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Wellington scoring double-act

The end of this season’s Plunket Shield has seen the stumps pulled on one of the lengthiest partnerships in New Zealand cricket. Wellington provincial scorers Ian Smith and Cheryl Styles have worked together at the Basin, in what Smith calls the ‘’best seat in the house’’ since the 1984-85 season....

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Canterbury has withdrawn from its final Plunket Shield match of the season in response to yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Christchurch.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 A take-on CD A

Cricket Wellington has named a strong Wellington A squad to play Central Districts A in a three-day match beginning at Fitzherbert Park, Palmerston North today. New Wellington Firebird Troy Johnson will captain the side and is one of five players selected in the squad that have represented Wellington at professional...

NZ Māori Secondary Schoolboys team named

The inaugural New Zealand Māori Schools side to play a Governor General’s XI in Wellington next month will feature players from all six Major Associations. The Māori team, selected by long-term Northern Districts’ administrator Pat Malcon and NZC Talent Identification Manager Paul Wiseman, includes five players from Central Districts; three...

Bhula, Sears and Fletcher selected in NZ XI

Young Firebirds Jakob Bhula, Ben Sears and Andrew Fletcher have all been selected in the New Zealand XI squad to face Bangladesh in a two-day warm-up game at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln this weekend. Central Stags speedster Adam Milne will lead an exciting three prong pace attack alongside Canterbury’s...

Bangladesh beckons for New Zealand’s best youth cricketers

Some of New Zealand’s most promising teenage cricketers will get a valuable chance to experience sub-continental conditions in April. New Zealand have named an under-19 squad to tour Bangladesh, with Northern Districts and Canterbury providing eight of the 15 players between them. The squad also includes three players from Wellington...

Wellington finish fourth in Over 60’s Championship

Wellington have claimed fourth spot in the fourth edition of the National Provincial Over 60’s competition held at the Petone Recreation ground in Lower Hutt over the weekend. Wellington won two out of their four matches, beating Central Districts and losing to Northern Districts and Otago before overcoming Auckland on...

Cricket Wellington partners with NZIS

Cricket Wellington is proud to announce a sponsorship agreement with the New Zealand Institute of Sport (NZIS) who come on board as an official supplier and education partner. NZIS was established in 1996 and provides its students with a practical pathway to success in the realms of sport and fitness....

Fletcher, Ravindra, McPeake get a shot at Bangladesh

Wellington Firebirds Andrew Fletcher, Rachin Ravindra and Iain McPeake have all been included in the New Zealand XI to play Bangladesh in a 50-over match at Lincoln on Sunday. All three will be looking to make an impression on the selectors while also gaining meaningful experience before shifting back into...