New Zealand cricket team in England in 1973

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The New Zealand cricket team toured England in the 1973 season to play a three-match Test series against England.

England won the series 2-0 with 1 match drawn.

Test series summary

First Test

7–12 June 1973
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
250 (107.4 overs)
G Boycott 51 (145)
DR Hadlee 4/42 (19 overs)
97 (41.4 overs)
Extras 20
BR Taylor 19 (28)
AW Greig 4/33 (10.4 overs)
325/8d (97 overs)
AW Greig 139 (178)
V Pollard 2/24 (9 overs)
440 (188.1 overs)
BE Congdon 176 (377)
GG Arnold 5/131 (53 overs)
England won by 38 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: DJ Constant and AEG Rhodes
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 10 June was taken as a rest day.

Second Test

21–26 June 1973
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
253 (106 overs)
AW Greig 63 (95)
HJ Howarth 3/42 (25 overs)
551/9d (204.5 overs)
BE Congdon 175 (454)
CM Old 5/113 (41.5 overs)
463/9 (196 overs)
KWR Fletcher 178 (380)
HJ Howarth 4/144 (70 overs)
Match drawn
Lord's, London
Umpires: AE Fagg and TW Spencer
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • 24 June was taken as a rest day.

Third Test

5–10 July 1973
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
276 (98.4 overs)
MG Burgess 87 (171)
CM Old 4/71 (20 overs)
419 (145.1 overs)
G Boycott 115 (181)
RO Collinge 5/74 (34 overs)
142 (70.3 overs)
GM Turner 81 (207)
GG Arnold 5/27 (22 overs)
England won by an innings and 1 run
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: HD Bird and CS Elliott
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 8 July was taken as a rest day.

Prudential Trophy

First ODI

18 July 1973
Scorecard
New Zealand 
158 (52.5 overs)
v
 England
159/3 (45.3 overs)
V Pollard 55 (112)
JA Snow 4/32 (10 overs)
DL Amiss 100 (121)
BE Congdon 1/32 (9 overs)
England won by 7 wickets
St. Helen's, Swansea
Umpires: DJ Constant (ENG) and CS Elliott (ENG)
Player of the match: DL Amiss (ENG)

Second ODI

20 July 1973
Scorecard
England 
167/8 (48.3 overs)
v
GRJ Roope 44 (103)
BR Taylor 3/25 (10.3 overs)
No result
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: HD Bird (ENG) and AEG Rhodes (ENG)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.

External sources

  • CricketArchive – tour itineraries

Annual reviews

Further reading

  • Bill Frindall, The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 1877-1978, Wisden, 1979


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