Four HEARTS awarded WHITE FERNS Contracts

Hearts


Four HEARTS awarded WHITE FERNS Contracts

Praneel HiraHearts, High Performance

Four Auckland HEARTS have been announced on the WHITE FERNS contract list for summer 2019/20 . Top-order duo Lauren Down and Katie Perkins, as well as experienced allrounders Holly Huddleston and Anna Peterson, join the 17-strong squad ahead of a summer that culminates in a T20 World Cup in Australia.  The hard work began on Wednesday as the squad assembled … Read More


Chris Mundell appointed High Performance Manager

Game Development


Chris Mundell appointed High Performance Manager

Praneel HiraGame Development, High Performance

Chris Mundell has been appointed Auckland Cricket’s new High Performance Manager. Mundell, who joined Auckland Cricket in July 2018 in the role of Coach Development Manager, sees a lot of correlation between his coaching and coach development background and the High Performance space. “Both Coach Development and High Performance are about the growth of people. That is something I am … Read More


Auckland quartet selected for NZ U19 squad

Game Development


Auckland quartet selected for NZ U19 squad

Praneel HiraGame Development, High Performance, International Cricket

Four Auckland representatives have been selected to represent the New Zealand Under 19 team against Bangladesh later this month. The Auckland quartet of Conor Ansell (Auckland University), Adithya Ashok (Eden Roskill), Jock McKenzie (North Shore) and Quinn Sunde (Takapuna) will join the 18-man squad in Lincoln for five one-day matches, starting September 29th. NZ U19s Head Coach, Paul Wiseman said … Read More


Momentous Week for Women's Cricket

Domestic Cricket


Momentous Week for Women’s Cricket

Praneel HiraDomestic Cricket, High Performance, International Cricket

Women’s T20 cricket gets Commonwealth Games nod Women’s T20 Cricket has been confirmed for inclusion at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games after a joint bid by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). “This is a truly historic moment for women’s cricket and for the global cricket community, who were united in their support … Read More


Simon Insley Heads to Hobart

High Performance


Simon Insley Heads to Hobart

Praneel HiraHigh Performance

Auckland Cricket High Performance Manager Simon Insley has taken up an exciting opportunity to join Cricket Tasmania and Hobart Hurricanes as their new General Manager of High Performance. Insley, who heads across the Tasman in October, began his Auckland Cricket journey as the Aces’ physiotherapist, before going on to manage the team. His subsequent promotion to High Performance Manager recognised … Read More


Two centuries for Auckland A

High Performance


Two centuries for Auckland A

Praneel HiraHigh Performance

Auckland A has finished their three-day match against Central Districts A in a tie at Lloyd Elsmore Park today, after two incredible batting performances from Finn Allen and Ben Horne. Auckland A initially sent CD A into bat, and a first day 128 from Kieran Noema-Barnett helped Central declare on 449/9 on day two. While the batting didn’t get off … Read More


Auckland A split victories in Taupo

High Performance


Auckland A split victories in Taupo

Praneel HiraHigh Performance

Auckland A played two matches on day one of the two-day T20 Quadrangular Tournament at Owen Delaney Park in Taupo. The two matches had the same winning margin – 10 runs. Unfortunately, Auckland was on the wrong end of that margin in their first match against Wellington. Although the A team has plenty of bowling firepower, they were unable to … Read More


Auckland A secures convincing win in Wellington

High Performance


Auckland A secures convincing win in Wellington

Praneel HiraHigh Performance

Auckland A has won by an innings and 37 runs against Wellington A in their three-day match at the Basin Reserve. Although heavy rain and then the wet ground meant no play for much of day two, a swift change of weather allowed for play after tea. Auckland A restarted their first innings at 222/3. Finn Allen and Aditya Edekar … Read More


Auckland A in Quin Series final

High Performance


Auckland A in Quin Series final

Praneel HiraHigh Performance

Auckland A finished top-of-the-table in the Michael Hussey Cup – the T20 Quin Series currently being played in Sydney. This tournament features A-sides and development teams from the Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder, Hobart Hurricanes and Lahore Qalanders. Yesterday the rain was the winner, washing out every match. Auckland A was set to play the Sydney Thunder. With all matches abandoned, … Read More


Musings from Beyond the Boundary - 28 July

Aces


Musings from Beyond the Boundary – 28 July

James BennettAces, Domestic Cricket, Game Development, High Performance

Musings from beyond the boundary – cricketing thoughts through the eyes of Trevor Auger, an Auckland Cricket Society and Supporters Club Member. The weather may be wintery but there’s been plenty of cricket interest over the past few days to remind us that the new season is fast approaching. First came the news that the contract negotiations for the men … Read More