Firebirds

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Firebirds Named For Final Round of Plunket Shield

The Wellington Firebirds team to play Canterbury at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval from Wednesday 29th March to Saturday 1st April has been named. The side for the final match of the season is the same one which played Northern Districts at Mt Maunganui. Although the Firebirds’ hopes of adding to their...

Firebirds Named for Round Nine of Plunket Shield

The Wellington Firebirds team to play Northern Districts at Mt Maunganui’s Bay Oval from Tuesday 21st to Friday 24th March has been named. The side features one change from the squad that contested a thrilling final day draw against the Central Stags, with Fraser Colson included in place of Stephen...

Firebirds Named for Round Eight of Plunket Shield

The Wellington Firebirds team to play the Central Stags at Napier’s McLean Park from Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th March has been named. The Firebirds’ squad features some changes from the team that contested the historic pink ball round. Peter Younghusband comes back into the side having made his First-Class...