Jeetan Patel continues to show his all-round value to English county side Warwickshire, notching his second first-class century.
The prize is in the cabinet, but Wellington haven't been immediately rewarded for their winning cricket.
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Mark Gillespie has a long and evolving to-do list and on top of that is touring the West Indies.
Wellington skipper says Jeetan Patel should be the second spinner in the NZ test squad for the West Indies.
A piece of James Franklin and Michael Pollard might one day be yours - for the right price.
The victorious Firebirds' man of the hour so nearly fell asleep at the wheel.
They took the longest, toughest route to the final then washed away their self-doubt in a sea of bubbly. Drought broken.
Ronchi seals deal for Wellington
Luke Ronchi played drought-breaker for the Wellington Firebirds in Mount Maunganui today.
The beer and bubbly stains have long faded from the Basin Reserve dressing room walls.
Wellington will be at full strength for the national one-day final with return of Black Caps keeper.
Black Caps' early return from World T20 throws a curve ball for domestic final, but Wellington skipper not fazed.
The Wellington Firebirds are just one win away from breaking a 10-year title-less drought.
Firebirds feeling the pressure to claim their first national cricket title since winning the Plunket Shield in 2003-04.
The Wellington Firebirds have moved to within one victory of the national one-day cricket final with a win over Auckland.
Annual cricketing honours are in and James Franklin and Sophie Divine have claimed Wellington's top prizes.
MARK GEENTY - Wellington
Wellington surrendered home advantage to Auckland for Sunday's sudden-death semifinal at Eden Park.
JONATHAN MILLMOW - Wellington
It's another day at the office for the Wellington Firebirds. A season that began 150 days ago on October 27 is drawing to a close.
Wellington ended Central Districts' season at the Basin Reserve yesterday, and believe their own is just beginning.
Luke Woodcock celebrated his 32nd in style after helping revive Wellington's one-day title hopes.
One-day table-toppers Northern Knights went down to the Wellington Firebirds in Hamilton today, despite a fine century from captain Daniel Flynn.