Batting heroics help HEARTS lift HBJ Shield

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Batting heroics help HEARTS lift HBJ Shield

Praneel HiraHearts

The Auckland HEARTS have won the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield after a record-equalling batting effort led by Arlene Kelly’s first List A hundred. A record second-wicket stand between Lauren Down and Arlene Kelly set the foundation for the HEARTS to later equal their highest ever total of 322/5. Down was particularly punishing through the covers, hitting 7 fours and 2 sixes … Read More


HEARTS fight in loss to Spirit

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HEARTS fight in loss to Spirit

Praneel HiraHearts

The HEARTS have suffered a narrow five-run defeat against the Northern Spirit at Seddon Park in the final round-robin match of the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield. The wicket of Felicity Leydon-Davis in the second over gave the HEARTS an early opening and it was no surprise that Bella Armstrong was the bowler to take it. The competition’s joint leading wicket-taker, with … Read More


HEARTS share points at Seddon Park

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HEARTS share points at Seddon Park

Praneel HiraHearts

Hamilton rain has taken the HEARTS a step closer to a place in the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield final after a Round 9 abandonment against the Northern Spirit. Showers delayed the start before skipper Regina Lilii won the toss and elected to bowl first. Arlene Kelly and Bella Armstrong found their range early on and had the Northern Spirit tied down … Read More


Prasad returns as HEARTS head to Hamilton

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Prasad returns as HEARTS head to Hamilton

Praneel HiraHearts

Hamilton calls as the Auckland HEARTS hit the road to take on the Northern Spirit for the final two rounds of the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield.  With Lauren Down, Holly Huddleston, Katie Perkins and Anna Peterson in Australia at the ICC World T20, captain Regina Lilii is excited by the challenge of taking on the competition leaders at Seddon Park. “It … Read More


HEARTS split weekend with Hinds

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HEARTS split weekend with Hinds

Praneel HiraHearts

It was a tale of contrasting days as the HEARTS fell victim to a strong Hinds’ fightback on Sunday at Colin Maiden Park. Bowling first, Hannah Rowe (3-17) stamped her mark on the game, dismissing both HEARTS’ openers, Gemma Adams and Saachi Shahri, in the 6th over. The HEARTS continued to be tied down through the opening ten overs as … Read More


Kelly, Lilii lead HEARTS to victory

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Kelly, Lilii lead HEARTS to victory

Praneel HiraHearts

The HEARTS have completed a commanding eight-wicket win over the Central Hinds courtesy of a gritty effort in the field and a record-equalling third-wicket stand between skipper Regina Lilii and allrounder Arlene Kelly at Colin Maiden Park. After captain Lilii won the toss, the HEARTS’ bowlers were made to toil early on as Jess Watkin and Natalie Dodd batted through … Read More


Lilii to lead young HEARTS squad

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Lilii to lead young HEARTS squad

Praneel HiraHearts

New faces will mark the return of Hallyburton Johnstone Shield action as the Auckland HEARTS take on the Central Hinds at Colin Maiden Park this weekend. With Lauren Down, Holly Huddleston, Katie Perkins and Anna Peterson all with the WHITE FERNS in the lead-up to the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia next month, several young players will get their … Read More


HEARTS set for South African test

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HEARTS set for South African test

Praneel HiraHearts

The Auckland HEARTS are set to take on international opposition as the visiting South African side continue preparations to take on the WHITE FERNS this weekend. Head Coach Nick White is excited to see the HEARTS test themselves against international cricketers.  “The opportunity to play South Africa is awesome for the HEARTS. It’s not often we get to test ourselves … Read More


HEARTS fall short after Devine blitz

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HEARTS fall short after Devine blitz

Praneel HiraHearts

A Sophie Devine epic proved too much for the Auckland HEARTS in a shortened Dream11 Super Smash Final at the Basin Reserve. Showers delayed the start of the match, reducing the T20 showpiece to 7 overs per side. When play began, after Anna Peterson won the toss and elected to bowl first, it was Devine who made up for lost … Read More


HEARTS all in for Super Smash Final

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HEARTS all in for Super Smash Final

Praneel HiraHearts

A settled Auckland HEARTS squad head into Sunday’s Dream11 Super Smash final at the Basin Reserve looking to do something special against the Wellington Blaze. While the HEARTS know it will take a prolonged effort to topple the unbeaten Blaze on their home patch, Head Coach Nick White said the HEARTS will take a lot out of the last two … Read More