April 12, 2007 - May 13, 2007
After failing to be contested for the first time since World War II, the Logan Cup returned in 2006-07 with an all new set up. Instead of being contested by traditional provinces Mashonaland, Matabeleland, Midlands and Manicaland, now it was contested by Northerns, Southerns, Easterns, Westerns, Centrals, and for the first time, an international side was included; Kenya Select, essentially a Kenya A team.
Northerns, Southerns, Easterns, Westerns, Centrals, Kenya Select
Dabengwa was the tournaments leading wicket taker, with an outstanding 33 wickets at 12.18 from 5 matches. His best performance, was no doubt his 7/1 (7 wickets for 1 run) - one of three five wicket hauls he had during the Logan Cup.
This Logan Cup was Maruma's coming of age. He bowled maturely, taking 31 wickets in 5 matches, he even outbowled Easterns teammate and national team captain Prosper Utseya, who finished with 24 wickets.
Mawoyo ended the Logan Cup as the competitions leading run scorer... by a mile. His 568 was well in excess of Alex Obanda's tally of 354 for Kenya Select. Mawoyo scored at an average of 81.14 and scored one century and five half-centuries. While he struck 78 fours, surprisingly he hit no sixes.
11 wickets in 2 matches wasn't the reason Graeme Cremer was one of the tournaments star players. He smashed 171 not out against the Easterns at Mutare - by far the highest score of the tournament. His 315 ball knock was his maiden First Class century, and surprisingly included no sixes. He joined Stuart Matsikenyeri, Sean Williams, Tino Mawoyo, Maurice Ouma, Alex Obanda, Forster Mutizwa, David Obuya, Collins Obuya and Steven Nyamuzinga as the only century makers of the tournament... but his century was the best.
It took Zimbabwe Cricket nearly 6 months to release the scorecards for this tournament. It was believed some were in very bad condition and were missing information, leading to a length recovery process. To this date, some matches have inaccuracies, such as bowlwers runs conceded not equalling the correct scores. There was also some dispute that without the scorecards, Keith Dabengwa's 7/1 would never be recorded, and some were suggesting that it never took place. However, the scorecards have since been released and his extraordinary feat has been rightly recorded.
National team batsman Brendan Taylor was a notable absense from the Northerns squad. It was later discovered he had gone against employer orders not to play cricket abroad, when he played club cricket in Europe. Later in 2007, he returned to Zimbabwe and was immediately selected for the national team, for which he has represented since. In 2008, he made his Northerns debut during the Metropolitan Bank Twenty20 tournament.
Game 1: Easterns drew with Northerns
Game 2: Westerns def. Centrals by 77 runs
Game 3: Centrals def. Northerns by 7 wickets
Game 4: Easterns def. Southerns by 182 runs
Game 5: Westerns def. Kenya Select by 4 wickets
Game 6: Centrals def. Southerns by 102 runs
Game 7: Easterns def. Kenya Select by 7 wickets
Game 8: Westerns def. Northerns by an innings and 71 runs
Game 9: Centrals drew with Kenya Select
Game 10: Southerns drew with Northerns
Game 11: Easterns def. Westerns by 9 wickets
Game 12: Easterns def. Centrals by 146 runs
Game 13: Northerns drew with Kenya Select
Game 14: Southerns def. Westerns by 37 runs
|------------------------------------------------| | # Team Pl W L D Pts | |------------------------------------------------| | 1. Easterns 5 4 0 1 44 | | 2. Westerns 5 3 2 0 30 | | 3. Centrals 5 2 2 1 24 | | 4. Southerns 4 1 2 1 14 | | 5. Northerns 5 0 2 3 12 | | 6. Kenya Select 4 0 2 2 8 | |------------------------------------------------|
Easterns won the tournament comfortably, with a 14 point lead over second placed Westerns. The Logan Cup win was in no small part because of spin bowling duo Prosper Utseya and Timycen Maruma, who took 55 wickets between them.
Northerns: RW Chakabva, E Chigumbura, AG Cremer, TN Garwe, T Kuhlengisa, ST Makunura, AM Manyumwa, P Masvaure, TV Mufambisi, P Mutambwa, S Mwakayeni, S Khan, I Senzere, S Raza, A Tichana, PM Tsvanhu, RD Vermeulen, C Zhuwawo
Southerns: GB Brent, P Charumbira, CJ Chibhabha, J Chinyengetere, R Chinyengetere, TS Chisoro, T Duffin, T Kamungozi, T Machiri, NB Mahwire, A Maregwede, H Matanga, N Mukondiwa, A Mutambami, R Mutumbami, L Ndlovu
Easterns: P Kadziche, T Maruma, J Marumisa, H Masakadza, S Matsikenyeri, TMK Mawoyo, B Mlambo, S Mujaji, S Musoso, F Mutizwa, SK Nyambuzinga, AD Soma, P Utseya
Westerns: CK Coventry, KM Dabengwa, T Hove, RT Kasawaya, S Kusano, MM Mabuza, TM Mboyi, CB Mpofu, B Mujuru, T Mupariwa, J Nyumbu, F Takarusenga, ML Williams, SC Williams
Centrals: BM Chapungu, E Chauluka, WR Chawaguta, I Chikunya, MT Chinouya, SP Gupo, T Mahlunge, J Matigonda, SF Mire, B Mugochi, T Muzarabani, R Nyathi, EC Rainsford
Kenya Select: RL Bhudia, JK Kamande, AS Luseno, T Mishra, A Obanda, CO Obuya, DO Obuya, N Odhiambo, E Otieno, MA Ouma, RR Patel, AO Suji, HA Varaiya