Test Cricket Tours - New Zealand to Australia 1987-88
Tour of Australia
1987-88Captain : Jeff
23rd Test tour
Fourth Test-playing tour of Australia
by New Zealand
The Australian Cricket Board
considered inviting New Zealand
for a five-Test series but the World Cup being in October-November 1987
worked against the idea. The series was then reduced to four Tests until one
of them was allocated to England.
Jeff Crowe, who spent five
years in South Australia before playing for New Zealand,
retained the captaincy. His team
included six players on their first major tour.
•Danny Morrison took 4-86 bowling in his
first Test innings at Brisbane
Jones (150) and Martin Crowe (137) had a partnership of 213 for the third
wicket at Adelaide
•Hadlee (5-86 at Adelaide) took five wickets in an innings
for a record 30th time.
Melbourne John Wright became the third New Zealander to be dismissed for 99
in a Test.
Other first-class matches
† Minor matches
§ One-day internationals
Return to New Zealand
Evan Gray and Willie Watson were not required for the one-day leg
of the tour and returned during the third Test
The New Zealanders arrived home in Christchurch on Tuesday 26 January 1988. Manager Duckmanton said the players were
exhausted and really needed a break before meeting England
in the next Test series after playing in the World Cup, three Test matches in
great heat against Australia
and a series of one-dayers before meeting England.