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Three Wellington players selected in New Zealand U19 squad

Three of Wellington’s most promising cricketers have been selected in a New Zealand U19 squad announced by New Zealand Cricket today. Jesse Tashkoff, Devan Vishvaka and Ryan Jackson have all been included in the 18-man squad for five one-dayers against Bangladesh later this month. Tashkoff, a bowling allrounder, was selected...

NZ’s best set to make a Super Smash on 2019-20 domestic stage 

New Zealand’s men’s and women’s Super Smash competitions are poised for an international injection this summer. The best men’s and women’s players in the country will be on show for the entire domestic Twenty20 competition with all WHITE FERNS and BLACKCAPS white ball players available. BLACKCAPS Test players may also...

Dry and Krishnamurthy added to Firebirds coaching staff

Current Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club head coach Lance Dry and current Taita Cricket Club head coach Sriram Krishnamurthy have been added to the Wellington Firebirds coaching staff for the 2019/2020 summer of cricket. Both coaches join recently appointed head coach Glenn Pocknall at the helm of the Firebirds, Dry as...

Karori claim T20 title

Karori CC 160-8 (Blundell 60, Younghusband 31, Neesham 3-32) beat Hutt Districts CC 145-8 (Neesham 27, Ravindra 25, Bhula 2-8) by 16 runs at the Basin Reserve in Wellington Karori claimed the Wellington T20 competition with a strong 16-run win over Hutt Districts at the Basin Reserve. Scorecard After batting...

Female umpire among appointments for BK Super Smash final

Kim Cotton and John Dempsey have been appointed on-field umpires for this weekend’s Burger King Super Smash final – it’s the first time a female will officiate a domestic Twenty20 final.  “Both Kim and John are there 100% on their performances this season. It’s early in their careers, but getting...

It’s Blaze v Magicians in the BK Super Smash final

Magicians qualify for BK Super Smash after day of drama  The Canterbury Magicians have qualified for the BK Super Smash final on a dramatic last day of regular season play.  Among swirling rain clouds in Dunedin and Christchurch, the Auckland Hearts need to win against the Otago Sparks at University Oval...

Knights peg back Firebirds

Knights 157-7 in 20 overs (Daryl Mitchell 49, Nick Kelly 45, Ollie Newton (3-26) beat Wellington Firebirds (Adam Hose 52, Kyle Abbott 2-19, Daryl Mitchell 2-19) by 12 runs at Basin Reserve, Wellington. The first and second placed BK Super Smash teams produced a tense contest on a magnificent Wellington...

Firebirds continue faith in homegrown talent

The Wellington Firebirds will give homegrown talent an opportunity this weekend when they host the Northern Knights in round six of the Burger King Super Smash. Head coach Bruce Edgar has named batsman Troy Johnson in his squad for tomorrow’s clash and the 21-year-old is likely to line-up in the...

Wellington Blaze qualify for Burger King Super Smash final

The Wellington Blaze have made it to the Burger King Super Smash final, as the Northern Spirit beat the Canterbury Magicians by five wickets at Hagley Oval this afternoon.  The result means the Blaze are guaranteed at least second place, and gives them the chance to secure back to back titles.  “There were a...

Record-breaking crowds for Fill The Basin

The cricket was electrifying, the weather behaved and the crowd that emerged for Sunday’s ‘Fill The Basin’ certainly didn’t disappoint. Just under 3,500 people attended the Basin Reserve on Sunday after Cricket Wellington opened the gates and offered free entry for the Burger King Super Smash double-header between Wellington and...