New Zealand tour of England, 1st Test: England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jun 27-30, 1931
Played at Lord's, London
27,29,30 June 1931 (3-day match)
  New Zealand 1st innings R 4s 6s
JE Mills b Peebles 34 0
CS Dempster lbw b Peebles 53 0
GL Weir lbw b Peebles 37 0
JL Kerr st †Ames b Robins 2 0 0
RC Blunt c Hammond b Robins 7 0
ML Page b Allen 23 0
TC Lowry* c Hammond b Robins 1 0 0
IB Cromb c †Ames b Peebles 20 0
CFW Allcott c Hammond b Peebles 13 0
WE Merritt c Jardine b Hammond 17 0
KC James not out 1 0 0
Extras (b 2, lb 12, w 1, nb 1) 16
  Total (all out; 74.3 overs) 224 (3.00 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  W Voce 10 1 40 0 4.00
  GOB Allen 15 2 45 1 3.00
  WR Hammond 10.3 5 8 1 0.76
  IAR Peebles 26 3 77 5 2.96
  RWV Robins 13 3 38 3 2.92
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
AH Bakewell lbw b Cromb 9 1 0
J Arnold c Page b Cromb 0 0 0
WR Hammond b Cromb 7 0 0
KS Duleepsinhji c Kerr b Merritt 25 2 0
DR Jardine* c Blunt b Merritt 38 4 0
FE Woolley lbw b Merritt 80 80 11 0
LEG Ames c †James b Weir 137 205 18 2
IAR Peebles st †James b Merritt 0 5 0 0
GOB Allen c Lowry b Weir 122 170 14 1
RWV Robins c Lowry b Weir 12 1 0
W Voce not out 1 0 0
Extras (b 15, lb 8) 23
  Total (all out; 134 overs) 454 (3.38 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  IB Cromb 37 7 113 3 3.05
  GL Weir 8 1 38 3 4.75
  RC Blunt 46 9 124 0 2.69
  CFW Allcott 17 3 34 0 2.00
  WE Merritt 23 2 104 4 4.52
  ML Page 3 0 18 0 6.00
  New Zealand 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
CS Dempster b Hammond 120 235 10 0
JE Mills b Allen 0 2 0 0 0.00
GL Weir b Allen 40 130 0
ML Page c & b Peebles 104 220 15 0
RC Blunt b Robins 96 180 8 0
JL Kerr lbw b Peebles 0 0 0
IB Cromb c Voce b Robins 14 0
WE Merritt b Peebles 5 0
TC Lowry* b Peebles 34 0
CFW Allcott not out 20 0
Extras (b 23, lb 10, w 1, nb 2) 36
  Total (9 wickets dec; 157.4 overs) 469 (2.97 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  W Voce 32 11 60 0 1.87
  GOB Allen 25 8 47 2 1.88
  WR Hammond 21 2 50 1 2.38
  IAR Peebles 42.4 6 150 4 3.51
  RWV Robins 37 5 126 2 3.40
  England 2nd innings (target: 240 runs) R 4s 6s
AH Bakewell c Blunt b Cromb 27 3 0
J Arnold c & b Blunt 34 5 0
WR Hammond run out 46 6 0
KS Duleepsinhji c †James b Allcott 11 1 0
FE Woolley b Cromb 9 0 0
LEG Ames not out 17 1 0
DR Jardine* not out 0 0 0
Extras (lb 2) 2
  Total (5 wickets; 55 overs) 146 (2.65 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  IB Cromb 25 5 44 2 1.76
  GL Weir 5 1 18 0 3.60
  RC Blunt 14 5 54 1 3.85
  CFW Allcott 10 2 26 1 2.60
  WE Merritt 1 0 2 0 2.00

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to bat
Series - 3-match series level 0-0
Test debuts - J Arnold and AH Bakewell (England); IB Cromb and JL Kerr (New Zealand)
Umpires - F Chester and J Hardstaff snr
Close of play
  • Sat, 27 Jun - day 1 - England 1st innings 190/7 (LEG Ames 15*)
  • Sun, 28 Jun - rest day
  • Mon, 29 Jun - day 2 - New Zealand 2nd innings 161/2 (CS Dempster 86*, ML Page 31*)
  • Tue, 30 Jun - day 3 - England 2nd innings 146/5 (55 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • New Zealand's first away fixture
    • After NZ'S performances in the first test and county matches to that time, Surrey and Lancashire consented to drop their planned fixtures, and to make The Oval and Old Trafford available for two more tests not originally scheduled.
 
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