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Wellington cricket team

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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.

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
Capacity11,600
History
First-class debutAuckland
in 1873
at Wellington
Plunket Shield wins20
Ford Trophy wins7
Super Smash wins2
Official website:Wellington Firebirds

HonoursEdit

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

GroundsEdit

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 squadEdit

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   (1990-03-19) 19 March 1990 (age 29) Right handed Right arm off break
Michael Pollard   (1989-11-02) 2 November 1989 (age 29) Right handed
16 Andrew Fletcher   (1993-03-29) 29 March 1993 (age 26) Right handed
All-rounders
Matt Taylor   (1992-02-18) 18 February 1992 (age 27) Right handed Right arm Fast-medium
Logan van Beek   (1990-09-07) 7 September 1990 (age 29) Right handed Right arm Fast-medium
Luke Woodcock   (1982-02-19) 19 February 1982 (age 37) Left handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Wicket-keepers
36 Tom Blundell   (1990-09-01) 1 September 1990 (age 29) Right handed
Bowlers
45 Hamish Bennett   (1987-02-22) 22 February 1987 (age 32) Left handed Right arm Medium-fast
9 Iain McPeake   (1991-05-24) 24 May 1991 (age 28) Right handed Right arm Medium-fast
33 Ollie Newton   (1988-08-22) 22 August 1988 (age 31) Left handed Right arm Medium
5 Jeetan Patel   (1980-05-07) 7 May 1980 (age 39) Right handed Right arm Off break
25 Anurag Verma   (1990-08-05) 5 August 1990 (age 29) Right handed Right arm Fast-medium
17 Peter Younghusband   (1990-02-17) 17 February 1990 (age 29) Right handed Right arm Leg break

Notable playersEdit

RecordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit