Tipene Friday

Club: North City

Wellington Firebirds debut: v Central Stags 2010-11 (first-class)
Best bowl: 3 for 39 v Central Stags 2010-11 (first-class)

Promising new ball bowler Friday made his Wellington Firebirds debut in the first round of last year’s Plunket Shield against the Central Stags in Napier, taking 3 for 39. A former Junior Tall Black basketball player, Friday is also a former New Zealand 19 cricketer and was a key member in the Wellington U23s last season. Over the recent winter he trained with the New Zealand A side in Queensland, Australia, and played in their three-day match against India Emerging Players at Townsville.


Name: Tipene Friday

Playing Style: Right-hand bat / Right-arm Fast-medium bowler

Nickname: Tipuation/ Tiptanium

Secondary School Attended: St Patriots College Wellington

Club: North City

Earliest Cricket Memory: Playing with Mum in backyard

Favourite Ground to play: Basin Reserve

Most memorable cricket moment: Playing for NZ A v India

Favourite player growing up: Shane Bond

The non-cricketing sports person or team I most admire: Shona Pereira

If I wasn’t a Firebird I’d be… an XFACTOR Judge

Favourite superhero: Maui

Favourite holiday destination: Palmerston North

My favourite song is… Adorn - Miguel

My signature dish is… Spag Bol

My favourite movie is… Love and basketball

My favourite food is… Carrot Cake

Chores as kid: Dishes

Favourite school subject: Lunch

Worst school subject: English

Do you have any pets? No

The biggest influence on my cricketing career is… Family and friends

Something you didn’t know about me is… I like long walks on the beach and hiking






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