Wellington cricket team

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Wellington Firebirds
Wellington Firebirds logo.png
One-day nameWellington Firebirds
Personnel
CaptainNew Zealand Michael Bracewell and Hamish Bennett
CoachNew Zealand Bruce Edgar and Glenn Pocknall
Team information
Founded1873
Home groundBasin Reserve
Wellington Regional Stadium
Capacity34,500
History
First-class debutAuckland
in 1873
at Wellington
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 Burger King Super Smash.

Honours[edit]

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.

1973-74, 1974–75, 1981–82, 1988–89, 1990–91, 2001-02, 2013-14.

2014-15, 2016-17

Grounds[edit]

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 occasionally use Westpac Stadium for Day/Night matches and play first-class games at Karori Park when the Basin Reserve is unavailable.

Current squad[edit]

Wellington Firebirds squad for the 2016-17 season.[1] Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Fraser Colson New Zealand (1990-03-19) 19 March 1990 (age 29) Right handed Right arm off break
Michael Pollard New Zealand (1989-11-02) 2 November 1989 (age 29) Right handed
16 Andrew Fletcher New Zealand (1993-03-29) 29 March 1993 (age 26) Right handed
All-rounders
Matt Taylor New Zealand (1992-02-18) 18 February 1992 (age 27) Right handed Right arm Fast-medium
Logan van Beek New Zealand (1990-09-07) 7 September 1990 (age 28) Right handed Right arm Fast-medium
Luke Woodcock New Zealand (1982-02-19) 19 February 1982 (age 37) Left handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Wicket-keepers
36 Tom Blundell New Zealand (1990-09-01) 1 September 1990 (age 28) Right handed
Bowlers
45 Hamish Bennett New Zealand (1987-02-22) 22 February 1987 (age 32) Left handed Right arm Medium-fast
9 Iain McPeake New Zealand (1991-05-24) 24 May 1991 (age 27) Right handed Right arm Medium-fast
33 Ollie Newton New Zealand (1988-08-22) 22 August 1988 (age 30) Left handed Right arm Medium
5 Jeetan Patel New Zealand (1980-05-07) 7 May 1980 (age 39) Right handed Right arm Off break
25 Anurag Verma New Zealand (1990-08-05) 5 August 1990 (age 28) Right handed Right arm Fast-medium
17 Peter Younghusband New Zealand (1990-02-17) 17 February 1990 (age 29) Right handed Right arm Leg break

Notable players[edit]

Records[edit]

See List of New Zealand first-class cricket records

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016-17 Firebirds Squad - Cricket Wellington". Cricket Wellington. Retrieved 2016-12-31.

External links[edit]