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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...

National Women’s Under 21 tournament – Day Four and Five

DAY FOUR Central Districts U21 beat Canterbury U21 by 50 runs Defending champions Central Districts completed the one-day phase of the tournament going three from four, enough to regain the interim lead before leaders Auckland swept to victory on the adjacent ground. CD successfully defended a low total against Canterbury,...

Cricket Wellington awarded Sport NZ governance mark

Cricket Wellington has become the first regional sports organisation to be awarded the Sport New Zealand Governance Mark. The Mark, which indicates a sports organisation’s commitment to governance and processes was presented to Cricket Wellington Board Chair Sally Morrison and CEO Cam Mitchell during the BLACKCAPS opening test match of...