Aces breakthroughs keep Firebirds at bay

Auckland Aces bowlers made crucial breakthroughs on day one against the Wellington Firebirds at the Basin Reserve.

Although several of the hosts made starts, wickets from Matt McEwan, Will Somerville, and Danru Ferns came at just the right time to prevent the Firebirds from building up momentum.

McEwan was impressive throughout the day, taking his first wicket by upending Luke Woodcock’s off stump. He finished the day with figures of 4-48 off 17 overs.

Also impressive was Will Somerville, making his first-class debut for Auckland. Despite the green wicket he picked up 3-52 off 16.1.

Full day report from NZC here

Full scorecard from day one Auckland Aces v Wellington Firebirds here

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