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New Head Coach for the Wellington Blaze

Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce the signing of Christie van Dyk as Head Coach of the Wellington Blaze for the 2017-18 season. A New Zealand Cricket Level III coach with experience in the Cricket Wellington representative programme, van Dyk’s coaching expertise has helped prepare many young players for elevation...

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...

From Guillotinest to High Performance Coach; how it all started

Glenn Pocknall is the current Assistant Coach of the Firebirds, a role he has had since 2013, although his involvement with coaching Cricket Wellington sides goes back to 2003. His experience, working his way from coaching the Wellington U15 team through to his current role, is a great example of...

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...

Blaze Making Headlines in WHITE FERNS’ World Cup Bid

With the 2017 Women’s World Cup proving to be the most hotly contested in history, we’re proud to have three of our Blaze players in the WHITE FERNS. The world’s media are also taking notice, with Amelia, Sophie, Rachel all getting their share of attention as New Zealand look to...

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...

Wellington College Seeks 1st XI Coach

The Wellington College Cricket Club (WCCC) is looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and accomplished 1st XI coach to guide one of Wellington’s strongest cricket colleges who this year is celebrating its 150th anniversary. The role is a significant one and currently involves a time commitment of around 450 to 500...