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...

Kilbirnie Sports’ Age-Group Awards Recognise Young Representatives

The Wellington representative season wrapped up recently with the Kilbirnie Sports’ Age-Group Representative Awards. With the generous support of Kilbirnie Sports, these awards recognise the up-and-coming players in our region who have represented Wellington sides with passion and enthusiasm in 2017-18. Y8 Boy’s MVP – Angus Miller Angus was the...

Last Action Signs Off 2017-18 Season

The 2017-18 New Zealand cricket season formally ended this week with the National Club Championships played at Auckland’s Cornwall Park. The Wellington region were represented by Rothbury Wilkinson Ewen Chatfield Cup winners, Onslow, who played some brilliant cricket when the city of sails wasn’t been battered by storms. After the...

Bumper Summer of Junior Cricket

The 2017-18 season will long be remembered as the first season in recent memory where the weather gods played their part – not a single day of junior Saturday cricket was rained off. With the weather playing its part, it was all systems go and Wellington’s junior cricketers had a...

Club Awards Recognise Season’s Best

Last week the Cricket Wellington Club Awards were held in the Basin Reserve’s Norwood Room to recognise the season’s best at the game’s grassroots. Having secured a 15th Pearce Cup in the last 17 seasons, the Eastern Suburbs Premier Men’s side were on hand to collect their trophy. Their star...

Eastern Suburbs and Johnsonville set for Pearce Cup Final

Easter weekend’s Pearce Cup final sees Eastern Suburbs and Johnsonville take to the Basin Reserve for the final piece of senior silverware on offer this season. With both sides having suffered a finals’ defeat already this season (Johnsonville to Onslow in the Ewen Chatfield One Day competition and Easts to...

Firebirds Keep Racking Up Milestones

  The Wellington Firebirds will take to the Basin Reserve for the final time this season when they host Northern Districts from Sunday 25th March. The penultimate round of the Plunket Shield pits the competition-leading capital city side against an ND team bolstered by the return of Ish Sodhi and...

Kathy Cross Retires From International Umpiring

Trail-blazing New Zealand umpire Kathy Cross will call a close to her stellar international career at the end of the T20I series between the WHITE FERNS and the West Indies.   Cross, who made her international debut at the 2000 ICC Women’s World Cup in New Zealand, was the first...

Cricket Wellington shared Gee & Hickton Funeral Directors's post.
Cricket Wellington

We are saddened by the tragic loss of a talented young member of our cricket community.

Our deepest sympathy is with Nathan's family, friends, classmates, and teammates at this time.

Kei konā te aroha me te whakaaro.WATT: Nathan James; On May 22, 2018 tragically at Upper Hutt, aged 17 years. Dearly loved and treasured son and brother of Lea and Peter, and Harrison. Adored grandson of Betty and Russell Watt, Pamela and Cor Van Der Gulik.

Nathan will be loved and remembered always by his extended family and friends and the HIBS community. In lieu of flowers donations to the Key to Life Charitable Trust would be appreciated and may be left at the service (

A celebration of Nathan’s life will be held in Lane Park, 22 Lane Street, Upper Hutt on Monday May 28, 2018 at 1.30pm thereafter private cremation at Akatarawa. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS CELEBRATION SERVICE.

Gone too soon.

All messages to the “Watt family” c/- PO Box 30 127, Lower Hutt 5040.
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