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1962-63 New Zealand 0 England 3 (three Tests): That winter the amateur/professional ranks had been as sharply drawn as ever under the divisive management of the Duke of Norfolk.The trip, after a drawn Ashes series did not prove taxing for England, however, the hosts’ lack of first-class cricket being cited as a factor.Fred Trueman overtook Brian Statham’s Test record of 242 Test wickets.

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At least England could fly back by jet aircraft for the first time.

1970-71 New Zealand 0 England 1 (two Tests): Ray Illingworth’s men arrived fresh from a famous Ashes triumph after confounding the critics who had labelled them ‘Dad’s Army’.

Derek Underwood took 12 wickets to seal their win at Christchurch. Willis and Botham then went through the Kiwis to level the series.

1929-30 New Zealand 0 England 1 (four Tests): New Zealand lost their inaugural Test to Arthur Gilligan’s men by eight wickets at Lancaster Park, Christchurch, with Les Ames concurrently leading another MCC team in the West Indies.

1946-47 New Zealand 0 England 0 (one Test): Walter Hadlee – father of Sir Richard – struck 116 at Christchurch, and captain Walter Hammond top-scored with 79 in his last Test innings.

An old England side were tired after a draining defeat in Australia, but were grateful to be playing at all after the War. 1950-51 New Zealand 0 England 1 (two Tests): Freddie Brown’s England had suffered another chastening defeat in Australia and looked set for embarrassment afterwards in New Zealand when Bert Sutcliffe scored 116 at Christchurch in the opening Test.

Trevor Bailey’s (pictured below) obdurate 134 not out (his only Test century) saved the day, though, then spinners Doug Wright and Roy Tattersall bowled England to victory at the Basin Reserve (despite an earthquake).

1954-55 New Zealand 0 England 2 (two Tests): Frank Tyson inspired England to a triumphant win in Australia and he - and they - maintained their form across the Tasman Sea.

The hosts were bundled out for the lowest total in Tests, 26, at Auckland.

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