ANZ Good Sports commit $1M to local sports clubs

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ANZ Good Sports commit $1M to local sports clubs

Praneel HiraClub Cricket

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


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


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


Competitions Decision | Honda Financial Premiership

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Competitions Decision | Honda Financial Premiership

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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


COVID-19 Update | All Cricket Cancelled

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COVID-19 Update | All Cricket Cancelled

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Following the first person-to-person transmission of Covid-19 overnight, the medical advice around the potential risk for community sport is now considerably higher. Consequently, Auckland Cricket have taken the decision to cancel all cricket for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.  We understand the disappointment and inconvenience that this might cause but our first priority at the moment is the health … Read More


Plunket Shield cancelled | ACES finish fourth

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Plunket Shield cancelled | ACES finish fourth

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From New Zealand Cricket: New Zealand Cricket has cancelled the last two rounds of the domestic Plunket Shield competition as a precaution against the spread or transmission of COVID-19. Chief Executive David White said the difficult decision was taken after expert medical advice received today, and following the New Zealand government’s decision on Saturday to tighten border controls. The Wellington … Read More


Honda Financial Premiership Report | 14 March

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Honda Financial Premiership Report | 14 March

Praneel HiraClub Cricket

Premier MenHedley Howarth Round Seven Cornwall vs. Suburbs New Lynn – Cornwall Park Much like Day One, Cornwall and Suburbs New Lynn traded blows in an entertaining affair which saw many memorable personal performances. Most notably was the all-round efforts of Scott Marra (121), whose first-innings hundred wasn’t quite enough to nab Cornwall first innings points. Dane Watson (4-64) and … Read More


Batting heroics help HEARTS lift HBJ Shield

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Batting heroics help HEARTS lift HBJ Shield

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The Auckland HEARTS have won the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield after a record-equalling batting effort led by Arlene Kelly’s first List A hundred. A record second-wicket stand between Lauren Down and Arlene Kelly set the foundation for the HEARTS to later equal their highest ever total of 322/5. Down was particularly punishing through the covers, hitting 7 fours and 2 sixes … Read More