New Zealand v England
Marylebone Cricket Club in Australia and New Zealand 1974/75 (1st Test)
VenueEden Park, Auckland on 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 25th February 1975 (5-day match)
Balls per over8
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by an innings and 83 runs
UmpiresDEA Copps, WRC Gardiner
Close of play day 1England (1) 319/3 (Denness 149*, Fletcher 76*)
Close of play day 2New Zealand (1) 31/1 (Morrison 7*, Parker 9*)
Close of play day 3New Zealand (1) 285/5 (Parker 121*, Wadsworth 49*)
Close of play day 4New Zealand (2) 161/9 (GP Howarth 38*, Chatfield 4*)

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DL Amissc Wadsworth b Hadlee1942424- 
B Woodc Parker b Hadlee016-- 
JH Edrichc Congdon b HJ Howarth6415818210- 
*MH Dennessc Parker b Congdon18139241427- 
KWR Fletcherc Hadlee b Congdon21641344330- 
AW Greigb GP Howarth5195895- 
+APE Knottnot out291241012- 
CM Oldnot out910172- 
DL Underwooddid not bat      
GG Arnolddid not bat      
P Leverdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 14 lb, 8 nb)24
Total(6 wickets, declared, 651 minutes, 153 overs)593
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Wood), 2-36 (Amiss), 3-153 (Edrich), 4-419 (Denness), 5-497 (Greig), 6-578 (Fletcher)
New Zealand bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Collinge24   6750--
Hadlee20   21022--
Chatfield19   2950--
Congdon30   31152--
HJ Howarth46   91351--
GP Howarth14   1471--

New Zealand first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Turnerc Amiss b Arnold8751- 
JFM Morrisonc Amiss b Greig581531969- 
JM Parkerc Knott b Underwood12129740818- 
*BE Congdonc Old b Greig2910-- 
BF Hastingsc Knott b Old1340503- 
GP Howarthc Wood b Greig613121- 
+KJ Wadsworthlbw b Underwood581442186- 
DR Hadleec sub (BW Luckhurst) b Underwood2248483- 
HJ Howarthc Fletcher b Greig920302- 
RO Collingenot out038-- 
EJ Chatfieldc Fletcher b Greig053-- 
Extras(5 b, 4 lb, 20 nb)29
Total(all out, 499 minutes, 89 overs)326
Fall of wickets:
1-9 (Turner), 2-125 (Morrison), 3-131 (Congdon), 4-166 (Hastings), 5-173 (GP Howarth), 6-285 (Parker), 7-315 (Hadlee), 8-326 (Wadsworth), 9-326 (HJ Howarth), 10-326 (Chatfield, 89 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Arnold20   4691--
Lever20   4750--
Greig26   4985--
Underwood16   6383--
Old7   3171--

New Zealand second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Turnerc Knott b Lever2614-- 
JFM Morrisonc Fletcher b Greig581141608- 
*BE Congdonb Underwood1834541- 
BF Hastingsc Amiss b Lever055-- 
JM Parkerc Edrich b Greig1357641- 
GP Howarthnot out51921646- 
+KJ Wadsworthc Fletcher b Underwood63636-- 
DR Hadleec Edrich b Greig195-- 
HJ Howarthb Greig423201- 
RO Collingec Fletcher b Greig021-- 
EJ Chatfieldretired hurt1323793- 
Extras(6 lb, 12 nb)18
Total(all out, 312 minutes, 57.5 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (Turner), 2-42 (Congdon), 3-46 (Hastings), 4-99 (Parker), 5-102 (Morrison), 6-131 (Wadsworth), 7-134 (Hadlee), 8-140 (HJ Howarth), 9-140 (Collinge)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Arnold6   1310--
Underwood25   9472--
Greig15   3515--

--> JH Edrich (1) passed 4500 runs in Test matches when he reached 10
--> MH Denness (1) passed 1500 runs in Test matches when he reached 84
--> KWR Fletcher (1) passed his previous highest score of 178 in Test matches
--> KWR Fletcher (1) passed 22000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 28
--> AW Greig (1) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 43
--> JM Parker (1) passed his previous highest score of 108 in Test matches
--> BF Hastings (1) passed 1500 runs in Test matches when he reached 12
--> GP Howarth made his debut in Test matches
--> EJ Chatfield made his debut in Test matches
--> JFM Morrison (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 7
--> BE Congdon reached 50 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed MH Denness, his 1st wicket in the England first innings
--> AW Greig reached 100 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed GP Howarth, his 3rd wicket in the New Zealand first innings
--> EJ Chatfield retired hurt in the New Zealand second innings having scored 13 (team score 184/9) (fractured skull from a bouncer from P Lever which struck his left temple )

When struck, Chatfield's heart stopped beating, and Bernard Thomas, the English physiotherapist, saved his life with a heart-massage and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.





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