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Basin Reserve

New Zealand playing England in a Test match at the Basin Reserve

England and New Zealand have been competing against each other in Test cricket series since 1929–30. The first series between the sides, which was also New Zealand's first as a Test nation, was won 1–0 by England with 3 matches drawn. Since that time the series have varied in length with multiple matches being played per series except for one occasion in 1946–47.

It took until 1977–78 for New Zealand to register their first Test victory against England; in the 18th series meeting, New Zealand won one match in a drawn series. New Zealand won their first series in 1983–84, which was followed by another victory in 1986. Their only other series victory was in 1999. The two sides have played in 32 series with England winning 22, New Zealand 3 and 7 drawn.

From 2012-13 they will compete for the Astle–Atherton Trophy in test matches.

Key

  • Years denotes the cricket season in which the series takes place.
  • Host denotes the host country for the series.
  • First match denotes the date on which the first match of the series commenced.
  • Tests denotes how many Tests were played in the series.
  • Eng denotes how many matches in the series were won by England.
  • NZ denotes how many matches in the series were won by New Zealand.
  • Drawn denotes how many matches in the series were drawn.
  • Result denotes which side won the series overall, or if it was drawn.
Series Years Host First match Tests Eng NZ Drawn Result Ref
1 1929–30 New Zealand 01930-01-1010 January 1930 4 1 0 3 England
2 1931 England 01931-06-2727 June 1931 3 1 0 2 England
3 1932–33 New Zealand 01933-03-2424 March 1933 2 0 0 2 Drawn
4 1937 England 01937-06-2626 June 1937 3 1 0 2 England
5 1946–47 New Zealand 01947-03-2121 March 1947 1 0 0 1 Drawn
6 1949 England 01949-06-1111 June 1949 4 0 0 4 Drawn
7 1950–51 New Zealand 01951-03-1717 March 1951 2 1 0 1 England
8 1954–55 New Zealand 01955-03-1111 March 1955 2 2 0 0 England
9 1958 England 01958-06-055 June 1958 5 4 0 1 England
10 1958–59 New Zealand 01959-02-2727 February 1959 2 1 0 1 England
11 1962–63 New Zealand 01963-02-2323 February 1963 3 3 0 0 England
12 1965 England 01965-05-2727 May 1965 3 3 0 0 England
13 1965–66 New Zealand 01966-02-2525 February 1966 3 0 0 3 Drawn
14 1969 England 01969-07-2424 July 1969 3 2 0 1 England
15 1970–71 New Zealand 01971-02-2525 February 1971 2 1 0 1 England
16 1973 England 01973-06-077 June 1973 3 2 0 1 England
17 1974–75 New Zealand 01975-02-2020 February 1975 2 1 0 1 England
18 1977–78 New Zealand 01978-02-1010 February 1978 3 1 1 1 Drawn
19 1978 England 01978-07-2727 July 1978 3 3 0 0 England
20 1983 England 01983-07-1414 July 1983 4 3 1 0 England
21 1983–84 New Zealand 01984-01-2020 January 1984 3 0 1 2 New Zealand
22 1986 England 01986-07-2424 July 1986 3 0 1 2 New Zealand
23 1987–88 New Zealand 01988-02-1212 February 1988 3 0 0 3 Drawn
24 1990 England 01990-06-077 June 1990 3 1 0 2 England
25 1991–92 New Zealand 01992-01-1818 January 1992 3 2 0 1 England
26 1994 England 01994-06-022 June 1994 3 1 0 2 England
27 1996–97 New Zealand 01997-01-2424 January 1997 3 2 0 1 England
28 1999 England 01999-07-011 July 1999 4 1 2 1 New Zealand
29 2001–02 New Zealand 02002-03-1313 March 2002 3 1 1 1 Drawn
30 2004 England 02004-05-2020 May 2004 3 3 0 0 England
31 2007–08 New Zealand 02008-03-055 March 2008 3 2 1 0 England
32 2008 England 02008-05-1515 May 2008 3 2 0 1 England

Summary of results

Played Won by
England
Won by
New Zealand
Drawn
All Tests 94 45 (47.9%) 8 (8.5%) 41 (43.6%)
Tests in England 50 27 (54%) 4 (8%) 19 (38%)
Tests in New Zealand 44 18 (40.9%) 4 (9.1%) 22 (50%)
All series 32 22 (68.8%) 3 (9.4%) 7 (21.9%)
Series in England 15 12 (80%) 2 (13.3%) 1 (6.7%)
Series in New Zealand 17 10 (58.8%) 1 (5.9%) 6 (35.3%)
All totals correct as of February 2011. Totals compiled from table above.
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