Fletcher Offered Final Firebirds’ Contract

Onslow Cricket Club batsman, Andrew Fletcher has been rewarded for years of strong club and Wellington A performances with the final spot on the Wellington Firebirds’ contract list for 2018-19. A right-handed top-order bat, Fletcher has progressed through the Cricket Wellington pathway system, representing the province at age-group level before...

Wellington Firebirds’ Contracts Announced for 2018-19

The Wellington Firebirds’ squad for the coming season includes some new faces as three young local cricketers join the contract list for the first time. Lauchie Johns, Rachin Ravindra, and Ben Sears have all been offered contracts having progressed through the local pathway. Cricket Wellington Pathway Manager, Chris Nevin was...

Cricket Wellington Farewell Stephen Murdoch

The Wellington Firebirds squad for the coming season has been announced, with one notable name missing as Stephen Murdoch makes the move to Christchurch for personal reasons. Firebirds’ Head Coach, Bruce Edgar paid tribute to the Karori batsman, noting how his temperament drove him to succeed, “Steve was a bit...

Amelia Kerr’s Big Day Out in Dublin

WHITE FERNS’ teenager Amelia Kerr has written herself into cricketing folklore by batting an entire innings to score an unbeaten 232 and break Belinda Clark’s 20-year-old record for the highest score in women’s ODI cricket. The 17-year-old struck 31-fours and two sixes in her 145-ball epic, as the WHITE FERNS...

Firebirds Sign Jimmy Neesham

Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce that BLACKCAPS’ all-rounder, Jimmy Neesham has signed with the Wellington Firebirds for the 2018-19 season. The 27-year-old veteran of 68 internationals moves to the capital after seven seasons with the Otago Volts. The move will see Neesham return to the ground where he made...

Cricket Wellington on the Move

Visitors to the Basin Reserve in the weeks following the end of the season will have noticed a few changes, not the least of which is the removal of the Brierley Pavilion. The home of Cricket Wellington for many years, the Brierley Pavilion has a new home at Zealandia where...

Cricket Wellington Mourns Rodney Moore

Cricket Wellington and the wider sporting community are mourning the loss of former-Executive Director, Rodney Moore. Rodney was the Executive Director of Cricket Wellington for 10 years, starting in the role ahead of the 1989-90 season before finishing in 1998-99. The period marked a huge time of change for cricket...

Cricket Stands Out Among Award Nominees

The finalists for Sport Wellington’s Sportsperson the Year Awards were announced last week with cricket claiming six nominations across the categories. In the category that stirs the most public interest – as the public vote to determine the winner, Wellington Blaze all-rounder, Sophie Devine and Firebirds’ opener, Michael Papps find...

Cricket Wellington Welcome Mayor’s Basin Reserve Announcement

Wellington Mayor, Justin Lester has announced the Wellington City Council will receive a proposal to retain and strengthen the Basin Reserve’s Museum Stand. Cricket Wellington have been intimately involved throughout the process that has led to this proposal and are in full support of its recommendation regarding the Museum Stand’s...

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