North Island v South Island
First-Class matches in New Zealand 1944/45
VenueEden Park, Auckland on 9th, 10th, 12th March 1945 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorth Island won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorth Island won by 34 runs
UmpiresJC Harris, RW Mitchell
Close of play day 1North Island (2) 23/0 (Pearson 15*, Rice 5*)
Close of play day 2South Island (2) 46/1 (Cromb 34*, Uttley 6*)

North Island first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HT Pearsonc Anderson b Butterfield9     
HF Ricec Freeman b Butterfield1     
+FLH Mooneyb TB Burtt16     
*WM Wallacec Cromb b TB Burtt37     
B Sutcliffest Mills b TB Burtt18     
OC Clealc Butterfield b Freeman4     
AC Kerrc TB Burtt b Butterfield24     
AM Mathesonb TB Burtt4     
C Burkeb TB Burtt20     
WJ Wheelerc Uttley b TB Burtt25     
R Allennot out0     
Extras(2 b, 2 lb)4
Total(all out, 65 overs)162
Fall of wickets:
1-6 (Rice), 2-23 (Pearson), 3-29 (Mooney), 4-78 (Wallace), 5-87 (Cleal), 6-87 (Sutcliffe), 7-99 (Matheson), 8-125 (Kerr), 9-162 (Wheeler), 10-162 (Burke, 65 ov)
South Island bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Freeman8   561--
Butterfield24   9473--
NV Burtt7   2230--
TB Burtt24   7676--
Cromb2   0150--

South Island first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*IB Crombc Pearson b Wheeler8     
JG Leggatc Wallace b Wheeler1     
KFM Uttleyb Wheeler0     
CDG Toomeyc Wheeler b Matheson2     
WM Andersonb Wheeler12     
DT Agerc Cleal b Matheson0     
LA Butterfieldrun out16     
TA Freemanc Cleal b Matheson0     
+GH Millsb Burke15     
TB Burttrun out23     
NV Burttnot out11     
Extras(3 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)7
Total(all out, 42.3 overs)95
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-8, 3-11, 4-11, 5-14, 6-34, 7-42, 8-42, 9-78, 10-95 (42.3 ov)
North Island bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wheeler11   3214--
Matheson13   6193--
Allen6   1180--
Kerr8   1230--

North Island second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HT Pearsonb Butterfield15     
HF Ricec TB Burtt b Butterfield6     
+FLH Mooneyb Butterfield4     
*WM Wallaceb TB Burtt60     
B Sutcliffelbw b Butterfield8     
OC Clealb Butterfield0     
AC Kerrnot out55     
AM Mathesonc Cromb b NV Burtt16     
C Burkec Cromb b TB Burtt13     
WJ Wheelerst Mills b TB Burtt0     
R Allenc TB Burtt b NV Burtt8     
Extras(2 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(all out, 96.2 overs)194
Fall of wickets:
1-24 (Pearson), 2-27 (Rice), 3-30 (Mooney), 4-44 (Sutcliffe), 5-44 (Cleal), 6-124 (Wallace), 7-160 (Matheson), 8-183 (Burke), 9-183 (Wheeler), 10-194 (Allen, 96.2 ov)
South Island bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Freeman18   7310--
Butterfield12   595--
NV Burtt21.26532--
TB Burtt34   11783--
Cromb11   6140--

South Island second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*IB Crombc Rice b Matheson62     
JG Leggatc Rice b Matheson6     
KFM Uttleyrun out30     
CDG Toomeyc Rice b Matheson4     
WM Andersonb Wheeler36     
DT Agerb Kerr0     
LA Butterfieldc Pearson b Matheson58     
+GH Millsc Mooney b Kerr1     
TA Freemanc Kerr b Burke24     
TB Burttc Rice b Matheson1     
NV Burttnot out2     
Extras(1 lb, 2 nb)3
Total(all out, 119.1 overs)227
Fall of wickets:
1-11 (Leggat), 2-96 (Cromb), 3-100 (Uttley), 4-104 (Toomey), 5-117 (Ager), 6-157 (Anderson), 7-165 (Mills), 8-223 (Butterfield), 9-225 (Freeman), 10-227 (TB Burtt, 119.1 ov)
North Island bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wheeler17   5391--
Allen17   5430--
Kerr30   7622--
Burke15   2301--

--> DT Ager made his debut in First-Class matches
--> WJ Wheeler made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> DT Ager made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> WJ Wheeler (1) passed his previous highest score of 22 in First-Class matches
--> FLH Mooney (2) passed 500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 4
--> AC Kerr (2) passed 500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 17
--> TB Burtt reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches when he dismissed WJ Wheeler, his 5th wicket in the North Island first innings
--> WJ Wheeler achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the South Island first innings (previous best was 2-33)
--> LA Butterfield achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the North Island second innings (previous best was 5-24)
--> AM Matheson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the South Island second innings (previous best was 5-63)