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Wellington Firebirds off to a winning start in the Super Smash 2021


Defending champions the Wellington Firebirds blew away the Canterbury Kings under lights by 27 runs. Remarkably, the Firebirds achieved this with three T20 debutants in their side – Luke Georgeson, Nick Greenwood and Tim Robinson.

But with confidence and power beyond his years, 22-year-old Finn Allen got them all off to a flier.

Allen shared an 89-run stand with Georgeson (30 off 22) before the pair both fell in the ninth over, Allen after an explosive 57 off 30 balls (four boundaries, four sixes).

The Firebirds reached an impressive 177/7 in their 20 after having been sent in, in a match that was distinguished by classy catching on both sides.

The Kings, however, fell well short with the bat in reply at 150/9 in their 20 overs.

Dream11 Super Smash – Men

Men’s Twenty20 Match • 26 November 2021 Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Wellington Firebirds 177/7 in 20 overs

Canterbury Kings 150/9 in 20 overs

Result: Wellington Firebirds won by 27 runs

Canterbury Kings

  • CJ Bowes, KJ McClure, JCT Boyle, CE McConchie*, CD Fletcher†, HB Shipley, MW Hay, MJ Henry, WSA Williams, BP Coburn, EJ Nuttall, WP O’Rourke (12ᵗʰ)

Wellington Firebirds

  • FH Allen†, LI Georgeson, NA Greenwood, MG Bracewell*, TB Robinson, JD Gibson, NG Smith, LV van Beek, PF Younghusband, BV Sears, HK Bennett, OR Newton (12ᵗʰ)

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