The England national cricket team toured New Zealand in February and March 1959 and played a two-match Test series against the New Zealand national cricket team. England won the series 1–0 with one match drawn.

Test series summary

First Test

27 February–2 March 1959
(4-day match)
Flag of England England
374 (142.1 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
142 (72.5 overs)
England won by an innings and 99 runs
Lancaster Park, Christchurch
Umpires: J Cowie and EWT Tindill
ER Dexter 141 (292)
JR Reid 3/34 (18.1 overs)
JR Reid 40 (73)
GAR Lock 5/31 (26 overs)
133 (f/o) (72.2 overs)
JW Guy 56 (127)
GAR Lock 6/53 (28.2 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 1 March was taken as a rest day.
  • The match was scheduled for four days but completed in three.
  • BA Bolton, RM Harris and KW Hough (all NZ) made their Test debuts.

Second Test

14–18 March 1959
(4-day match)
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
181 (89.3 overs)
v Flag of England England
311/7 (118 overs)
Match drawn
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: J Cowie and RWR Shortt
B Sutcliffe 61 (131)
ER Dexter 3/23 (19 overs)
PBH May 124*
KW Hough 3/79 (38 overs)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 15 March was taken as a rest day.
  • There was no play on the third or fourth days.

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