1st Test, Auckland, Feb 23-27 1963, England tour of New Zealand
258 & 89 (53.1 ov)
England won by an innings and 215 runs
England 1st Innings
Rev.DS Sheppard c †Dick b Cameron12-8500-
R Illingworth c Reid b Cameron20-4840-
KF Barrington c Playle b Cameron126-254151-
ER Dexter (c)c Barton b Yuile7-2110-
MC Cowdrey c Barton b Cameron86-16291-
PH Parfitt not out131-289140-
BR Knight  b Alabaster125-215140-
FJ Titmus st †Dick b Sparling26-2530-
JT Murray not out9-1400-
Extras(b 18, lb 1, nb 1)20
TOTAL(186 Ov, RR: 3.02)562/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Ray Illingworth), 2-45 (David Sheppard), 3-63 (Ted Dexter), 4-229 (Colin Cowdrey), 5-258 (Ken Barrington), 6-498 (Barry Knight), 7-535 (Fred Titmus)
RC Motz42129802.3300
FJ Cameron43711842.7400
JC Alabaster40613013.2500
BW Yuile2147713.6600
JR Reid2886702.3900
JT Sparling1225214.3300
New Zealand 1st Innings
GT Dowling  b Coldwell3-1700-
WR Playle c Dexter b Larter0-400-
PT Barton c Sheppard b Larter3-1700-
JR Reid (c) b Titmus59-13582-
BW Sinclair c Coldwell b Titmus24-7730-
JT Sparling c †Murray b Larter3-3000-
AE Dick run out29-10730-
BW Yuile run out64-19070-
RC Motz c †Murray b Knight60-11471-
JC Alabaster  b Knight2-1300-
FJ Cameron not out0-300-
Extras(b 5, lb 3, nb 2, w 1)11
TOTAL(110.4 Ov, RR: 2.33)258
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Bill Playle), 2-7 (Graham Dowling), 3-7 (Paul Barton), 4-62 (Barry Sinclair), 5-71 (John Sparling), 6-109 (John Reid), 7-161 (Artie Dick), 8-256 (Bryan Yuile), 9-258 (Dick Motz), 10-258 (Jack Alabaster)
LJ Coldwell2796612.4400
JDF Larter26125131.9600
BR Knight10.422322.1500
FJ Titmus2594421.7600
KF Barrington1243803.1600
ER Dexter942002.2200
R Illingworth10505.0000
New Zealand 2nd Innings (following on)
GT Dowling  b Illingworth14-8200-
WR Playle c Dexter b Coldwell4-3500-
PT Barton lbw b Titmus16-5410-
JT Sparling c Barrington b Illingworth0-1200-
BW Sinclair  b Larter2-1700-
JR Reid (c)not out21-6630-
AE Dick c Illingworth b Larter0-100-
BW Yuile lbw b Larter1-1600-
RC Motz c & b Illingworth20-2021-
JC Alabaster c Titmus b Illingworth0-400-
FJ Cameron  b Larter1-700-
Extras(b 2, lb 8)10
TOTAL(53.1 Ov, RR: 1.67)89
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Bill Playle), 2-42 (Graham Dowling), 3-42 (Paul Barton), 4-42 (John Sparling), 5-46 (Barry Sinclair), 6-46 (Artie Dick), 7-56 (Bryan Yuile), 8-83 (Dick Motz), 9-83 (Jack Alabaster), 10-89 (Frank Cameron)
LJ Coldwell52410.8000
JDF Larter14.132641.8300
BR Knight1021301.3000
FJ Titmus65210.3300
R Illingworth1873441.8800
Eden Park, Auckland
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of New Zealand
Series resultEngland led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 540
Match days23,25,26,27 February 1963 (4-day match)
Test debut
Barry Sinclair
Bryan Yuile
Dick Shortt
John Brown
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
  • 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 (!)