Southland v Otago
Other matches in New Zealand 1954/55
VenueQueen's Park, Invercargill on 4th, 5th March 1955 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSouthland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
Close of play day 1Otago (1) 36/0 (Sutcliffe 18*, Kerr 17*; 21 overs)

Southland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+JA Gillb Smith36     
CV Shirleyc Veitch b Moir28     
NR Thompsonc Veitch b Smith24     
DG McDermottc Moir b Smith6     
SG Mortonb Moir1     
GS Noblec Moir b Smith5     
JC Alabasterc Watson b Moir5     
AJ O'Connellc Watson b Smith14     
PS Gilesc Kerr b Smith24     
*GWF Overtonnot out0     
J Hillb Smith0     
Total(all out, 69.4 overs)151
Fall of wickets:
1-62 (Thompson), 2-? (Shirley), 3-? (McDermott), 4-? (Morton), 5-88 (Noble), 6-? (Alabaster), 7-117 (O'Connell), 8-? (Giles), 9-? (Gill), 10-151 (Hill, 69.4 ov)
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Frame10   580--
Graves2   060--
Moir29   5633--
Watson4   0190--
Sutcliffe1   010--

Otago first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Sutcliffec Gill b Overton19     
WB Kerrc O'Connell b Hill45     
EA Watsonc Alabaster b Hill5     
GW Stewartrun out23     
SN McGregorc Gill b Hill22     
+IT Geddesc Shirley b Alabaster22     
JR Veitchc O'Connell b Hill2     
*LD Smithc O'Connell b Overton7     
AM Moirst Gill b Alabaster8     
JN Gravesc Morton b Overton3     
WD Framenot out0     
Total(all out, 84 overs)164
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-122, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-164 (84 ov)
Southland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Overton26   10443--
Giles15   5280--
Alabaster17   2332--
Hill23   7434--
Morton2   060--
Shirley1   020--

Southland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CV Shirleyc Watson b Frame0     
SG Mortonc Stewart b Moir9     
NR Thompsonnot out45  4- 
DG McDermottc McGregor b Frame23     
+JA Gillc Geddes b Frame0     
GS Noblest Geddes b Moir3     
JC Alabasterc Moir b Watson23     
AJ O'Connellb Watson0     
PS Gilesnot out15     
*GWF Overtondid not bat      
J Hilldid not bat      
Total(7 wickets, declared, 51 overs)127
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-51, 4-51, 5-54, 6-100, 7-100
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Frame9   2203--
Moir22   6482--
Graves3   220--
Smith10   3220--
Watson5   0232--
Sutcliffe2   130--

Otago second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Sutcliffenot out7     
SN McGregorc Overton b Giles0     
+IT Geddesb Alabaster1     
GW Stewartnot out2     
WB Kerrdid not bat      
EA Watsondid not bat      
JR Veitchdid not bat      
*LD Smithdid not bat      
AM Moirdid not bat      
JN Gravesdid not bat      
WD Framedid not bat      
Total(2 wickets, 10 overs)12
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?
Southland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Overton3   130--
Giles4   401--
Alabaster2   041--
Thompson1   030--

--> JA Gill retired hurt in the Southland first innings (team had lost 0 wickets) - he returned when the score was 62/1

The start of the match was delayed until 11.35am due to the late arrival of some Otago players
Gill had to retire hurt 10 minutes before lunch on the first day after being hit in the face by a full toss from WD Frame which knocked a lens out of his glasses
Heavy rain fell at the end of the Southland first innings which delayed the start of the Otago first innings for an hour and 25 minutes
When Southland declared their second innings closed, Otago were left with just 30 minutes to score 115 to win the game outright but made no attempt to score the runs