Wellington v Canterbury
First-Class matches in New Zealand 1917/18
VenueBasin Reserve, Wellington on 21st, 22nd January 1918 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossCanterbury won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWellington won by 7 wickets
Close of play day 1Canterbury (2) 74/4 (Thomas 8*, Gray 9*)

Canterbury first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RH Northlbw b Brice18     
EG Perrinb Garrod10     
ID Allardycest Condliffe b Marris33     
RH Boothb Garrod0     
AW Thomasb Brice5     
J Grayc Hiddleston b Marris9     
*D Reeseb Marris4     
JC Hayrun out (Marris->Condliffe)0     
RJ Readnot out41     
WB Howellc Marris b Hiddleston8     
+AC Fullerc Brice b Hiddleston7     
Total(all out, 41 overs)159
Fall of wickets:
1-12 (Perrin), 2-49 (North), 3-57 (Booth), 4-71 (Thomas), 5-85 (Allardyce), 6-89 (Reese), 7-97 (Hay), 8-136 (Gray), 9-150 (Howell), 10-159 (Fuller, 41 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hiddleston11   0452--
Garrod14   1262--
Brice10   6292--
Marris6   1353--

Wellington first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JS Hiddlestonb Read51     
CG Wilsonb Read23  2- 
MH Dindb Thomas14     
WA Bakerc Perrin b Thomas2     
HEL Burtonc Hay b Reese6     
+JW Condliffeb Howell5  1- 
*AWS Bricest Fuller b Reese23     
HN Lambertlbw b Reese5     
BA Marrisb Reese11  2- 
EA Bennettnot out3     
CW Garrodc Read b Reese0     
Total(all out, 52 overs)153
Fall of wickets:
1-37 (Wilson), 2-77 (Dind), 3-79 (Baker), 4-94 (Burton), 5-107 (Hiddleston), 6-117 (Condliffe), 7-128 (Lambert), 8-146 (Marris), 9-153 (Brice), 10-153 (Garrod, 52 ov)
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Read18   2542--
Reese18   4525--
Howell6   0201--
Thomas10   4172--

Canterbury second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RH Northc Baker b Garrod7     
EG Perrinc Dind b Garrod12     
ID Allardyceb Garrod7     
RH Boothb Garrod0     
JC Hayb Garrod18     
AW Thomasrun out27     
J Grayb Lambert87     
RJ Readb Lambert12     
*D Reeseb Garrod8     
WB Howellnot out20     
+AC Fullerb Garrod3     
Total(all out, 57.3 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-15 (North), 2-29 (Booth), 3-36 (Allardyce), 4-57 (Hay), 5-127 (Thomas), 6-134 (Perrin), 7-193 (Read), 8-194 (Gray), 9-214 (Reese), 10-228 (Fuller, 57.3 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hiddleston12   1540--
Brice11   1450--
Marris4   0170--
Lambert6   0262--

Wellington second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JS Hiddlestonb Reese81 9011- 
CG Wilsonlbw b Thomas47     
HEL Burtonnot out46     
MH Dindc Read b Reese7     
WA Bakernot out28     
+JW Condliffedid not bat      
*AWS Bricedid not bat      
HN Lambertdid not bat      
BA Marrisdid not bat      
EA Bennettdid not bat      
CW Garroddid not bat      
Total(3 wickets, 58 overs)236
Fall of wickets:
1-103 (Wilson), 2-157 (Hiddleston), 3-167 (Dind)
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Read18   4710--
Reese17   1522--
Howell6   0300--
Thomas17   2561--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> RJ Read (1) passed his previous highest score of 34 in first-class matches
--> AC Fuller made his debut in first-class matches
--> JS Hiddleston (1) 50 in 95 minutes
--> J Gray (2) passed his previous highest score of 32 in first-class matches
--> WB Howell (2) passed his previous highest score of 19 in first-class matches
--> JS Hiddleston (2) passed his previous highest score of 74 in first-class matches
--> EA Bennett made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> CW Garrod achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches when he dismissed ID Allardyce in the Canterbury second innings (previous best was 2-26)
--> CW Garrod achieved his first five wickets in an innings in first-class matches in the Canterbury second innings
--> EG Perrin retired hurt in the Canterbury second innings having scored 10 (team score 20/1) - he returned when the score was 127/5 (struck on the knee by a ball)

Gray took over as wicket-keeper early in the Wellington second innings when Fuller was injured