain forced the players from the field at 12.13pm with an early lunch being taken but play could not resume until 2pm
The rain returned at 3.30pm so an early tea break was taken although play could not resume until 4.10pm
On the second day rain meant play started 75 minutes late at 12.15pm
Further rain ended play at 5.10pm on the second day
To enable the Auckland Plunket Shield selector to evaluate all 3 wicket-keepers playing in the match, EC Petrie kept wicket in the early stages of the Auckland Country Associations second innings and effected the stumping of BN Graham
Auckland Town Clubs had 145 minutes to score 112 to win the match outright and reached their target in the penultimate over