ACES Ford Trophy Finals hopes dashed in Rangiora

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ACES Ford Trophy Finals hopes dashed in Rangiora

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Canterbury vs. Auckland ACES | Canterbury won by 13 runs After moist run-ups delayed the start for more than four hours, a 29-over match finally begun with Canterbury winning the toss and deciding to bat first. The ACES made a fine start as skipper Robbie O’Donnell threw Louis Delport the new ball. The left-arm spinner set the tone with his … Read More


ACES stumble in Rangiora after Nicholls century

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ACES stumble in Rangiora after Nicholls century

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Canterbury vs. Auckland ACES | Canterbury won by 216 runs The Auckland ACES have run into a red-hot Canterbury top-order in Rangiora today. Henry Nicholls (113) and Ken McClure (96) led the way for the hosts, putting on 164 for the second wicket after Chad Bowes fell for 31. For Nicholls, it was his sixth List-A century, guiding Canterbury through … Read More


ACES face stern Canterbury test for place in Ford Trophy playoffs

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ACES face stern Canterbury test for place in Ford Trophy playoffs

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The Auckland ACES Ford Trophy defence kicks up a gear this weekend taking on Canterbury in Rangiora. With two rounds remaining, the ACES currently sit in third, four points behind leaders Canterbury and Northern Districts. Cole Briggs will take his remarkable start to his Ford Trophy and ACES career on the road for the first time. The 23-year old narrowly … Read More


All-round effort sees ACES into third

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All-round effort sees ACES into third

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Auckland ACES vs. Central Stags | ACES won by 93 runs The ACES are right in the mix for the Ford Trophy playoffs after a 93-run win over the Central Stags at Eden Park Outer Oval today. Sean Solia and Cole Briggs backed Robbie O’Donnell’s decision to bat first by putting on a second successive 100-run opening stand. Solia was … Read More


Record Solia and Briggs stand helps ACES to big win

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Record Solia and Briggs stand helps ACES to big win

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Auckland ACES vs. Central Stags | ACES won by six wickets An extraordinary opening stand between Sean Solia and debutant Cole Briggs has made a tough chase look comfortable and kept the ACES Ford Trophy hopes alive. Up against the Stags at the Outer Oval, the visitors looked set for a big total after a fine first-wicket stand of their … Read More


Briggs in line for ACES debut as Ford Trophy resumes

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Briggs in line for ACES debut as Ford Trophy resumes

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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 … Read More


O'Donnell brothers keep ACES Ford Trophy hopes alive

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O’Donnell brothers keep ACES Ford Trophy hopes alive

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The ACES Ford Trophy finals hopes are still alive after a clinical five-wicket win over the Wellington Firebirds at Eden Park’s Outer Oval. After Robert O’Donnell won the toss, Ben Lister was on fire with the new ball, ripping the heart out of the Firebirds top order. The ACES left-arm seamer picked up three of the first four wickets as … Read More


Beghin and Harrison included for Firebirds rematch

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Beghin and Harrison included for Firebirds rematch

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The Auckland ACES make two changes ahead of Tuesday’s Ford Trophy match against the Wellington Firebirds at the Outer Oval. Graeme Beghin and Ryan Harrison return to the 12-strong squad in place of Martin Guptill and Danru Ferns as the ACES look to split the two-match set with the Firebirds. Sunday’s back-and-forth encounter saw the Firebirds stay in touch with … Read More


ACES fight; Firebirds fly behind Johnson

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ACES fight; Firebirds fly behind Johnson

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The Auckland ACES enter must-win territory after a four-wicket defeat against the Wellington Firebirds at Eden Park’s Outer Oval. The highlight of the day was again Will O’Donnell’s knock, scoring his fourth consecutive List A half-century. Earlier Sean Solia made the most of the powerplay, racing out to 42 off 45 balls. His dismissal bought the O’Donnell brothers together, who … Read More


Ferns returns as ACES host Firebirds

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Ferns returns as ACES host Firebirds

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Danru Ferns returns to the ACES squad for Sunday’s Ford Trophy clash with the Wellington Firebirds at Eden Park’s Outer Oval. The ACES will be desperate to win both matches against the Firebirds this week, carrying a 1-3 record into Round Five after splitting results with the Otago Volts last week. The Firebirds will also be hungry for success, sitting … Read More