West Indies tour of New Zealand, 4th Test: New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Mar 9-13, 1956
New Zealand won by 190 runs
9,10,12,13 March 1956 (4-day match)
  New Zealand 1st innings R M 4s 6s
LSM Miller c Weekes b Valentine 47 0
SN McGregor c Smith b Dewdney 2 0 0
AR MacGibbon b Smith 9 100 2 0
DD Taylor lbw b Valentine 11 0
JR Reid* hit wicket b Dewdney 84 190 11 0
JEF Beck c Sobers b Ramadhin 38 124 6 0
SC Guillen run out 6 0
ME Chapple c Atkinson b Dewdney 3 0 0
DD Beard c †Binns b Dewdney 31 94 1
HB Cave c Smith b Dewdney 11 0
JC Alabaster not out 1 0 0
Extras (b 7, lb 5) 12
  Total (all out; 166.5 overs) 255 (1.52 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DT Dewdney 19.5 11 21 5 1.05
  DS Atkinson 32 14 45 0 1.40
  AL Valentine 41 20 46 2 1.12
  S Ramadhin 23 8 41 1 1.78
  OG Smith 31 19 55 1 1.77
  GS Sobers 20 7 35 0 1.75
  West Indies 1st innings R M 4s 6s
HA Furlonge c †Guillen b Cave 64 211 8 0
BH Pairaudeau c MacGibbon b Cave 9 0
GS Sobers c †Guillen b MacGibbon 1 0 0
ED Weekes c †Guillen b MacGibbon 5 0
OG Smith b Beard 2 0 0
DS Atkinson* b Reid 28 1
AT Roberts b MacGibbon 28 0
AP Binns lbw b MacGibbon 0 0 0
S Ramadhin b Cave 3 0 0
AL Valentine c Taylor b Cave 0 0 0
DT Dewdney not out 0 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 3, nb 1) 5
  Total (all out; 78.3 overs) 145 (1.84 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AR MacGibbon 21 5 44 4 2.09
  HB Cave 27.3 17 22 4 0.80
  JR Reid 18 5 48 1 2.66
  DD Beard 9 4 20 1 2.22
  JC Alabaster 3 1 6 0 2.00
  New Zealand 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
LSM Miller c Weekes b Atkinson 25 100 0
SN McGregor c †Binns b Atkinson 5 0
AR MacGibbon c Weekes b Atkinson 35 75 5 0
DD Taylor c Valentine b Atkinson 16 0
JR Reid* c †Binns b Atkinson 12 0
JEF Beck lbw b Atkinson 2 0 0
SC Guillen st †Binns b Valentine 41 40 3 2
ME Chapple lbw b Ramadhin 1 0 0
DD Beard not out 6 0
JC Alabaster b Atkinson 5 0
HB Cave not out 0 0 0
Extras (b 4, lb 5) 9
  Total (9 wickets dec; 80 overs) 157 (1.96 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DT Dewdney 12 5 22 0 1.83
  DS Atkinson 40 21 53 7 1.32
  AL Valentine 6 0 29 1 4.83
  S Ramadhin 18 6 26 1 1.44
  OG Smith 4 0 18 0 4.50
  West Indies 2nd innings (target: 268 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
HA Furlonge c MacGibbon b Beard 3 0 0
BH Pairaudeau b Cave 3 0 0
DS Atkinson* c Chapple b Cave 10 0
ED Weekes c McGregor b Alabaster 31 87 7 0
OG Smith b Cave 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
GS Sobers run out 1 0 0
AT Roberts b Beard 0 0 0
AP Binns b Alabaster 20 65 0
S Ramadhin c Miller b Beard 0 0 0
AL Valentine st †Guillen b Cave 5 0
DT Dewdney not out 4 0
Extras 0
  Total (all out; 45.1 overs) 77 (1.70 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AR MacGibbon 6 1 16 0 2.66
  HB Cave 13.1 9 21 4 1.59
  JR Reid 6 2 14 0 2.33
  DD Beard 15 7 22 3 1.46
  JC Alabaster 5 4 4 2 0.80

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to bat
Series - West Indies won the 4-match series 3-1
Test debut - AT Roberts (West Indies)
Umpires - JC Harris and TM Pearce
Close of play
  • Fri, 9 Mar - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 203/6 (JR Reid 82*)
  • Sat, 10 Mar - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 96/5 (HA Furlonge 48*, AT Roberts 1*)
  • Sun, 11 Mar - rest day
  • Mon, 12 Mar - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 61/2 (AR MacGibbon 30*)
  • Tue, 13 Mar - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 77 (45.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • New Zealand's first ever test win in 45 matches and 26 years.
 
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