Butterworth, Vermeulen tearing it up in Vigne Cup

Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on October 03, 2007

Old Hararian batsmen Ryan Butterworth and Mark Vermeulen both smashed centuries last weekend in a 164 run win against the Alexandra Sports Club.

Butterworth, the team captain and last seasons National League player of the tournament, made an unbeaten 113, and had excellent support from Mark Vermuelen who was out for 122. Old Hararians made a final score of 291.

Butterworth would have to be helping his cause for national selection after scoring so consistently in both National League and Logan Cup for several seasons. The 26 year old is a veteran by domestic Zimbabwean standards, having played 14 First Class matches since debuting in the 2000-01 season. He has a First Class average of 25.73.

Vermeulen, if he wasn't in trouble with the law regarding the fires at the Zimbabwe Cricket Academy and the Harare Sports Club, would almost certainly be in national team contention after some fine all round performances in the Vigne Cup this season.

From the information made available to Brmtaylor.com, it appears that Vermeulen has taken 5 wickets in the 3 Vigne Cup matches he has played in this year.

In the other Vigne Cup matches this week, Royals defeated Old Malvernians and in the Highfield derby, Takashinga 1 defeated Takashinga 2 thanks to a 93 run stand from Sammy Mwakayeni.