England tour of New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v England at Auckland, Feb 23-27, 1963
England won by an innings and 215 runs
23,25,26,27 February 1963 (4-day match)
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
Rev.DS Sheppard c †Dick b Cameron 12 85 0 0
R Illingworth c Reid b Cameron 20 48 4 0
KF Barrington c Playle b Cameron 126 254 15 1
ER Dexter* c Barton b Yuile 7 21 1 0
MC Cowdrey c Barton b Cameron 86 162 9 1
PH Parfitt not out 131 289 14 0
BR Knight b Alabaster 125 215 14 0
FJ Titmus st †Dick b Sparling 26 25 3 0
JT Murray not out 9 14 0 0
Extras (b 18, lb 1, nb 1) 20
  Total (7 wickets dec; 186 overs) 562 (3.02 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RC Motz 42 12 98 0 2.33
  FJ Cameron 43 7 118 4 2.74
  JC Alabaster 40 6 130 1 3.25
  BW Yuile 21 4 77 1 3.66
  JR Reid 28 8 67 0 2.39
  JT Sparling 12 2 52 1 4.33
  New Zealand 1st innings R M 4s 6s
GT Dowling b Coldwell 3 17 0 0
WR Playle c Dexter b Larter 0 4 0 0
PT Barton c Sheppard b Larter 3 17 0 0
JR Reid* b Titmus 59 135 8 2
BW Sinclair c Coldwell b Titmus 24 77 3 0
JT Sparling c †Murray b Larter 3 30 0 0
AE Dick run out 29 107 3 0
BW Yuile run out 64 190 7 0
RC Motz c †Murray b Knight 60 114 7 1
JC Alabaster b Knight 2 13 0 0
FJ Cameron not out 0 3 0 0
Extras (b 5, lb 3, w 1, nb 2) 11
  Total (all out; 110.4 overs) 258 (2.33 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  LJ Coldwell 27 9 66 1 2.44
  JDF Larter 26 12 51 3 1.96
  BR Knight 10.4 2 23 2 2.15
  FJ Titmus 25 9 44 2 1.76
  KF Barrington 12 4 38 0 3.16
  ER Dexter 9 4 20 0 2.22
  R Illingworth 1 0 5 0 5.00
  New Zealand 2nd innings (following on) R M 4s 6s
GT Dowling b Illingworth 14 82 0 0
WR Playle c Dexter b Coldwell 4 35 0 0
PT Barton lbw b Titmus 16 54 1 0
JT Sparling c Barrington b Illingworth 0 12 0 0
BW Sinclair b Larter 2 17 0 0
JR Reid* not out 21 66 3 0
AE Dick c Illingworth b Larter 0 1 0 0
BW Yuile lbw b Larter 1 16 0 0
RC Motz c & b Illingworth 20 20 2 1
JC Alabaster c Titmus b Illingworth 0 4 0 0
FJ Cameron b Larter 1 7 0 0
Extras (b 2, lb 8) 10
  Total (all out; 53.1 overs) 89 (1.67 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  LJ Coldwell 5 2 4 1 0.80
  JDF Larter 14.1 3 26 4 1.83
  BR Knight 10 2 13 0 1.30
  FJ Titmus 6 5 2 1 0.33
  R Illingworth 18 7 34 4 1.88

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 3-match series 1-0
Test debuts - BW Sinclair and BW Yuile (New Zealand)
Umpires - JMA Brown and RWR Shortt
Close of play
  • Sat, 23 Feb - day 1 - England 1st innings 328/5 (PH Parfitt 33*, BR Knight 39*)
  • Sun, 24 Feb - rest day
  • Mon, 25 Feb - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 66/4 (JR Reid 34*, JT Sparling 0*)
  • Tue, 26 Feb - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 42/4 (BW Sinclair 0*)
  • Wed, 27 Feb - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 89 (53.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Eng 1st innings:
    • Parfitt/Knight partnership of 240 new record for sixth wicket. An umpiring error by Short allowed Sparling to bowl 11 balls (excluding wides and no-balls) in his sixth over (!)
 
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