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1969–70 Vehicle & General Australasian knock-out competition

1969–70 V & G Australasian Knock-Out Competition
Administrator(s)Australian Cricket Board
Cricket formatLimited overs cricket
Tournament format(s)knockout
Champions New Zealand (1st title)
Attendance20,780 (3,463 per match)
Most runsRoss Collins (NSW) 98 runs

The 1969–70 Vehicle & General Australasian knock-out competition was an List A tournament took place from November 1969 to January 1970. It was the first season of the Australian domestic limited-overs cricket tournament. Seven teams representing the six states in Australia, and a New Zealand team, took part in the competition in a knockout format. The competition began on 22 November 1969 when Victoria took on Tasmania at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

After five matches were played, the final took placed on 1 January 1970 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground between Victoria and New Zealand. After winning the toss, Victoria were bowled out for 129, with New Zealand chasing the total down with six wickets to spare.


The first season of the competition was a straight knockout competition between the six states of Australia and a team that represented New Zealand at domestic level.

First RoundSemi-finalsFinal
22 November – Melbourne
30 December – Melbourne
30 November – Perth
 Western Australia59
 Western Australia8/188
1 January – Melbourne
 South Australia187
7 December – Sydney
 New Zealand4/130
 New South Wales8/227
30 December – Sydney
 New South Wales150
 New Zealand6/153
 New Zealand


First round

22 November 1969
9/130 (40 overs)
2/131 (20.7 overs)
Stephen Howard 39 (62)
Graeme Watson 3/32 (8 overs)
Ken Eastwood 69 (81)
Harold Allen 2/37 (7 overs)
Victoria won by 8 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 4,052
Player of the match: Stephen Howard (Tas)
  • Victoria won the toss and elected to field.

30 November 1969
South Australia 
8/187 (40 overs)
 Western Australia
8/188 (39.7 overs)
Robert Gilbourne 68 (82)
Ian Brayshaw 3/28 (8 overs)
Ian Brayshaw 58* (96)
Ken Cunningham 3/32 (8 overs)
Western Australia won by 2 wickets
WACA Ground, Perth
Player of the match: Ian Brayshaw (WA)
  • No Toss

7 December 1969
New South Wales 
8/227 (40 overs)
195 (36.7 overs)
Ross Collins 69* (?)
Ian King 5/33 (8 overs)
Sam Trimble 56 (?)
Ross Collins 3/48 (8 overs)
New South Wales won by 32 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Attendance: 2,490
Player of the match: Ross Collins (NSW)
  • Queensland won the toss and elected to field.


30 December 1969
New South Wales 
150 (33.7 overs)
 New Zealand
6/153 (33.4 overs)
Alan Turner 66 (?)
Hedley Howarth 5/22 (5.7 overs)
Brian Hastings 56* (?)
Ross Collins 2/29 (6.4 overs)
New Zealand won by 4 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Player of the match: Hedley Howarth (NZ)
  • New South Wales won the toss and elected to bat.

30 December 1969
157 (37.2 overs)
 Western Australia
59 (21.3 overs)
Bob Cowper 33 (49)
Ian Brayshaw 3/47 (8 overs)
Ross Edwards 21 (32)
Graeme Watson 5/20 (6.3 overs)
Victoria won by 98 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Player of the match: Alan Thomson (Vic)
  • Western Australia won the toss and elected to field.


1 January 1970
129 (34.6 overs)
 New Zealand
4/130 (31.4 overs)
Les Joslin 29 (?)
Bob Cunis 3/26 (8 overs)
Bevan Congdon 69 (133)
Alan Thomson 2/44 (8 overs)
New Zealand won by 6 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 14,238
Player of the match: Bevan Congdon (NZ)
  • Victoria won the toss and elected to bat.

See also


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