New Zealand tour of England and Netherlands, 1st Test: England v New Zealand at The Oval, Jul 27-Aug 1, 1978
England won by 7 wickets
27,28,29,31 July, 1 August 1978 (5-day match)
  New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JG Wright c Radley b Willis 62 191 159 6 0 38.99
RW Anderson b Old 4 14 9 1 0 44.44
GP Howarth c Edmonds b Botham 94 268 225 6 0 41.77
BA Edgar c & b Miller 0 18 18 0 0 0.00
MG Burgess* lbw b Willis 34 147 130 3 0 26.15
BE Congdon run out 2 15 18 0 0 11.11
GN Edwards b Miller 6 11 6 0 0 100.00
RJ Hadlee c Brearley b Willis 5 57 48 0 0 10.41
BL Cairns lbw b Willis 5 27 17 0 0 29.41
BP Bracewell c †Taylor b Willis 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
SL Boock not out 3 8 8 0 0 37.50
Extras (b 1, lb 7, nb 11) 19
  Total (all out; 104.2 overs) 234 (2.24 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 20.2 9 42 5 2.06
  CM Old 20 7 43 1 2.15
  IT Botham 22 7 58 1 2.63
  G Miller 25 10 31 2 1.24
  PH Edmonds 17 2 41 0 2.41
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JM Brearley* c †Edwards b Bracewell 2 16 10 0 0 20.00
GA Gooch lbw b Bracewell 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
CT Radley run out 49 150 126 2 0 38.88
DI Gower run out 111 249 253 14 0 43.87
GRJ Roope b Boock 14 49 54 0 1 25.92
G Miller lbw b Cairns 0 10 11 0 0 0.00
IT Botham c Bracewell b Boock 22 80 80 2 0 27.50
RW Taylor c †Edwards b Hadlee 8 63 67 0 0 11.94
PH Edmonds lbw b Hadlee 28 140 127 3 0 22.04
CM Old c †Edwards b Cairns 16 68 54 3 0 29.62
RGD Willis not out 3 38 29 0 0 10.34
Extras (b 15, lb 8, nb 3) 26
  Total (all out; 134.5 overs) 279 (2.06 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RJ Hadlee 21.5 6 43 2 1.96
  BP Bracewell 17 8 46 2 2.70
  BL Cairns 40 16 65 2 1.62
  SL Boock 35 18 61 2 1.74
  BE Congdon 21 6 38 0 1.80
  New Zealand 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JG Wright lbw b Botham 25 66 61 2 0 40.98
RW Anderson c †Taylor b Botham 2 23 7 0 0 28.57
GP Howarth b Willis 0 13 8 0 0 0.00
BA Edgar b Edmonds 38 124 109 2 0 34.86
MG Burgess* lbw b Botham 7 69 59 0 0 11.86
BE Congdon b Edmonds 36 217 207 3 0 17.39
GN Edwards c Brearley b Edmonds 11 28 34 0 0 32.35
RJ Hadlee b Edmonds 7 25 33 1 0 21.21
BL Cairns b Miller 27 119 117 1 0 23.07
BP Bracewell b Miller 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
SL Boock not out 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 8, lb 10, nb 11) 29
  Total (all out; 105.1 overs) 182 (1.73 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 13 2 39 1 3.00
  CM Old 5 2 13 0 2.60
  IT Botham 19 2 46 3 2.42
  G Miller 34 19 35 2 1.02
  PH Edmonds 34.1 23 20 4 0.58
  England 2nd innings (target: 138 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
JM Brearley* lbw b Boock 11 60 50 1 0 22.00
GA Gooch not out 91 187 175 11 0 52.00
CT Radley lbw b Bracewell 2 38 35 0 0 5.71
DI Gower c Howarth b Cairns 11 29 23 0 0 47.82
GRJ Roope not out 10 53 41 0 0 24.39
Extras (b 2, lb 3, nb 8) 13
  Total (3 wickets; 52.3 overs) 138 (2.62 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RJ Hadlee 11.3 3 18 0 1.56
  BP Bracewell 13 3 26 1 2.00
  BL Cairns 7 0 21 1 3.00
  SL Boock 20 6 55 1 2.75
  BE Congdon 1 0 5 0 5.00

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 3-match series 1-0
Test debuts - BP Bracewell and BA Edgar (New Zealand)
Player of the match - DI Gower (England)
Umpires - DJ Constant and BJ Meyer
Close of play
  • Thu, 27 Jul - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 224/7 (RJ Hadlee 5*)
  • Fri, 28 Jul - day 2 - England 1st innings 225/7 (RW Taylor 6*, PH Edmonds 8*)
  • Sat, 29 Jul - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 123/7 (BE Congdon 15*, BL Cairns 1*)
  • Sun, 30 Jul - rest day
  • Mon, 31 Jul - day 4 - no play
  • Tue, 1 Aug - day 5 - England 2nd innings 138/3 (52.3 ov) - end of match
 
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