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Wellington cricket team

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One-day name:  Wellington Firebirds
Official website:  Wellington Firebirds
Captain  Michael Papps
Founded  1873
Capacity:  34,500
Nickname  Wellington Firebirds
Coach  Bruce Edgar
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Home ground:  Basin Reserve Wellington Regional Stadium
First-class debut:  Auckland in 1873 at Wellington
First-class debut  Auckland; in 1873; at Wellington
Arenas/Stadiums  Wellington Regional Stadium, Basin Reserve

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 McDonald's Super Smash.



  • Shell Trophy/State Championship/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.

  • McDonald's Super Smash
  • 2014-15, 2016-17


    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. Players with international caps are listed in bold.


    See List of New Zealand first-class cricket records


    Wellington cricket team Wikipedia

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