Wellington cricket team
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 Super Smash.
|One Day name||Wellington Firebirds|
|Captain||Michael Bracewell and Hamish Bennett|
|Coach||Bruce Edgar and Glenn Pocknall|
|Home ground||Basin Reserve|
|Plunket Shield wins||20|
|Ford Trophy wins||7|
|Super Smash wins||2|
|Official website:||Wellington Firebirds|
- Plunket Shield (20)
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.
- Super Smash (2)
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.
Wellington Firebirds squad for the 2016-17 season. Players with international caps are listed in bold.
|No.||Name||Nat||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|Fraser Colson||19 March 1990||Right handed||Right arm off break|
|Michael Pollard||2 November 1989||Right handed|
|16||Andrew Fletcher||29 March 1993||Right handed|
|Matt Taylor||18 February 1992||Right handed||Right arm Fast-medium|
|Logan van Beek||7 September 1990||Right handed||Right arm Fast-medium|
|Luke Woodcock||19 February 1982||Left handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|36||Tom Blundell||1 September 1990||Right handed|
|45||Hamish Bennett||22 February 1987||Left handed||Right arm Medium-fast|
|9||Iain McPeake||24 May 1991||Right handed||Right arm Medium-fast|
|33||Ollie Newton||22 August 1988||Left handed||Right arm Medium|
|5||Jeetan Patel||7 May 1980||Right handed||Right arm Off break|
|25||Anurag Verma||5 August 1990||Right handed||Right arm Fast-medium|
|17||Peter Younghusband||17 February 1990||Right handed||Right arm Leg break|