Firebirds

Canterbury withdraws from Plunket Shield match

Canterbury has withdrawn from its final Plunket Shield match of the season in response to yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Christchurch. Canterbury’s final four-day match against the Wellington Firebirds, scheduled to begin at the Basin Reserve tomorrow, has been cancelled. Canterbury Cricket CEO Jeremy Curwin said his organisation had conducted a...

Wellington legend Woodcock to retire

Wellington Firebirds allrounder Luke Woodcock will retire from cricket at the end of the season. The 36-year-old announced the decision to his Firebirds teammates following their Plunket Shield match against Otago on Tuesday, calling time on a career spanning 17 seasons. “It just feels right at this stage to move...

Volts nearing lead after Day 2

The Volts will enter day three at 200 for four, trailing by just 84 runs in their first innings in the round seven Plunket Shield match with the Firebirds at University of Otago Oval in Dunedin. Scorecard They had started a pretty good day by wrapping up the one remaining...

Pocknall appointed new Firebirds head coach

Glenn Pocknall has been appointed as the new Wellington Firebirds head coach on a three-year term. The current Firebirds assistant coach will take the reins after Bruce Edgar announced he would step down from the role at the end of the season. The appointment completes the successful transition through the...

Firebirds hurt at Hagley

Canterbury have recorded their second Plunket Shield win in a row with a nine-wicket victory over the Wellington Firebirds at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Scorecard DAY ONE Canterbury captain Cole McConchie top-scored for his side with his third first-class century, and first at his home ground of Hagley Oval, to...

Edgar calls time as Firebirds coach

Wellington and New Zealand cricket great, Bruce Edgar will step down from his role as head coach of the Wellington Firebirds at the end of the 2018/2019 summer. The former New Zealand player and selector said the time was right to hand over the reins after a successful four years...