Auckland v Wellington
First-Class matches in New Zealand 1917/18
VenueEden Park, Auckland on 26th, 28th January 1918 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAuckland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWellington won by 8 wickets
UmpiresH Johnston, D McKenzie
Close of play day 1Wellington (1) 27/0 (Hiddleston 14*, Wilson 12*)

Auckland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LG Hemusb Brice23     
FA Midlaneb Crawford10     
ANC Sneddenb Crawford14     
*SG Smithnot out83     
E Horspoolc and b Crawford2     
CCR Dacreb Crawford0     
FS Middletonb Hiddleston6     
LG Taylorb Crawford5     
+TC Lowryb Brice28     
H Simpsonb Brice8     
W McMathb Brice4     
Total(all out, 61.2 overs)218
Fall of wickets:
1-22 (Midlane), 2-58 (Snedden), 3-60 (Hemus), 4-67 (Horspool), 5-67 (Dacre), 6-97 (Middleton), 7-117 (Taylor), 8-184 (Lowry), 9-203 (Simpson), 10-218 (McMath, 61.2 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Crawford30   8905--
Hiddleston14   1451--
Tucker5   090--

Wellington first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JS Hiddlestonc Lowry b Simpson14     
CG Wilsonc Simpson b Smith13     
MH Dindb Smith7     
HB Luskb Middleton23     
WA Bakerc Lowry b Smith85     
JN Crawfordc Midlane b Dacre110     
BJ Tuckwellb Simpson2     
HEL Burtonc and b Simpson0     
*AWS Bricec Snedden b Simpson5     
KH Tuckernot out8     
+JW Condliffest Lowry b Smith11     
Total(all out, 85.1 overs)308
Fall of wickets:
1-28 (Hiddleston), 2-28 (Wilson), 3-41 (Dind), 4-71 (Lusk), 5-263 (Crawford), 6-265 (Tuckwell), 7-277 (Baker), 8-277 (Burton), 9-289 (Brice), 10-308 (Condliffe, 85.1 ov)
Auckland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Simpson25   3734--
McMath10   0330--
Taylor1   060--
Middleton15   0451--
Snedden4   1140--
Dacre4   0151--
Hemus2   0170--

Auckland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LG Hemusb Brice9     
FA Midlanec Hiddleston b Crawford17     
ANC Sneddenb Brice0     
*SG Smithb Brice2     
E Horspoolb Crawford0     
CCR Dacreb Crawford26     
FS Middletonb Brice0     
LG Taylorb Crawford3     
+TC Lowryb Brice10     
H Simpsonc Brice b Crawford9     
W McMathnot out3     
Total(all out, 26 overs)94
Fall of wickets:
1-11 (Hemus), 2-17 (Snedden), 3-19 (Smith), 4-20 (Horspool), 5-52 (Dacre), 6-61 (Midlane), 7-62 (Middleton), 8-68 (Taylor), 9-90 (Lowry), 10-94 (Simpson, 26 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brice13   6265--
Crawford13   1535--

Wellington second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HEL Burtonc Simpson b Middleton0     
+JW Condliffec Smith b Simpson0     
BJ Tuckwellnot out1     
JN Crawfordnot out4     
JS Hiddlestondid not bat      
CG Wilsondid not bat      
MH Dinddid not bat      
HB Luskdid not bat      
*AWS Bricedid not bat      
WA Bakerdid not bat      
KH Tuckerdid not bat      
Total(2 wickets, 2.2 overs)5
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Burton), 2-0 (Condliffe)
Auckland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Simpson1   041--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> TC Lowry made his debut in First-Class matches
--> H Simpson made his debut in First-Class matches
--> W McMath made his debut in First-Class matches
--> LG Taylor made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> H Simpson made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> SG Smith made his debut in New Zealand in First-Class matches
--> FS Middleton made his debut in New Zealand in First-Class matches