1 Jan 2013

Auckland Aces tumble for the third time

12:45 pm on 1 January 2013

The defending Twenty20 cricket champions, the Auckland Aces, have lost their third match in a row, beaten by 13 runs by the Otago Volts in Queenstown.

Batting first, the Volts scored 157 for seven but despite facing a modest run chase of fewer than eight runs per over, the Aces only managed 144 for nine off their 20 overs.

Otago joins the Wellington Firebirds and Northern Knights with 16 points each in the competition.