Zimbabwe Provinces vs NorthernsPosted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 16, 2007
SAA One Dayer: Zimbabwe Provinces defeated Northerns thanks to an 85 run knock from Tino Mawoyo and an unbeaten 63 from Hamilton Masakadza. In his return in Zimbabwean colours, Ray Price showed his class with 4/48. Zimbabwe Provinces won by 21 runs.
Stumps Day 3 report: Unfortunately, Zimbabwe Provinces had to settle for a draw after declaring for 220. Northerns ended with 8/250, leavingthe Zimbabweans just 2 wickets away from victory.
Stumps Day 2 report: Zimbabwe Provinces bowled the Northerns out for just 141. At stumps, Z.P. lead the Northerns by 272 runs, struggling at 7/123 in their second innings.
Terry Duffin and Tino Mawayo started well, with 37 and 39 respectively. But a middle order crash saw the Zimbabweans 7 wickets down when the umpires called bad light, 2 overs before the scheduled end of the day.
Z.P. will most likely declare after a 300-320 run lead, securing at least a draw - but a bowling performance like that of their first bowling innings could see the Zimbabweans get their first win. Tomorrow, day 3, is the final day of the match.
Lunch Day 2 report: Northerns are in danger of following on, at 7/113. Admire Manyumwa is doing all the damage, with 4/7. Graeme Cremer chipped in with a wicket - Liebisch caught at first slip by Hamilton Masakadza.
Day 1 report: Zimbabwe Provinces are playing the Northerns at Harare Sports Club as part of the SAA Provincial Challenge. Terry Duffin led the way on Day 1, smashing 86. Regis Chakabva continued his run of good form with 61.
Zimbabwe Provinces, batting first, declared at 9/290 - their first competitive total of the tournament.
Of interest to the Zimbabwean cricket community, was that Keegan Meth made his international comeback in the match, his first for a Zimbabwe representative side since 2006. He and Stuart Matsikenyeri were involved in a 50 run partnership.
Northerns were 4/40 at the close of Day 1, Admire Manyumwa taking 3 wickets and conceding just 4 runs. Taurai Muzarabani was the other wicket taker, when he took the wicket of Pieter Malan, who was caught by Graeme Cremer.
Zimbabwe Provinces XI: Terrence Duffin, Tinotenda Mawoyo, Hamilton Masakadza (c), Stuart Matsikenyeri, Keegan Meth, Regis Chakabva (wk), Admire Manyumwa, Graeme Cremer, Taurai Muzarabani, Trevor Garwe, Bonaparte Mujuru