Firebirds

Firebirds’ Trio Leap In To National Squads

Selectors Gavin Larsen and Mike Hesson – in his last assignment for NZC before stepping down from his BLACKCAPS head coach role at the end of this month, today announced the Test, ODI, T20 and NZ A squads for the UAE tour, which will start in mid-October. As well as...

Fletcher Offered Final Firebirds’ Contract

Onslow Cricket Club batsman, Andrew Fletcher has been rewarded for years of strong club and Wellington A performances with the final spot on the Wellington Firebirds’ contract list for 2018-19. A right-handed top-order bat, Fletcher has progressed through the Cricket Wellington pathway system, representing the province at age-group level before...

Wellington Firebirds’ Contracts Announced for 2018-19

The Wellington Firebirds’ squad for the coming season includes some new faces as three young local cricketers join the contract list for the first time. Lauchie Johns, Rachin Ravindra, and Ben Sears have all been offered contracts having progressed through the local pathway. Cricket Wellington Pathway Manager, Chris Nevin was...

Cricket Wellington Farewell Stephen Murdoch

The Wellington Firebirds squad for the coming season has been announced, with one notable name missing as Stephen Murdoch makes the move to Christchurch for personal reasons. Firebirds’ Head Coach, Bruce Edgar paid tribute to the Karori batsman, noting how his temperament drove him to succeed, “Steve was a bit...

Firebirds Sign Jimmy Neesham

Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce that BLACKCAPS’ all-rounder, Jimmy Neesham has signed with the Wellington Firebirds for the 2018-19 season. The 27-year-old veteran of 68 internationals moves to the capital after seven seasons with the Otago Volts. The move will see Neesham return to the ground where he made...

Cricket Stands Out Among Award Nominees

The finalists for Sport Wellington’s Sportsperson the Year Awards were announced last week with cricket claiming six nominations across the categories. In the category that stirs the most public interest – as the public vote to determine the winner, Wellington Blaze all-rounder, Sophie Devine and Firebirds’ opener, Michael Papps find...

Cricket Wellington Thanks Michael Papps

Having announced his retirement from cricket today, Cricket Wellington would like to congratulate Michael Papps on his career and contribution to the game over the last 20 seasons. Papps moved to Wellington ahead of the 2011-12 season, having already scored 6663 First-Class runs for Canterbury, including 19 centuries. His seven...

Firebirds Keep Racking Up Milestones

  The Wellington Firebirds will take to the Basin Reserve for the final time this season when they host Northern Districts from Sunday 25th March. The penultimate round of the Plunket Shield pits the competition-leading capital city side against an ND team bolstered by the return of Ish Sodhi and...