Firebirds

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...

Tom Blundell Selected for NZ A Tour of India

Tom Blundell will be part of the Henry Nicholls-led New Zealand A side for two First Class matches and five One Day matches in a tour against India A later this month.  There will be only one change in the 15-man squad for the different formats, with Jeet Raval being...

Three Men to Lead Firebirds In 2017-18

With the Burger King Super Smash schedule announced last week, the Wellington Firebirds continue their preparations for the 2017-18 season with the announcement of their captains for each domestic campaign. For the first time, the Firebirds will be led by a different captain in each competition as the side looks...

A Summer Holiday of Burger King Super Smash

New Zealand’s Christmas and New Year holiday season will once again be jam-packed with explosive T20 action, this time with a new name and partner. The Burger King Super Smash will again focus on the festive part of the summer, beginning at a slightly later date of 13 December and...

Cricket Wellington Announce Final Firebirds’ Contract

Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce the 15th Wellington Firebirds’ contract for the 2017-18 season has been offered to Ollie Newton. A member of the Firebirds’ squad for the past two seasons, injuries have restricted Newton’s on-field appearances to a single T20 in 2015. The contract offer, however, highlights the...

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...