Name/TitleStump: Used in fourth Test between New Zealand and West Indies, 1956
About this objectStump from Fourth Test between NZ and West Indies 9-13th of March 1956. 1st Test win in New Zealand Cricket history. Stump is wooden. Inscription etched into stump reads " 1st Test win NZ v West Indies March 13th 1956.
By 1956, New Zealand cricket fans had endured a long wait to see one of their senior teams win a match at international level. Every time they’d got close, the weather or the opposition had conspired against them. But that wasn’t to be the case at Auckland's Eden Park in March 1956. Facing the West Indies in the final Test of the tour, the New Zealanders got themselves into a position where nothing could stop them.
As, former-West Indies’ representative, Sammy Guillen whipped off the bails to stump Alf Valentine off the bowling of Harry Cave to claim the 190-run win for New Zealand, a nation celebrated after a long sigh of relief. The crowd at Eden Park roared as the New Zealanders made mad-dashes for the stumps, looking to grab a souvenir of the momentous occasion.
Date Madec 1950
Subject and Association Keywords1950-1959
Named CollectionNew Zealand Cricket Museum Collection
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