New Zealand cricket team in Australia in 1973–74

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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[edit]

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[edit]

First Test[edit]

29 December 1973–2 January 1974
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
462/8d (101.5 overs)
KR Stackpole 122 (192)
DR Hadlee 4/102 (20 overs)
237 (79.7 overs)
KJ Wadsworth 80 (126)
GJ Gilmour 4/75 (22 overs)
200 (f/o) (81.6 overs)
DR Hadlee 37 (123)
AA Mallett 4/63 (24 overs)
Australia won by an innings and 25 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: TF Brooks and JR 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.
  • IC Davis and GJ Gilmour (both AUS), and B Andrews and JFM Morrison (both NZ) made their Test debuts.

Second Test[edit]

5–10 January 1974
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
312 (86.6 overs)
JM Parker 108 (220)
KD Walters 4/39 (11 overs)
162 (44.4 overs)
IM Chappell 45 (103)
RJ Hadlee 4/33 (9.4 overs)
305/9d (75.2 overs)
JFM Morrison 117 (247)
GS Chappell 3/54 (16 overs)
30/2 (8.3 overs)
AP Sheahan 14* (27)
RJ 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.
  • JV Coney (NZ) made his Test debut.

Third Test[edit]

26–31 January 1974
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
477 (120.5 overs)
RW Marsh 132 (266)
DR O'Sullivan 5/148 (35.5 overs)
218 (87.3 overs)
KJ Wadsworth 48 (107)
KJ O'Keeffe 3/55 (24.3 overs)
202 (f/o) (89.5 overs)
BE Congdon 71* (297)
G Dymock 5/58 (27 overs)
Australia won by an innings and 57 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: JR Collins and PR Enright
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 29 January was taken as a rest day.
  • There was no play on the fourth day.
  • G Dymock, AG Hurst and AJ Woodcock (all AUS), and BL Cairns (NZ) made their Test debuts.

External sources[edit]

Annual reviews[edit]

References[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

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

External links[edit]