Wellington cricket team
|One-day name:||Wellington Firebirds|
|Home ground:||Basin Reserve
Wellington Regional Stadium
|Official website:||Wellington Firebirds|
The Wellington Firebirds are one of six New Zealand first-class cricket teams that make up New Zealand Cricket. It is based in Wellington. It competes in the Plunket Shield first class (4-day) competition, the Ford Trophy domestic one day competition and the HRV Cup.
The Firebirds have the best Plunket Shield record of any team since the start of the millennium. They won the title in 2000/01 and 2003/04 and were runners up in 2001/02, 2002/03 and 2005/06.
1923-24, 1925–26, 1927–28, 1929–30, 1931–32, 1935–36, 1949–50, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1965–66, 1972–73, 1973-74, 1981-82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1989–90, 2000–01, 2003-04.
- Ford Trophy (7)
1973-74, 1974–75, 1981–82, 1988–89, 1990–91, 2001-02, 2013-14.
Home games are usually played at the Basin Reserve ground in Wellington, which is also used by the OBU senior club rugby side during the offseason. Wellington also play some First Class fixtures at Karori Park, and Twenty20 at Westpac Stadium when the Basin Reserve is unavailable.
Wellington Firebirds squad for the 2012-2013 season. Players with international caps are listed in bold.
|Name||Nat||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|Tamim Iqbal||LHB||Overseas player|
|Stephen Murdoch||RHB||RM||One-Day and First-Class Captain|
|Michael Papps||RHB||Occasional Wicket-Keeper|
|James Franklin||LHB||LFM||T20 Captain, Contracted to NZ|
|Chris Woakes||RHB||RFM||Overseas player|
|Mark Gillespie||RHB||RFM||New Zealand Test and ODI player|
|Jeetan Patel||RHB||OS||New Zealand Test and ODI player|
Main article: List of Wellington representative cricketers
- "Tamim signs up for Wellington". CricInfo (ESPN). 2012-10-20. Retrieved 2012-10-20.