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English cricket team in New Zealand in 1974–75

The England national cricket team toured New Zealand in February and March 1975 and played a two-match Test series against the New Zealand national cricket team. England won the series 1–0 with one match drawn.

Test series summary

First Test

20–25 February 1975
(5-day match)
593/6d (153 overs)
KWR Fletcher 216 (413)
DR Hadlee 2/102 (20 overs)
326 (89 overs)
JM Parker 121 (297)
AW Greig 5/98 (26 overs)
184 (f/o) (57.5 overs)
JFM Morrison 58 (114)
AW Greig 5/51 (15 overs)
England won by an innings and 83 runs
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: DEA Copps (NZ) and WRC Gardiner (NZ)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 24 February was taken as a rest day.
  • EJ Chatfield and GP Howarth (both NZ) made their Test debuts.

Second Test

28 February–5 March 1975
(6-day match)
342 (89.5 overs)
GM Turner 98 (256)
GG Arnold 3/80 (25 overs)
272/2 (83 overs)
DL Amiss 164* (351)
HJ Howarth 1/53 (18 overs)
Match drawn
Lancaster Park, Christchurch
Umpires: DEA Copps (NZ) and WRC Gardiner (NZ)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was scheduled for five days but extended to six, by playing on the scheduled rest day.
  • There was no play on the first, second and final days.

One-day internationals

First ODI

8 March 1975 (35–over match)
136 (34.1 overs)
 New Zealand
15/0 (4 overs)
B Wood 33 (90)
HJ Howarth 3/35 (7 overs)
GM Turner 8* (16)
No result
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Umpires: EW Dempster (NZ) and EG Wainscott (NZ)

Second ODI

9 March 1975 (35–over match)
New Zealand 
227 (34.6 overs)
35/1 (10 overs)
BE Congdon 101 (110)
P Lever 4/35 (6.6 overs)
KWR Fletcher 18* (22)
RO Collinge 1/9 (4 overs)
No result
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Umpires: JBR Hastie (NZ) and RL Monteith (NZ)
Player of the match: BE Congdon (NZ) and P Lever (ENG)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • JFM Morrison (NZ) made his ODI debut.


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English cricket team in New Zealand in 1974–75
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