Worker, O'Donnell, Ferguson shine

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Worker, O’Donnell, Ferguson shine

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Wednesday 12 January | Auckland won by 47 runs The ACES have their first win on home turf for 21/22 after an exhilarating win over Northern Districts at Kennards Hire Community Oval. ND captain Joe Carter had sent the hosts in before George Worker plundered his 16th List A century and his second in four innings for the ACES. Worker … Read More


ACES fall to Northern Districts

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ACES fall to Northern Districts

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Monday 10 January | Northern Districts won by eight wickets. The ACES have fallen to Ford Trophy defeat against Northern Districts after a stuttering batting effort at Kennards Hire Community Oval. Having been asked to bat first, the ACES ran into early trouble. Three down in the first hour, Glenn Phillips and Robert O’Donnell were tasked with repairing the damage; just … Read More


ACES all set for Ford Trophy double with neighbours

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ACES all set for Ford Trophy double with neighbours

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The new week brings forth new challenges for the Auckland ACES, who take on Northern Districts in a pair of Ford Trophy clashes at Eden Park – Kennards Hire Community Oval. Matches on Monday 10 and Wednesday 12 January continue the ACES hectic catch-up schedule. A 14-man squad is named for the two matches with Louis Delport and Ben Lister replaced … Read More


Malan to leave ACES for Ireland Head Coach role

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Malan to leave ACES for Ireland Head Coach role

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Heinrich Malan, Head Coach (Male Performance), will leave the ACES to succeed Graham Ford as Head Coach for the Ireland Men’s side. Malan will take up the role in March 2022 (subject to work permit approval) on an initial three-year contract, remaining with the ACES until such time. Malan joined Auckland Cricket in April 2019; under the 40-year old’s leadership, the … Read More


ACES split Ford Trophy set with the Firebirds

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ACES split Ford Trophy set with the Firebirds

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The Firebirds hit back today after the ACES started their Ford Trophy campaign with a smashing win at the Basin on Saturday. Saturday 1 January | ACES won by six wickets George Worker and Mark Chapman led the ACES to an excellent six-wicket victory over Wellington Firebirds at the Basin Reserve.  It was an uphill battle early on with Finn … Read More


ACES Ford Trophy begins ... finally

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ACES Ford Trophy begins … finally

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It took a couple of outings, but the rust is well and truly off. Now it is Ford Trophy time in Wellington as the Auckland ACES look to make up for lost time. Robbie O’Donnell’s side has surged to three straight road wins in the Dream11 Super Smash and make a return to the Cello Basin Reserve to take on … Read More


Ashok and Gibson awarded final ACES Contracts | Round Two 2021/22

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Ashok and Gibson awarded final ACES Contracts | Round Two 2021/22

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It is a look into the future for the Auckland ACES as youngsters Adithya Ashok and Matthew Gibson have been awarded Domestic Contracts for 2021/22. It has been a rapid rise for Ashok. The 18-year old leg-spinner finished school in 2020 and went on to play a starring role as Suburbs New Lynn reclaimed the Hedley Howarth Trophy. From taking … Read More


Worker joins the ACES | Domestic Contracts 2021/22 | Round One

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Worker joins the ACES | Domestic Contracts 2021/22 | Round One

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George Worker’s addition to the ACES squad headlines the First Round of Domestic Contracts, while Cole Briggs’ dynamic start sees the wicketkeeper-batter on board for 2021/22. Cole Briggs is rewarded with a first ACES contract after the 23-year old stole the show in February when he hit 101 and 99 from his first two Ford Trophy knocks. Worker arrives from Central Districts … Read More


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