Wellington cricket team

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Wellington Firebirds
Wellington Firebirds logo.png
One Day nameWellington Firebirds
Personnel
Captain Flag of New Zealand.svg Michael Bracewell and Hamish Bennett
Coach Flag of New Zealand.svg Glenn Pocknall
Team information
Colors Wellington Firebirds colours.svg
Founded1873
Home ground Basin Reserve
Capacity11,600
History
First-class debut Auckland
in 1873
at Wellington
Plunket Shield  wins20
Ford Trophy  wins7
Super Smash  wins2
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 Super Smash.

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Honours

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, 2019-20

Grounds

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

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

No.NameNatBirth dateBatting StyleBowling StyleNotes
Batsmen
Fraser Colson Flag of New Zealand.svg 19 March 1990 (age 30)Right handedRight arm off break
Michael Pollard Flag of New Zealand.svg 2 November 1989 (age 30)Right handed
16 Andrew Fletcher Flag of New Zealand.svg 29 March 1993 (age 26)Right handed
All-rounders
Matt Taylor Flag of New Zealand.svg 18 February 1992 (age 28)Right handedRight arm Fast-medium
Logan van Beek Flag of New Zealand.svg 7 September 1990 (age 29)Right handedRight arm Fast-medium
Luke Woodcock Flag of New Zealand.svg 19 February 1982 (age 38)Left handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Wicket-keepers
36 Tom Blundell Flag of New Zealand.svg 1 September 1990 (age 29)Right handed
Bowlers
45 Hamish Bennett Flag of New Zealand.svg 22 February 1987 (age 33)Left handedRight arm Medium-fast
9 Iain McPeake Flag of New Zealand.svg 24 May 1991 (age 28)Right handedRight arm Medium-fast
33 Ollie Newton Flag of New Zealand.svg 22 August 1988 (age 31)Left handedRight arm Medium
5 Jeetan Patel Flag of New Zealand.svg 7 May 1980 (age 39)Right handedRight arm Off break
25 Anurag Verma Flag of New Zealand.svg 5 August 1990 (age 29)Right handedRight arm Fast-medium
17 Peter Younghusband Flag of New Zealand.svg 17 February 1990 (age 30)Right handedRight arm Leg break

Notable players

Records

See List of New Zealand first-class cricket records

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References

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