The trip was thoroughly enjoyed by our team and we would like to thank everyone at the High School who contributed to the success of the stay. The team particularly enjoyed the opportunity offered at the supper held after the pictures in the boardersâ€™ lounge to mix with their New Plymouth hosts.
118 20 10 16 12 19 5
G. Morrison c Hill b Oram G. Prestney c Lendrum b Orr A. Jordan c Lorentz b Oram T. Smith not out Extras Total
13 21 6 4 3 247
33 14 9 24 0 2 0 15 2 5 2 8 114
Bowling: A. Jordan none for 29, M. Betts one for 32, J. Morrison eight for 19, K. Ross one for 20, T. Smith none for 4, G. Duncan none for 2. Second Innings Windley b Smith Lorentz b Jordan Monaghan c Morrison b Jordan Hill c Paterson b Jordan Dentice c Betts b Morrison Wilde not out
Oram b Prestney McLean not out Extras Total (for seven wickets)
20 4 6 95
1st XI v. WANGANUI COLLEGIATE SCHOOL Played at Wanganui on December 11 and 13, 1965. Result: Lost by an innings and 37 runs.
Bowling: T. Lendrum none for 42, M. Oram four for 60, R. Orr four for 60, J. Lorentz one for 39, J. McLean none for 32, B. Windley none for 11.
M. Oram c Betts b Morrison J McLean c Jordan b Morrison T. Lendrum not out R. Orr b Ross Extras Total
Bowling: Jordan three for 21, Betts none for 4, Smith one for 2, J. Morrison two for 23, Ross none for 14, Prestney one for 20, Duncan none for 5.
Details New Plymouth Cricket Match N.P.B.H.S. First Innings J. Morrison c Lorentz b Orr M. Betts b Oram G. Duncan lbw b Lorentz D. Green c Wilde b Oram T. Paterson b Orr H. Tucket lbw b Orr K. Ross run out
WELLINGTON COLLEGE First Innings B. Windley c Paterson b Morrison J Lorentz b Betts M. Monaghan lbw b Morrison H. Hill c Ross b Morrison P. Dentice c Betts b Morrison R. Wilde b Morrison G. Gaskin lbw b Morrison
Gaskin st Tuckett b Morrison
7 4 4 1 16 31 33
The XI was unfortunate to lose the toss on a beautiful hot morning and also to meet one of the strongest Collegiate teams in ten years. However, it is doubtful whether the result would have been much different if we had batted first, the quality of the opposition being such that we were outclassed in both batting and bowling. It was only in the fielding department that we were as good as our opponents. At lunch on the first day we were in a good position, having dismissed five Wanganui batsmen for 120 runs and just after lunch Wylie was well caught in the slips for 68, over half the total. We found then that the Wanganui tailend batsmen were as good as the higher order batsmen, and it was not until just before tea that we took the last wicket and by then the score had mounted to a very fine total of 275. Oram and Orr stuck to their task well and took all the wickets between them, the former taking the first six wickets. The rest of the bowlers, however, were quite ineffective. At the close of play on the Saturday, our score was 78 for three wickets with Windley and Monaghan both scoring over 20 with good sound innings. On Monday the depth of the Wanganui bowling was very evident and only Wilde, Gaskin and McLean showed real opposition in the first innings. Wilde batted very soundly and Gaskin played some good attacking drives. As we were 136 runs behind we had to follow on, but were soon in trouble with both Monaghan and Lorentz back in the pavilion with only three runs on the board. This meant that we had to bat for about 3Â˝ hours for a draw. Windley, Hill, Gaskin, Oram and McLean all batted doggedly, and it was not until about threequarters of an hour before stumps were to be drawn that the last wicket fell. Although our total was only 99 at least seven of our batsmen showed quite good form and credit must be given to a very tired Wanganui team for having eight good bowlers who did not give our batsmen a chance to settle down - Button impressing in particular in both innings. Our thanks go to Messrs. Newton and Dermer who umpired, and to the parents of the Wanganui boys who billeted our team.