Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Mills Joins Aces For Must Win Game

Media Release

Friday, 10 January 2013

The Auckland Aces will have Blackcap Kyle Mills back for their make or break HRV Twenty20 clash with the Knights in Hamilton today.

The Aces have lost Colin Munro to the Blackcaps but get Mills back which will add considerably to their experience in the bowling department.

Their loss to the Knights on Wednesday means that the Aces need to win both their remaining games to have the best chance of being involved in the playoff games in Hamilton next weekend.

The competition is incredibly tight with five teams still competing for the three spots available and some teams having two games to play but others only one.

The Aces have been very focused on keeping their eyes only on the next game in the HRV Twenty20 this season and that's what coach Matt Horne is trying to maintain for today's game, although he does admit that will be a challenge.

"There's no point looking ahead to anything beyond the game with the Knights today and we need to focus on doing the job today to get the win. Having said that, it's natural for people to look ahead so that's one of the things we need to keep workikng on with all the guys - keep the focus on doing your job and make sure we bag the points."

Horne is confident that the Aces can turn round the disappointing result in Auckland just a couple of days ago.

"Twenty20 is a game with tight margins, you get a couple of them wrong and it can go west in a hurry. I don't think there was anything in Wednesday's performance that's not easily fixable and the guys are really buzzing to get out and make amends today."

A team will be named from the following twelve players:

Gareth Hopkins (Captain) (Parnell)
Michael Bates (Suburbs New Lynn)
Craig Cachopa (Takapuna)
Colin de Grandhomme (Howick Pakuranga)
James Fuller (Overseas professional)
Donovan Grobbelaar (Howick Pakuranga)
Anaru Kitchen (Waitakere City) 
Bruce Martin (Parnell)
Kyle Mills (Howick Pakuranga)
Chris Nash (Overseas professional)
Jeet Raval (Suburbs New Lynn)
Jono Sole (Takapuna)

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: “Salute” By Royal New Zealand Ballet In Wellington

The Royal New Zealand Ballet performed “Salute” for a final time in Wellington on Sunday night, and it was nothing short of spectacular. More>>

ALSO:

NZ on Air: More Funding For TV Captions To Increase Access

More funding for TV captions to increase access NZ On Air has increased funding to provide more captions and audio description on television programmes for the hearing and sight impaired. More>>

Music: So Laid Back Country China Album Release

On Friday night, So Laid Back Country China held a gig at Meow for the release of their new album With Knees of Honey in Goodbye Canyon. I briefly spoke with Harriet lead vocals, keyboard) and Michael (lead vocals, guitar) before the gig More>>

Art: Wellington Region Celebrates Matariki

Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year. The Wellington Matariki Festival will host more than 60 free events and activities between Saturday ... More>>

Wellington: TEDxWellingtonWomen Speakers Unveiled

The lineup is announced today for the highly anticipated upcoming event TEDxWellingtonWomen. Speakers include local women and men who have lived extraordinary lives and have ideas worth spreading. More>>


Books: Witi Ihimaera To Address ‘State Of NZ Literature’at Festival

6 May 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival as the stage for its annual address, which ... More>>

Culture: Historic Māori Portraits Travel To The Czech Republic

Image credit: Gottfried Lindauer, Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915 More>>

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news