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Cricket P.B. Beat N.Z. Nomads

In an exciting match of first-class cricket played in ideal conditions at the Oval, Poverty Bay defeated the touring N.Z. Nomads team by two second innings wickets.

Hero of the game was the Poverty Bay captain, Eric Fisher, who was waking his last appearance for the Bay and who undoubtably saved the home side from a first innings defeat with his magnificent stand of 148 not out.

Opposing each other were two brothers, Peter and Hugh Barton, who both gave outstanding displays of bowling and batsmanship.


Poverty Bay captain Eric Fisher vigorously attacks Peter Barton's bowling during his supreme first innings stand. Nomads players are, from left: Philson Sherriff, Tom Roberts, Kevin Abraham, and Peter Barton.


The Poverty Bay team. From left, back row: Hugh Barton, John McFarlane, Eric Fisher (captain), Stuart Vietch (vice captain), Bill Blackmore, and Kim Broad, Front row: Barry McGregor, Pat Malcom, Stuart Carter, Peter Beuth, and Ian McErlich.



It was a case of Barton bowled Barton in Poverty Bay's first innings when top Nomads' bowler Peter Barton (left) skittled brother Hugh's (right) wicket to oust him for 22 runs. Other player is Nomads' captain and wicket-keeper Derek Abraham.


Pater Beuth hits for the boundary over his shoulder as wicket–keeper Abraham leaps into action.


The N.Z. Nomads team. From left, back row: Bill Simpson (R), Andrew Morrison (wt), Neil Corballis (Wg), Bob Haines (H.B.). Peter Barton (P.B.), and Selwyn Gushing (H.B.). Front row: Tony Gieson (Wr), Allan Marshall (R), Derek Abraham (R), captain, Dr Tom Roberts (Wr), vice-captain, and Philson Sherriff (R).
Abbreviations: R: Rangitikei: Wt: Wellington; Wg: Wanganui; H.B: Hawkes Bay: P.B: Poverty Bay; Wr: Wairarapa.