Wellington, New Zealand, 1950-51

Look closely, very closely, and you may spy not only famous cricket names on the scoreboards, such as Bailey, Edrich and Hadlee, but the scoreboard attendants themselves: one seated to the left, one standing to the right.

These images are the fourth instalment of our series, ‘The things you come across while cleaning up during that lull between Christmas and New Year’.

And once again, we thank the 1977 publication The illustrated history of Test Cricket, the First Century.

England and New Zealand had drawn the first Test in Christchurch (after Trevor Bailey made 134 not out) but the visitors won in Wellington by six wickets ‘after being made to work hard on a deteriorating pitch’

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