NZC Community Awards Nominations

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NZC Community Awards Nominations

Praneel HiraClub Cricket

Here is your chance to honour the local heroes who make cricket happen in your community as New Zealand Cricket calls for Community Award nominations for the summer of 2019/20. Nominations close on 31 July at 5pm, so get in quick to give the special individual, club or initiative a chance at national recognition. NZC seek nominations for the seven … Read More


Pringle and ter Braak awarded final two ACES contracts

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Pringle and ter Braak awarded final two ACES contracts

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Newcomers Ollie Pringle and Ross ter Braak have been awarded the final two Auckland ACES contracts for 2020/21.  The pair join William O’Donnell as ACES contracted for the first time. The initial round of 14 players were announced on 15 June and the ACES squad will assemble officially on 1 September, when the domestic contract period begins.  Head Coach Heinrich … Read More


Auckland Cricket backs Clubs with Support Package

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Auckland Cricket backs Clubs with Support Package

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Auckland Cricket is committing $870,000 to support their 16 community cricket clubs via the Club Support Package for 2020/21. “Covid-19 has posed many challenges but through it all our number one priority has been focusing on how we can support our clubs,” commented CEO Iain Laxon. “The Club Support package gives them the certainty of continued funding as well as … Read More


Will O'Donnell offered first ACES contract

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Will O’Donnell offered first ACES contract

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14 players have been offered 2020/21 Auckland ACES contracts during the first round of domestic contracts. After collecting Club Cricket’s Player of the Year award for 2019/20, top-order batsman Will O’Donnell has been offered a contract for the first time.  ACES Head Coach Heinrich Malan is delighted to see Will O’Donnell on the ACES list. “It is great to reward … Read More


ANZ Good Sports commit $1M to local sports clubs

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ANZ Good Sports commit $1M to local sports clubs

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Released by New Zealand Cricket: Welcome news for struggling cricket clubs around New Zealand – a fund has been made available by ANZ Bank New Zealand to assist with their recovery from the COVID19-imposed hiatus. New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White has hailed the ANZ Good Sports Grants, which pledges $1 million to support the return of grassroots cricket and … Read More


Jamieson collects Cricketer of the Year award

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Jamieson collects Cricketer of the Year award

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With Covid-19 forcing an early end to the cricket season and the cancellation of our Cricketer of the Year dinner, we bring you the major award winners for 2019/20. Secondary Schools Players Player (Boys) – Adithya Ashok This summer was a big one for Adithya Ashok. The leg-spinner claimed 23 wickets for the Mt Albert Grammar 1st XI on his … Read More


Craig Cachopa retires from Domestic cricket

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Craig Cachopa retires from Domestic cricket

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Auckland ACES white-ball skipper Craig Cachopa has called time on his domestic career. The veteran leaves the game on a high after leading the ACES to two finals this summer, including a memorable Ford Trophy triumph. This summer Cachopa also brought up 50 ACES appearances in both the Ford Trophy and Super Smash competitions.   Cachopa, who started his domestic career … Read More


New Book | Mark Burgess: Talent to Burn by Bill Francis

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New Book | Mark Burgess: Talent to Burn by Bill Francis

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Two weeks ago, Auckland Cricket was set to host the book launch of Bill Francis’ new work honouring former double international and Auckland stalwart, Mark Burgess. Unfortunately, Covid-19 restrictions forced the cancellation of the event. The book penned by the eminent New Zealand writer Bill Francis, with Forewords by Graham Vivian and Vic Pollard, pays tribute to a fine sportsman who represented … Read More


Competitions Decision | Honda Financial Premiership

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Competitions Decision | Honda Financial Premiership

Praneel HiraClub Cricket

This season’s final playing day/s were cancelled on Wednesday 18 March as part of New Zealand Cricket’s and the six Major Associations’ response to the public health measures required to suppress the transmission of COVID-19. This situation and subsequently the decision made to cancel the season earlier than scheduled is unprecedented in Auckland Cricket history.  It is important to acknowledge … Read More


Musings from Beyond the Boundary | 23 March

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Musings from Beyond the Boundary | 23 March

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The cricket season has sadly come to a premature close but not before the second superb 50-Over Final of the year.  Last month the ACES battled through a relentless challenge from the Otago Volts to secure the Ford Trophy. Last Saturday the HEARTS took on the Northern Spirit to try and recapture the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield which they last held … Read More