Will O'Donnell goes back-to-back in thrilling draw

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Will O’Donnell goes back-to-back in thrilling draw

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Day Four The ACES fell six runs short of victory during a thrilling final session at the Outer Oval as the match with the Wellington Firebirds ended in a draw. The day started with the Firebirds eager to build on their 104-run lead. Michael Bracewell was the driving force behind the visitors accelleration, hitting his second hundred of the match, … Read More


Second Will O'Donnell hundred not quite enough on entertaining final day

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Second Will O’Donnell hundred not quite enough on entertaining final day

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Day Four The ACES fell six runs short of victory during a thrilling final session at the Outer Oval as the match with the Wellington Firebirds ended in a draw. The day started with the Firebirds eager to build on their 104-run lead. Michael Bracewell was the driving force behind the visitors accelleration, hitting his second hundred of the match, … Read More


O'Donnell brothers make history, Moving Day delivers

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O’Donnell brothers make history, Moving Day delivers

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Day Three Onlookers at the Outer Oval witnessed history today, with Robert and William O’Donnell becoming just the fourth set of brothers to score centuries in the same domestic First-Class innings in New Zealand. The pair became Auckland’s second duo after Cyril and Nessie Snedden, who were the first to pull off the feat, for Auckland against Hawkes Bay in … Read More


Advantage ACES after O'Donnell brothers combine on Day Two

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Advantage ACES after O’Donnell brothers combine on Day Two

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Day Two The ACES have had a near-perfect Day Two against the Wellington Firebirds at the Outer Oval. It didn’t start quite the way the ACES will have wanted, patiently waiting an hour before Ross ter Braak (4-67) bounced out Peter Younghusband for 15. Troy Johnson (46*) continue on, but the ACES were able to keep striking through the second … Read More


Late wickets leave honours even

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Late wickets leave honours even

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Day One The ACES were made to toil on Day One against the Wellington Firebirds, but honours are even after a full day’s play at the Outer Oval. The day’s prospects looked rather different through the first 7.5 overs with Ross ter Braak tearing through the Firebirds top order. The left-armer gave the ACES the perfect opening, with wicketkeeper Ben … Read More


Ferns, Phillips return to close out ACES season

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Ferns, Phillips return to close out ACES season

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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 … Read More


Rain, Canterbury batsmen deny ACES on Day Four

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Rain, Canterbury batsmen deny ACES on Day Four

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Day Four The ACES Round Seven Plunket Shield match has ended in a draw after Canterbury batted through a shortened Day Four at the outer Oval. The hosts were energetic when they eventually took to the field after lunch and the bowlers were again asked to be patient as it took some time for Will Somerville to make the first … Read More


Robert O'Donnell ton sets up intriguing Day Four

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Robert O’Donnell ton sets up intriguing Day Four

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Day Three The ACES are on top against Canterbury at the Outer Oval after a dominant batting effort by Robert O’Donnell and Graeme Beghin. Both men grafted through the morning session swelling the ACES lead beyond 250. Beghin was the first to fifty, from 118 balls. The ACES No.3 didn’t stop there, charging through to 83 before feathering one through … Read More


ACES bowlers hit back on Day Two

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ACES bowlers hit back on Day Two

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Day Two If you believe in signs, Ross ter Braak provided one on the first ball of the day. The left-armer nabbed Chad Bowes, who picked out Graeme Beghin at backward point when play resumed at the Outer Oval on Day Two. The ACES next wicket came from an unlikely source with skipper Robbie O’Donnell putting in for an unchanged … Read More


Robbie O'Donnell leads ACES on back and forth day

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Robbie O’Donnell leads ACES on back and forth day

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Day One ACES Captain Robbie O’Donnell led the way on a tough day of cricket against Canterbury at the Outer Oval. Coming in at 37/2, the skipper set about rebuilding the ACES innings after winning the toss and electing to bat first. A promising partnership with Cole Briggs for the fourth wicket helped the ACES go to lunch at 82/3. … Read More