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


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