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The England national cricket team toured New Zealand in February and March 1971 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

25 February–1 March 1971
(4-day match)
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
65 (37.6 overs)
v Flag of England England
231 (67.5 overs)
England won by 8 wickets
Lancaster Park, Christchurch
Umpires: CS Elliott (ENG) and WT Martin (NZ)
V Pollard 18 (35)
DL Underwood 6/12 (11.6 overs)
BL D’Oliviera 100 (216)
HJ Howarth 4/46 (19 overs)
254 (97.3 overs) 89/2 (25 overs)
GM Turner 76 (315)
DL Underwood 6/85 (32.3 overs)
JH Hampshire 51* (69)
RO Collinge 2/20 (7 overs)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 28 February was taken as a rest day.
  • RW Taylor (ENG) made his Test debut.

Second Test

5–8 March 1971
(4-day match)
Scorecard
Flag of England England
321 (72.6 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
313/7d (106 overs)
Match drawn
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: ECA Mackintosh (NZ) and RWR Shortt (NZ)
APE Knott 101 (149)
RS Cunis 6/76 (24 overs)
MG Burgess 104 (176)
DL Underwood 5/108 (38 overs)
237 (84.7 overs) 40/0 (16 overs)
APE Knott 95 (251)
RO Collinge 4/41 (19 overs)
GT Dowling 31* (60)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • MG Webb (NZ) made his Test debut.


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