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New Zealand cricket team in Australia in 1973–74

The New Zealand national cricket team toured Australia in the 1973-74 season and played 3 Test matches. Australia won the series 2-0 with one match drawn.

New Zealand team

Coney joined the tour when Turner was injured. Andrews, Cairns, Coney and Morrison made their Test debuts on the tour.[1] Alabaster and Campbell never played Test cricket.

Test series summary

First Test

29 December 1973–2 January 1974
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
462/8d (101.5 overs)
Keith Stackpole 122 (192)
Dayle Hadlee 4/102 (20 overs)
237 (79.7 overs)
Ken Wadsworth 80 (126)
Gary Gilmour 4/75 (22 overs)
200 (f/o) (81.6 overs)
Dayle Hadlee 37 (123)
Ashley Mallett 4/63 (24 overs)
Australia won by an innings and 25 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Ton Brooks and Jack Collins
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 31 December was taken as a rest day.
  • The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
  • Ian Davis and Gary Gilmour (both AUS), and Bryan Andrews and John Morrison (both NZ) made their Test debuts.

Second Test

5–10 January 1974
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
312 (86.6 overs)
John Parker 108 (220)
Doug Walters 4/39 (11 overs)
162 (44.4 overs)
Ian Chappell 45 (103)
Richard Hadlee 4/33 (9.4 overs)
305/9d (75.2 overs)
John Morrison 117 (247)
Greg Chappell 3/54 (16 overs)
30/2 (8.3 overs)
Paul Sheahan 14* (27)
Richard Hadlee 2/16 (4.3 overs)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • 8 January was taken as a rest day.
  • There was no play on the third and final days.
  • Jeremy Coney (NZ) made his Test debut.

Third Test

26–31 January 1974
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
477 (120.5 overs)
Rod Marsh 132 (266)
David O'Sullivan 5/148 (35.5 overs)
218 (87.3 overs)
Ken Wadsworth 48 (107)
Kerry O'Keeffe 3/55 (24.3 overs)
202 (f/o) (89.5 overs)
Bevan Congdon 71* (297)
Geoff Dymock 5/58 (27 overs)
Australia won by an innings and 57 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: JR Collins and PR Enright

Tour matches summary

30 November-3 December 1973
(4-day match)
Scorecard
v
262/7d (71.5 overs)
Robert Rose 67
Richard Hadlee 3/61 (14 overs)
308 (80.6 overs)
Bevan Congdon 113
Alan Hurst 4/73 (16.6 overs)
324/8d (82 overs)
Richie Robinson 99
Lance Cairns 3/76 (21 overs)
160/5 (52 overs)
Mike Shrimpton 53*
Alan Hurst 2/27 (6 overs)
  • New Zealand won the toss and decided to field

5 December 1973
(40-over match)
Scorecard
Newcastle
125 (37.4 overs)
v
 New Zealand
126/5 (34 overs)
Charlie Baker 47
Gren Alabaster 2/10 (8 overs)
Bevan Congdon 33*
George R. Claridge 1/20 (7 overs)
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
Newcastle Number 1 Sports Ground, Newcastle
Umpires: R Porcheron and J Smith
  • Newcastle won the toss and decided to bat

7-11 December 1973
(4-day match)
Scorecard
v
400/7d (87 overs)
John Parker 130
Gary Gilmour 4/102 (27 overs)
367 (85.4 overs)
Rick McCosker 83
Dayle Hadlee 4/104 (21 overs)
175 (63.2 overs)
Richard Hadlee 37
Kerry O'Keeffe 4/57 (23 overs)
212/3 (39.2 overs)
Doug Walters 79*
Richard Hadlee 1/26 (8 overs)
New South Wales won by 7 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Ton Brooks and Reg Ledwidge
  • New Zealanders won the toss and decided to bat
  • 9 December was taken as a rest day

14-15 December 1973
(4-day match)
Scorecard
v
100 (30.2 overs)
Lance Cairns 29
Tony Dell 6/40 (14.2 overs)
263 (47 overs)
Greg Chappell 165
Bryan Andrews 5/85 (18 overs)
161 (50.1 overs)
Jeremy Coney 64*
Tony Dell 6/23 (11.1 overs)
Queensland won by an innings and 2 runs
The Gabba, Brisbane
Umpires: Peter Enright and Donald Lancashire
  • Queensland won the toss and decided to field

16 December 1973
(40-over match)
Scorecard
Queensland 
274/6 (40 overs)
v
 New Zealand
203 (33.7 overs)
Phil Carlson 89 (79)
Lance Cairns 2/43 (8 overs)
Brian Hastings 44 (45)
Phil Carlson 5/25 (8 overs)
Queensland won by 71 runs
The Gabba, Brisbane
Umpires: Peter Enright and Donald Lancashire
Player of the match: Phil Carlson
  • Queensland won the toss and decided to bat

19 December 1973
(40-over match)
Scorecard
New Zealand 
213 (38.2 overs)
v
Bevan Congdon 63
Brian Lloyd 3/145 (2.2 overs)
John McMurtrie 30
David O'Sullivan 3/19 (7 overs)
New Zealand won by 78 runs
Manuka Oval, Canberra
Umpires: G.R. Bennett and Sidney V. Smith
  • Australian Capital Territory won the toss and decided to field

21-24 December 1973
(4-day match)
Scorecard
v
274 (74.6 overs)
Brian Hastings 92
Ashley Mallett 6/77 (26.6 overs)
290 (57.3 overs)
Jeffrey Barnes 88
Lance Cairns 5/55 (11 overs)
242 (76 overs)
Mike Shrimpton 106
Jeffrey Barnes 4/42 (15 overs)
230/5 (62.6 overs)
Jack Nash 87*
Richard Hadlee 2/59 (15 overs)
South Australia won by 5 wickets
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: Robin Bailhache and Max O'Connell
  • South Australia won the toss and decided to field

12-14 January 1974
(3-day match)
Scorecard
v
216 (51.3 overs)
Ken Wadsworth 44
Leslie Appleton 4/61 (17 overs)
178 (53.6 overs)
Jim Wilkinson 49
Dayle Hadlee 4/52 (18 overs)
221/4d (52 overs)
Glenn Turner 106*
Gary Whitney 1/31 (4 overs)
165 (54.1 overs)
Kenneth Thomson 35
David O'Sullivan 4/49 (189 overs)
New Zealand won by 94 runs
NTCA Ground, Launceston
Umpires: J.L. Corrick and Michael Hull
  • New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat

15-16 January 1974
(2-day match)
Scorecard
v
206/4d (58 overs)
Bruce Doolan 77
Lance Cairns 3/35 (9 overs)
94/2d (21 overs)
John Parker 32
Leslie Appleton 2/15 (6 overs)
157/4d (25 overs)
Bruce Doolan 52
Gren Alabaster 2/32 (7 overs)
270/6 (40.6 overs)
Glenn Turner 101
Sadiq Mohammad 4/55 (12 overs)
New Zealand won by 4 wickets
TCA Ground, Hobart
Umpires: L.W. Cox and James M. Stevens
  • New Zealand won the toss and decided to field

19-22 January 1974
(4-day match)
Scorecard
v
397/7d (82.6 overs)
Ian Brayshaw 160
Bevan Congdon 4/52 (12.6 overs)
381/6d (90 overs)
Brian Hastings 139*
Jim Hubble 2/70 (16 overs)
271/5d (63 overs)
Wally Edwards 67
Gren Alabaster 2/88 (23 overs)
288/6 (48.6 overs)
John Parker 140*
Graeme Watson 2/28 (5 overs)
New Zealand won by 4 wickets
WACA Ground, Perth
Umpires: James D'Arcy-Evans and Donald L. Hawks
  • Western Australia won the toss and decided to bat

2 February 1974
(40-over match)
Scorecard
South Australia 
217 (39.5 overs)
v
 New Zealand
177 (37.5 overs)
Glenn Turner 47
Terry Jenner 3/33 (8 overs)
Barry Causby 67
Richard Hadlee 3/30 (6.5 overs)
New Zealand won by 40 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: Robin Bailhache and Max O'Connell
Player of the match: Terry Jenner
  • South Australia won the toss and decided to field

3 February 1974
(40-over match)
Scorecard
New Zealand 
150 (36.3 overs)
v
 Western Australia
151/3 (26.6 overs)
John Morrison 50
Graham McKenzie 3/20 (8 overs)
Wally Edwards 54
Bevan Congdon 2/31 (8 overs)
Western Australia won by 7 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Jack Collins and Bill Copeland
Player of the match: Graham McKenzie
  • Western Australia won the toss and decided to field

Annual reviews

References

  1. ^ Wisden 1975, pp. 930-43.

Further reading

  • Bill Frindall, The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 1877-1978, Wisden, 1979
  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993


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