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Cricket Wellington Confirm Staff to Lead New Direction

Last month, Cricket Wellington unveiled ambitious plans for the future of cricket in the region. With a renewed focus on community cricket and development pathways, Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce the team that will lead the implementation of its new operating model. Leading the development of a talent pipeline...

WHITE FERNS Squad and Schedules Announced for UAE

WHITE FERNS coach Haidee Tiffen has named a 14-player squad for three One Day Internationals and four Twenty20 Internationals against Pakistan in the UAE, starting at the end of the month. Northern Spirit batswoman Sam Curtis is the only non-contracted player, with Wellington Blaze stars Sophie Devine and Amelia Kerr among...

Amelia Kerr among three newly contracted WHITE FERNS

Sixteen-year-old Wellington Blaze leg spinner Amelia Kerr has taken another big step forward in her cricket career by accepting a full New Zealand Cricket central contract. The teenager becomes the youngest-ever contracted WHITE FERN, while Wellington Blaze and WHITE FERNS’ stalwarts Rachel Priest and Sophie Devine are among the other contracted...

NZC 2017-18 domestic summer schedules released

New Zealand Cricket has today released the full schedule for the upcoming men’s and women’s domestic season – with 135 days of domestic action planned for this summer. Following last month’s T20 Burger King Super Smash launch, the full men’s programme features ten rounds of Plunket Shield four-day cricket, while...

Interview: Allex Evans Eyes Winter Training

For many domestic cricketers, winter is time spent training in cold, quiet nets, bowling at imaginary batsmen or reimaging the mechanics of the bowling machine as the action of a fiery quick. For the players in the Wellington Firebirds, the first step towards summer was the confirmation of contracts bringing...

New Head Coach for the Wellington Blaze

Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce the signing of Christie van Dyk as Head Coach of the Wellington Blaze for the 2017-18 season. A New Zealand Cricket Level III coach with experience in the Cricket Wellington representative programme, van Dyk’s coaching expertise has helped prepare many young players for elevation...

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...

Message From The Chair

“A feast of sport on our screens in June with the Lions Tour, the sailing and now the Champions Trophy is in full flight with great crowds and high quality cricket out of the UK. It is fantastic to see two Wellington players featuring in the squad, the selectors have...