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HIGH­LIGHTS Week ahead

Speed­way at the Springs re­mains one of Auck­land's most pop­u­lar sum­mer sports, tonight Sprint­car driv­ers mak­ing it through to the top 10 shootout have an added in­cen­tive with $1 mil­lion up for grabs for the driver who ac­cu­rately pre­dicts his lap time. Else­where plenty of rep­re­sen­ta­tive and club sport in­clud­ing three rounds of the Ford Tro­phy. The Break­ers back on Fri­day, this time in the deep south.


North Is­land Com­bined Cham­pi­onships To­day/to­mor­row, Por­ritt Sta­dium, Hamil­ton.

BAS­KET­BALL Aus­tralian NBL

Fri­day, NZ Break­ers v Mel­bourne United, ILT Sta­dium South­land 7.50pm.

CRICKET Ford Tro­phy

To­day, Auck­land Aces v Cen­tral Stags, Eden Park Outer Oval 11am; Otago Volts v Welling­ton Fire­birds, Univer­sity of Otago Oval 11am; North­ern Dis­tricts v Can­ter­bury, Sed­don Park 11am. Wed­nes­day, Auck­land Aces v Otago Volts, Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lin­coln Univer­sity 11am; Welling­ton Fire­birds v Cen­tral Stags, Lin­coln No.3, Lin­coln Univer­sity 11am; Can­ter­bury v North­ern Dis­tricts, Ha­gley Oval 11am. Fri­day, Cen­tral Stags v Auck­land Aces, Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lin­coln Univer­sity 11am; Otago Volts v North­ern Dis­tricts, Lin­coln No.3, Lin­coln Univer­sity 11am; Can­ter­bury v Welling­ton Fire­birds, Ha­gley Oval 11am.

Auck­land club

To­day, pre­mier men, Hed­ley Howarth two­day ma­jor cham­pi­onship, round one, day two (11am), Taka­puna 125 v Sub­urbs New Lynn 98/4, Ken Maun­der Park; East Coast Bays 164 and 6/0 v How­ick Paku­ranga 197/6 dec, Wind­sor Park; Auck­land Univer­sity 116 and 41/3 v Parnell 248/7, Colin Maiden Park; Pa­p­a­toe­toe 201 v Corn­wall 90/3, Pa­p­a­toe­toe Rec Ground. Tom Hellaby Tro­phy two-day mi­nor cham­pi­onship, round one, day two, Eller­slie 151 v Grafton United 218/4, Vic­to­ria Park; Waitakere 146 v Eden Roskill 204/3, Keith Hay Park; North Shore 309/8 dec v Birken­head City 45/3, Devon­port Do­main. Pre­mier women, Prichard Cup, one-day cham­pi­onship, round two (11am), Parnell v Waitakere, Orakei Do­main; Pa­p­a­toe­toe v Taka­puna, Pa­p­a­toe­toe Rec Ground; Corn­wall v How­ick Paku­ranga, Corn­wall Park.

FOOT­BALL ISPS Handa Pre­mier­ship

To­mor­row, Hawkes Bay United v Hamil­ton Wan­der­ers, Blue­wa­ter Sta­dium 2pm; Team Welling­ton v South­ern United, David Far­ring­ton Park 2pm; Waitakere United v Tas­man United, Trusts Arena 2pm; Welling­ton Phoenix v Can­ter­bury United, New­town Park 3pm; Eastern Sub­urbs v Auck­land City, River­hills Park 4.35pm.

Na­tional Women's League

Round nine, to­mor­row, North­ern v Cap­i­tal, McFetridge Park 1pm; Auck­land v South­ern United, McLen­nan Park 2pm; Can­ter­bury United v Cen­tral, English Park 2pm.

SOFT­BALL North­ern Fast­pitch

pre­mier women, to­day, How­ick v Mag­pies, Mead­ow­lands 3pm; Ram­blers v Otahuhu, War­ren Freer 3pm; Pa­tri­ots v Marist, PEP 4pm; Bears v Pa­p­a­toe­toe, Rosedale 4pm. To­mor­row (all games Mead­ow­lands), Marist v Mag­pies

9am; Mag­pies v Pa­tri­ots 11am; Otahuhu v Marist

11am; Pa­p­a­toe­toe v Pa­tri­ots 1pm; Bears v Otahuhu 1pm; Pa­p­a­toe­toe v Ram­blers 3pm; How­ick v Bears 3pm; Ram­blers v How­ick 5pm. Pre­mier men, to­day, Otahuhu v United, Sturges Park 3pm; Marist v How­ick, Sim­son Re­serve

3pm; Roost­ers v Ram­blers, Rosedale 6pm; North­cote bye. To­mor­row, Ram­blers v Roost­ers (Trevor Rowse Shield game) noon; Ram­blers v Marist, War­ren Freer 2pm.

SPEED­WAY $1m Sprint Car Shootout

To­day, West­ern Springs (gates open 4pm; rac­ing from 6pm). Also to­day, Waikaraka Park (gates open 5pm; rac­ing from 7pm.

TEN­NIS Caro Bowl

All games 6pm (home team first), women, round four, to­day, Camp­bell Park v Parnell. Round five, Fri­day, Parnell v Pom­pal­lier; Royal Oak v Sun­ny­hills; Buck­lands Beach v Camp­bell Park; Ko­hi­marama bye. Men, round three, to­day, Eden Ep­som v Royal Oak.

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