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Coastal Challenge round one preview: LOB vs KOB

Horowhenua – Kapiti teams do battle in round one of the Coastal Challenge Round one is a split round with the Horowhenua-Kapiti teams in action this week.  Wanganui and Wairarapa teams play this round on 25 January 2020 to fit around representative commitments. Levin Old Boys vs Kapiti Old Boys @ Donnelly Park, Levin. 12 …

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Coastal Challenge round one preview: PCC vs Weraroa

Horowhenua -Kapiti teams do battle in round one Round one is a split round with the Horowhenua-Kapiti teams in action this week.  Wanganui and Wairarapa teams play this round on 25 January 2020 to fit around representative commitments Paraparaumu Cricket Club vs Weraroa Cricket Club Paraparaumu Cricket Club were the Coastal Challenge champions two seasons …

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The beauty of the Basin Reserve

There is something special about attending a cricket Test and watching it at the Basin Reserve is probably as good as it gets in New Zealand, Barry Guy writes. I attended the first two days of the Test in Wellington between New Zealand and Sri Lanka as a spectator and not a reporter. There is always plenty …

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Sports clubs fighting for survival

A number of Wellington sports clubs are featured in a nationwide survey that has revealed nearly two-thirds of them are either losing money or just breaking even. RNZ story by digital and sport journalist Bridget Tunnicliffe In the New Zealand Amateur Sport Association’s inaugural national survey of clubs, 22 per cent of respondents said their …

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Firebirds flame on with bat and ball to claim 2018 Ford Trophy

In a nailbiting Ford Trophy Grand Final in Dunedin, the Wellington Firebirds edged out the the Otago Volts home team for a three-wicket win. By New Zealand Cricket One of the great Ford Trophy Grand Finals went down to the final overs after a dramatic, see-sawing match. Both teams suffered top order collapses but fought …

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Firebirds fly forward to Ford Trophy final

An unbeaten 120 from Jimmy Neesham and a five-wicket haul to Ollie Newton helped the Wellington Firebirds beat the Auckland Aces by three wickets in yesterday’s Ford Trophy Elimination Final. Story by New Zealand Cricket The strong side from the capital got off to a brilliant start with the ball in the crunch Ford Trophy …

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Test offers last chance to visit Cricket Museum before strengthening

December’s cricket Test between the Blackcaps and Sri Lanka offers the public the last chance to see the New Zealand Cricket Museum in its current form, before the earthquake strengthening and refurbishment of the Basin Reserve’s Museum Stand. Since opening in November 1987, the Museum has occupied the former-dining room of the Museum Stand (above). …

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Basin Reserve’s lack of facilities for women and disabled “unacceptable”

Wellington City councillor Fleur Fitzsimons says it’s unacceptable the Basin Reserve does not cater sufficiently for women and those with disabilities, but says the council is addressing the situation. RNZ story by Zoë George from the podcast Fair Play. Ladies Only sign at the Basin Reserve Photo: RNZ This follows an investment by the council of $7 million …

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Get sporty on the weekend

Touch, rugby, football and cricket – let’s hope we get those forecasted fine breaks! The annual Pasifika Choice Family Touch Tournament is on at Hutt Park, Seaview from 9.00am through 4.00pm on Saturday, supported by Pacific Health Service – Hutt Valley. This fun, family health and wellness touch tournament is held every year on the …

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Sportsfreak reports on the second round of cricket’s Plunket Shield

Another report involving Wellington sport from the popular blog Sportsfreak, including Wellington’s high-scoring victory over Otago at the Basin Reserve. You can read all columns, including reader comments at https://www.sportsfreak.co.nz/ and follow on Twitter at @Sportsfreakconz Pigeons at the Basin Round 2 of Plunket Shield is done, and now we wait until December, briefly, and …

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Sportsfreak reports on the first round of cricket’s Plunket Shield

This week we are glad to welcome our first report involving Wellington sport, from the popular blog Sportsfreak. You can read all columns, including reader comments at https://www.sportsfreak.co.nz/ and follow on Twitter at @Sportsfreakconz October at the Basin by Graeme Beasley First class cricket in New Zealand starting on 10 October was always going to …

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Basin Reserve revamp in time for summer tests

Much of Wellington’s Basin Reserve may currently look like a construction site, but the city won’t miss out on any top flight cricket over the summer season. The Wellington Firebirds have been playing practice matches on the oval over the past two weeks in preparation for their Plunket Shield opener against the Auckland Aces on …

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Historic cricket double header for Black Caps and White Ferns in Wellington

The Black Caps and White Ferns will play three double header international T20 cricket matches against India next year, with the first taking place at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium. It’s the first time both teams have played in international double-header games. The matches are scheduled for Waitangi Day, 6 February, with the White Ferns hosting the …

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