Ford Trophy begins tomorrow

The Ford Trophy One Day domestic competition begins tomorrow with all six Major Association teams from around the country kicking things off at 11:00am.

The premier 50-over competition will consist of 24 round-robin games, with the top four teams at the end of that advancing through to the playoffs.  The final will be played on March 30 and be televised live on SKY Sport.

Defending champions the Central Stags begin their campaign at Saxton Oval in Nelson against the Northern Knights. Finalists the Auckland Aces square off against the Canterbury Aces at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, while the Otago Volts travel to the Hawkins Basin Reserve to take on the Wellington Firebirds.

All matches will be live-scored on www.blackcaps.co.nz and the Major Association websites.

Round One, February 26:

Central Stags v Northern Knights
11:00am - Saxton Oval, Nelson

Canterbury Wizards v Auckland Aces
11:00am - Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Wellington Firebirds v Otago Volts
11:00am - Hawkins Basin Reserve, Wellington

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