Canterbury v Wellington
First-Class matches in New Zealand 1944/45
VenueLancaster Park, Christchurch on 4th, 5th, 6th January 1945 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWellington won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresTW Burgess, HW Gourlay
Close of play day 1Canterbury (1) 26/0 (Cromb 25*, Leggat 1*)
Close of play day 2No play

Wellington first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CG Roweb McRae1     
RJ Duffyc Waine b McRae61     
JA Ellb McRae29     
*+FLH Mooneyc Cromb b Butterfield8     
WGC Bainrun out0     
AM Mathesonb Burtt0     
H Chapmanc Burtt b Butterfield49     
NR Hoarb Cromb76     
EC Knappb Burtt14     
JG Ashendenlbw b Butterfield7     
R Allennot out31     
Extras(23 b, 3 lb)26
Total(all out, 129 overs)302
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Rowe), 2-44 (Ell), 3-67 (Mooney), 4-67 (Bain), 5-67 (Matheson), 6-168 (Chapman), 7-168 (Duffy), 8-198 (Knapp), 9-215 (Ashenden), 10-302 (Hoar, 129 ov)
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McRae35   21403--
Scott16   4360--
Butterfield34   13673--
Burtt33   3832--
Anderson2   0110--
Waine3   0200--
Cromb6   0191--

Canterbury first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IB Crombc Hoar b Allen95     
JG Leggatc Knapp b Matheson25     
*WA Hadleec Knapp b Allen8     
HC Wainec Knapp b Matheson13     
WM Andersonst Mooney b Knapp8     
KFM Uttleyb Knapp18     
LA Butterfieldb Allen9     
DAN McRaec Hoar b Knapp27     
RH Scottc Rowe b Knapp7     
TB Burttc Ell b Allen16     
+DM Dunnetnot out7     
Total(all out, 95.1 overs)233
Fall of wickets:
1-112 (Leggat), 2-126 (Cromb), 3-137, 4-142, 5-164, 6-173, 7-203, 8-203, 9-217, 10-233 (95.1 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hoar2   040--
Ashenden12   3360--
Matheson28   9582--
Duffy5   190--
Knapp20   4574--
Chapman2   060--

Wellington second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CG Roweb McRae4     
RJ Duffyc Hadlee b McRae8     
JA Ellc and b Butterfield1     
*+FLH Mooneyb Scott0     
NR Hoarst Dunnet b Scott36     
H Chapmannot out23     
WGC Bainb Burtt1     
EC Knappnot out5     
AM Mathesondid not bat      
JG Ashendendid not bat      
R Allendid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 1 nb)6
Total(6 wickets, 40 overs)84
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-5, 3-14, 4-14, 5-66, 6-74
Canterbury bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McRae9   3172--
Butterfield6   2121--
Burtt7   2131--
Scott10   762--
Cromb4   0150--
Waine3   0110--
Uttley1   040--

--> HC Waine made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> JG Ashenden made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> RJ Duffy (1) passed his previous highest score of 59 in First-Class matches
--> H Chapman (1) passed his previous highest score of 30 in First-Class matches
--> NR Hoar (1) passed his previous highest score of 67 in First-Class matches
--> R Allen (1) passed his previous highest score of 18 in First-Class matches
--> IB Cromb (1) passed 3500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 32
--> EC Knapp achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the Canterbury first innings (previous best was 2-102)