Harrison, Ashok called into ACES squad

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Harrison, Ashok called into ACES squad

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The season of new ACES faces continues with Ryan Harrison and Adithya Ashok named in the 12-man squad to take on Canterbury at Eden Park’s Outer Oval in Round Seven of the Plunket Shield.  Harrison, 21, who also made his List-A and T20 debuts this summer, can complete the full set if he gets the nod against the Champions-elect. For … Read More


More delays halt ACES and Volts push for a result

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More delays halt ACES and Volts push for a result

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Day Three Another day in Invercargill. More frustrating rain and ground delays keeping the ACES from truly making headway on Moving Day. Day Three started with another lost session before a stubborn partnership between Hamish Rutherford (63) and Mitch Renwick (49) added to the ACES frustration. The ACES spin trio then made inroads through the afternoon. Louis Delport was first … Read More


Robert O'Donnell completes hundred on shortened Day Two

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Robert O’Donnell completes hundred on shortened Day Two

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Day Two The ACES have endured another frustrating day in Invercargill, waiting for conditions to be suitable for play. A wet outfield again wiped out the first session and when play finally got underway just after 3.30 PM, Robbie O’Donnell brought up his third First-Class century with a well-timed push past mid-off. Will Somerville (23) then became Michael Rae’s fourth … Read More


Phillips blasts ACES ahead on Day One

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Phillips blasts ACES ahead on Day One

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A pair of contrasting knocks by Glenn Phillips and Robbie O’Donnell have set the ACES a solid platform on Day One against the Otago Volts in Invercargill. Day One  A wet outfield forced the toss to be delayed at Queen’s Park with play starting at 1.15 PM. If the ACES had any frustration about losing another Plunket Shield session, Phillips … Read More


Delport hat-trick, seven-for lights up tame draw

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Delport hat-trick, seven-for lights up tame draw

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The Auckland ACES have drawn their rain-affected Plunket Shield match with Northern Districts in Whangarei. Northern Districts vs. Auckland ACES | Day Four With rain wiping away Days One and Three, it was unlikely a result was going to eventuate at Cobham Oval today. Northern Districts came out swinging in a bid to advance the match early on Day Four. … Read More


ACES on back foot after Day Two

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ACES on back foot after Day Two

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Northern Districts vs. Auckland ACES | Day Two The Auckland ACES face an uphill battle after a tough second day against Northern Districts at Cobham Oval. Asked to bat first when the toss finally took place on at the start of Day Two, the ACES lost both openers early on. Under pressure from Northern Districts duo Neil Wagner and Scott … Read More


ACES out of lockdown and off to Whangarei

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ACES out of lockdown and off to Whangarei

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The Plunket Shield returns tomorrow and the Auckland ACES are on the road to Whangarei to take on Northern Districts.  After an unbeaten start to this year’s four-day campaign (two wins, one draw and one abandonment), Robert O’Donnell’s side head to Cobham Oval ready to resume their challenge for a first Shield title since 2015/16. The ACES top-order is set … Read More


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