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Chapman, Delport return; HEARTS look for third win


Chapman, Delport return; HEARTS look for third win

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Home for the New Year.

The ACES and HEARTS kick off 2021 with a Dream11 Super Smash double-header against the Kings and Magicians on Sunday 3 January at Eden Park’s Outer Oval.

Mark Chapman returns from injury to give the ACES top order another boost, while Left-arm spinner Louis Delport joins the bowling group, who look to unlock the winning formula on their return home.

After three games on the road to start this year’s Super Smash, the ACES are yet to taste victory, while the HEARTS quickly bounced back from an opening day defeat to surge up the table with wins against the Sparks and Hinds.

Anna Peterson has been in fine form at the top of the order, collecting back-to-back Dream11 Game Changer awards, and the all-rounder said she is enjoying the opportunity at the top of the order.

“After having a bit of an injury break, it’s nice to be back out there with the HEARTS.

“Coach has given me a bit of a license at the top to go out there and have some fun.”

Speaking after the ACES last match on New Year’s Eve, Robbie O’Donnell said his side’s spirits remain high.

“We have a young side, who are learning every day on the job.”

“The biggest thing for us is to stick together and continue to back each other. If we keep learning in the heat of the moment, hopefully, we can string some performances together.”

HEARTS vs. Magicians
Sunday 3rd January
Eden Park Outer Oval
11.30 PM

HEARTS | Dream11 Super Smash vs. Magicians
Lauren Down (c)
Bella Armstrong
Sarah Carnachan
Holly Huddleston
Fran Jonas
Arlene Kelly
Regina Lilii
Roz McNeill
Molly Penfold
Katie Perkins
Anna Peterson
Jesse Prasad
Saachi Shahri

ACES vs. Kings
Sunday 3rd January
Eden Park Outer Oval
3 PM

ACES | Dream11 Super Smash vs. Kings
Robert O’Donnell (c)
Mark Chapman
Louis Delport
Danru Ferns
Ben Horne
Ben Lister
William O’Donnell
Glenn Phillips
Ollie Pringle
Sean Solia
Will Somerville
Ross ter Braak

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