Author Archives: Jamie Bell

Firebirds Among Indian Tourists

After the announcement of the first Firebirds’ contracts for the coming season, a number of Firebirds and Cricket Wellington age-group players are about to embark on a journey for their first taste of pre-season cricket. Playing under the banner of the Hutt Hawks, the side leave today for India where...

From Guillotinest to High Performance Coach; how it all started

Glenn Pocknall is the current Assistant Coach of the Firebirds, a role he has had since 2013, although his involvement with coaching Cricket Wellington sides goes back to 2003. His experience, working his way from coaching the Wellington U15 team through to his current role, is a great example of...

Firebirds Announce Contracts for 2017-18 Season

Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce the initial 14 players offered Wellington Firebirds’ contracts for the 2017-18 season. The list includes the previously announced new additions of Michael Bracewell and Logan van Beek, who are moving to Wellington where they will reconnect with former-New Zealand U19 teammate, Tom Blundell. Another...

Blaze Making Headlines in WHITE FERNS’ World Cup Bid

With the 2017 Women’s World Cup proving to be the most hotly contested in history, we’re proud to have three of our Blaze players in the WHITE FERNS. The world’s media are also taking notice, with Amelia, Sophie, Rachel all getting their share of attention as New Zealand look to...

Ronchi farewells BLACKCAPS

Wicket-keeper Luke Ronchi has retired from all international cricket. The BLACKCAPS gloveman represented Australia briefly in 2008 and 2009 before resurrecting his international career with New Zealand in 2013, playing a total of four Tests, 85 One Day Internationals and 32 T20 internationals. Ronchi plans to continue playing on the...

Firebirds Sign Logan van Beek for 2017-18

Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce that all-rounder and Netherlands’ international Logan van Beek will be joining the Firebirds for the 2017-18 season. The right-arm quick has enjoyed success with both bat and ball in recent seasons, and will be working hard to push for more chances in Wellington. Currently...

Cricket Wellington Appoints New Chief Executive

Cricket Wellington is pleased to announce the appointment of Cam Mitchell as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr Mitchell joins the organisation from his role as Community Football Director at NZ Football where he is responsible for leading the growth and development of domestic football in New Zealand. He will...

Cricket Wellington Announce Season Award Winners

Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce the winners of their season awards, held at the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club on Monday 3rd April. The event recognised players’ efforts throughout the season, including the Norwood Awards for Men’s and Women’s Cricketer of the Year. The 2016-17 season was a breakout...

Historic Secondary Schools Cricket Trophy Back In Play

The New Zealand Cricket Museum, in a joint initiative with Cricket Wellington and College Sport Wellington, announce the reintroduction of the Heathcote Williams Challenge Shield for secondary school cricket. First presented in 1908, the Heathcote Williams Shield is named for its donor and the New Zealand Cricket Council’s first President,...