1st Test, Auckland, Feb 20-25 1975, England tour of New Zealand
326 & 184 (57.5 ov)
England won by an innings and 83 runs
England 1st Innings
DL Amiss c †Wadsworth b Hadlee1942424045.23
B Wood c Parker b Hadlee016000.00
JH Edrich c Congdon b HJ Howarth6415818210040.50
MH Denness (c)c Parker b Congdon18139241425046.17
KWR Fletcher c Hadlee b Congdon21641344329052.30
AW Greig  b GP Howarth5195895053.68
APE Knott not out291241012023.38
CM Old not out910172090.00
Extras(b 2, lb 14, nb 8)24
TOTAL(153 Ov, RR: 2.9)593/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Barry Wood), 2-36 (Dennis Amiss), 3-153 (John Edrich), 4-419 (Mike Denness), 5-497 (Tony Greig), 6-578 (Keith Fletcher)
RO Collinge2467502.3400
DR Hadlee20210223.8200
EJ Chatfield1929503.7500
BE Congdon30311522.8700
HJ Howarth46913512.2000
GP Howarth1414712.5100
New Zealand 1st Innings
JFM Morrison c Amiss b Greig581531969037.90
GM Turner c Amiss b Arnold87510114.28
JM Parker c †Knott b Underwood12129740818040.74
BE Congdon (c)c Old b Greig29100022.22
BF Hastings c †Knott b Old1340503032.50
GP Howarth c Wood b Greig613121046.15
KJ Wadsworth lbw b Underwood581442186040.27
DR Hadlee c sub (BW Luckhurst) b Underwood2248483045.83
HJ Howarth c Fletcher b Greig920302045.00
RO Collinge not out038000.00
EJ Chatfield c Fletcher b Greig053000.00
Extras(b 5, lb 4, nb 20)29
TOTAL(89 Ov, RR: 2.74)326
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Glenn Turner), 2-125 (John Morrison), 3-131 (Bevan Congdon), 4-166 (Brian Hastings), 5-173 (Geoff Howarth), 6-285 (John Parker), 7-315 (Dayle Hadlee), 8-326 (Ken Wadsworth), 9-326 (Hedley Howarth), 10-326 (Ewen Chatfield)
GG Arnold2046912.5800
P Lever2047502.8100
AW Greig2649852.8200
DL Underwood1663831.7800
CM Old731711.8200
New Zealand 2nd Innings (following on)
JFM Morrison c Fletcher b Greig581141608050.87
GM Turner c †Knott b Lever26140033.33
BE Congdon (c) b Underwood1834541052.94
BF Hastings c Amiss b Lever055000.00
JM Parker c Edrich b Greig1357641022.80
GP Howarth not out51921645055.43
KJ Wadsworth c Fletcher b Underwood636360016.66
DR Hadlee c Edrich b Greig1950011.11
HJ Howarth  b Greig423201017.39
RO Collinge c Fletcher b Greig021000.00
EJ Chatfield retired hurt1323791056.52
Extras(lb 6, nb 12)18
TOTAL(57.5 Ov, RR: 2.39)184
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Glenn Turner), 2-42 (Bevan Congdon), 3-46 (Brian Hastings), 4-99 (John Parker), 5-102 (John Morrison), 6-131 (Ken Wadsworth), 7-134 (Dayle Hadlee), 8-140 (Hedley Howarth), 9-140 (Richard Collinge), 9-184* (Ewen Chatfield, retired not out )
GG Arnold613103.8700
P Lever11.503722.3800
AW Greig1535152.5500
DL Underwood2594721.4100
Eden Park, Auckland
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of New Zealand
Series resultEngland led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 757
Match days20,21,22,23,25 February 1975 (5-day match)
Test debut
Geoff Howarth
Ewen Chatfield
Dennis Copps
Ralph Gardiner
Balls per over8
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
Day 5
  • 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.
Day 2
  • 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
Day 1
  • B Wood was out first ball after joining the team in NZ three days earlier.