Summer of Cricket 2021/22 | ACES and HEARTS to start in November

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Summer of Cricket 2021/22 | ACES and HEARTS to start in November

Praneel HiraDomestic Cricket

The Plunket Shield, Ford Trophy and Hallyburton Johnstone Shield schedules have been announced with special considerations for the Auckland sides as we condition through Alert Levels. Both the Auckland ACES and HEARTS, as well as both Northern Districts sides, will miss the opening rounds of the Domestic cricket season, as the impact of Auckland’s Level 3 and 4 lockdowns necessitates … Read More


Summer of Cricket | Plunket Shield, Ford Trophy and HBJ Shield Schedules

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Summer of Cricket | Plunket Shield, Ford Trophy and HBJ Shield Schedules

Praneel HiraDomestic Cricket

Cricket is back! Eden Park will see more action in 2020/21 with the ACES and HEARTS playing all of their home games at the Outer Oval this summer. NZC today revealed the schedules for the historic eight-round first-class championship, together with New Zealand’s twin one-day national competitions: the men’s Ford Trophy and women’s Hallyburton Johnstone Shield.  All will feature new … Read More


Summer of Cricket | International and Super Smash Schedules 2020/21

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Summer of Cricket | International and Super Smash Schedules 2020/21

Praneel HiraDomestic Cricket, International Cricket

Cricket fans! There is plenty to get excited about this summer with Eden Park hosting four T20Is in 2020/21, including the first home BLACKCAPS action of the summer on Friday 27 November against West Indies.  After concerns over the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the summer schedule, sports fans can look forward to the arrival of the West Indies … Read More


Anna Peterson named new HEARTS Captain

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Anna Peterson named new HEARTS Captain

Praneel HiraDomestic Cricket, Hearts

Anna Peterson will take the reins as Auckland HEARTS captain for both 2019/20 Hallyburton Johnstone Shield and Super Smash campaigns. Peterson, who has played a combined 82 One-Day matches and 63 T20s for Auckland and Northern Districts, takes over from Maddy Green following the former skipper’s move to Wellington.  Head Coach, Nick White announced the appointment to the wider HEARTS group … Read More


Summer of Cricket 2019/20 | Aces and Hearts Domestic Schedules

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Summer of Cricket 2019/20 | Aces and Hearts Domestic Schedules

Praneel HiraDomestic Cricket

Get ready for an action-packed summer of cricket in Auckland. Our ACES and HEARTS feature in four Dream11 Super Smash double-headers at Eden Park Outer Oval during the holiday period. The ACES season starts 21-24 October when Plunket Shield holders Central Districts come to town, while the HEARTS hunt for the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield begins at the Basin Reserve on … Read More


Maddy Green moves to Wellington

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Maddy Green moves to Wellington

Praneel HiraDomestic Cricket, Hearts

After 81 One-Day matches and 61 T20s for the Auckland HEARTS, Skipper Maddy Green is making a move south and will join the Wellington Blaze. Green, 26, debuted for the HEARTS during the 2009/10 season, before leading the side to Hallyburton Johnstone Shield glory in 2017/18. The summer of 2017/18 was particularly special for Maddy, awarded the Ruth Martin Cup … Read More


Momentous Week for Women's Cricket

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Momentous Week for Women’s Cricket

Praneel HiraDomestic Cricket, High Performance, International Cricket

Women’s T20 cricket gets Commonwealth Games nod Women’s T20 Cricket has been confirmed for inclusion at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games after a joint bid by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). “This is a truly historic moment for women’s cricket and for the global cricket community, who were united in their support … Read More


Auckland Hearts Squad 2019-20

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Auckland Hearts Squad 2019-20

Praneel HiraDomestic Cricket, Featured, Hearts

Planning and preparation is underway at Hearts Headquarters for another stellar summer. Head Coach Nick White will call on experience with a familiar squad ready to challenge for silverware in 2019/20. Two new faces have been rewarded for outstanding club and representative performances last summer. Youngster Fran Jonas collected 30 scalps in 16 matches for Cornwall and was equally impressive … Read More


Delport completes Aces 2019/20 Contract List | Round Two

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Delport completes Aces 2019/20 Contract List | Round Two

Praneel HiraAces, Domestic Cricket

The sixteenth and final Auckland Aces’ contract for the 2019/20 season has been awarded to experienced left-arm spinner Louis Delport. The 31-year old takes his place alongside off-spinner Will Somerville, having piled up 236 wickets for East Coast Bays across the past four seasons and surpassing the magical mark of fifty in each of those summers. Delport’s consistency was rewarded … Read More


Heinrich Malan appointed as Auckland Aces Head Coach

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Heinrich Malan appointed as Auckland Aces Head Coach

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The Auckland Aces will have a new face at the helm for the upcoming season after appointing Heinrich Malan as Head Coach. The 38 year-old Malan has a proven track record on the New Zealand domestic circuit, having previously coached Central Districts to three national titles in the past two seasons, including the past summer’s Burger King Super Smash and … Read More