Press Release – Auckland Cricket
Andre Adams will return to the Aces squad for their crucial eighth round HRV Cup clash with the Central Stags in New Plymouth tomorrow.
The Aces put together a convincing win over the Knights in the last round to keep their playoff hopes alive and Adams will further bolster the side that completed that victory.
The Aces face the two bottom placed teams in their last three games but will need to win all of those and rely on another result going their way to make a semi-final.
Aces coach Paul Strang however is just focusing on what’s in front of them for tomorrow’s games at Pukekura Park.
“There’s no point in getting ahead of ourselves or worrying about stuff that’s out of our control. Our work against the Knights was very good so we’ll be looking to reproduce that against the Stags. It was a better team performance and if we can build on that then we’re confident of getting another win.”
The 13 from which a team will be named for the game tomorrow is as follows:
Gareth Hopkins (Captain) (Parnell)
Andre Adams (Overseas professional)
Michael Bates (Suburbs New Lynn)
Craig Cachopa (Takapuna)
Colin de Grandhomme (Howick Pakuranga)
Donovan Grobbelaar (Howick Pakuranga)
Anaru Kitchen (Waitakere City)
Kyle Mills (Howick Pakuranga)
Phil Mustard (Overseas professional)
Matt Quinn (Cornwall)
Bhupinder Singh (Papatoetoe)
Lou Vincent (Takapuna)
Reece Young (Suburbs New Lynn)