Canterbury v Fiji
Fiji in New Zealand 1947/48
VenueLancaster Park, Christchurch on 5th, 6th, 8th March 1948 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultCanterbury won by 36 runs
UmpiresRV Taylor, BW Vine
Close of play day 1Canterbury (1) 421/9 (Britton 4*; 114.1 overs)
Close of play day 2Canterbury (2) 123/6 (O'Malley 32*, Snook 6*; 41 overs)
PicturesGroup photograph of the two teams

Canterbury first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Leggatb Gosling59     
AJ Reecerun out (Apted)26     
PW O'Malleyst Raddock b Fenn7     
FB Smithlbw b Logavatu44     
*WA Hadleec Apted b Logavatu102     
AR MacGibbonc Bula b Snow78 6991 
CG Snooklbw b Apted43     
RE Hitchcockc Tuidraki b Snow17     
JF Bookerst Raddock b Fenn25     
+AEL Brittonnot out4     
RF Cookdid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 7 lb)16
Total(9 wickets, declared, 114.1 overs)421
Fall of wickets:
1-62 (Reece), 2-97 (O'Malley), 3-99 (Leggat), 4-198 (Smith), 5-307 (Hadlee), 6-332 (MacGibbon), 7-371 (Hitchcock), 8-417 (Booker), 9-421 (Snook, 114.1 ov)
Fiji bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Logavatu30   7852--
Cakobau20   1630--
Gosling21   2621--
Fenn24   5982--
Snow11   0602--
Wendt5   0240--

Fiji first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HJ Aptedc Hitchcock b Booker23     
+PT Raddockc Hitchcock b Cook47     
IL Bulac Britton b Cook63     
GK Cakobauc Britton b MacGibbon2     
*PA Snowb Cook28 135   
AT Tuidrakic O'Malley b Cook12     
M Bogisast Britton b O'Malley33     
MJ Fennlbw b MacGibbon26 27   
AJ Wendtrun out6     
IT Logavatunot out2     
JW Goslingc Cook b Leggat5     
Extras(25 b, 4 lb)29
Total(all out, 223 minutes, 72.3 overs)276
Fall of wickets:
1-57 (Apted), 2-104 (Raddock), 3-113 (Cakobau), 4-155 (Bula), 5-173 (Tuidraki), 6-228 (Bogisa), 7-258 (Fenn), 8-266 (Wendt), 9-268 (Snow), 10-276 (Gosling, 72.3 ov)
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Booker16   4431--
MacGibbon19   4502--
Snook11   2470--
Cook14   2414--
Hitchcock5   1310--
O'Malley6   0281--
Smith1   060--

Canterbury second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AJ Reecec Tuidraki b Fenn26     
RF Cookc Apted b Fenn9     
FB Smithb Gosling11     
PW O'Malleyb Fenn72 120   
+AEL Brittonrun out (Fenn)7     
RE Hitchcockc Apted b Fenn14     
AR MacGibbonrun out (Fenn)10     
CG Snookc Raddock b Cakobau25     
JG Leggatnot out25     
JF Bookernot out0     
*WA Hadleedid not bat      
Extras(10 b)10
Total(8 wickets, declared, 67 overs)209
Fall of wickets:
1-24 (Cook), 2-50 (Smith), 3-55 (Reece), 4-66 (Britton), 5-90 (Hitchcock), 6-108 (MacGibbon), 7-183 (O'Malley), 8-199 (Snook)
Fiji bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cakobau15   2391--
Fenn33   21014--
Gosling18   1551--
Apted1   040--

Fiji second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HJ Aptedst Britton b Hitchcock55     
+PT Raddockrun out1     
*PA Snowst Britton b Booker0     
IL Bulac Hadlee b Snook120 140142 
GK Cakobauc Leggat b Hitchcock0     
M Bogisab Booker32     
AT Tuidrakib Booker0     
MJ Fennc Britton b Cook24     
AJ Wendtc Cook b MacGibbon41     
P Kubunavanuanot out31     
JW Goslingb MacGibbon0     
Extras(8 b, 6 lb)14
Total(all out, 71.3 overs)318
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (Raddock), 2-7 (Snow), 3-91 (Apted), 4-101 (Cakobau), 5-162 (Bogisa), 6-162 (Tuidraki), 7-229 (Fenn), 8-241 (Bula), 9-310 (Wendt), 10-318 (Gosling, 71.3 ov)
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Snook15   3561--
Booker17   3413--
Hitchcock11   0652--
Smith3   0220--
Cook14   0771--
Reece2   0190--

--> Fiji full substitute: P Kubunavanua for IT Logavatu (Kubunavanua allowed to bat when Logavatu was injured)
--> Canterbury first innings: 100 in 135 minutes
--> Canterbury first innings: 200 in 191 minutes
--> Canterbury first innings: 300 in 240 minutes
--> Canterbury first innings: 400 in 300 minutes
--> Fiji first innings: 100 in 70 minutes
--> Fiji first innings: 150 in 109 minutes
--> AJ Reece made his debut in first-class matches
--> WA Hadlee (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> AR MacGibbon (1) passed his previous highest score of 70 in first-class matches
--> RE Hitchcock (1) passed his previous highest score of 10 in first-class matches
--> JF Booker made his debut in first-class matches
--> PT Raddock (1) passed his previous highest score of 31 in first-class matches
--> IL Bula (1) 50 in 60 minutes
--> M Bogisa (1) passed his previous highest score of 18 in first-class matches
--> JW Gosling made his debut in first-class matches
--> P Kubunavanua made his debut in first-class matches
--> PW O'Malley (2) 50 in 90 minutes
--> HJ Apted (2) passed his previous highest score of 32 in first-class matches
--> IL Bula (2) passed his previous highest score of 88 in first-class matches
--> IL Bula (2) 100 in 130 minutes
--> AJ Wendt (2) passed his previous highest score of 11 in first-class matches
--> RF Cook achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches when he dismissed IL Bula in the Fiji first innings (previous best was 1-42)
--> MJ Fenn achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches when he dismissed RE Hitchcock in the Canterbury second innings (previous best was 2-30)

12th Men: MB Poore (Canterbury), P Kubunavanua (Fiji)





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