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Women’s T20 cricket gets Commonwealth Games nod

Women’s T20 Cricket has been confirmed for inclusion at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games after a joint bid by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). “This is a truly historic moment for women’s cricket and for the global cricket community, who were united...

Women cricketers welcome new agreement

WHITE FERNS captain Amy Satterthwaite has hailed cricket’s new Women’s Master Agreement as a historic and progressive accord that provides another significant step forward for the game in New Zealand. Satterthwaite said the agreement, reached in principle by New Zealand Cricket and the New Zealand Cricket Players Association, represented a...

Blaze winter training squad named

Wellington Blaze head coach Ivan Tissera has named his 14-strong winter training squad in preparation for the upcoming summer of cricket. The squad boasts several familiar faces including current WHITE FERNS allrounder Amelia Kerr and former WHITE FERNS Thamsyn Newton and Liz Green-Perry. Leigh Kasperek who re-joined the Blaze in...

NBA trainer joins Wellington Blaze

NBA trainer and current Tall Ferns strength and conditioning coach Gavin Cross has signed on with the Wellington Blaze for the 2019-20 season. Cross joins the Blaze having worked with various elite sports teams in Wellington and across New Zealand, including the Wellington Saints, Wellington football, Wellington softball and the...

Strong cricket presence in Sportsperson of the Year finalists

There will be a strong cricket presence at the Wellington Hospitality Group Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards in June. Nine cricket representatives have been named as finalists in seven of the 12 categories, with teams and individuals up for some of the most prestigious awards. Wellington Blaze and WHITE...

Kasperek joins Wellington Blaze

The Wellington Blaze have added another world-class talent to their team, with WHITE FERNS allrounder Leigh Kasperek making the move to the capital for the upcoming 2019/20 season. The 27-year-old re-joins the Blaze after six years away with the Otago Sparks where she developed a reputation as a dangerous off-spinner,...