Wellington cricket team

The Wellington Firebirds are one of six New Zealand men's 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 Men's Super Smash Twenty20 competition.

Wellington Firebirds
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Top: Wellington Firebirds logo
Bottom: Wellington Firebirds Twenty20 emblem
One Day nameWellington Firebirds
Personnel
CaptainMichael Bracewell and Hamish Bennett
CoachBruce Edgar
Team information
ColorsKKR
Founded1873
Home groundBasin Reserve
Capacity11,600
History
First-class debutAuckland
in 1873
at Wellington
Plunket Shield wins21
The Ford Trophy wins8
Men's Super Smash wins4
Official websitewww.cricketwellington.co.nz

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, 2019–20
1973–74, 1974–75, 1981–82, 1988–89, 1990–91, 2001–02, 2013–14, 2018–19
2014–15, 2016–17, 2019–20, 2020–21

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 Wellington Regional Stadium for day/night matches, and play first-class games at Karori Park when the Basin Reserve is unavailable.

Current squadEdit

Based on squad for the 2021/22 season.[1] Players in bold have international caps.

 
The Wellington Firbirds mascot looking out of the Don Neely Scoreboard at the Basin Reserve.
No. Name Nationality Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batters
32 Finn Allen   New Zealand (1999-04-22) 22 April 1999 (age 23) Right-handed
88 Devon Conway   New Zealand (1991-07-08) 8 July 1991 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Nick Greenwood   Jersey (1999-10-21) 21 October 1999 (age 22) Right-handed
2 Troy Johnson   New Zealand (1997-10-01) 1 October 1997 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Tim Robinson   New Zealand (2002-02-28) 28 February 2002 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium
All-rounders
8 Jakob Bhula   New Zealand (1999-12-12) 12 December 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off break
6 Michael Bracewell   New Zealand (1991-02-14) 14 February 1991 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm off break
26 Luke Georgeson   New Zealand (1999-04-14) 14 April 1999 (age 23) Left-handed Right arm medium-fast
44 Jamie Gibson   New Zealand (1993-04-29) 29 April 1993 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
50 Jimmy Neesham   New Zealand (1990-09-17) 17 September 1990 (age 32) Left-handed Right arm medium-fast
15 Rachin Ravindra   New Zealand (1999-11-18) 18 November 1999 (age 22) Left-handed Left-arm off break
20 Nathan Smith   New Zealand (1998-07-15) 15 July 1998 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
27 Logan van Beek   Netherlands (1990-09-07) 7 September 1990 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
17 Peter Younghusband   New Zealand (1990-02-17) 17 February 1990 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Wicket-keepers
36 Tom Blundell   New Zealand (1990-09-01) 1 September 1990 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm off break
57 Callum McLachlan   New Zealand (1999-05-17) 17 May 1999 (age 23) Right-handed
Bowlers
33 Hamish Bennett   New Zealand (1987-02-22) 22 February 1987 (age 35) Left-handed Right arm medium-fast
13 Iain McPeake   New Zealand (1991-05-24) 24 May 1991 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
15 Ollie Newton   New Zealand (1988-08-22) 22 August 1988 (age 34) Left-handed Right-arm medium
14 Ben Sears   New Zealand (1998-02-11) 11 February 1998 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
83 Michael Snedden   New Zealand (1992-09-20) 20 September 1992 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast

Notable playersEdit

RecordsEdit

See List of New Zealand first-class cricket records.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Players". Cricket Wellington. Retrieved 25 January 2022.

External linksEdit