Name/TitlePhoto: WN Carson and PE Whitelaw, 1937
About this objectBill Carson and Paul Whitelaw stand in front of the Carisbrook scoreboard which shows the evidence of their massive partnership for Auckland in their January 1937 Plunket Shield match against Otago.
Auckland won the match by an innings and 175 runs after Carson and Whitelaw hit a record partnership of 445 for the third wicket. Carson and Whitelaw's partnership remained a First Class record for the third wicket until 1975-76 and a New Zealand record until 1990-91 (when Crowe and Jones scored 467 for New Zealand against Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve).
Auckland went on to win the 1936-37 Plunket Shield, winning 2 games and drawing 1.
The match was just Carson's second First Class appearance. He would go on to represent New Zealand in cricket and rugby before, tragically, being killed in action during WWII.
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Credit LineNew Zealand Cricket Museum
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