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The England national cricket team toured New Zealand in February and March 1966 and played a three-match Test series against the New Zealand national cricket team. All three matches were drawn.

Test series summary

First Test

25 February–1 March 1966
(4-day match)
Scorecard
Flag of England England
342 (127.2 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
347 (143.4 overs)
Match drawn
Lancaster Park, Christchurch
Umpires: FR Goodall and WT Martin
DA Allen 88
GA Bartlett 3/63 (33.2 overs)
BE Congdon 104
IJ Jones 4/71 (28.4 overs)
201/5d (67 overs) 48/8 (48 overs)
MJK Smith 87
RC Motz 1/38 (20 overs)
RS Cunis 16*
K Higgs 4/5 (9 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 27 February was taken as a rest day.
  • GP Bilby and N Puna (both NZL) made their Test debuts.

Second Test

4–8 March 1966
(4-day match)
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
192 (105.4 overs)
v Flag of England England
254/8d (104 overs)
Match drawn
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Umpires: WJC Gwynne and WT Martin
RC Motz 57
K Higgs 3/29 (20 overs)
MC Cowdrey 89*
N Puna 2/40 (14 overs)
147/9 (82 overs)
BW Sinclair 39
DA Allen 4/46 (33 overs)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 6 March was taken as a rest day.

Third Test

11–15 March 1966
(4-day match)
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
296 (132.5 overs)
v Flag of England England
222 (88.5 overs)
Match drawn
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: WT Martin and RWR Shortt
BW Sinclair 114
DA Allen 5/123 (47.5 overs)
MC Cowdrey 59
V Pollard 3/3 (5 overs)
129 (102.4 overs) 159/4 (75 overs)
RW Morgan 25
V Pollard 25
K Higgs 3/27 (28 overs)
JM Parks 45*
BR Taylor 2/20 (12 overs)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 13 March was taken as a rest day.

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