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


Double Delight for ACES and HEARTS

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Double Delight for ACES and HEARTS

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It took nine rounds, but the patience paid off with Team Auckland securing double delight over the Volts and Sparks at the Outer Oval today. ACES vs. Volts | ACES won by 103 runs Sean Solia got the day started in a hurry, hitting 4 fours and a six through the first three overs. The opener’s 27 off 15 balls … Read More


Will O'Donnell in for Guptill; HEARTS unchanged for Anniversary double

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Will O’Donnell in for Guptill; HEARTS unchanged for Anniversary double

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Anniversary Monday at home. The ACES and HEARTS return to Eden Park’s Outer Oval on Monday to do battle with the Volts and Sparks in Round 9 of the Dream11 Super Smash. There is only one change across the two sides, with William O’Donnell replacing Martin Guptill, who misses out with the injury he suffered in the ACES last-ball loss to the … Read More


HEARTS secure playoff place; ACES nicked in last-ball thriller

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HEARTS secure playoff place; ACES nicked in last-ball thriller

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The Auckland HEARTS secured their place in the Dream11 Super Smash Finals last night, while Kane Williamson steered the Knights past the ACES at Seddon Park. Knights vs. ACES | Knights won by three wickets Batting first, the ACES were in early trouble losing Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips and Sean Solia inside the powerplay. ACES No. 4 Mark Chapman ensured … Read More


Team Auckland head to Hamilton for Pride Round

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Team Auckland head to Hamilton for Pride Round

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Team Auckland head to Hamilton on Friday to take on the Knights and Spirit in Round 8 of the Dream11 Super Smash. The ACES and Knights will kick off the Pride Round doubleheader at Seddon Park, starting at 3.20 PM before the HEARTS get a taste of cricket under lights squaring off with the Spirit at 7.10 PM. With the … Read More