Changes aplenty as ACES and HEARTS take on Kings and Magicians

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Changes aplenty as ACES and HEARTS take on Kings and Magicians

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Dream11 Super Smash crowds are back at Eden Park – Kennards Hire Community Oval! After three Dream11 Super Smash double-headers on the road, the Auckland ACES and HEARTS return home to take on the Canterbury Kings and Magicians on Friday 7 January. Currently in fourth place on the table, the ACES look to continue surging up the table, bringing a … Read More


Team Auckland packed and ready for Christmas Eve at the Basin

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Team Auckland packed and ready for Christmas Eve at the Basin

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Christmas comes early for the ACES and HEARTS with a trip to the Cello Basin Reserve to take on the Firebirds and Blaze in the Dream11 Super Smash. It’s Christmas Eve at the Basin and there is still plenty to play for before the players can enjoy Christmas lunch. An unchanged ACES squad head down hungry to get their first … Read More


Auckland Cricket to celebrate Essential Workers as Domestic T20 returns to Eden Park No.1

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Auckland Cricket to celebrate Essential Workers as Domestic T20 returns to Eden Park No.1

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Auckland Cricket are delighted to announce a day of celebration for Auckland’s Essential Workers on January 22nd as well as the return of Domestic T20 action to Eden Park No.1. With the support of NZC and Eden Park, the Auckland ACES and HEARTS will now take on the Central Stags and Hinds in Round Ten of the Dream11 Super Smash … Read More


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