Southland v Wellington XI
Other matches in New Zealand 1956/57
VenueQueen's Park, Invercargill on 29th, 30th January 1957 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWellington XI won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWellington XI won by an innings and 76 runs
Close of play day 1Southland (2) 27/2 (Payne 13*, NR Thompson 7*; 13 overs)

Wellington XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BW Sinclairc Gilbertson b LR Thompson9     
AH Prestonc LR Thompson b Alabaster28     
JEF Beckc Alabaster b LR Thompson45     
*RA Vancec Gill b Hill47     
EW Dempsterc Alabaster b LR Thompson11     
GT McConnellnot out21     
AJ Cookc NR Thompson b Hill8     
JG Ashendenc McDermott b Hill4     
+WM Curtisc NR Thompson b Alabaster3     
BD Morrisonc Alabaster b Hill12     
RW Blairdid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 5 lb, 3 nb)18
Total(9 wickets, declared, 203 minutes, 74.4 overs)206
Fall of wickets:
1-24 (Sinclair), 2-57 (Preston), 3-119, 4-130, 5-160, 6-178, 7-182, 8-188, 9-206 (74.4 ov)
Southland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
EC Morton8   1130--
LR Thompson16   6433--
Alabaster21   7612--

Southland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+JA Gillc Beck b Blair17     
SG Mortonlbw b Blair1     
ID Paynec Sinclair b Blair2     
NR Thompsonc Dempster b Blair3     
AW Gilbertsonc Curtis b Dempster12     
WA Cochranelbw b Blair0     
DG McDermottb Blair0     
*JC Alabasterrun out6     
EC Mortonc Ashenden b Dempster0     
J Hillnot out0     
LR Thompsonc Ashenden b Dempster0     
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 96 minutes, 27.3 overs)44
Fall of wickets:
1-11 (SG Morton), 2-13 (Payne), 3-20 (NR Thompson), 4-29 (Gill), 5-35 (Cochrane), 6-35 (McDermott), 7-43, 8-43, 9-44, 10-44 (27.3 ov)
Wellington XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Blair14   7226--
Morrison8   2180--

Southland second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
SG Mortonb Morrison0     
+JA Gillc and b Morrison5     
ID Paynec Beck b Ashenden20     
NR Thompsonc and b Morrison16     
AW Gilbertsonb Cook9     
WA Cochranec Beck b Morrison0     
DG McDermottc Morrison b McConnell5     
*JC Alabasterb Cook10     
EC Mortonb Beck12     
J Hillnot out1     
LR Thompsonc Cook b Beck0     
Total(all out, 127 minutes, 42.3 overs)86
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (SG Morton), 2-6 (Gill), 3-42, 4-44, 5-44, 6-56, 7-66, 8-75, 9-86, 10-86 (42.3 ov)
Wellington XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Morrison12   4204--
Cook10   6172--
Ashenden9   5151--
McConnell6   3151--
Sinclair3   0110--

JG Ashenden, the Manager of the Wellington Plunket Shield team that had just played Otago in Dunedin, played in this match. Ashenden had played 16 First-Class matches between 1935/36 and 1944/45 including one for New Zealand against Sir Julien Cahn's XI in 1938/39.