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Down bolsters HEARTS top order


Down bolsters HEARTS top order

Praneel HiraHearts

Lauren Down is set to make her return for the Auckland HEARTS when the Northern Spirit come to town on Friday.

It’s a big inclusion for the HEARTS, who sit second on the Dream11 Super Smash table and could book a home qualifier final with a win.

Captain Anna Peterson knows the importance of winning at this time of the competition.

“I think it is fair to say we’ve learnt a lot from our game against the Hinds and it would be nice to bounce back with back-to-back wins against the Spirit and the Blaze over the next three days.”

The HEARTS skipper is delighted to see Down back with the squad having missed the last three matches after suffering a head knock on December 28.

“It’s really exciting to have Lauren back. She’s come through the return-to-play process really well and we look forward to having her at the top of our order.”

The same squad will travel to Wellington to take on the Blaze on Sunday.

Auckland HEARTS vs. Northern Spirit
Friday 10 January
Eden Park Outer Oval
12.40 pm

Auckland HEARTS vs. Wellington Blaze
Sunday 12 January
Basin Reserve
12.40 pm 

HEARTS Squad | Dream11 Super Smash vs. Northern Spirit and Wellington Blaze
Anna Peterson (c)
Bella Armstrong 
Lauren Down
Amie Hucker
Holly Huddleston
Fran Jonas
Arlene Kelly  
Regina Lilii 
Roz McNeill 
Katie Perkins
Saachi Shahri 
Natasha van Tilburg