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Summer lovin’

by Dan on October 18, 2010 in Sport

Brett Lee playing for Australia 2008

Brett Lee (photo not quite courtesy of Wellington Cricket)

The Black Caps™ may be pants (technical term) but there’s at least one reason to look forward to the Summer cricket season: the Wellington Firebirds have signed Aussie superstar Brett Lee as their second overseas player for the year.

According to the Wellington Cricket website, Lee will play the second half of the HRV Twenty20 competition from 14 December, including the final (should the Firebirds make it that far).

Also in the side will be England international Luke Wright and, as there’s no clash with the New Zealand international schedule, all the Black Caps are available (let’s hope they don’t drag the standard down too much).

As I walked through the Basin this afternoon, there were Firebirds practicing in the new purpose-built nets above the Ron Brierley Pavilion. I’m now ready for Summer, thanks.

Dan Slevin

A refugee from Thatcher's Britain, 30 years ago Dan Slevin produced and hosted the Radio Active guide to cultural Wellington, Asleep At The Wheel. Since then he has bounced around various creative endeavours including co-owning and managing the Paramount between 2002 and 2005. For six years he was the Capital Times film reviewer and is now a regular contributor to RNZ on the Widescreen movie page and on Jesse Mulligan's afternoon programme. His collected film reviews can be browsed free of charge at Funerals & Snakes. His day job is Marketing and Communications Manager for Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School.

noizyboy October 19, 2010 at 10:06 am

Hopefully Brett’ll bring his guitar too…

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