Skipper Gareth Hopkins is fresh from a century in the last round of the Plunket Shield
The HRV Cup is coming to Auckland this Friday!
The Aces will play their first home game of the HRV Cup season this Friday against the Canterbury Wizards from 7pm.
The chance of three in a row awaits the Aces in the twenty20 format but they’ll have to call on all their reserves of ability and personnel this season as they face the prospect of playing a large chunk of the competition without their Blackcaps.
The good news is that they have two vastly experienced overseas professionals in Andre Adams and Phil Mustard in their ranks as well as the likes of Kyle Mills and Gareth Hopkins to call on.
Their opponents this Friday are yet to get off the mark in the HRV Cup so will be fired up to take on an Aces side that rolled Wellington in their only outing so far this season.
The Aces play three Friday night games starting 21 Dec in the new format for the HRV Cup this season. All of these games are out on the main stadium at Eden Park and gives the chance for people to get a taste of domestic cricket on the big stage.
For these games the number two will be open for kids to play while the action is happening on the main oval.
In between all that Friday night action there’s also the prospect of a local derby against the Northern Knights on Boxing Day at the Outer Oval.
All in all it’s an exciting period heading into the break and the chance to see some fantastic twenty20 cricket in the HRV Cup at Eden Park!
HRV Cup schedule