Wellington Firebirds


Wellington Firebirds

Infobox cricket team
county=Wellington


oneday=Wellington Firebirds
coach=flagicon|Australia Anthony Stuart
captain=flagicon|New Zealand Michael Parlane
founded=1873
ground=Basin Reserve
capacity=11,600
fcdebutvs=Auckland
fcdebutyr=1873
fcdebutvenue=Wellington
website= [http://www.cricketwellington.co.nz 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 State Championship first class (4 day) competition, the State Shield domestic one day competition and the State Twenty20 Cricket Tournament.

The Firebirds have the best State Championship record of any team since the start of the millennium. They won the title in 2000/01 and 2003/04 and were runners up in 2001/02, 2002/03 and 2005/06.

Honours

* Plunket Shield (14)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.

* Shell Trophy/State Championship (6)1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1989-90, 2000-01, 2003-04.

* State Shield (6)1973-74, 1974-75, 1981-82, 1988-89, 1990-91, 2001-02.

Grounds

Most home games are played at the Basin Reserve ground in Wellington, one of only a few first class grounds in New Zealand that doesn't also accommodate rugby.

2006/07 Squad

Players who represented Wellington in 2006/07 [ [http://www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Events/NZ/State_Championship_2006-07/Wellington_Batting.html Batting Averages for Wellington - State Championship 2006/07] , retrieved 5 October 2007] [ [http://www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Events/NZ/State_Shield_2006-07/Wellington_Batting.html Batting Averages for Wellington - State Shield 2006/07] , retrieved 5 October 2007]
*Michael Parlane (Captain)
*Matthew Bell
*DeWayne Bowden
*Michael Burns
*Grant Elliott
*Sam Fairley
*Stephen Fleming
*Kevin Forde
*James Franklin
*Mark Gillespie
*Stu Mills
*Chris Nevin
*Iain O'Brien
*Neal Parlane
*Jeetan Patel
*Scott Rasmussen
*Jesse Ryder
*Luke Woodcock
*Mark Houghton

Notable former players

*Bob Blair
*Ewen Chatfield
*Richard Collinge
*Jeremy Coney
*Martin Crowe
*Artie Dick
*Simon Doull
*Bruce Edgar
*Evan Gray
*Clarrie Grimmett
*Andrew Jones
*Richard Jones
*Gavin Larsen
*Ervin McSweeney
*Bruce Murray
*Mayu Pasupati
*John Reid
*Barry Sinclair
*Bruce Taylor
*Eric Tindill
*Roger Twose
*Robert Vance
*Jason Wells

Clubs in Wellington

Brooklyn CC (established 1929), Eastbourne CC (1919), Eastern Suburbs (1993), Hutt District CC (1908), Johnsonville CC (1886), Karori CC (1880), Naenae Old Boys (1945), North City (1995), Onslow CC (1930), Petone Riverside CC (1894), Taita District CC (1933), Upper Valley CC (2002), Victoria University CC (1906), Wainuiomata CC (1947), Wellington Collegians CC (1970).

Records

See List of New Zealand first-class cricket records

References

External links

* [http://www.cricketwellington.co.nz/ Wellington Cricket Association]


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