Author Archives: Eddy Bramley

NZ Māori Secondary Schoolboys team named

The inaugural New Zealand Māori Schools side to play a Governor General’s XI in Wellington next month will feature players from all six Major Associations. The Māori team, selected by long-term Northern Districts’ administrator Pat Malcon and NZC Talent Identification Manager Paul Wiseman, includes five players from Central Districts; three...

First-class championship resumes

Burger King Super Smash champions the Central Stags face a fast transition from white-ball to red-ball cricket skills if they are to maintain their lead in the New Zealand’s first-class cricket championship, and they will be without the services of pace duo Adam Milne and Blair Tickner when the Plunket...

Bhula, Sears and Fletcher selected in NZ XI

Young Firebirds Jakob Bhula, Ben Sears and Andrew Fletcher have all been selected in the New Zealand XI squad to face Bangladesh in a two-day warm-up game at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln this weekend. Central Stags speedster Adam Milne will lead an exciting three prong pace attack alongside Canterbury’s...

Bangladesh beckons for New Zealand’s best youth cricketers

Some of New Zealand’s most promising teenage cricketers will get a valuable chance to experience sub-continental conditions in April. New Zealand have named an under-19 squad to tour Bangladesh, with Northern Districts and Canterbury providing eight of the 15 players between them. The squad also includes three players from Wellington...

Blaze far too good for Magicians

The Wellington Blaze added nine points to their one-day tally with back-to-back wins over the Canterbury Magicians in rounds seven and eight of the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield over the weekend. The Blaze entered the weekend knowing two wins out of two were vital to keep their hopes of finishing in...

Blaze wins vital in HBJ Shield final push

The Wellington Blaze continue their quest to win both domestic women’s cricket competitions this weekend when they face the Canterbury Magicians in another round of back-to-back Hallyburton Johnstone Shield matches. The Blaze ticked the women’s Burger King Super Smash title off their to-win list last month and attention now turns...

WHITE FERNS return for Hallyburton Johnstone Shield

With just four rounds to go until the 2019 Grand Final, the WHITE FERNS return to their domestic teams this weekend for two crunch rounds of the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield. The return of the international stars will be welcomed at the sharp end of the national one-day competition, all available...

Firebirds end Super Smash campaign with a loss

Wellington Firebirds 132-8 in 20 overs (Malcolm Nofal 28, Kyle Jamieson 3-22, Cole McConchie 3-28) lost to Canterbury Kings 137-3 in 17 overs (Chad Bowes 72, Stephen Murdoch 26) by seven wickets at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. The Wellington Firebirds have brought their 2018/2019 Burger King Super Smash campaign to an...

Wellington finish fourth in Over 60’s Championship

Wellington have claimed fourth spot in the fourth edition of the National Provincial Over 60’s competition held at the Petone Recreation ground in Lower Hutt over the weekend. Wellington won two out of their four matches, beating Central Districts and losing to Northern Districts and Otago before overcoming Auckland on...

Pride still on the line for Firebirds

Pride is all that’s left on the line when the Wellington Firebirds take-on the Canterbury Kings at Hagley Park tomorrow. The Firebirds’ finals hopes came to an end after an 11-run loss to the Central Stags at the Basin Reserve last Friday, meaning the Stags plus the Knights and the...