History of cricket in New Zealand from 1970–71 to 2000

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This article describes the history of New Zealand cricket from the 1970–71 season until 2000.

New Zealand's outstanding player in this period was the great fast bowler and all-rounder Richard Hadlee.

Domestic cricket[edit]

The Plunket Shield was replaced in 1974 by the Shell Trophy after Shell Oil became the principal sponsor of New Zealand cricket.

Plunket Shield winners[edit]

Shell Trophy winners[edit]

International tours of New Zealand[edit]

England 1970–71[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – England won by 8 wickets
  • [ 2nd Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – match drawn

Pakistan 1972–73[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – match drawn
  • [ 2nd Test] at Carisbrook, Dunedin – Pakistan won by an innings and 166 runs
  • [ 3rd Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – match drawn

Australia 1973–74[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – match drawn
  • [ 2nd Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – New Zealand won by 5 wickets
  • [ 3rd Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – Australia won by 297 runs

England 1974–75[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – England won by an innings and 83 runs
  • [ 2nd Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – match drawn

India 1975–76[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – India won by 8 wickets
  • [ 2nd Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – match drawn
  • [ 3rd Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – New Zealand won by an innings and 33 runs

Australia 1976–77[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – match drawn
  • [ 2nd Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – Australia won by 10 wickets

England 1977–78[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – New Zealand won by 72 runs
  • [ 2nd Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – England won by 174 runs
  • [ 3rd Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – match drawn

Pakistan 1978–79[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – Pakistan won by 128 runs
  • [ 2nd Test] at McLean Park, Napier – match drawn
  • [ 3rd Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – match drawn

DH Robins' XI 1979–80[edit]

West Indies 1979–80[edit]

India 1980–81[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – New Zealand won by 62 runs
  • [ 2nd Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – match drawn
  • [ 3rd Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – match drawn

Australia 1981–82[edit]

  • 1st Test at Basin Reserve, Wellington – match drawn
  • 2nd Test at Eden Park, Auckland – New Zealand won by 5 wickets
  • 3rd Test at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – Australia won by 8 wickets

Sri Lanka 1982–83[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – New Zealand won by an innings and 25 runs
  • [ 2nd Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – New Zealand won by 6 wickets

England 1983–84[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – match drawn
  • [ 2nd Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – New Zealand won by an innings and 132 runs
  • [ 3rd Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – match drawn

Pakistan 1984–85[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – match drawn
  • [ 2nd Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – New Zealand won by an innings and 99 runs
  • [ 3rd Test] at Carisbrook, Dunedin – New Zealand won by 2 wickets

Australia 1985–86[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – match drawn
  • [ 2nd Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – match drawn
  • [ 3rd Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – New Zealand won by 8 wickets

West Indies 1986–87[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – match drawn
  • [ 2nd Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – West Indies won by 10 wickets
  • [ 3rd Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – New Zealand won by 5 wickets

England 1987–88[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – match drawn
  • [ 2nd Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – match drawn
  • [ 3rd Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – match drawn

Pakistan 1988–89[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Carisbrook, Dunedin – game abandoned: heavy rain prevented the toss and any play; called off on the third day
  • [ 2nd Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – match drawn
  • [ 3rd Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – match drawn

Australia 1989–90[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – New Zealand won by 9 wickets

India 1989–90[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – New Zealand won by 10 wickets
  • [ 2nd Test] at McLean Park, Napier – match drawn
  • [ 3rd Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – match drawn

Sri Lanka 1990–91[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – match drawn
  • [ 2nd Test] at Trust Bank Park, Hamilton – match drawn
  • [ 3rd Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – match drawn

England 1991–92[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – England won by an innings and 4 runs
  • [ 2nd Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – England won by 168 runs
  • [ 3rd Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – match drawn

Australia 1992–93[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – Australia won by an innings and 60 runs
  • [ 2nd Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – match drawn
  • [ 3rd Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – New Zealand won by 5 wickets

Pakistan 1992–93[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Trust Bank Park, Hamilton – Pakistan won by 33 runs

India 1993–94[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Trust Bank Park, Hamilton – match drawn

Pakistan 1993–94[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – Pakistan won by 5 wickets
  • [ 2nd Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – Pakistan won by an innings and 12 runs
  • [ 3rd Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – New Zealand won by 5 wickets

India 1994–95[edit]

South Africa 1994–95[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – South Africa won by 93 runs

Sri Lanka 1994–95[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at McLean Park, Napier – Sri Lanka won by 241 runs
  • [ 2nd Test] at Carisbrook, Dunedin – match drawn

West Indies 1994–95[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – match drawn
  • [ 2nd Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – West Indies won by an innings and 322 runs

Pakistan 1995–96[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – Pakistan won by 161 runs

Zimbabwe 1995–96[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Trust Bank Park, Hamilton – match drawn
  • [ 2nd Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – match drawn

England 1996–97[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – match drawn
  • [ 2nd Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – England won by an innings and 68 runs
  • [ 3rd Test] at Lancaster Park, Christchurch – England won by 4 wickets

Sri Lanka 1996–97[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Carisbrook, Dunedin – New Zealand won by an innings and 36 runs
  • [ 2nd Test] at Trust Bank Park, Hamilton – New Zealand won by 120 runs

Australia 1997–98[edit]

Bangladesh 1997–98[edit]

Zimbabwe 1997–98[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – New Zealand won by 10 wickets
  • [ 2nd Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – New Zealand won by an innings and 13 runs

India 1998–99[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Carisbrook, Dunedin – game abandoned: no toss was made; abandoned due to persistent rain
  • [ 2nd Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – New Zealand won by 4 wickets
  • [ 3rd Test] at WestpacTrust Park, Hamilton – match drawn

South Africa 1998–99[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – match drawn
  • [ 2nd Test] at Jade Stadium, Christchurch – match drawn
  • [ 3rd Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – South Africa won by 8 wickets

Australia 1999–2000[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at Eden Park, Auckland – Australia won by 62 runs
  • [ 2nd Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – Australia won by 6 wickets
  • [ 3rd Test] at WestpacTrust Park, Hamilton – Australia won by 6 wickets

West Indies 1999–2000[edit]

  • [ 1st Test] at WestpacTrust Park, Hamilton – New Zealand won by 9 wickets
  • [ 2nd Test] at Basin Reserve, Wellington – New Zealand won by an innings and 105 runs

References[edit]

External sources[edit]

Annual reviews[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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