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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 Wellington on the Move

Visitors to the Basin Reserve in the weeks following the end of the season will have noticed a few changes, not the least of which is the removal of the Brierley Pavilion. The home of Cricket Wellington for many years, the Brierley Pavilion has a new home at Zealandia where...

Cricket Wellington Mourns Rodney Moore

Cricket Wellington and the wider sporting community are mourning the loss of former-Executive Director, Rodney Moore. Rodney was the Executive Director of Cricket Wellington for 10 years, starting in the role ahead of the 1989-90 season before finishing in 1998-99. The period marked a huge time of change for cricket...

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 Welcome Mayor’s Basin Reserve Announcement

Wellington Mayor, Justin Lester has announced the Wellington City Council will receive a proposal to retain and strengthen the Basin Reserve’s Museum Stand. Cricket Wellington have been intimately involved throughout the process that has led to this proposal and are in full support of its recommendation regarding the Museum Stand’s...

Cricket Wellington Chair a Finalist for Women in Governance Awards

Sally Morrison, who works as the Royal New Zealand Police College’s Principal Advisor Strategy, has been shortlisted as a finalist in two Award categories, Gender Advocacy Champion and Inspirational Excellence, for her work as Chair of Cricket Wellington. The awards will be presented on 10 May in Auckland and Sally says she’s humbled...

Junior Winter Codes Return to the Basin

From Saturday the 12th of May, Wellington’s Basin Reserve will again host winter codes as junior rugby players, followed by junior footballers on Sunday, take to the ground. With junior cricket finals a staple of the Basin Reserve’s calendar, Cricket Wellington Operations Manager, Ryan Holland, is pleased to see the...

Devine and Kerr Heading North with WHITE FERNS

The WHITE FERNS’ ODI and T20 player of the year, Sophie Devine, and Wellington Blaze all-rounder, Amelia Kerr, have both been selected in the WHITE FERNS’ squad for the upcoming tour to England and Ireland. The pair have been included in a 15-player squad bound for the Northern Hemisphere in June,...

Basin Reserve Pitch a Winner at Turf Management Awards

NZC has announced the winners of their 2017-18 Turf Management Awards with the Basin Reserve taking out top spot as the Domestic Short Form Pitch of the Year. Given that domestic short form cricket makes up the majority of the top level season, this is a fantastic achievement and just...

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...