01 Jul, Friday

Briggs in line for ACES debut as Ford Trophy resumes


Briggs in line for ACES debut as Ford Trophy resumes

Praneel HiraAces

The ACES Ford Trophy campaign resumes with two matches against the Central Stags over the next three days at Eden Park Outer Oval.

It’s an exciting time for Cole Briggs, wicketkeeper-batsman from East Coast Bays, who receives his first call-up to the ACES squad.

After three days in lockdown, it was a pleasant surprise for Briggs being named to take on the Stags this morning.

“Finding out this morning that I would get the opportunity to represent Auckland is pretty special.

“It is something that I have been striving towards and to do it alongside three of four very close mates makes it even better.”

Briggs said he is most looking forward to getting into the contest.

“I know it’s a level up and they’ll come pretty hard, but I’m looking forward to getting stuck in”.

Both the fifth-placed ACES and the Stags, currently in sixth, are desperate for two wins as the race for the top-three is set to heat up.

With Mark Chapman, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson and Glenn Phillips all on BLACKCAPS duty and Lockie Ferguson continuing to work his way back to full fitness, the ACES get a look into the future.

With Auckland in COVID-19 Alert Level Two, crowds are not permitted at either of this week’s matches.

Auckland ACES vs. Central Stags
Friday 19th / Sunday 21st February
Eden Park Outer Oval
11 AM
Auckland ACES | Ford Trophy vs. Central Stags
Robert O’Donnell (c)
Graeme Beghin
Cole Briggs
Louis Delport
Ryan Harrison
Ben Horne
Ben Lister
Will O’Donnell
Ollie Pringle
Sean Solia
Will Somerville
Ross ter Braak