England tour of New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v England at Auckland, Feb 20-25, 1975
England won by an innings and 83 runs
20,21,22,23,25 February 1975 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
DL Amiss c †Wadsworth b Hadlee 19 42 42 4 0 45.23
B Wood c Parker b Hadlee 0 6 1 0 0 0.00
JH Edrich c Congdon b HJ Howarth 64 182 158 10 0 40.50
MH Denness* c Parker b Congdon 181 414 392 25 0 46.17
KWR Fletcher c Hadlee b Congdon 216 443 413 29 0 52.30
AW Greig b GP Howarth 51 89 95 5 0 53.68
APE Knott not out 29 101 124 2 0 23.38
CM Old not out 9 17 10 2 0 90.00
Extras (b 2, lb 14, nb 8) 24
  Total (6 wickets dec; 153 overs) 593 (2.90 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RO Collinge 24 6 75 0 2.34
  DR Hadlee 20 2 102 2 3.82
  EJ Chatfield 19 2 95 0 3.75
  BE Congdon 30 3 115 2 2.87
  HJ Howarth 46 9 135 1 2.20
  GP Howarth 14 1 47 1 2.51
  New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JFM Morrison c Amiss b Greig 58 196 153 9 0 37.90
GM Turner c Amiss b Arnold 8 5 7 1 0 114.28
JM Parker c †Knott b Underwood 121 408 297 18 0 40.74
BE Congdon* c Old b Greig 2 10 9 0 0 22.22
BF Hastings c †Knott b Old 13 50 40 3 0 32.50
GP Howarth c Wood b Greig 6 12 13 1 0 46.15
KJ Wadsworth lbw b Underwood 58 218 144 6 0 40.27
DR Hadlee c sub (BW Luckhurst) b Underwood 22 48 48 3 0 45.83
HJ Howarth c Fletcher b Greig 9 30 20 2 0 45.00
RO Collinge not out 0 8 3 0 0 0.00
EJ Chatfield c Fletcher b Greig 0 3 5 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 5, lb 4, nb 20) 29
  Total (all out; 89 overs) 326 (2.74 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GG Arnold 20 4 69 1 2.58
  P Lever 20 4 75 0 2.81
  AW Greig 26 4 98 5 2.82
  DL Underwood 16 6 38 3 1.78
  CM Old 7 3 17 1 1.82
  New Zealand 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
JFM Morrison c Fletcher b Greig 58 160 114 8 0 50.87
GM Turner c †Knott b Lever 2 14 6 0 0 33.33
BE Congdon* b Underwood 18 54 34 1 0 52.94
BF Hastings c Amiss b Lever 0 5 5 0 0 0.00
JM Parker c Edrich b Greig 13 64 57 1 0 22.80
GP Howarth not out 51 164 92 5 0 55.43
KJ Wadsworth c Fletcher b Underwood 6 36 36 0 0 16.66
DR Hadlee c Edrich b Greig 1 5 9 0 0 11.11
HJ Howarth b Greig 4 20 23 1 0 17.39
RO Collinge c Fletcher b Greig 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
EJ Chatfield retired hurt 13 79 23 1 0 56.52
Extras (lb 6, nb 12) 18
  Total (all out; 57.5 overs) 184 (2.39 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GG Arnold 6 1 31 0 3.87
  P Lever 11.5 0 37 2 2.38
  AW Greig 15 3 51 5 2.55
  DL Underwood 25 9 47 2 1.41

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 2-match series 1-0
Test debuts - EJ Chatfield and GP Howarth (New Zealand)
Umpires - DEA Copps and WRC Gardiner
Close of play
  • Thu, 20 Feb - day 1 - England 1st innings 319/3 (MH Denness 149*, KWR Fletcher 76*)
  • Fri, 21 Feb - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 31/1 (JFM Morrison 7*, JM Parker 9*)
  • Sat, 22 Feb - day 3 - New Zealand 1st innings 285/5 (JM Parker 121*, KJ Wadsworth 49*)
  • Sun, 23 Feb - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 161/9 (GP Howarth 38*, EJ Chatfield 4*)
  • Mon, 24 Feb - rest day
  • Tue, 25 Feb - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 184 (57.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 2
Day 1
    • B Wood was out first ball after joining the team in NZ three days earlier.
    • MH Denness 181 in 414 mins, 25 fours
    • KWR Fletcher 216 in 443 mins, 30 fours
    • MH Denness and KWR Fletcher 266, 4th wicket record in Eng v NZ Tests
    • EJ Chatfield retired hurt at 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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