Robert O'Donnell wins ACA Cricketer of the Year

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Robert O’Donnell wins ACA Cricketer of the Year

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Last night, Auckland Cricket held our Cricketer of the Year Awards for 2021/22 hosted by Laura McGoldrick. Here are the award winners. Representative Coach of the Year | Heinrich Malan It was a build-up like no other. Planning. Training. Waiting for competitive action. Even for a coach who loves training, there was genuine relief when the ACES finally took the … Read More


33 USOs keeping tradition alive with help from Papatoetoe Cricket

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33 USOs keeping tradition alive with help from Papatoetoe Cricket

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Cricket. Kilikiki. Two sports steeped in tradition; two sports, similar but also very different. Over the last couple of years, a connection has been created and fostered between the 33 USOs Missionary Disciples and Papatoetoe Cricket Club. Established by a group of young males in 2020, the 33USOs wanted to continue playing Kilikiki after the annual Catholic Church Tournament. “Kilikiki … Read More


Nick White steps away from Auckland Cricket after 16 years

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Nick White steps away from Auckland Cricket after 16 years

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Nick White has decided to step away from the Head of Female Performance – HEARTS Head Coach role at the end of March 2022. White has made a long-standing contribution to Auckland Cricket, including three years as the HEARTS Head Coach, winning the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield in his first season in charge. “I have loved every second of my five … Read More


Perkins, the hero on Essential Services Day

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Perkins, the hero on Essential Services Day

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HEARTS vs. Hinds | HEARTS won by eight wickets. The HEARTS have given them the best possible chance of sneaking into the Elimination Final with a comfortable win over the Hinds on Essential Workers Day. History was made when the players stepped out onto Eden Park No. 1 to play the first Domestic Women’s T20 at the National Stadium and … Read More


Guptill, Huddleston return for Celebration of Essential Workers Day

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Guptill, Huddleston return for Celebration of Essential Workers Day

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Domestic T20 returns to Eden Park No. 1 tomorrow for the first time in eight years with the Auckland ACES and HEARTS hosting the Central Stags and Hinds. It will also be the first time the HEARTS will play T20 cricket on the No. 1. To add to the excitement for the players, the day doubles as a Celebration of … Read More


Playoff hopes dented for Team Auckland

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Playoff hopes dented for Team Auckland

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HEARTS vs. Blaze | Blaze won by five wickets The HEARTS Elimination Final equation got a little more complicated after a sound defeated to the Blaze. Batting first, the HEARTS ran into familiar trouble, losing wickets regularly at the top. Then came the spin of Leigh Kasperek and Melie Kerr to make things tougher through the middle. Saachi Shahri (34) … Read More


Will O'Donnell and Anna Peterson return for Team Auckland

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Will O’Donnell and Anna Peterson return for Team Auckland

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With identical 4-4 records, the Auckland ACES and HEARTS are back on home turf to take on the Wellington Firebirds and Blaze at Kennards Hire Community Oval on Thursday. The ACES welcome back batter Will O’Donnell, who has been named in his first squad for the summer. With the ACES and Firebirds are locked at 16 points apiece, this showdown … Read More


Hucker inspires HEARTS into outright third

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Hucker inspires HEARTS into outright third

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HEARTS vs. Magicians | HEARTS won by eight runs The HEARTS pulled off a brave victory over the Canterbury Magicians at Hagley Oval. Batting first, the HEARTS fell into familiar trouble after losing three wickets inside the powerplay. Though Katie Perkins (29) kept the visitors moving, her dismissal signalled the need for a partnership. Saachi Shahri and Izzy Gaze (24) … Read More


Crunch time as ACES and HEARTS head South

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Crunch time as ACES and HEARTS head South

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The Auckland ACES and HEARTS head south to take on the Canterbury Kings and Magicians on Tuesday in the Dream11 Super Smash at Hagley Oval. The busy start to the year continues with the second of four games in eight days for the Auckland sides. Robbie O’Donnell’s side have kept in touch with the top three after Saturday’s dramatic one-wicket … Read More


Solia leads ACES in Super Smash thriller

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Solia leads ACES in Super Smash thriller

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ACES vs. Volts | ACES won by one wicket An all-round effort with the ball saw the ACES dismiss the Volts for a sub-par 130. But that wasn’t the end of the story. Two wickets apiece to Ben Lister, Lockie Ferguson, Will Somerville, Adithya Ashok and Glenn Phillips dragged the Volts¬†bag from a flying start by Hamish Rutherford and Neil … Read More