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31. This Week in Zimbabwe (#9)
It's been another big week in Zimbabwe with the usual thrills, spills and leaks.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on May 30, 2009
32. Exclusive: Franchise CEO information leaked
News about the franchise administration has become available to brmtaylor.com, thank you to our Zimbabwean correspondent.
Posted by our correspondent and brmtaylor.com admin on May 27, 2009
33. This Week in Zimbabwe (#8)
This week in Zimbabwe Westerns shocked the competition with their Twenty20 trophy win, more details about the franchise structure are revealed and Zimbabwe A's inclusion in the Intercontinental Cup is all but confirmed.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on May 24, 2009
34. brmtaylor.com exclusive: Bryan Strang interview
brmtaylor.com spoke to former Zimbabwean medium pace bowler Bryan Strang. Bryan's career spanned 10 years and included 26 Test matches and 49 ODI's for Zimbabwe.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on May 16, 2009
35. This Week in Zimbabwe (#7)
New this week in Zimbabwe cricket: the Metro Bank Twenty20 gets underway, the Streak family are part of the solution to Matabeleland's cricket crisis and brmtaylor.com's latest exclusive interview is revealed. It's all happening, this week in Zimbabwe.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on May 15, 2009
36. brmtaylor.com Logan Cup XI (2008-09)
Not surprisingly, this years brmtaylor.com Logan Cup XI is dominated by Easterns and Northerns players with a couple of Centrals players up the order. With no wins from six matches, none of the Westerns players made the cut although there were some impressive individual performances from Sean Williams (102), Charles Coventry (106) and Mark Mabuza (106).
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on May 13, 2009
37. This Week in Zimbabwe (#6)
A big week in Zimbabwe cricket, with a lot happening at domestic level.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on May 09, 2009
38. ZC to adopt franchise system around Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare, Kwekwe and Masvingo
The Herald has revealed that ZC has chosen to adopt a franchise system for domestic cricket - a decision reached after a recent extraordinary general meeting on Thursday. This comes after the ICC recommended domestic structures should become more decentralised.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on May 08, 2009
39. This Week in Zimbabwe (#5)
The fifth round of the Logan Cup came to a close this week.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on May 02, 2009
40. Where are they now? A comprehensive list of past players
It's very promising that this year in the Faithwear Cup & Logan Cup many players have returned in Zimbabwe. The likes of Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Mark Vermeulen, Charles Coventry, Douglas Hondo, Brighton Mugochi, Prince Masvaure, Tarasai Mahlunge. The return of these players will boost the domestic teams and the standard of domestic cricket, even with the return of some of them will boost the Zimbabwean national side as well.
Posted by Detective RDS on April 29, 2009
41. Logan Cup jokes
We are 4 matches into the Logan Cup tournament, and it's time for a look at the lighter side of Zimbabwe cricket. Please take the jokes in the good spirit that they were intended!
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on April 26, 2009
42. This Week in Zimbabwe (#4)
It was a big news week for Zimbabwe Cricket, but sadly not all good. Former Matebeleland wicket keeper Wisdom Siziba tragically passed away at just 28 years age after experiencing heart failure.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on April 25, 2009
43. Former wicket keeper Wisdom Siziba passes away
Former Matabeleland wicket keeper Wisdom Siziba passed away on April 15th in South Africa. He was 28. Cricinfo reports that he was epileptic, and experienced heart failure while doing laundry.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on April 23, 2009
44. Brendan Taylor scores 95 in remarkable comeback
Zimbabwe's perennial match-winner, the wicket keeper batsman Brendan Taylor, has turned out for his province Northerns and smashed 95 in what was a remarkable comeback. There were murmurs that he would be returning to Zimbabwe in early March for the second half of the Faithwear tournament, but when this did not come to fruition few held out hope that he would return for the Logan Cup.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on April 22, 2009
45. Sean Williams confirmed starter for Westerns
After losing skipper Keith Dabengwa for one match due to back pain and news that Test star Mark Vermeulen will miss this round due to a finger injury, Westerns have finally received some good news. Sean Williams has confirmed that he will play for Westerns.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on April 19, 2009
46. This Week in Zimbabwe (#3)
It's been a quiet week in Zimbabwe with no Logan Cup matches being played over the Easter break.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on April 18, 2009
47. This Week in Zimbabwe (#2)
Logan Cup (Round 3)
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on April 11, 2009
48. This Week in Zimbabwe (#1)
This is the first weekly segment on brmtaylor.com - Every Saturday "This Week in Zimbabwe" will provide an overview of all of the happenings in Zimbabwe cricket over the past 7 days.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on April 04, 2009
49. Zimbabwe match referee Abi Hamid passes away
Abid Hamid, a regular match referee in domestic cricket, sadly passed away on March 29. Last weekend he reportedly felt unwell while playing for Old Hararians in the second division of the Vigne Cup. He died late on Sunday in hospital in Harare.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on April 02, 2009
50. APRIL FOOLS: Bulawayo to host IPL matches; outfield concerns cause Port Elizabeth to pull out
St George's Park in Port Elizabeth, which was due to host 8 matches of the upcoming Indian Premier League, has been withdrawn from the official Indian Premier League fixture list. Associated Press has reported that IPL officials, touring the South African venues, found the outfield to be of a poor standard and were concerned that it could not be improved to a suitable standard by April 20th, when it's first match was scheduled.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on April 01, 2009
51. South Africa might not play in the tri-series
Mickey Arthur, the South African coach, does not want South Africa to play in the Zimbabwean tri-series of July, which was meant to also include India and Zimbabwe. He would prefer to play in September as warm up to the Champions Trophy using the months between the ICC World Twenty20 and then for rest, he told SuperSport.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on March 24, 2009
52. South Africa to be the third team in the July tri-series
The Board of Cricket Control in India has revealed that South Africa will be the third team to play in the July tri-series, hosted in Zimbabwe. The three teams to compete will be Zimbabwe, India and South Africa.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on March 22, 2009
53. The Logan Cup returns for 2009
Old Hararians Sports Club and Alexandra Sports Club will once again return to the First Class arena after ZC has announced the venues and fixtures for the 2008-09 edition of the Logan Cup. The Logan Cup is the premier domestic competition in Zimbabwe; it has been contested since 1903-04 and was the brainchild of JD Logan who put together a trophy to be played for by the different regions of Rhodesia.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on March 17, 2009
54. brmtaylor.com exclusive: Qhubekani Nkala interview
In brmtaylor.com's first exclusive interview of the new year, we talked to Qhubekani Nkala - the former Alexandra Sports Club all-rounder and operations manager at Zimbabwe Cricket.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on March 09, 2009
55. Faithwear round-up: day 6
On the final day of the tournament Centrals upset Northerns at the CFX Academy, a shock win considering the talent in the Northerns line up. Easterns comfortably overcame Westerns at Takashinga.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on March 08, 2009
56. Exclusive: Price "elated" to win ZCF award
Thank you to our friend Enock Muchinjo at The Zimbabwe Independent, Ray Price has been informed about his zimcricketforums.com "Player of the Year" award win.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on March 07, 2009
57. Faithwear round-up: day 5
Westerns shocked Northerns, guaranteeing the Faithwear Cup will go to Easterns who beat Centrals by 3 wickets on the 5th day.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on March 07, 2009
58. Faithwear round-up: day 4
Day 4 saw the highly anticipated clash between Northerns and Easterns, and the latter came out on top. Meanwhile, Westerns overcame Centrals thanks to a fine half century from Charles Coventry.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on March 05, 2009
59. Faithwear round-up: day 3
After a rest day, day 3 saw Northerns comfortably overcome Centrals as Easterns beat Westerns in tight encounter.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on March 04, 2009
60. Faithwear round-up: day 2
There was drama at the CFX Academy as one of the Faithwear matches was abandoned without a ball being bowled. Meanwhile, Chamu Chibhabha scored the first century of the tournament.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on March 02, 2009
61. Faithwear round-up: day 1
In the first day of the 2008-09 Faithwear Inter-Provincial One Day Tournament two matches were played: Centrals vs Easterns at the CFX Academy, and Northerns vs Westerns at Harare Sports Club.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on March 01, 2009
62. Vermeulen returns to official cricket along with Coventry and Hondo
Faithwear series which is the domestic one day competition of Zimbabwe is going to start from February 28th, Saturday. The squads of Faithwear series have already named by ZC. The most surprising inclusion of the series is of Brendan Taylor who is named in the squad of Northerns, even though it has since been confirmed that Taylor will not be playing in the Faithwear Cup - at least not until next month at the earliest.
Posted by Detective RDS on February 26, 2009
63. Vermeulen and Coventry return ahead of Faithwear series
A Sunday News article by Mehluli Sibanda has has revealed that the Faithwear series will be starting this Friday.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on February 23, 2009
64. Exclusive: Bulawayo Athletic Club on the road to recovery
A couple of years ago the Bulawayo Athletic Club facilities were badly affected by a fire (from an electrical fault), causing US$400,000 in damage.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on February 21, 2009
65. Exclusive: Victoria Falls teams are ready for the Boardman Festival
Tomorrow the Zimbabwean cricketers from Victoria Falls will travel to Botswana for the annual Boardman Festival.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on February 18, 2009
66. Vermeulen poised for national return
Former Test batsman Mark Vermeulen looks set to be considered for national selection after he featured heavily in a match report on zimcricket.org. It was the first club cricket match report of the year on the Zimbabwe Cricket website.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on February 15, 2009
67. Deodhar Trophy to be played in Cuttack
This years Deodhar Trophy, which Zimbabwe were invited to be the BCCI, will be held from March 13 to March 18 with the games held at Barabati Stadium, Ravenshaw University and the Sunshine Ground - all in Cuttack. Cuttack is known as the Millennium City and lies in eastern India, it is the cultural captial of the Orissa state.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on February 08, 2009
68. Arrest warrant issued against Taibu
It was once again the Canadian Press that broke a Zimbabwe cricket story. This time it was regarding Tatenda Taibu, who has an arrest warrant issued against him after failing to appear in court for assault charges on Friday.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on February 07, 2009
69. Cremer stuns the Kenyans while Canada agree to tour Zim
Graeme Cremer once again was the key in restricting Kenya to a low total, snaring his new best bowling performance in an ODI, 4/31 - the 3rd time in the series he has set new best bowling figures. Cremer was Zimbabwe's star performer in the series capturing hauls of 2/28, 2/40, 4/39, 3/34 and 4/31. Preliminary voting for the zimcricketforums.com Player of the Series poll shows Cremer taking an early lead in the polls. His 15 wickets in his debut series came at an economy of 3.75 and an unbelievable average of just 11.46.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on February 05, 2009
70. Vermeulen is allowed to play official cricket by ZC
Mark Vermeulen is a 29 year old right handed opening batsman and an occasional off spin bowler of Zimbabwe. He has represented the national side of Zimbabwe and Matabeleland (now Westerns) in the Logan Cup.
Posted by Detective RDS on February 02, 2009
71. Cremer, Utseya guide Zimbabwe to a series win
After a brief scare during the middle overs of Zimbabwe's innings, Prosper Utseya and Forster Mutizwa led Zimbabwe home to a win - and also a series victory - with just under 2 overs to spare. Like in Bangladesh, it was left to the lower middle order to pick up the pieces after the top order batsmen failed to capitalise on starts.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on January 31, 2009
72. Exclusive: National League back on
After a lengthy delay due to funds shortages the National League has been given the green light.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on January 25, 2009
73. Zimbabwe invited to Indian domestic competitions
Peter Chingoka, the chairman of Zimbabwe Cricket had been in Bangladesh recently to watch the ongoing cricket series. It has been revealed that he made a stop to India to meet with the president and secretary of the BCCI.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on January 24, 2009
74. Player of the year leads Zimbabwe to priceless victory
After reeling at 6/44 chasing 125, 2008 zimcricketforums.com player of the year, Ray Price, led Zimbabwe to an unexpected yet deserved victory over Bangladesh in the 1st ODI at Mirpur yesterday.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on January 20, 2009
75. Zimbabwe defeats Bangladesh, while Price wins top honour
January 10th may just be the most important date for Zimbabwe cricket in several years. Not only did Zimbabwe defeat Bangladesh in a hard fought battle in Mirpur, but the highly anticipated Player of the Year award at zimcricketforums.com was announced.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on January 10, 2009
76. Preview of Zimbabwe's tour to Bangladesh
Zimbabwe is going to tour Bangladesh in order to play a tri series with the home team also including Sri Lanka and a 3 match ODI series against Bangladesh. Zimbabwe's tour starts with a 3 day tour match against Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy.
Posted by Detective RDS on January 01, 2009
77. Zimbabwe cricket: 2008 in review
The year started with a 0-5 drubbing by Pakistan, and ended with a 0-5 drubbing by Sri Lanka. Suffice to say 2008 was not the best year for Zimbabwean cricket.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on December 27, 2008
78. New look Zimbabwean squad is strong and well balanced
Zimbabwe have made it a habit to pick smokeys in the cricket squads, with Cephus Zhuwawo and Friday Kasteni being the most notable. Sadly, neither had any success, but that looks set to change with the inclusion of Malcolm Waller in a new look squad set to take on Bangladesh and Sri Lanka next month.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on December 19, 2008
79. Where to now for Zimbabwe cricket?
After a humiliating display, Zimbabwe have to accept that this series is gone, and quite frankly no changes between matches will be of any assistance.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 22, 2008
80. Talent in the commentary box
It was good to watch yesterdays game, not because Zimbabwe slumped to a depressing defeat, but because it was a blast from the past as viewers got the chance to listen to some of Zimbabwe's past greats - some of which should be out on the field still.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 21, 2008
81. Exclusive: Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka in pictures
Here are some action shots of today's first ODI. Thank you to Jekesai at Harare Sports Club today for taking the photographs.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 20, 2008
82. A look at the first ODI between Zim and SL
Despite what must have been a record collapse, Zimbabwe can take a lot of positives out of today's match.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 20, 2008
83. Zimbabwe cricket fills the headlines
Sadly, Tafadzwa Madondo - a former First Class cricketer in Zimbabwe - passed away yesterday. He was killed in a motorbike accident in Bali, Indonesia. He was 27.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 18, 2008
84. Exclusive: Barbour to umpire first ODIs since 2007
brmtaylor.com has ascertained that Kevan Barbour will be umpiring his first ODIs of 2008 in the upcoming series against Sri Lanka.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 16, 2008
85. Exclusive: National League called off as another player exodus rocks Zimbabwe
If you've been looking at this website for the past few weeks you will have noticed a distinct lack of updates. Unfortunately, some disturbing news has reached brmtaylor.com about the state of cricket in Zimbabwe.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 14, 2008
86. Exclusive: Sibanda makes club return, OH cause a stir, Uprising remain unbeaten
In a big week of club cricket in Harare, each club played two matches - one on Saturday and one on Sunday - in order to make room for the National League, which by all reports is expected to kick off next week.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on October 22, 2008
87. brmtaylor.com exclusive: Richard Harrison interview
brmtaylor.com was fortunate enough to talk to someone who has been involved in Zimbabwean cricket for two decades. Richard Harrison is a long standing umpire in Zimbabwe, a former Bulawayo Athletic Club player the current U16's A team coach at Falcon College - a position he has held since 1991!
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on October 13, 2008
88. Zimbabwe vs Canada in pictures (Canada T20)
Zimbabwe won the match with Canada due to a bowl out after scores were level at the end of 20 overs. It was a close call for Zimbabwe, who were outplayed for most of the day, but in the end the experience of Ray Price, Tatenda Taibu and Elton Chigumbura was enough to get the team over the line.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on October 12, 2008
89. Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka in pictures (Canada T20)
Zimbabwe were defeated by 5 wickets last night by Sri Lanka in a match that had many twists and turns. Fantastic batting early on by Hamilton Masakadza, which included two huge sixes, set the team up for a large total. Unfortunately no other batsman other than Taibu, 45*, managed to make a reasonable contribution and the team was limited to 8/106 after 17 overs (reduced from 20 due to a wet outfield, with play beginning 1 hour after the scheduled start).
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on October 11, 2008
90. Tatenda Taibu manhandled female administrator
In a shock report by The Herald, it has been revealed that Tatenda Taibu, well known for his gentle demeanor, allegedly manhandled ZC manager for finance and administration Mrs Esther Lupepe.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on October 04, 2008