Peterson, Perkins lead the way

Hearts


Peterson, Perkins lead the way

Praneel HiraHearts

A record fourth-wicket partnership and centuries to veteran Katie Perkins and skipper Anna Peterson put a significant total on the board as the HEARTS defeated the Wellington Blaze by nine runs at the Basin Reserve. The innings started slowly and was hampered by the early wickets of openers Lauren Down and Saachi Shahri. The Blaze were on top through the … Read More


Honda Financial Premiership Scores | 16 November

Club Cricket


Honda Financial Premiership Scores | 16 November

Praneel HiraClub Cricket

An overcast morning made way for a stunning Auckland afternoon as the outstanding individual performances kept coming in the Honda Financial Premiership. The Prichard Cup saw a 7-for for the third weekend in a row, with Howick Pakuranga’s Rae Allright (7-7) the bowler to take her side to victory. Parnell piled on in their bumper clash with Suburbs New Lynn … Read More


Tough start for HEARTS in Wellington

Hearts


Tough start for HEARTS in Wellington

Praneel HiraHearts

The HEARTS had a tough afternoon at the Basin Reserve going down by 66 runs to a spirited Wellington Blaze performance. The match began promisingly with Holly Huddleston picking up her 100th Hallyburton Johnstone Shield wicket for the HEARTS. Roz McNeill struck immediately with the wicket of Liz Perry, from her first delivery. Jess McFadyen and Thamsyn Newton built patiently … Read More


Guptill, Munro back in ACES blue

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Guptill, Munro back in ACES blue

Praneel HiraAces

The return of BLACKCAPS openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro headline a strong ACES squad for Sunday’s Ford Trophy opener against the Wellington Firebirds at the Eden Park Outer Oval. Left-arm orthodox spinner Louis Delport is selected in the white ball squad for the first time after several strong seasons for East Coast Bays.   Delport joins an experienced group and ACES skipper Craig Cachopa … Read More


Honda Financial Premiership Preview | 16 November

Club Cricket


Honda Financial Premiership Preview | 16 November

Praneel HiraClub Cricket

The Honda Financial Premiership intensifies as clubs begin to jostle for position in the Prichard Cup and the Two-Day Championships. Hedley Howarth Trophy Suburbs New Lynn host a flying Parnell outfit at Ken Maunder Park in the Hedley Howarth Trophy. Both sides took first innings honours last week and Suburbs coach Jonny Bassett-Graham is looking forward to the tussle. “We’ve … Read More


HEARTS primed for Basin challenge

Hearts


HEARTS primed for Basin challenge

Praneel HiraHearts

The HEARTS have named an experienced squad for the opening Hallyburton Johnston Trophy weekend in Wellington. Last summer’s beaten finalists head to the Basin for a pair of 50-Over matches against the Wellington Blaze on 16 and 17 November.  It has been an off-season of considerable change with Nick White taking the reins as Head Coach and Anna Peterson appointed the … Read More


Rain forces draw at the Basin

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Rain forces draw at the Basin

Praneel HiraAces

The ACES will return home with a familiar feeling as Day Four against the Wellington Firebirds at the Basin has been abandoned. After the first two days promised so much for the ACES, the match ends in a draw. The result sees the ACES take five points (4 bowling, 1 batting) from the match, while the Firebirds secured four bowling … Read More


Musings from Beyond the Boundary | 11 November

Club Cricket


Musings from Beyond the Boundary | 11 November

Praneel HiraClub Cricket, Domestic Cricket

After the last five months or so, you’d have to say that England and New Zealand are two fairly evenly-matched white-ball cricket teams. And once again, Eden Park has managed to turn on a limited-overs thriller, as has so frequently been the case back to the tied 50-over match with India in early 2014. Martin Guptill also played a big … Read More


Honda Financial Premiership Report | 9 November

Club Cricket


Honda Financial Premiership Report | 9 November

Praneel HiraClub Cricket

Parity between bat and ball was somewhat restored on an overcast day in the Honda Financial Premiership. Though bowlers across Auckland found the conditions more to their liking, there were seven centuries scored as the rain stayed away for some outstanding cricket.  Premier MenHedley Howarth Cornwall vs. Parnell – Cornwall Park Fanie de Villiers and Josh Fisher bowled Parnell to … Read More


Day Three rain fills the Basin

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Day Three rain fills the Basin

Praneel HiraAces

The rain continues to follow the ACES around the country, with ten out of eleven days now affected by rain. Day Three of the ACES Plunket Shield encounter with the Wellington Firebirds loomed as moving day but instead became another frustrating one. Early morning rain did not ease throughout the day and the players were unable to take the field. … Read More