New Zealand v England
Marylebone Cricket Club in Australia and New Zealand 1946/47 (Only Test)
VenueLancaster Park, Christchurch on 21st, 22nd, 24th, 25th March 1947 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEngland won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresOR Montgomery, MF Pengelly
Close of play day 1New Zealand (1) 306/8 (Cowie 24*, Burtt 9*)
Close of play day 2England (1) 265/7 (Evans 21*, Bedser 8*)
Close of play day 3No play

New Zealand first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WA Hadleec Bedser b Yardley116 16711- 
B Sutcliffec Evans b Bedser58 1337- 
VJ Scottc Hammond b Pollard18 612- 
WM Wallacec Evans b Bedser9 181- 
DD Taylorlbw b Bedser12 531- 
FB Smithb Bedser18 161- 
+EWT Tindillb Pollard1 9-- 
RH Scottb Edrich18 433- 
J Cowieb Pollard45 11241 
TB Burttnot out24 85-- 
CA Sneddendid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 11 lb, 5 nb)26
Total(9 wickets, declared, 102.4 overs)345
Fall of wickets:
1-133 (Sutcliffe), 2-195 (Hadlee), 3-212 (Wallace), 4-212 (VJ Scott), 5-234 (Smith), 6-238 (Tindill), 7-258 (Taylor), 8-281 (RH Scott), 9-345 (Cowie, 102.4 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bedser39   5954--
Edrich11   2351--
Wright13   1610--
Smith6   0430--
Yardley4   0121--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
C Washbrookc Smith b Cowie2 3-- 
NWD Yardleyb Cowie22 632- 
WJ Edrichc Taylor b RH Scott42 953- 
DCS Comptonb Cowie38 6621 
*WR Hammondc Sutcliffe b Cowie79 12310- 
JT Ikinc Tindill b Cowie45 976- 
+TG Evansnot out21 383- 
TPB Smithc sub (C Burke) b Cowie1 16-- 
AV Bedsernot out8 142- 
DVP Wrightdid not bat      
R Pollarddid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(7 wickets, declared, 83 overs)265
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Washbrook), 2-46 (Yardley), 3-79 (Edrich), 4-125 (Compton), 5-222 (Ikin), 6-241 (Hammond), 7-249 (Smith)
New Zealand bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cowie30   4836--
RH Scott23   3741--
Burtt14   1550--
Snedden16   5460--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> WA Hadlee (1) passed his previous highest score of 93 in Test matches
--> B Sutcliffe made his debut in Test matches
--> VJ Scott (1) passed his previous highest score of 14 in Test matches
--> DD Taylor made his debut in Test matches
--> FB Smith made his debut in Test matches
--> RH Scott made his debut in Test matches
--> J Cowie (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 23
--> TB Burtt made his debut in Test matches
--> CA Snedden made his debut in Test matches

Rain interrupted much of the playing time.
C.S.Dempster originally selected for this match, withdrew on the night before due to an eye injury.





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