Rain denies Aces chance of outright

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Rain denies Aces chance of outright

Vanilla BriefAces, Domestic Cricket

The Plunket Shield match between the Auckland Aces and Wellington Firebirds ended in a draw, with persistent rain at Eden Park Outer Oval forcing the final day to be abandoned. It was a disappointing finish to what had shaped up to be an exciting finish to the match, with Wellington 133 behind the Aces first innings total and the home … Read More


Chris Martin joins Aces for Volts clash

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Chris Martin joins Aces for Volts clash

Vanilla BriefAces, Domestic Cricket

Chris Martin could step straight off the plane from Sri Lanka to join the Aces in their fourth round Plunket Shield match with the Otago Volts starting this Sunday. Martin will be available for the final two days of the game subject to fitness, meaning that the Aces have selected 13 players to face the Volts with the other change … Read More


Munro and Cachopa make it an Aces day

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Munro and Cachopa make it an Aces day

Vanilla BriefAces, Domestic Cricket

The Auckland Aces are in complete control at Eden Park Outer Oval, having surpassed the Wellington Firebirds total with five wickets in hand. Chasing 380, Colin Munro scorched his second century of the season to drive the Aces to 381 for five at stumps, giving the home side a great opportunity to establish a big lead. Just about everyone made … Read More


Munro double ton puts Auckland in command

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Munro double ton puts Auckland in command

Vanilla BriefAces, Domestic Cricket

Colin Munro crushed an unbeaten 269 from 252 deliveries to give the Auckland Aces every chance of beating the Wellington Firebirds at Eden Part Outer Oval tomorrow. Auckland posted a mammoth 658 for nine declared to gain a 282 run first-innings lead. The Firebirds in reply have worked their way to 145 for two, still 133 runs behind the Aces. … Read More


Ronchi steals day from Aces

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Ronchi steals day from Aces

Vanilla BriefAces, Domestic Cricket

The Wellington Firebirds finished day one of their Plunket Shield match against the Auckland Aces all out for 380, with a century from Luke Ronchi the highlight of the innings. The visitors fought hard at Eden Park Outer Oval, with Ronchi’s 127 and 72 from Jesse Ryder providing the bulk of the runs for the Firebirds. It had been a shaky … Read More


Phil Mustard signs with Aces for HRV Cup

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Phil Mustard signs with Aces for HRV Cup

Vanilla BriefAces, Domestic Cricket

English batsman Phil Mustard has been announced as one of the Aces overseas professionals for the HRV Cup. Mustard will be available for the Aces next HRV Cup game at Eden Park on Friday December 21st and will in fact arrive early to play in the Aces Plunket Shield match immediately preceding that game. Mustard has played 12 international matches … Read More


Aces start HRV Cup with a flourish

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Aces start HRV Cup with a flourish

Vanilla BriefAces, Domestic Cricket

The Aces started their HRV Cup campaign just as they finished the last one – in commmanding fashion – making short work of the Wellington Firebirds in Wellington tonight. A few late wickets made the scoreline appear closer than it was with the five wicket win never in doubt once Lou Vincent and import Brad Hodge put on 65 for … Read More


Hodge among three changes for HRV Cup start

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Hodge among three changes for HRV Cup start

Vanilla BriefAces, Domestic Cricket

Australian twenty20 specialist Brad Hodge is one of the new names amongst three changes in the Aces side to play their first HRV Cup game of the season this Friday night in Wellington. The two other players to come into the twelve named for Friday’s game are pace bowler Lockie Ferguson and middle order batsman Dusan Hakaraia. Hodge will make … Read More


Aces get there inside three days

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Aces get there inside three days

Vanilla BriefAces, Domestic Cricket

Bruce Martin led the charge as the Auckland Aces cruised to a ten wicket victory over the Northern Knights at Eden Park Outer Oval in Auckland. The Knights could only manage to post a target of 13 runs, having fallen 185 runs behind the Aces in the first innings. The home side didn’t miss a beat in completing the task, … Read More


Martin ton puts Aces on top

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Martin ton puts Aces on top

Vanilla BriefAces, Domestic Cricket

Bruce Martin hit his first century for the Aces and with the help of debutant Craig Cachopa put the Aces into the driving seat at the end of day two of their Plunket Shield clash with the Knights. Martin was unbeaten at the end of the day on 107, bringing up his century with just a few overs left in … Read More