Wellington Blaze win Burger King Super Smash

Canterbury Magicians 130-3 in 20 overs (Erin Bermingham 61*, Kate Ebrahim 38, Jessica Kerr 1-25) lost to Wellington Blaze 131-6 in 20 overs (Rebecca Burns 41, Sophie Devine 31) by four wickets at Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland.   The Wellington Blaze are back to back champions in this format,...

Neesham returns for Aces showdown

The Wellington Firebirds will be able to call upon some extra firepower when they take on the Auckland Aces in round seven of the Burger King Super Smash at the Basin Reserve tomorrow afternoon. BLACKCAPS allrounder Jimmy Neesham returns from international duty and is cleared to play after recovering from...

Big week for cricket’s next generation

If history is any indication, a sweep of New Zealand’s future Domestic cricket stars will be on display in Lincoln over the next six days. The NZC Men’s Under 17 National Tournament brings together the best fresh-faced talents from the six New Zealand Major Associations, with defending champions Auckland Under 17...

Female umpire among appointments for BK Super Smash final

Kim Cotton and John Dempsey have been appointed on-field umpires for this weekend’s Burger King Super Smash final – it’s the first time a female will officiate a domestic Twenty20 final.  “Both Kim and John are there 100% on their performances this season. It’s early in their careers, but getting...

It’s Blaze v Magicians in the BK Super Smash final

Magicians qualify for BK Super Smash after day of drama  The Canterbury Magicians have qualified for the BK Super Smash final on a dramatic last day of regular season play.  Among swirling rain clouds in Dunedin and Christchurch, the Auckland Hearts need to win against the Otago Sparks at University Oval...

Knights peg back Firebirds

Knights 157-7 in 20 overs (Daryl Mitchell 49, Nick Kelly 45, Ollie Newton (3-26) beat Wellington Firebirds (Adam Hose 52, Kyle Abbott 2-19, Daryl Mitchell 2-19) by 12 runs at Basin Reserve, Wellington. The first and second placed BK Super Smash teams produced a tense contest on a magnificent Wellington...

Firebirds continue faith in homegrown talent

The Wellington Firebirds will give homegrown talent an opportunity this weekend when they host the Northern Knights in round six of the Burger King Super Smash. Head coach Bruce Edgar has named batsman Troy Johnson in his squad for tomorrow’s clash and the 21-year-old is likely to line-up in the...

Wellington Blaze qualify for Burger King Super Smash final

The Wellington Blaze have made it to the Burger King Super Smash final, as the Northern Spirit beat the Canterbury Magicians by five wickets at Hagley Oval this afternoon.  The result means the Blaze are guaranteed at least second place, and gives them the chance to secure back to back titles.  “There were a...

Record-breaking crowds for Fill The Basin

The cricket was electrifying, the weather behaved and the crowd that emerged for Sunday’s ‘Fill The Basin’ certainly didn’t disappoint. Just under 3,500 people attended the Basin Reserve on Sunday after Cricket Wellington opened the gates and offered free entry for the Burger King Super Smash double-header between Wellington and...