England tour of New Zealand, Only Test: New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Mar 21-25, 1947
21,22,24,25 March 1947 (3-day match)
  New Zealand 1st innings R M 4s 6s
WA Hadlee* c Bedser b Yardley 116 167 11 0
B Sutcliffe c †Evans b Bedser 58 133 7 0
VJ Scott c Hammond b Pollard 18 61 2 0
WM Wallace c †Evans b Bedser 9 18 1 0
DD Taylor lbw b Bedser 12 53 1 0
FB Smith b Bedser 18 16 1 0
EWT Tindill b Pollard 1 9 0 0
RH Scott b Edrich 18 43 3 0
J Cowie b Pollard 45 112 4 1
TB Burtt not out 24 85 0 0
Extras (b 10, lb 11, nb 5) 26
  Total (9 wickets dec; 102.4 overs) 345 (3.36 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AV Bedser 39 5 95 4 2.43
  R Pollard 29.4 8 73 3 2.46
  WJ Edrich 11 2 35 1 3.18
  DVP Wright 13 1 61 0 4.69
  TPB Smith 6 0 43 0 7.16
  NWD Yardley 4 0 12 1 3.00
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
C Washbrook c Smith b Cowie 2 3 0 0
NWD Yardley b Cowie 22 63 2 0
WJ Edrich c Taylor b RH Scott 42 95 3 0
DCS Compton b Cowie 38 66 2 1
WR Hammond* c Sutcliffe b Cowie 79 123 10 0
JT Ikin c †Tindill b Cowie 45 97 6 0
TG Evans not out 21 38 3 0
TPB Smith c sub b Cowie 1 16 0 0
AV Bedser not out 8 14 2 0
Extras (b 5, lb 1, nb 1) 7
  Total (7 wickets dec; 83 overs) 265 (3.19 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  J Cowie 30 4 83 6 2.76
  RH Scott 23 3 74 1 3.21
  TB Burtt 14 1 55 0 3.92
  CA Snedden 16 5 46 0 2.87

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to field
Series - One-off match drawn
Test debuts - TB Burtt, RH Scott, FB Smith, CA Snedden, B Sutcliffe and DD Taylor (New Zealand)
Umpires - OR Montgomery and MF Pengelly
Close of play
  • Fri, 21 Mar - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 306/8 (J Cowie 24*, TB Burtt 9*)
  • Sat, 22 Mar - day 2 - England 1st innings 265/7 (TG Evans 21*, AV Bedser 8*, 83 ov)
  • Sun, 23 Mar - rest day
  • Mon, 24 Mar - day 3 - no play
  • Tue, 25 Mar - day 4 - no play

Match Notes


General
    • Match extended by 1 day (Extra day added after no play on day 3, but that was washed out as well)
    • 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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