Blaze

Doolan announces retirement

Wellington Blaze and former WHITE FERNS allrounder Lucy Doolan has announced her retirement from cricket, bringing to an end a career spanning over 14 years. A strong opening batter and a handy off-spinner, Doolan debuted for Wellington straight out of Hutt Valley High School in 2004 at the age of...

Blaze end summer with a win

After having missed out on their chance in the previous day’s penultimate round, Wellington Blaze completed their 2018/19 season with heads held high after bouncing back to hand the Auckland Hearts a six-wicket loss right when it mattered. The Blaze became just the second team all summer to defeat the...

HBJ finalists found

The two teams that will contest this season’s Hallyburton Johnstone Shield Grand Final have been found. Now the only question to be answered — tomorrow (Sunday) — is where next week’s national one-day Final will be played. A dominant, nine-wicket win over the Otago Sparks in Palmerston North gave the Central Hinds...

Finalist to be found this weekend

The Central Hinds are in the box seat, but nothing much else is certain heading into today’s penultimate round of the national one-day Hallyburton Johnstone Shield in Auckland, Waikato and Palmerston North, from 10.30am. Defending champions the Auckland Hearts have already qualified for the 9 March Grand Final, which was...

Aspiring WHITE FERNS to play Australia Under-19 Women

Providing a better high-performance pathway for female cricketers is the basis for a 14-strong New Zealand Women’s Development squad named to take on the Australian Under-19s in four matches at Lincoln next month. The initial approach came from Cricket Australia and it’s hoped to have a reciprocal series later this year. The New...

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...