Developing Future Aces
The Developing Future Aces (DFA) programme provides young, up-and-coming Auckland cricketers with an amazing opportunity to develop both on and off the field.
Auckland Cricket would like to congratulate the players below on selection into the programme for the 2017/2018 season:
Lucas Dasent (St Peters)
Ryan Harrison (Rosmini)
Conor Ansell (St Kentigern)
Carl De Beer (Grafton)
Jock McKenzie (Westlake)
Oyishik Chakraborty (Eden Roskill)
Quinn Sunde (Westlake)
Callum Douglas (Kings)
Dylan Taylor (Rangitoto)
We have changed from the old winter academy where players were committing for 10 weeks, to a 9 month commitment potentially over 3 years (should their age allow from 16 to 19 approximately).
Players have not been selected based on age groups, but on the ability and traits required for success at the highest levels in the future, therefore the decision making process has not been an easy one. The criteria are:
Current Ability (how they play the game now)
Potential Talent (player’s background, sporting history)
Performance Foundations (coachable, work ethic, resilience, motivation)
The programme will run from August to April, based on 1-2 evenings a week.
Auckland Cricket are looking to put a lot more resource and support in to our better younger players who we feel right now are showing some of the right attributes to play for the Auckland Aces in the future.
We would like the Developing Future Aces (DFA) programme to run in conjunction with district, club and school programmes where possible but in weeks where there are clashes we would expect the DFA’s programme to take priority.
It needs to be made clear that this is an initial selection and the players have to earn the right to stay in the programme which will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
New players can become contenders for selection to the programme with consistent performances of a high standard in district, club and school competitions each season.
Selection for the Auckland U17 and U19 teams will draw from the wider pool of players competing in the district, club and school competitions. The players listed below are not guaranteed selection into these age group tournaments.
Thursday 23rd November v NZ Croatia @ TBC (Auckland venue)
Sunday 21st January v Northland 2nd XI @ Kaipara Flats CC
Sunday 28th January v Hamilton @ TBC (Hamilton venue)
Sunday 4th February v Northland 2nd XI @ Kensington Park, Whangarei
Sunday 25th February 25th February v British Army @ TBC (Auckland venue)
Sunday 11th March v Northland 2nd XI @ TBC (Kaipara Flats CC or Kensington Park venues)
Sunday 18th March – Internal development game played in Auckland
DFA v Northland 2nd XI @ Kaipara Flats CC on Sunday 26th February.
Northland 2nd XI 125 all out
Aditya Edekar 42*
DFA v Northland 2nd XI @ Cobham Oval on Sunday 29th January.
Northland 2nd XI 223/6
- St John 3/55
DFA 140 all out
- de Beer 58
DFA v NZ Croatia @ Cornwall Park on Thursday 1st December.
Benjamin Beecroft 74
Finn Allen 48
Adam Baard 43
Adam Jones 36*
NZC won by 4 wickets.
Developing Future Aces (DFA) Third intake 2016/17:
Jack Coman - Sacred Heart and Parnell
Benjamin Beecroft- Westlake and University
William St John – Kings and Parnell
Clay Watson – AGS and Grafton
Zakk Finlay – Rosmini and Takapuna
Daman Bhatti - St Kents and Howick Pakuranga
Ryan Schierhout – Westlake and East Coast Bays
Ben Westerlund - Sacred Heart and Howick Pakuranga
Adam Jones - Sacred Heart and Howick Pakuranga
Adam Baard – Westlake and Takapuna
Simon Keene - St Kents and North Shore
Matthew Gibson - Sacred Heart and University
Christy O’Brien - Papatoetoe
Developing Future Aces (DFA) Second intake 2015/16:
Ariyan Hassan – MAGS and Cornwall
Anubhav Thapa – St Kentigern College and Ellerslie
Aditya Edekar – St Kentigern College and Howick Pakuranga
Finn Allen – St Kentigern College and Auckland University
Keegan Russell – Westlake Boys High and Takapuna
Michael Ross – Rangitoto College and East Coast Bays
Taine Jolley – Pakuranga College and Howick Pakuranga
Hamish McLean – Kings College and Parnell
Victor Lister – Liston College and Waitakere
Angus McKenzie – Westlake Boys High and North Shore
Developing Future Aces (DFA) First intake 2014/15:
Oscar Shepperson- Cornwall
Mitchell Murray – Suburbs New Lynn
Cole Briggs – East Coast Bays
Aniket Parikh – Cornwall
Daniel Young – Howick Pakuranga
Jared Challis – Waitakere
Ross ter Braak – Takapuna
Chris Groenink – East Coast Bays
Dale Phillips – Howick Pakuranga
Abrar Alam – Howick Pakuranga
Jack Parsons – Grafton
William O'Donnell – Takapuna