Firebirds

The BLACKCAPS have “inspired the next generation of cricketers” – Pocknall

Wellington Firebirds head coach Glenn Pocknall says the future of New Zealand cricket is bright and the BLACKCAPS’ World Cup heroics will inspire the next generation of young cricketers. The BLACKCAPS fell just short of lifting their first ICC Cricket World Cup after tying with England in a super-over before...

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...

Patel delivers dream over

Jeetan Patel has produced a devastating bowling spell to give Warwickshire a chance of victory in their clash with Surrey in the County Championship overnight. The Warwickshire captain bowled unchanged to take 4-53, with three of the four wickets coming in five balls in the same over as he removed Dean...

Blundell stars for New Zealand XI

New Zealand XI 215 (Blundell 77, Young 60; Behrendorff 3-34, Cummins 3-36, Coulter-Nile 3-44) lost to Australian XI 219-9 (Finch 52, Warner 39; Henry 3-40, Astle 2-32, Neesham 2-56) by one wicket at Allan Border Field in Brisbane Tom Blundell proved his international credentials with an impressive 77 for New Zealand XI in a nail biting first...

Blundell, Neesham offered central BLACKCAPS contracts

Wellington Firebirds Jimmy Neesham and Tom Blundell have both been offered central BLACKCAPS contracts for the 2019/20 cricket season. Neesham, centrally contracted in 2016-17 and 2017-18, was not included in last year’s muster but receives an offer for the upcoming year on the back of strong performances for Wellington, and...