List of international cricket five-wicket hauls at Lancaster Park

Aerial view of Lancaster Park in July 2011.

The Lancaster Park, also known as AMI Stadium, is a 13,000 capacity cricket stadium situated in a suburb of Christchurch in New Zealand. The stadium is currently closed due to damage sustained in the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The Hadlee Stand has been demolished and the fate of the rest of the stadium is unresolved. It was the oldest test venue before it was demolished, and was taken over by Basin Reserve.

Up to demolishing in 2011, in total the ground was the venue for 40 Test matches, and 48 One-Day International matches and 4 Twenty20 Internationals.

The first Test match played at the ground was between New Zealand and England, beginning on 10 January 1930, where as the first ODI was played between New Zealand and Pakistan on 11 February 1973. The first T20I was played on 7 February 2008 between New Zealand and England.

Sir Richard Hadlee has taken 5 Tests and 1 ODI fifer in AMI Stadium, most by any player at the venue.

In cricket, a five-wicket haul (also known as a "five-for" or "fifer")[1][2] refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings. This is regarded as a notable achievement.[3]

The first bowler to take a five-wicket haul in a Test match at AMI Stadium was Maurice Allom, who took 5/38 way back in 1930 for England against host New Zealand.[4] Bowling figures of 7/23 by Phil Tufnell of England holds best bowling figures to date in Tests at AMI Stadium. There have been a total of 44 five-wicket hauls in Test matches at the ground.

Until its last ODI in 2011, there have been a total of only 5 five-wicket hauls taken at the ground during ODIs. The first of these was achieved by Richard Collinge who took 5/23 for New Zealand against India in 1976.[5] Australian pacer Simon O'Donnell recorded best ODI bowling figures at the venue with 5/13 against New Zealand in 1990.


Symbol Meaning
dagger The bowler was man of the match
double-dagger 10 or more wickets taken in the match
Section-sign One of two five-wicket hauls by the bowler in the match
Date Day the Test started or ODI was held
Inn Innings in which five-wicket haul was taken
Overs Number of overs bowled
Runs Number of runs conceded
Wkts Number of wickets taken
Econ Runs conceded per over
Batsmen Batsmen whose wickets were taken
Result Result of the match


Five-wicket hauls in ODI matches at AMI Stadium
No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 Richard Collinge 21 February 1976  New Zealand  India 1 7 23 5 2.46 New Zealand won[5]
2 Richard Hadlee 18 February 1984  New Zealand  England 1 10 32 5 3.20 England won[6]
3 Terry Alderman 3 March 1990  Australia  India 2 10 32 5 3.20 Australia won[7]
4 Simon O'Donnell 4 March 1990  Australia  New Zealand 2 6 13 5 2.16 Australia won[8]
5 Danny Morrison 17 December 1995  New Zealand  Pakistan 1 10 46 5 4.60 New Zealand won[9]


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  7. "2nd Match: Australia v India at Christchurch, Mar 3, 1990 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
  8. "3rd Match: New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Mar 4, 1990 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
  9. "2nd ODI: New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Dec 17, 1995 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
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