Firebirds

Firebirds’ Consistent Results Mean Consistent Selections

Having picked up maximum points from each of their first three games, the Wellington Firebirds’ squad is again unchanged for their match against Canterbury at Wellington’s Basin Reserve from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th November. The Firebirds return home to the Basin after overcoming Northern Districts in a hard-fought encounter...

No Changes to Firebirds Side to Face ND

After opening their season with consecutive innings victories at home, the Wellington Firebirds’ squad is again unchanged for their trip to Hamilton’s Seddon Park to play Northern Districts from Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th November. After their impressive opening round victory, the Firebirds repeated their innings result against the Otago...

Bowlers Back Up Murdoch Century: Plunket Shield Round 2

Wellington Firebirds’ fans would’ve been forgiven for having a few nerves when Rob Nicol called the coin toss correctly and sent the home side in to bat on the opening day of the second round Plunket Shield match at the Basin Reserve. Just a week before, the same action had...

Two Days of History: Plunket Shield Round 1

When the 2017-18 Wellington Firebirds’ contracts were announced, Ollie Newton was offered the 15th, and final, contract. There’s no sense of hierarchy among this team, however, and that Newton, who had spent much of the last 18 months sidelined with injuries, was offered one at all was testament to the...

Wellington Firebirds Named for Plunket Shield Opener

The Wellington Firebirds team to play Auckland at Wellington’s Basin Reserve from Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th October has been named, with Logan van Beek and Michael Bracewell (as captain) in line to make their debuts for the side. The Firebirds went through the first half of last season’s Plunket...

Glenn Pocknall: My Irish Cricket Adventure

With the Wellington Firebirds’ 2017-18 season about to get underway, their Assistant Coach, Glenn Pocknall, takes us back to 2013 and his experiences coaching in Ireland. This is the latest in a series from Glenn where he recounts his journey in coaching. You can read his previous post here.   After...

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...

Wellington Firebirds’ Coaches Extend Contracts

Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce that Bruce Edgar and Glenn Pocknall, Head Coach and Assistant Coach of the Wellington Firebirds, have extended their contracts to take the team through the 2018-19 summer. Pocknall has been in the role of Assistant since 2013, working with Jamie Siddons before Edgar took...

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...