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England v New Zealand at Lord's - facts and stats Published: 14 May 2013

England v New Zealand at Lord's - facts and stats

Lords.org takes a look at the history of England v New Zealand fixtures at the Home of Cricket.

England have dominated Test clashes between the two sides through history, with six wins to New Zealand's one in fifteen matches.

New Zealand's solitary win at Lord's came in 1999, with England on the way to bottom of the Test rankings in Nasser Hussain's first series in charge.

Hussain was the star of the show five years later, when he made a match-winning century and promptly retired from the game as England began a vintage summer in style.

The Black Caps were a much trickier proposition in 2008 though, when rain helped ruin a match which was heading in the direction of the visitors thanks to a century from Jacob Oram.

Match results

Tests: 15  England: 6  New Zealand: 1 Matches drawn: 8

Year Result
1931 Match drawn
1937 Match drawn
1949 Match drawn
1958 England won by an innings and 48 runs
1965 England won by 7 wickets
1969 England won by 230 runs
1973 Match drawn
1978 England won by 7 wickets
1983 England won by 127 runs
1986 Match drawn
1990 Match drawn
1994 Match drawn
1999 New Zealand won by 9 wickets
2004 England won by 7 wickets
2008 Match drawn

Centuries

The list of centurions on both sides is littered with some of the finest performers from each country.

Martin Crowe, who has spoken to Lords.org about this upcoming match, is the only man to have made the boards twice in this fixture, while Denis Compton's grandson Nick spoke to Lord's TV about attempting to emulate his famous relation on his home Test debut this week.

England New Zealand
Name Year Score Name Year Score
G.B.O. Allen 1931 122 M.G. Burgess 1973 105
L.E.G. Ames 1931 137 B.E. Congdon 1973 175
D.S.C. Compton 1949 116 M.D. Crowe 1986 106
M.C. Cowdrey 1965 119 M.D. Crowe 1994 142
J.H. Edrich 1969 115 C.S. Dempster 1931 120
K.W.R. Fletcher 1973 178 M.P. Donnelly 1949 206
G.A. Gooch 1986 183 T.J. Franklin 1990 101
D.I. Gower 1983 108 M.J. Horne 1990 100
W.R. Hammond 1937 140 G.P. Howarth 1978 123
J. Hardstaff jr 1937 114 J.D.P. Oram 2008 101
N. Hussain 2004 103* V. Pollard 1973 105*
J.D. Robinson 1949 121 M.H. Richardson 2004 101
A.J. Stewart 1994 119
A.J. Strauss 2004 112
M.P. Vaughan 2008 106

Five wickets in an innings

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Two cricketing Knights stand out on this list; Sir Ian Botham and Sir Richard Hadlee.

Botham was at his peak in the late 1970s, and was the catalyst for England's seven wicket win in 1978 with 11 wickets in the match, while Hadlee also took a five-for in that fixture and repeated the feat twice in the 1980s.

More recently another great all-rounder, Chris Cairns, inspired New Zealand's single win at Lord's with 6/77 in 1999.

England New Zealand
Name Year Figures Name Year Figures
I.T. Botham 1978 6/101 & 5/39 C.L. Cairns 1999 6/77
N.G.B. Cook 1983 5/35 R.J. Hadlee 1978 5/84
W.E. Hollies 1949 5/113 R.J. Hadlee 1983 5/93
G.A.R. Lock 1958 5/17 R.J. Hadlee 1986 6/80
D.E. Malcolm 1990 5/94 D.J. Nash 1994 6/76 & 5/93
C.M. Old 1973 5/113 D.L. Vettori 2008 5/69
I.A.R. Peebles 1931 5/77
D.L. Underwood 1969 7/32

Ten wickets in a match

England New Zealand
Name Year Figures Name Year Figures
I.T. Botham 1978 11/140 D.J. Nash 1994 11/169
D.L. Underwood 1969 11/70

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