New Zealand cricket team in England in 1978

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The New Zealand cricket team toured England in the 1978 season to play a three-match Test series against England.

England won the series 3-0 with no matches drawn.

Test series summary

First Test

27 July–1 August 1978
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
234 (104.2 overs)
GP Howarth 94 (225)
RGD Willis 5/42 (20.2 overs)
279 (134.5 overs)
DI Gower 111 (253)
RJ Hadlee 2/43 (21.5 overs)
182 (105.1 overs)
BA Edgar 38 (109)
PH Edmonds 4/20 (34.1 overs)
138/3 (52.3 overs)
GA Gooch 91* (175)
BL Cairns 1/21 (7 overs)
England won by 7 wickets
The Oval, London
Umpires: DJ Constant and BJ Meyer
Player of the match: DI Gower (ENG)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 30 July was taken as a rest day.
  • There was no play on the fourth day.
  • BP Bracewell and BA Edgar (both NZ) made their Test debuts.

Second Test

10–14 August 1978
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
429 (180.5 overs)
G Boycott 131 (374)
RJ Hadlee 4/94 (42 overs)
120 (69.4 overs)
GP Howarth 31* (137)
IT Botham 6/34 (21 overs)
190 (f/o) (92.1 overs)
BA Edgar 60 (197)
PH Edmonds 4/44 (33.1 overs)
England won by an innings and 119 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: DJ Constant and TW Spencer
Player of the match: IT Botham (ENG)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 13 August was taken as a rest day.
  • The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.

Third Test

24–28 August 1978
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
339 (143.1 overs)
GP Howarth 123 (291)
IT Botham 6/101 (38 overs)
289 (112.3 overs)
CT Radley 77 (200)
RJ Hadlee 5/84 (32 overs)
67 (37.1 overs)
GP Howarth 14* (50)
IT Botham 5/39 (18.1 overs)
118/3 (30.5 overs)
DI Gower 46 (61)
RJ Hadlee 2/31 (13.5 overs)
England won by 7 wickets
Lord's, London
Umpires: HD Bird and BJ Meyer
Player of the match: GP Howarth (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 27 August was taken as a rest day.
  • The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
  • JE Emburey (ENG) made his Test debut.

One Day Internationals (ODIs)

England won the Prudential Trophy 2-0.

1st ODI

15 July 1978
Scorecard
England 
206/8 (55 overs)
v
 New Zealand
187/8 (47 overs)
GA Gooch 94 (129)
BL Cairns 5/28 (11 overs)
BE Congdon 52* (76)
GA Gooch 2/29 (10 overs)
England won by 19 runs
North Marine Road, Scarborough
Umpires: DJ Constant and JG Langridge
Player of the match: GA Gooch (ENG)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • SL Boock and JG Wright (both NZ) made their ODI debuts.

2nd ODI

17 July 1978
Scorecard
England 
278/5 (55 overs)
v
 New Zealand
152 (41.2 overs)
CT Radley 117* (140)
BP Bracewell 1/41 (11 overs)
BL Cairns 60 (43)
PH Edmonds 3/39 (7.2 overs)
England won by 126 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: HD Bird and BJ Meyer
Player of the match: CT Radley (ENG)

External sources

  • CricketArchive – tour itineraries
  • New Zealand in England, 1978 at ESPNCricinfo

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