Brendon Gibson elected Auckland Cricket Chair | Three new Directors

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Brendon Gibson elected Auckland Cricket Chair | Three new Directors

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Last Wednesday, Auckland Cricket conducted the Annual General Meeting for 2021. It would be a historic occasion, with lockdown restrictions forcing it to be the Association’s first AGM held online. The Board Selection Panel nominated five people to be Directors of Auckland Cricket: incumbents Nicholas Albrecht, Marijana Brajkovich and newly elected Directors Craig Pryor, Kelly Baxter-Rae and Bevan Miles, joining … Read More


Auckland and Otago to honour Ross Dykes with Memorial Trophy

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Auckland and Otago to honour Ross Dykes with Memorial Trophy

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The Auckland and Otago Cricket Associations have come together and will honour the late Ross Dykes every season going forward. The first Ford Trophy fixture between the ACES and Volts will see the winner hold onto the Ross Dykes Memorial Trophy for the summer. Dykes, one of the great servants of cricket in New Zealand, passed away in November 2020. … Read More


Vale Noelene Cliffe

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Vale Noelene Cliffe

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Obituary kindly written by Jim Allnatt Noeline Cliffe (Cliffy to her friends) was fifteen years old when she started with the Mt Albert Juniors in 1941-42. It was immediately obvious that Noeline was going to become an outstanding allrounder, indeed she scored her first half century the following season and also regularly featuring in newspaper reports as a leading wicket … Read More


Barfoot and Thompson Royal Oak new Major Sponsor for Women’s Cricket

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Barfoot and Thompson Royal Oak new Major Sponsor for Women’s Cricket

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Auckland Cricket is delighted to announce Barfoot and Thompson Royal Oak as a major sponsor for the next two seasons. While the Auckland HEARTS previously partnered with Barfoot and Thompson Glen Eden, this new deal sees the Royal Oak branch make a historical stride as the only principal sponsor for Women’s and Girl’s cricket in Auckland. The partnership now includes … Read More


Will O'Donnell awarded 20/21 Cricketer of the Year

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Will O’Donnell awarded 20/21 Cricketer of the Year

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Last night, Auckland Cricket celebrated the summer of 2020/21 at the Cricketer of the Year Awards. Here are the Award recipients. To start the evening, newly capped players for the ACES, HEARTS and WHITE FERNS were called to the stage. ACES First-Class debuts | 2020/21 #524 | Ollie Pringle vs. Otago at Eden Park Outer Oval | 20 October 2020 … Read More


An Eye for the Past | Pearl Dawson

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An Eye for the Past | Pearl Dawson

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Last Thursday, Takapuna lifted the Pearl Dawson Trophy, Auckland’s Premier Women’s T20 Championship. Trevor Auger delves into the life of Pearl Dawson in the next instalment of An Eye For the Past. The return of Covid Alert Level Three put paid to the scheduled Final of the Premier Women’s T20 competition on 28 February, leaving the Pearl Dawson Trophy temporarily … Read More


500 Days of Summer | Kerry Dawe

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500 Days of Summer | Kerry Dawe

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The 27th of February was a Saturday like any other at Shore Road. The stumps went in and the bails were gently placed on top as the players prepared for a tense six hours of cricket. But for one man, it was a very special day. In the middle of it all stood umpire Kerry Dawe, preparing for his 500th … Read More


An Eye for the Past | Hedley Howarth

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An Eye for the Past | Hedley Howarth

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Last weekend saw the restart of the Hedley Howarth Trophy for 2020/21. Trevor Auger, author of ‘The Warm Sun On My Face – The Story of Women’s Cricket in New Zealand’, remembers Howarth’s Auckland and New Zealand career.  The press down with hands joined in front of him, the short rhythmic approach, the swing of the left arm as the … Read More


HEARTS secure home Eliminator; Firebirds and ACES entertain

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HEARTS secure home Eliminator; Firebirds and ACES entertain

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Team Auckland’s Dream11 Super Smash round robin finished with a 1-1 split with the Firebirds and Blaze at the Outer Oval today. ACES vs. Firebirds | Firebirds won by 39 runs.  An unstoppable Firebirds top-order flew out of the blocks and never looked back. Finn Allen was the first to hit go and hit go he did racing out to … Read More


Grand Final rematch double to close out Super Smash Round Robin

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Grand Final rematch double to close out Super Smash Round Robin

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It’s Grand Final rematch time at the Outer Oval with Team Auckland taking on the Firebirds and Blaze on Sunday. Both the HEARTS and Blaze have a chance of finishing top of the table, while the ACES will want to finish on a high and take a win off the high-flying Firebirds. “We’ve had a good week of training and … Read More