Name/TitlePhoto: New Zealand cricket team that played England, January 1930
About this objectOn January 10 1930, New Zealand began their first official Test match, playing England at Christchurch's Lancaster Park.
While England would easily win the first Test (by 8 wickets), New Zealand would fight hard to draw the other three played in the series.
Ted Badcock had the honour of taking New Zealand's first Test wicket (Harold Gilligan, caught by Matt Henderson), while Herb Foley was the first to be dismissed (out for 2). Stewie Dempster (who would score our first century in the following Test) opened the run-scoring with 3 off the first ball.
Standing (L-R): FT Badcock, AW Roberts, H Foley, M Henderson, EC McLeod (12th Man), WE Merritt;
Seated (L-R): GR Dickinson, ML Page, RC Blunt, TC Lowry (Captain), CS Dempster, KC James.
Date MadeJan 1930
Place MadeChristchurch, New Zealand
MeasurementsPhoto: 147mm (H) x 199mm (W)
Mount: 240mm (H) x 313mm (W)
CollectionNew Zealand Cricket Museum Photography Collection
Credit LinePhotography Collection, New Zealand Cricket Museum