Aces back home for Volts clash

The Auckland Aces have named an extended squad for their first home Plunket Shield fixture against the Otago Volts at Eden Park Outer Oval.

Youngster Ben Lister is poised to make his debut for the Auckland Aces if selected along with a possible First-Class debut for Danru Ferns after playing Ford Trophy last season.

“It’s exciting for Ben and Fernsy, they have both been great around the team environment so far and will no doubt put their best foot forward if selected tomorrow,” Guptill-Bunce says.

“It hasn’t been an ideal start but the boys are pumped to be home in familiar surroundings and we know the Eden Park groundies will have produced an excellent surface to take on the Volts.”

Coach Mark O’Donnell shares a similar view to his skipper and knows any campaign is about getting some momentum going.

“We are back home, it’s familiar and we know how to win at the Outer Oval,” says O’Donnell.

The Auckland Aces take on the Otago Volts on Tuesday 07 November with first ball at 10:30am.

Auckland Aces

Michael Guptill-Bunce (c)
Michael Barry
Craig Cachopa
Mark Chapman
Lockie Ferguson
Danru Ferns
Ben Horne
Ben Lister
Matt McEwan
Robbie O’Donnell
Jeet Raval
Raja Sandhu
Sean Solia

*one to be omitted