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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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International Competitions

Owing to limited finances and a dearth of contacts with similar bodies overseas, New Zealand softballers have had very little experience of international competition. Since 1949, however, a New Zealand women's side toured Australia with considerable success. In 1954 a Victorian men's team toured New Zealand and, seven years later, this was followed by an Australian women's team. A New Zealand women's team toured Australia in 1964. During this tour the New Zealand team gained fourth place in the World Series at Melbourne. The association is now endeavouring to arrange for an American club team to visit New Zealand. The results of these various international tours are as follows:

1949 New Zealand (women) in Australia: 3 tests, won 1, lost 2.
1954 Victoria (men) in New Zealand: no tests, 12 games, won 7, lost 5.
1961 Australia (women) in New Zealand: 3 tests, won 2, lost 1; 13 other games, won 12, lost 1.
1964 New Zealand (women) in Australia: no tests, 17 games, won 14, lost 3.
1964 New Zealand (women); World Series: 11 games, won 4, lost 7.