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The England national cricket team toured New Zealand in March 1947 and played a single Test match against the New Zealand national cricket team. The game was ruined by rain and ended in a draw. England were captained by Wally Hammond and New Zealand by Walter Hadlee, who scored 116.

Test series summary

21–25 March 1947
Flag of New Zealand.svg.png New Zealand
345/9d (102.4 overs)
v Flag of England.png England
265/7d (83 overs)
Match drawn
Lancaster Park, Christchurch
Umpires: OR Montgomery and MF Pengelly
WA Hadlee 116
AV Bedser 4/95 (39 overs)
WR Hammond 79
J Cowie 6/83 (30 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.
  • 23 March was taken as a rest day
  • There was no play on the third or fourth days
  • B Sutcliffe, DD Taylor, FB Smith, RH Scott, TB Burtt and CA Snedden (all NZ) made their Test debuts.

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