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


Experienced ACES ready for Super Saturday

Friday 13 December, 2019

The Auckland ACES name a powerful 13-man squad to play against the Otago Volts in the Dream11 Super Smash at the Eden Park Outer Oval on Saturday.

A trip to Tasmania has served as sound preparation with the ACES contesting two hard-fought matches with the Hobart Hurricanes.

One man not part of the touring party was Colin Munro, but the experienced left-hander will be ready to go when the ACES take on the Volts.

Having hit two centuries a fortnight ago in the Ford Trophy, the ACES opener is amped to take the field with what shapes as an entertaining line up.

"We have an exciting squad with a lot of experience that should help us in close games this season."

Munro will join fellow BLACKCAPS' opener Martin Guptill at the top of the order. The pair are two of five members of the ACES squad to have played more than 100 T20s, while skipper Craig Cachopa is set to bring up his 50th T20 match for Auckland.

Corey Anderson and Kyle Jamieson are both in line for ACES Dream11 Super Smash debuts, with Anderson set to suit up in blue for the first time.

The squad also sees the return of experienced duo Mitchell McClenaghan and Ronnie Hira. Fresh off helping the Maratha Arabians win the T10 League, McClenaghan is eager to see the ACES lift the Dream11 Super Smash trophy.

Movember will be at the Outer Oval to raise awareness about tackling Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.

Auckland ACES vs. Otago Volts.
Saturday 14 December
Eden Park Outer Oval
Gates open | First ball 3.10 pm

ACES SQUAD | Dream11 Super Smash vs. Otago Volts
Craig Cachopa (c)
Corey Anderson
Mark Chapman
Martin Guptill
Ronnie Hira
Kyle Jamieson
Ben Lister
Mitchell McClenaghan
Colin Munro
Glenn Phillips
Robert O’Donnell
Sean Solia
Will Somerville

Upcoming Milestones:
Craig Cachopa - 50th T20 match for Auckland (Currently on 49)
Glenn Phillips - 2000 T20 runs (Currently on 1986)


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Charlotte Yates' Mansfield Project

Katherine Mansfield's vapid verses are of even less interest than her over-rated short stories, but Yates has risen to the challenge of producing a fascinating compilation album by a variety of musicians to accompany her poetry. More>>

Howard Davis: Dazed & Confused by Beats

Beats is both a coming-of-age tale and a romantic movie about endings, set to a nostalgic backdrop of the disappearing tail of the UK's illegal rave scene. More>>

Howard Davis: And The Oscar Goes To … Parasite

For its deliciously dark wit and genre-bending ingenuity, Bong Joon-ho's latest movie has just won four out of a potential six Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay and Director. Only ten foreign-language films have previously been nominated for Best Picture and none have won before. More>>

Howard Davis: 1917's 1,000 Yard Stare

Sam Mendes has created a terrible and barbarous trek, one that we appreciate all the more for being catapulted right into the midst of this ear-splitting melee from the film's opening sequence. More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland