England vs New Zealand 2-Match ODI Series in 1975

England vs New Zealand ODI 1975 : 

MCC and England tour of New Zealand 2-match one-day international series of the 2nd ODI cricket match played between Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and England against New Zealand at Wellington in 09th Match 1975.

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and England ended their tour of Australia and New Zealand at Dunedin on 08th March 1975 and in Wellington on 09th March 1975 and in both matches rain prevented a result.

In the 1st ODI New Zealand vs England At Carisbrook in Dunedin MCC and England made 136 after being put in to hat-each side had 35-overs and when New Zealand were 15 for without wicket rain stopped play.

While in the 2nd ODI New Zealand vs England - Bevan Congdon smashed the splendid 101 off 110 deliveries including 7 fours and 1 six helped to New Zealand made the 227 for All-out in the 34.6 overs

And when rain curtailed things after 10 overs MCC and England were 35 for one wicket.

In spite of the weather there were good crowd in both places, but surely a tour of nearly five months and eight Test matches should not be allured to end with matches of this surl which for the inevitably an anticlimax.

On both occasions it appeared that New Zealand would probably have won, but while New Zealanders may optimistically be taking them as a guide to their chances against England in the World Cup they are nothing of the sort.

New Zealand being captained possibly for the last time by Bevan Congdon put England in to bat at Dunedin, where the pitch was uneven in bounce and held three simple chances would have dismissed the tourists for many less than 136.

As it was New Zealand seam bowlers Richard Collinge, Hedley Howarth, Dayle Hadlee and Sir Richard Hadlee controlled the ball well and it was pleasing to see Sir Richard Hadlee.

Sir Richard Hadlee, Who was the youngest of the three brothers opening the bowling again after a longish lav-off because of a shoulder injury.

The tour of a selectors rested Dennis Amiss, Tony Greig, Alan Knott and Peter Lever, so that the batting was very thin and only Barry Wood, Chris Old and Bob Taylor belatedly batted at all well.

During the day Bevan Congdon announced that because he has been promoted in his job, he will not be available to come to England with the New Zealand side for the World Cup.

Accordingly, Bevan Congdon played under Glenn Turner here at the Basin Reserve that day and made a splendid 100, which would probably have won the match for New Zealand if weather had permitted.

It look him only 28 overs and it was the innings of a very experienced cricketers and showed how much New Zealand will miss him, He is also a useful seam bowler at slow medium and has more than fifty Test wickets to his credit.

That time he was 37, he took over the captaincy from Dowling in the middle of the New Zealand tour of the West Indies in 1972.

As a New Zealand captain Bevan Congdon has like many others been too defensive and in so doing may have cost New Zealand a Test match or two.

but overall New Zealand have not produced many more successful more thoughtful and more determined cricketers.

That time, at the end of nearly five months cricket in this part of the World, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) fly early tomorrow that time morning from Wellington to Sydney and then on to Hong Kong for two one-day games before they return home next Saturday morning that time.

The morning for this diversion at the end is that the cricket ground in the middle of Hong Kong has been sold to developers and there will be the last games played on what has in its way been a famous ground .

While the players are obviously longing to get home the cricket there will not be too arduous and they will be looked after well.

This modified Articles reference from ( T.G ) Author by Henry Blofeld



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