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


ACES off the Mark; HEARTS miss it

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ACES off the Mark; HEARTS miss it

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HEARTS vs. Hinds | Hinds won by nine wickets The Auckland HEARTS have suffered a second Dream11 Super Smash defeat after a Jess Watkin special at the Outer Oval today. Batting first, the HEARTS were in early trouble in the powerplay. Last week’s heroic batting duo Katie Perkins and Holly Huddleston were again tasked with rebuilding the HEARTS innings after … Read More


Chapman returns as Team Auckland prepare for Stags and Hinds

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Chapman returns as Team Auckland prepare for Stags and Hinds

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Team Auckland are ready to defend Eden Park Outer Oval this Saturday as the Stags and Hinds come to town in Round Seven of the Dream11 Super Smash. HEARTS all-rounder Anna Peterson is set to return after missing Sunday’s win over the Spirit with injury, while Mark Chapman replaces Will O’Donnell in the ACES squad. The HEARTS have an opportunity … Read More


Perkins, Huddleston help HEARTS climb again; ACES stung late

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Perkins, Huddleston help HEARTS climb again; ACES stung late

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Club Day in the Super Smash proved a tense one at Eden Park Outer Oval with Katie Perkins celebrating her 200th appearance for the HEARTS with a match-winning performance. HEARTS vs. Spirit | HEARTS won by six wickets The HEARTS lifted themselves into second place on the back of an excellent all-round performance with the ball and in the field. … Read More