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Ferns, Phillips return to close out ACES season


Ferns, Phillips return to close out ACES season

Praneel HiraAces

The Auckland ACES make two changes ahead of their Round Eight Plunket Shield clash with the Wellington Firebirds at the Eden Park Outer Oval, starting tomorrow.

After collecting Player of the Series during the BLACKCAPS T20I series win against Bangladesh, Glenn Phillips rejoins the ACES for one final opportunity to entertain.

Danru Ferns also returns to the squad as the ACES look to end a string of rain-affected draws that began when the two sides last met at the Basin Reserve in Round Four.

While the Plunket Shield has been decided, the middle-of-the-table log-jam sees four teams separated by five points, with the Otago Volts (57 points), ACES (55), Central Stags (53) and Northern Districts (52) vying for second place.

With Daylight Savings on Sunday, play will start at 10.30 AM on Day One, while Days Two through Four will start at 9.30 AM.

Auckland ACES vs. Wellington Firebirds
Saturday 3 – 6 April
Eden Park Outer Oval
Day One 10.30 AM | Day Two, Three, Four 9.30 AM

Auckland ACES | Plunket Shield vs. Wellington Firebirds
Robert O’Donnell (c)
Adithya Ashok
Cole Briggs
Louis Delport
Danru Ferns
Ryan Harrison
Ben Horne
William O’Donnell
Glenn Phillips
Sean Solia
Will Somerville
Ross ter Braak