The Auckland HEARTS are back at Eden Park Outer Oval this weekend for two mouth-watering matches with neighbours Northern Districts in Round Five and Six of the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield.
Skipper Lauren Down said the team are delighted to have Holly Huddleston, Arlene Kelly and Anna Peterson back.
“Anna will be playing her 50th HBJ Shield match for Auckland and we know the experience all three bring to our group.”
After trips to New Plymouth and Invercargill, the HEARTS are thrilled to be playing in front of a home crowd
“We are looking forward to our first home round of the season, especially at the Outer Oval
“It’s always a good challenge against ND. We are all very familiar, with so many of their players involved in our club competition.”
Down also acknowledged the rivalry that is forming between the two sides.
“This is the first time we’ve played each other since last year’s HBJ Grand Final.
“We are all ready to resume our battle.”
Auckland HEARTS vs. Northern Districts
Saturday 19th / Sunday 20th December
Eden Park Outer Oval
Auckland HEARTS | Hallyburton Johnstone Shield vs. Northern Districts
Lauren Down (c)