Another Perkins milestone as ACES and HEARTS tackle Otago

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Another Perkins milestone as ACES and HEARTS tackle Otago

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The race for the Dream11 Super Smash finals continues on Saturday at Eden Park – Kennards Hire Community Oval as the Auckland ACES and HEARTS take on the Otago Volts and Sparks. With four matches in eight days to finish the Round Robin, there is no better time for the ACES and HEARTS, both holding 3-3 records, to go on … Read More


Vale Frank 'Bomber' Lancaster

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Vale Frank ‘Bomber’ Lancaster

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Late in 2021, Ellerslie Cricket legend Frank ‘Bomber’ Lancaster passed away, after a short battle with cancer. A Life Member and Premier Scorer for more than 40 years, Bomber was a man who dedicated his love for the game to the Ellerslie Cricket Club and the wider cricketing community. This was reflected in the capacity turn-out to his funeral service … Read More


HEARTS hold on in Super Smash Classic

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HEARTS hold on in Super Smash Classic

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Both the ACES and HEARTS sit with 3 win-3 loss records after splitting results with the Canterbury Kings and Magicians on Friday at Kennards Hire Community Oval. HEARTS vs. Magicians | HEARTS won by one run. The HEARTS put in a committed performance for 40 overs, surviving a defiant Amy Satterthwaite knock, to claim a third Dream11 Super Smash win … Read More


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