Brisbane is the capital of and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbanes metropolitan area has a population of 2.35 million, the Brisbane central business district stands on the original European settlement and is situated inside a bend of the Brisbane River, about 15 kilometres from its mouth at Moreton Bay. The demonym of Brisbane is Brisbanite, one of the oldest cities in Australia, Brisbane was founded upon the ancient homelands of the indigenous Turrbal and Jagera peoples. A penal settlement was founded in 1824 at Redcliffe,28 kilometres north of the business district. The city was marred by the Australian frontier wars between 1843 and 1855, and development was set back by the Great Fire of Brisbane. Brisbane was chosen as the capital when Queensland was proclaimed a colony from New South Wales in 1859. During World War II, Brisbane played a role in the Allied campaign. Today, Brisbane is well known for its distinct Queenslander architecture which forms much of the built heritage.
It receives attention for its damaging flood events, most notably in 1974 and 2011. Several large cultural and sporting events have held at Brisbane, including the 1982 Commonwealth Games, World Expo 88, the final Goodwill Games in 2001. Prior to white settlement, the Brisbane area was inhabited by the Turrbal and they knew the area that is now the central business district as Mian-jin, meaning place shaped as a spike. The Moreton Bay area was explored by Matthew Flinders. On 17 July 1799, Flinders landed at what is now known as Woody Point, in 1823 Governor of New South Wales Sir Thomas Brisbane instructed that a new northern penal settlement be developed, and an exploration party led by John Oxley further explored Moreton Bay. Oxley discovered and explored the Brisbane River as far as Goodna,20 kilometres upstream from the Brisbane central business district, Oxley recommended Red Cliff Point for the new colony, reporting that ships could land at any tide and easily get close to the shore.
The party settled in Redcliffe on 13 September 1824, under the command of Lieutenant Henry Miller with 14 soldiers and 29 convicts. However, this settlement was abandoned after a year and the colony was moved to a site on the Brisbane River now known as North Quay,28 km south, chief Justice Forbes gave the new settlement the name of Edenglassie before it was named Brisbane. Non-convict European settlement of the Brisbane region commenced in 1838, German missionaries settled at Zions Hill, Nundah as early as 1837, five years before Brisbane was officially declared a free settlement. The band consisted of ministers Christopher Eipper and Carl Wilhelm Schmidt and lay missionaries Haussmann, Johann Gottried Wagner, Hartenstein, Franz, Rode and they were allocated 260 hectares and set about establishing the mission, which became known as the German Station
The Sydney Sixers are an Australian professional mens cricket team, competing in Australias domestic Twenty20 cricket competition, the Big Bash League. Along with the Sydney Thunder, the Sixers are the successors of the New South Wales Blues who played in the now-defunct KFC Twenty20 Big Bash. The Sixers play at Sydney Cricket Ground in the area of the inner city while the Thunder play out of Spotless Stadium further west. The inaugural coach was Trevor Bayliss and Dominic Remond is the General Manager, the Sixers inaugural captain is Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin. Both Steve Smith and Moises Henriques have spent time captaining the team, competing in the inaugural Big Bash League, the Sydney Sixers went on to win the tournament. After finishing third in the regular games, the Sixers defeated the Hobart Hurricanes in the semi-final at Bellerive Oval. This facilitated a show-down with the Perth Scorchers in the final and they defeated the Scorchers on 28 January 2012, at the WACA Ground, thus becoming the inaugural champions of the Big Bash League.
As a result of their successful Big Bash League grand final win, the tournament was held in October 2012 in South Africa. Again, the Sixers made history by winning this tournament on their first attempt, the Sixers were top of their group going into the finals of the tournament. They went on to defeat the Nashua Titans in the semi-finals, the Sydney Sixers were created when the decision was made to move away from state representative teams to city-based teams for the domestic Twenty20 competition. It is believed that this move was to align its structure with that of India and South Africa and this was an important factor for the ongoing Champions League Twenty20 tournament, where those three nations were founding members. It was decided there would be two teams from Sydney, two teams from Melbourne, and one from each other capital city for an eight team competition. The names Sixers were decided upon by Cricket NSW, other names considered for the two teams were Rocks and Edge. The Sydney Sixers were chosen to host the first game of the new, the game was played on December 16,2011 at the historical Sydney Cricket Ground against the Brisbane Heat.
The Sixers lost the toss and restricted the Heat to 8/139 from their allotted 20 overs, stuart MacGill showed his class, coming out of retirement for this tournament, to end with the best figures from a Sixers bowler with 2/21. The Sixers easily chased down the runs with 8 balls to spare with skipper, the Sixers traveled down to Hobart and were dominated by the Hurricanes in a 42-run defeat. Phil Jaques and Travis Birt amassing a 107 wicket partnership, with Birt the Player of the Match, the Sixers lost on the road to the Melbourne Renegades before picking up away wins against Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers. The Sixers battled-out a hard fought win against the Perth Scorchers at home, after losing a couple of early wickets, Steve Smith smacked a quickfire 51 before the Sixers lost 5/8 in the final two overs to be bowled out for 176
Ian Joseph Harvey is a former Australian cricketer. He was named as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year for 2004, Harvey started his first-class cricket career with Victoria in the Sheffield Shield in 1993 as an all-rounder. He was called up to the Australian one day cricket team in 1997, Harvey bowled tightly at the end of games, equipped with a well disguised slower ball, as well as being a big hitting late order batsman, however he did not hit an ODI half-century. Harvey played in the 2003 World Cup in South Africa as a replacement for the injured Shane Watson and he played in their Australias group game of the tournament against Pakistan, scoring 24 at better than a run-a-ball supporting Andrew Symonds who made a match-winning 143 not out. Defending 310, Harvey was the best bowler picking up 4 wickets including one with his first ball as Australia won comfortably, Harvey lost his place when Darren Lehmann and Michael Bevan returned from injury. He featured in one group game against the Netherlands where he picked up three more wickets, seven wickets in two group games.
He played in the first Super Six game against Sri Lanka making a brief 5 not out at the end of Australias innings and he did not take a wicket when he bowled but he was economical. Against New Zealand he failed with the bat making just 2, in the final Super Six stage against tournament surprise package Kenya he bowled tightly without reward. Harvey finished on 24 not out, because of an injury to Damien Martyn, he played in the semi-final against Sri Lanka. He was a part of the team that won a number of one-day trophies. Harvey scored the first Twenty20 cricket century in 2003, in 2004 he switched counties to play for Yorkshire for whom he played until 2005. For 2006, he returned to play for Gloucestershire in the County Championship and he signed to play for Derbyshire in 2007, but did not play a full season as his clearance to play as an English-qualified player was not received from the Home Office. Approval was delayed as a result of a conviction, a decision which upset Derbyshire chief executive John Sears.
Derbyshire allowed Harvey to play for Middleton Cricket Club for a weekend as a replacement for their professional. For the 2005-06 season, Harvey played with the South African provincial side Nashua-Western Province Boland, Harvey excelled in the Twenty20 format, initially for Gloucestershire and Victoria. He played in the first Indian Cricket League Twenty20 competition in 2007 for Chennai Superstars and he played in the Chennai team that won the inaugural league. He won both the man of the award for the final and the player of the tournament award. Being a specialist Twenty20 player, he signed short-term deals especially for the Twenty20 with Hampshire Hawks in 2008 and Northamptonshire Steelbacks in 2009
The Melbourne Stars is an Australian Twenty20 cricket team based in Melbourne, Victoria that competes in Australias Twenty20 competition, the Big Bash League. The Stars wear a uniform and play their home matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. They are currently captained by Australian David Hussey and coached by former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming, starman & Starlet are the official mascots of the Melbourne Stars. The Melbourne Derby – When the league began in 2011, Cricket Australia decided they would place two teams in Melbourne, with the core group of players for both sides coming from the Victoria cricket team, this rivalry automatically became widely anticipated in Melbourne. In the fifth season, during the first leg of the two derbies at the MCG, it drew a crowd of 80,883 which is the highest crowd for any domestic cricket match ever in the history of the sport. Melbourne Stars are sponsored by Optus, and National Storage in BBL06, BBL Sponsors, WBBL Sponsors, The Melbourne Stars WBBL team is captained by Meg Lanning
Andrew John Andy Bichel is a former Australian cricketer. He was a right-arm medium-fast bowler, but was a hard-hitting lower-order batsman, Bichel played 19 Test matches and 67 One Day Internationals for Australia between 1997 and 2004, and represented Queensland in the Australian domestic competitions. He played for Worcestershire and Essex in English county cricket, since retiring from playing, Bichel has been a coach and a selector. He is currently the coach for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. Bichel made his Test debut for the Australian Cricket Team in Adelaide in 1996 in a match against the West Indies, as well as Queenslands state team, he has played for the English Counties Essex and Worcestershire. As the younger and pacier Lee was often selected ahead of him and he is a cousin of Chris Sabburgs. A highlight of Bichels career was Australias 2003 World Cup campaign and he was initially back up to Jason Gillespie, Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath. He played his first game against Netherlands making an impression with the ball.
In the Super Six stage, he came in against New Zealand at 84-7 and he and Michael Bevan again saved Australia with his highest score of 64 as Australia put up a winning total batting first. In the final against India, he picked up one wicket bowling Rahul Dravid as Australia won, completing an undefeated campaign. His performances in the competition, continued to be at the same high standards as before. Bichels performances at State level during the 2004–05 domestic season earned him the Domestic Player of the Year award at the 2005 Australian cricket awards, however, he announced his retirement on 9 February 2009, saying he never fully recovered from his shoulder injury. Chennai Super Kings, the IPL Champions of 2010 season, have acquired Andy Bichels services as a coach for the teams youngsters for IPL2011 season. He is currently the coach of Papua New Guinea, on 11 November 2011 it was announced that Andy Bichel would join the Cricket Australia selection panel. In 2014 it was announced that Bichel had partnered Tangalooma Island Resort to be a brand ambassador.
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International Standard Book Number
The International Standard Book Number is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation of a book, for example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, the method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 based upon the 9-digit Standard Book Numbering created in 1966, the 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO2108. Occasionally, a book may appear without a printed ISBN if it is printed privately or the author does not follow the usual ISBN procedure, this can be rectified later. Another identifier, the International Standard Serial Number, identifies periodical publications such as magazines, the ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 in the United Kingdom by David Whitaker and in 1968 in the US by Emery Koltay.
The 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO2108, the United Kingdom continued to use the 9-digit SBN code until 1974. The ISO on-line facility only refers back to 1978, an SBN may be converted to an ISBN by prefixing the digit 0. For example, the edition of Mr. J. G. Reeder Returns, published by Hodder in 1965, has SBN340013818 -340 indicating the publisher,01381 their serial number. This can be converted to ISBN 0-340-01381-8, the check digit does not need to be re-calculated, since 1 January 2007, ISBNs have contained 13 digits, a format that is compatible with Bookland European Article Number EAN-13s. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation of a book, for example, an ebook, a paperback, and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, a 13-digit ISBN can be separated into its parts, and when this is done it is customary to separate the parts with hyphens or spaces.
Separating the parts of a 10-digit ISBN is done with either hyphens or spaces, figuring out how to correctly separate a given ISBN number is complicated, because most of the parts do not use a fixed number of digits. ISBN issuance is country-specific, in that ISBNs are issued by the ISBN registration agency that is responsible for country or territory regardless of the publication language. Some ISBN registration agencies are based in national libraries or within ministries of culture, in other cases, the ISBN registration service is provided by organisations such as bibliographic data providers that are not government funded. In Canada, ISBNs are issued at no cost with the purpose of encouraging Canadian culture. In the United Kingdom, United States, and some countries, where the service is provided by non-government-funded organisations. Australia, ISBNs are issued by the library services agency Thorpe-Bowker
The Brisbane Heat are an Australian mens professional twenty20 cricket team that competes in the Big Bash League. The Heat wears a uniform and are based in Brisbane in the Australian state Queensland. Their home ground is the Brisbane Cricket Ground, in their second season, they won the Big Bash League for the first time and thus qualified for the Champions League Twenty20. The team lost their first four matches, but – still with a chance to reach the semi-finals – won their last three matches and were just eliminated in the last match. The team ended fifth out of eight on the points table, Brisbane Heat defeated the Perth Scorchers in the 2012/13 Big Bash League final. The match was played at the WACA Ground on 19 January 2013, captain James Hopes was unable to play due to injury. Vice-captain Chris Hartley won the toss, and elected to bat first, joe Burns top scored for Brisbane with 43 runs off 27 balls, in a total of 167 for the loss of five wickets. Jason Behrendorff took 2 wickets for the Scorchers, in reply, Perth Scorchers scored 133 for the loss of nine wickets from their 20 overs, losing by 34 runs.
Adam Voges was the highest scorer with 49 runs from 32 deliveries, barbadian Kemar Roach took 3 wickets for 18 runs. Nathan Hauritz was named man of the match after bowling three overs for 11 runs and taking three catches, the team started well, winning their first game against the Perth Scorchers. However, they lost out in close matches over the course of the season. The Heat struggled but, managed to finish the season in 5th place, there were good signs for the Heat as Cameron Gannon led all BBL wicket-takers, snaring 18 wickets at an average of less than 12 – with best bowling of 4–10. Daniel Vettori was miserly with the ball, going for just over six an over, Chris Lynn was the best of the batsman scoring 198 runs closely followed by Dan Christian who made 186 runs at an average of 46.5. Brisbane Heat finished last in the league, with a record of 2–6, which led to the resignation of Stuart Law as coach, following the retirement of Daniel Vettoris playing career, he signed a 3-year contract to become the coach of the franchise.
Following the retirement of Brendon McCullums international playing career, he returns as full participant for the Heat for his stint for the franchise. He took no part last season due to BBL coincided with the matches of his international career
Queensland cricket team
The first European settlement in Queensland was a penal colony established at Redcliffe in 1824, which moved to Brisbane the following year. Free settlers first arrived in 1842, the earliest evidence of cricket being played in Queensland is in 1857, two years prior to separation from New South Wales and statehood. A match between Brisbane and Ipswich was held in 1859 while in 1860 a Toowoomba team played Dalby, by 1862 there were teams in Warwick, Gayndah, Gympie and the Lockyer Valley. Queenslands first inter-colonial match was in 1864 when their XXII was beaten by a New South Wales XI, in 1875, Queensland recorded their first victory when their XVIII beat the NSW XI. That victory was a catalyst for the formation of the Queensland Cricket Association in 1876, Queensland was finally granted first-class status in 1892/93, winning its inaugural first-class match against NSW in that season by 14 runs. Queensland rarely played more than two matches per season from 1892/93, with generally one match against New South Wales.
The tyranny of distance and non-professional status of the severely limited opportunities for more first-class competition during this period. The Sheffield Shield competition commenced in 1892/93 but Queenslands initial applications for admission were refused, despite their minimal first-class exposure, Queensland still produced four Australian Test players prior to their Sheffield Shield debut, though none played more than six Tests. The first was the colourful Arthur Coningham who played his only Test in 1895, remarkably, he took a wicket with his very first delivery. He scored Queenslands initial first-class century,151 against NSW, 1910/11 was a very successful season as Queensland recorded three first-class wins for the first time, beating NSW home and away and Victoria in Melbourne in their only three games of the summer. Queensland was finally admitted to the Sheffield Shield in 1926/27 and had a debut year, defeating NSW in their first ever Shield match. Like most new teams the side struggled to maintain that level of performance, however the decision to include Queensland quickly paid off with the emergence of regular Test players such as Bill Brown, Don Tallon, Percy Hornibrook and Ron Oxenham.
Brisbane hosted its first Test match in 1928/29 when Australia met England at the Exhibition Ground, by the early 1950s Queensland had a very competitive side and was regularly finishing in the top three of the five team Shield following Western Australias admission in 1946/47. In 1956/57 they finished a one point behind winners NSW. More Australian players were produced, including Ron Archer, Wally Grout, Ken Slasher Mackay, another highlight of this period was the dramatic Tied Test between Australia and the West Indies at the Gabba in 1960/61. This period was undoubtedly Queenslands worst era, finishing last eight times in nine Shield seasons, rock bottom was reached in 1967/68 when the side failed to win a single game. The QCA decided to recruit high-profile interstate players to revive the teams fortunes, greg Chappell was vice-captain of South Australia under brother Ian and was lured north for the 1973/74 season with the promise of the Queensland captaincy. Emerging pace bowler Jeff Thomson followed the next year, the addition of Chappell and Thomson to a side containing players such as Sam Trimble, Martin Kent, Tony Dell and Geoff Dymock had an immediate impact
The ACT Comets are a cricket team that represent the Australian Capital Territory. The Comets are the team of the Cricket ACT who are affiliated with Cricket Australia. The ACT Comets were participants in the Australian domestic limited-overs Mercantile Mutual Cup competition and they did not, field a team in the four-day Sheffield Shield competition. Their Mercantile Mutual Cup involvement lasted from the 1997–98 season to the 1999–2000 season and it was found that there was insufficient local support at that time to be financially viable in the first-class and list-A competitions. Former Australian Test bowler Merv Hughes was brought out of retirement to help ACT, current Australian internationals Brad Haddin and Nathan Lyon played for the Comets. Former Australian Test batsman Michael Bevan was born in Canberra and played cricket with the Western Creek club, police Magistrate AT Faunce was instrumental in bringing cricket to the Canberra-Queanbeyan region in the 1830s and died while playing the game at the Queanbeyan Market reserve.
There have been 25 players to play 50 or more games for the ACT, four players have reached 100, while Peter Solway is the only to have reached 150 games. Jono Dean is the current captain of the side, the team represents Canberra in the lower-level Futures League. The Comets finished the 2005–06 season in place with two outright wins. The Comets took out their first ever title in the 2010–11 season and this is current players that played for ACT Comets in 2015/16 Manuka Oval ACT Comets home page Article – ACB confirms decision to omit Canberra from Mercantile Mutual Cup
Paul Ronald Reiffel is a former Australian cricketer who played in 35 Tests and 92 ODIs from 1992 to 1999. He was part of Australias victorious 1999 World Cup team, after retirement he became a First Class cricket umpire. He is currently a member of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel, reiffels career best bowling figures of 6–71 came at Edgbaston in 1993. Throughout his career he took 104 wickets at 26.96 in 35 Tests, an accurate bowler whose main attacking weapon was seam bowling, Reiffel was a more than handy batsman. While limited in his ability, he had a solid defence. Reiffel was a Victorian cricket captain who was notorious for declaring a Victorian innings closed in 2001 with Michael Klinger on 99 not out, Reiffel made his first class umpiring debut in the 2004/2005 season after first umpiring in Melbourne grade cricket in 2002. Reiffel joined the Cricket Australia National Umpires Panel in the 2005/2006 season and he umpired in both Tests of the West Indies-New Zealand Test Series in July–August 2012.
In June 2013, Reiffel was elevated to the ICC Elite Umpire Panel and he was selected as one of the twenty umpires to stand in matches during the 2015 Cricket World Cup. On the first day of the third Test between India and England at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Reiffel was hit on the head by a throw from fielder Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He left the field and underwent some precautionary tests, which showed that he had not suffered any major injuries, the International Cricket Council, decided against Reiffel taking any further part in the match. He was replaced by Marais Erasmus who was originally the third umpire, reiffels father, Ron Reiffel, played for the Richmond Football Club. His grandfather, Lou Reiffel, was an Australian rules footballer, List of Test cricket umpires List of One Day International cricket umpires List of Twenty20 International cricket umpires List of Victoria first-class cricketers
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket at each end. One team bats, attempting to score as many runs as possible, each phase of play is called an innings. After either ten batsmen have been dismissed or a number of overs have been completed, the innings ends. The winning team is the one that scores the most runs, including any extras gained, at the start of each game, two batsmen and eleven fielders enter the field of play. The striker takes guard on a crease drawn on the four feet in front of the wicket. His role is to prevent the ball hitting the stumps by use of his bat. The other batsman, known as the non-striker, waits at the end of the pitch near the bowler. A dismissed batsman must leave the field, and a teammate replaces him, the bowlers objectives are to prevent the scoring of runs and to dismiss the batsman. An over is a set of six deliveries bowled by the same bowler, the next over is bowled from the other end of the pitch by a different bowler.
If a fielder retrieves the ball enough to put down the wicket with a batsman not having reached the crease at that end of the pitch. Adjudication is performed on the field by two umpires, the laws of cricket are maintained by the International Cricket Council and the Marylebone Cricket Club. Traditionally cricketers play in all-white kit, but in limited overs cricket they wear club or team colours. In addition to the kit, some players wear protective gear to prevent injury caused by the ball. Although crickets origins are uncertain, it is first recorded in south-east England in the 16th century and it spread globally with the expansion of the British Empire, leading to the first international matches in the mid-19th century. ICC, the governing body, has over 100 members. The sport is followed primarily in Australasia, the Indian subcontinent, southern Africa, womens cricket, which is organised and played separately, has achieved international standard. A number of words have been suggested as sources for the term cricket, in the earliest definite reference to the sport in 1598 it is called creckett.
One possible source for the name is the Old English cricc or cryce meaning a crutch or staff, in Samuel Johnsons Dictionary, he derived cricket from cryce, Saxon, a stick
New Zealand national cricket team
The New Zealand cricket team, nicknamed the Black Caps, are the national cricket team representing New Zealand. They played their first Test in 1930 against England in Christchurch, New Zealand, from 1930 New Zealand had to wait until 1956, more than 26 years, for its first test victory, against the West Indies at Eden Park in Auckland. They played their first ODI in the 1972–73 season against Pakistan in Christchurch, the current Test, One-day and Twenty20 captain is Kane Williamson, who replaced Brendon McCullum who announced his retirement in late December,2015. The national team is organised by New Zealand Cricket, the New Zealand cricket team became known as the Black Caps in January 1998, after its sponsor at the time, Clear Communications, held a competition to choose a name for the team. Official New Zealand Cricket sources typeset the nickname as BLACKCAPS and this is one of many national team nicknames related to the All Blacks. As of February 2017, New Zealand have played 419 Test matches, winning 89, losing 169, as of February 2017, the New Zealand cricket team is ranked 5th in Tests, 3rd in ODIs and 1st in T20Is by the ICC.
New Zealand reached the final match in the ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time in its history, darwin in The Voyage of the Beagle wrote, several young men redeemed by the missionaires from slavery were employed on the farm. In the evening I saw a party of them at cricket, the first recorded game of cricket in New Zealand took place in Wellington in December 1842. The Wellington Spectator reports a game on 28 December 1842 played by a Red team, the first fully recorded match was reported by the Examiner in Nelson between the Surveyors and Nelson in March 1844. The first team to tour New Zealand was Parrs all England XI in 1863–64, between 1864 and 1914,22 foreign teams toured New Zealand. England sent 6 teams, Australia 15 and one from Fiji, on 15–17 February 1894 the first team representing New Zealand played New South Wales at Lancaster Park in Christchurch. New South Wales won by 160 runs, New South Wales returned again in 1895–96 and New Zealand won the solitary game by 142 runs, its first victory.
The New Zealand Cricket Council was formed towards the end of 1894, New Zealand played its first two internationals in 1904–05 against a star-studded Australia team containing such players as Victor Trumper, Warwick Armstrong and Clem Hill. They played 26 first class matches, mostly against county sides and they managed to beat Worcestershire, Glamorgan and Derbyshire. On the strength of the performances of this tour New Zealand was granted Test status, in 1929/30 the M. C. C toured NZ and played 4 Tests all of 3 days in duration. New Zealand lost its first Test match but drew the next 3, in the second Test Stewie Dempster and Jackie Mills put on 276 for the first wicket. This is still the highest partnership for New Zealand against England, New Zealands first Test after the war was against Australia in 1945/46. This game was not considered a Test at the time but it was granted Test status retrospectively by the International Cricket Council in March 1948