Overseas pro Hose to return home

Wellington Firebirds overseas pro Adam Hose will play no further part in the Burger King Super Smash and return home to the UK due to discomfort in his right knee. The Warwickshire and Birmingham Bears batsman will report back to Edgbaston this week for further assessment on a pre-patellar bursitis...

Conway class as Firebirds fly

Wellington Firebirds 221-3 in 20 overs (Conway 105*, Tom Blundell 79, Rachin Ravindra 3-32) beat the Otago Volts 210-8 in 20 overs (Neil Broom 65, Hamish Rutherford 44, Nathan Smith 1-43) by 11 runs at University f Otago Oval, Dunedin. Scorecard A fine century from Devon Conway has led the...

National title three-peat for Auckland

Auckland Under-17 have upended top qualifiers Central Districts U17 by five wickets to claim the 2018/19 national title in a hard-fought 1v2 final at Lincoln’s Bert Sutcliffe Oval. It’s the third consecutive year that Auckland has claimed the title, albeit with a largely new team at this year’s nationals. The...

Leg-spinner casts superb spell at U17 Nationals

A spell-binding six-wicket bag for 16-year-old Auckland leg-spinner Adithya Ashok was the talk of the last day of round-robin matches at NZC’s Under-17 national championships, today. Ashok is no stranger to turning heads, having been called into Mt Albert Grammar School’s First XI when he was still just in Year 9....

Wellington Blaze win Burger King Super Smash

Canterbury Magicians 130-3 in 20 overs (Erin Bermingham 61*, Kate Ebrahim 38, Jessica Kerr 1-25) lost to Wellington Blaze 131-6 in 20 overs (Rebecca Burns 41, Sophie Devine 31) by four wickets at Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland.   The Wellington Blaze are back to back champions in this format,...

Neesham returns for Aces showdown

The Wellington Firebirds will be able to call upon some extra firepower when they take on the Auckland Aces in round seven of the Burger King Super Smash at the Basin Reserve tomorrow afternoon. BLACKCAPS allrounder Jimmy Neesham returns from international duty and is cleared to play after recovering from...

Big week for cricket’s next generation

If history is any indication, a sweep of New Zealand’s future Domestic cricket stars will be on display in Lincoln over the next six days. The NZC Men’s Under 17 National Tournament brings together the best fresh-faced talents from the six New Zealand Major Associations, with defending champions Auckland Under 17...

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...

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Come on down to the Basin Reserve this Saturday for the women's Festival Day!

This is a new pilot initiative from Cricket Wellington to improve integration for female players.

We've selected the players from the Blaze and the Wellington clubs to create four teams that will face-off this Saturday at 10am and 2pm.

Players have been selected from clubs for outstanding performance, attitude, fair play, team work and consistency. Which team will win? #cricketnation
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