Auckland v Otago
Shell Trophy 1976/77
VenueEden Park, Auckland on 22nd, 23rd, 24th January 1977 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossAuckland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn (Otago won on first innings)
UmpiresWRC Gardiner, WD Holmes
Close of play day 1Otago (1) 48/2 (Rutherford 22*, BJ McKechnie 14*)
Close of play day 2Auckland (2) 176/1 (Riley 85*, Kasper 43*)
Man of the MatchIA Rutherford

Auckland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AEW Parsonsb Petherick31     
JD Rileyc Lees b Cairns26     
RJ Kasperlbw b Cairns37     
MG Burgessc DEC McKechnie b Petherick25     
GE Viviannot out111     
PN Webbb Cairns1     
+JF Reidc sub b Petherick36     
*HJ Howarthnot out9     
LW Stottdid not bat      
JAJ Cushendid not bat      
JM McIntyredid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 13 lb)14
Total(6 wickets, innings closed, 75 overs)290
Fall of wickets:
1-47, 2-61, 3-117, 4-125, 5-139, 6-264
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cairns27   10603--
BJ McKechnie12   2550--
Petherick29   41093--
DEC McKechnie7   0520--

Otago first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IA Rutherfordb Stott89     
SJ McCullumb Stott0     
RW Andersonrun out9     
BJ McKechnieb Stott20     
*+WK Leesc Webb b Cushen124     
BL Cairnsc Vivian b Stott11     
DEC McKechnieb Cushen6     
PR Facoorylbw b Stott19     
GJ Williamsnot out5     
RN Stewartnot out0     
PJ Petherickdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 6 lb, 3 nb)11
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 75 overs)294
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-16, 3-62, 4-235, 5-251, 6-265, 7-285, 8-294
Auckland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cushen26   21092--
Stott18   1535--
Burgess3   0100--
Howarth13   1470--
Kasper3   050--
McIntyre12   1590--

Auckland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AEW Parsonsc Stewart b DEC McKechnie43     
JD Rileyrun out94     
RJ Kasperc Anderson b BJ McKechnie80     
MG Burgessnot out34     
GE Viviannot out25     
PN Webbdid not bat      
+JF Reiddid not bat      
*HJ Howarthdid not bat      
LW Stottdid not bat      
JAJ Cushendid not bat      
JM McIntyredid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 10 lb, 2 nb)16
Total(3 wickets, declared, 55 overs)292
Fall of wickets:
1-93, 2-213, 3-239
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cairns18   3630--
BJ McKechnie22   21091--
Petherick6   0510--
DEC McKechnie6   1381--
Lees3   0150--

Otago second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IA Rutherfordnot out110     
SJ McCullumc Reid b Cushen16     
RW Andersonc Riley b Howarth11     
RN Stewartc Burgess b McIntyre19     
PR Facooryb Kasper18     
*+WK Leesnot out67     
BJ McKechniedid not bat      
BL Cairnsdid not bat      
DEC McKechniedid not bat      
GJ Williamsdid not bat      
PJ Petherickdid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 2 nb)9
Total(4 wickets, 82 overs)250
Fall of wickets:
1-26, 2-43, 3-80, 4-136
Auckland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cushen12   1471--
Stott5   1140--
Howarth23   6821--
Kasper7   2241--
McIntyre26   10501--
Vivian6   1210--
Parsons2   110--
Riley1   020--

--> Each first innings was limited to 75
--> JD Riley made his last appearance in Plunket Shield matches
--> JD Riley made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> AEW Parsons (1) passed 1000 runs in Plunket Shield matches when he reached 27
--> GE Vivian (1) passed his previous highest score of 104 in Plunket Shield matches
--> WK Lees (1) passed his previous highest score of 109 in Plunket Shield matches
--> RJ Kasper (2) passed 1000 runs in Plunket Shield matches when he reached 18