Read below for all of the latest news, information and brmtaylor.com exclusives.
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
91. Exclusive: Vigne Cup week 3 round-up
The match of the year took place last weekend, with Harare Sports Club pushing the league leaders Uprising right to the edge.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on October 02, 2008
92. Ziehl: Taylor, Sibanda, Williams will not be selected for upcoming tour
Zimbabwe's touring squad will be very depleted without the services of Brendan Taylor, Vusi Sibanda and Sean Williams. While Taylor's absense was already well documented, and Sibanda's is due to injury, the reasons for Sean Williams' unavailability are much more concerning.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on September 26, 2008
93. Exclusive: The definitive FAQ of Zimbabwean club cricket
Everything you need to know about the state of of club cricket in Zimbabwe. (note: FAQ stands for "frequently asked questions", Q stands for "question", A stands for "answer")
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on September 25, 2008
94. Exclusive: Vigne Cup week 2 round-up
Information about matches from week 2 of the Vigne Cup.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on September 25, 2008
95. Exclusive: Vigne Cup fixtures for 2008-09
Below is the full fixture list for the 2008-09 Vigne Cup first league. There is a two month break between November 16 and January 18 to allow for the National League matches.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on September 22, 2008
96. Gavin Ewing wins High Court battle against ZC
Gavin Ewing won a legal battle with Zimbabwe Cricket last month, with the High Court ordering Zimbabwe Cricket to pay Ewing all match fees and allowances owed to him.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on September 21, 2008
97. Exclusive: Vigne Cup week 1 round-up
Reports direct from Zimbabwe for this weeks Harare Metropolitan Vigne Cup matches, week 1 of the competition (September 13, 14).
Posted by our correspondent on September 15, 2008
98. brmtaylor.com exclusive: Joseph Madyembwa interview
In our most indepth interview yet, brmtaylor.com spoke to the Uprising Cricket Club allrounder Joseph Madyembwa about the state of cricket in Zimbabwe.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on September 02, 2008
99. A perfect summary of Brendan Taylor's worth to Zimbabwe
This following message was posted on the zimcricketforums.com message board by Venkatesh Prasanna of India, known on the forum as CrimsonAvenger.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on August 27, 2008
100. Brendan Taylor axed from Zimbabwe squad
Zimbabwe Cricket have announced their contracted players, 44 in total, for the 2008-09 season, with Brendan Taylor the only absense. Despite regular run-ins with authority, Brendan Taylor was one of the few players who, for all intents and purposes, did stand by the board through the troubled times, particularly between 2003 and 2005.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on August 24, 2008
101. Zimbabwe Select squad named
Zimbabwe's squad to take on the Pakistani cricket academy has been named, and without any big names. The only ODI capped players in the squad are spin bowlers Tafadzwa Kamungozi and Timycen Maruma, as well as top order batsman Friday Kasteni. The three players have only 9 ODI's experience between them. Regis Chakabva and Taurai Muzarabani will be vital players, having represented Zimbabwe in South Africa's domestic competitions.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on August 14, 2008
102. Robin Brown sacked, community outraged
Rumours have been circulating the internet regarding the future of national team coach Robin Brown, with Cricinfo and the Zimbabwe Independent both running stories about his sacking.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on August 08, 2008
103. Zimbabwe withdraw from World Twenty20
Over the past week there have been so many murmurs and rumours about Zimbabwe's playing future, it was pointless trying to keep up with them all. Over the past few days, the ICC have been discussing many issues, one of which was Zimbabwe. As it turned out, Zimbabwe's full membership was not even discussed, which is a fair call. On playing standards, Zimbabwe have demonstrated clear progress in the past 12 months, and any move to isolate the country because of their political situation would be highly hypocritical of the ICC, considering the situations in Sri Lanka and Pakistan are awful as well.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on July 04, 2008
104. Brendan Taylor signed by Lashings
Following on from yesterdays article about Zimbabwean players currently in England, it has recently emerged that Brendan Taylor is currently playing for the Lashings World XI, alongside former Zimbabwean fast bowler Henry Olonga.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on June 13, 2008
105. Zimbabwe players in Europe
brmtaylor.com has a look at some of the players currently playing in England during the Zimbabwean off-season.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on June 12, 2008
106. International futures of Taylor and Chigumbura hang in the balance
Last week, it came to light that Taylor had come close to quitting Zimbabwe Cricket last month, with cricket clubs in England and the Netherlands both wanting his service. While that crisis was averted, and Taylor played in the Logan Cup, with the domestic season now officially over, Taylor again wants to leave for Europe.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on June 04, 2008
107. Easterns crush Northerns in Faithwear decider
The series deciding match was, fittingly, the final game of the 2007-08 Faithwear one-day series between Northerns and Easterns. Both on 2 wins, with Centrals and Westerns having already played their final game, the winner of the clash would be crowned the champions.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on June 04, 2008
108. Hove return cannot save Southerns
Former Zimbabwe A batsman Tinashe Hove made his domestic return this week at the Country Club, after having not played any league cricket since the semi final of the National League for Bulawayo Athletic Club, after which he was controversially dropped. Turning his back on Bulawayo, Hove moved to Harare where he has been reported to have been playing club cricket.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on May 31, 2008
109. Cremer, Muzarabani star as the Faithwear series gets underway
Northerns, the former Mashonaland outfit, have had mixed success thus far in the 2007-08 edition of the Faithwear Clothing Inter-Provincial One-Day Competition. Resting their key players for the first match, Brendan Taylor, Raymond Price and Elton Chigumbura all watched on as Northerns suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of a poor Westerns outfit, who had won none of their Logan Cup matches.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on May 29, 2008
110. brmtaylor.com's Logan Cup XI
At the completion of the Logan Cup, Northerns were the clear winners with 4 wins from 4 matches, and this is reflected by their 4 members in the unofficial "Logan Cup XI".
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on May 21, 2008
111. Gary Brent and Terrence Duffin quit
Cricinfo have reported that 32 year old national team bowler Gary Brent, and 26 year old former captain Terrence Duffin, have both quit cricket in Zimbabwe.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on May 18, 2008
112. Taylor propels Northerns to series win
Northerns have won the 2007-08 Logan Cup, the 107th edition, with an innings victory over Centrals. Zimbabwe national team star Brendan Taylor and domestic newcomer Ishmael Senzere each scored first innings centuries to take Northerns to an imposing lead of 493.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on May 16, 2008
113. Ian Nicolson causing a stir in England
The Halifax Courier reports that former Zimbabwe under-19 star Ian Nicolson has been the cause of a complaint made to the local Towergate Halifax League in England. Nicolson has been said to be "too good" for the English league.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on May 11, 2008
114. Melbourne club interested in Taibu
The Australian based The Age newspaper last month published a misleading article about Tatenda Taibu's intentions of moving to Australia. There are many discrepancies in the article, and recent evidence shows that Taibu does not have any intentions at this time to move to Melbourne.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on May 03, 2008
115. Northerns crush Westerns in Logan Cup encounter
On day four of their match at Harare Sports Club, Northerns stormed home in a comprehensive defeat over the Westerns - widely considered to be a cup threat before the tournament began.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on April 28, 2008
116. Kasteni, Chakabva, Tsvanhu and Chisoro head to Australia
Some of Zimbabwe's finest young cricketers, including Regis Chakabva who rose to prominance during the MTN Championship in South Africa, are honing their skills as Australia's Centre of Excellence in Queensland due to an arrangement made between Zimbabwe Cricket and Cricket Australia.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on April 21, 2008
117. Taylor and Matsikenyeri click, while Chigumbura stuns Titans
Brendan Taylor settled back into his opening position against the Titans with 38 runs to get the innings off to a fantastic start. A 54 run stand with Keith Dabengwa (who scored 25) got Zimbabwe to 2/55 after just above 9 overs.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on April 12, 2008
118. New structure for Logan Cup "B" competition
The Zimbabwe Independent and zimcricketnews.com reported yesterday that the Logan Cup "B" competition has been reformatted, with Green, Gold and Red contesting the trophy instead of Northerns B, Southerns B, Westerns B, Centrals B and Easterns B.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on April 05, 2008
119. Taylor 50 saves Zimbabwe from humiliation against Dolphins
A 58 run partnership between Brendan Taylor and Chamu Chibhabha saved Zimbabwe from humiliation against the Dolphins in the Chevrons latest Standard Bank Pro20 match. While it wasn't enough to save the team from defeat, it did get them within 4 balls of an upset.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on April 04, 2008
120. ZC announce new Zimbabwe Cricket League (April Fools)
In a bid to cash in on the lucrative Twenty20 format, chairman of Zimbabwe Cricket, Peter Chingoka, announced the formation of the Zimbabwe Cricket League (ZCL) in Harare this morning.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on April 01, 2008
121. brmtaylor.com exclusive: Tafadzwa Mpofu interview
brmtaylor.com recently caught up with Tafadzwa Mpofu, the 22 year old Centrals province batsman. He made his First Class debut for Midlands in 2003-04, and his domestic one-day debut in the Faithwear series of 2007 for Centrals.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on March 26, 2008
122. Key injuries cause major setbacks
Injuries to Sean Williams, Vusi Sibanda and Gary Brent leave Zimbabwe in a difficult position ahead of the Standard Bank Pro20 series in South Africa.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on March 23, 2008
123. Easterns win Twenty20 tournament amid controversy
The Easterns controversial win in the Metropolitan Bank Twenty20 tournament is the talk of the Zimbabwe cricket community, with Steven Price at Cricinfo suggesting that the Easterns have been given the best players in order to persuade the public to think that there is player depth and strength outside of Harare and Bulawayo.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on March 22, 2008
124. Easterns set for Twenty20 title
The Zimbabwe Cricket Twenty20 tournament has been taking place this week. Teams are playing up to two matches every day, the first beginning at 9AM local, and the second at 2PM local, the games split between the Country Club (Zimbabwe Cricket Academy ground) and Harare Sports Club.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on March 21, 2008
125. Charles Coventry smashes triple century
Playing for Pretoria High School Old Boys in the South African Northern Premiers League, Charles Coventry broke all sorts of records during his 320 run knock. It is the Zimbabwean batsman's first triple century in any form of cricket.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on March 11, 2008
126. The Logan Cup is coming to town
All the excitement of the Logan Cup is returning for 2008, and this year promises more action than ever. Zimbabwe's national team players are expected to be available for at least the first round of the competition, meaning potentially the highest quality competition since the early 2000's.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on March 08, 2008
127. Zimbabwe vs Warriors in pictures
Zimbabwe clenched defeat in the face of victory. After getting off to a flyer, Hamilton Masakadza was in complete control befoer being dismissed for 92. The middle and lower orders buckled, and Zimbabwe fell well short of a competitive total.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on March 05, 2008
128. Zimbabwe score third win of the tournament
Hamilton Masakadza paved the way for Zimbabwe's third MTN championship victory with a magnificent allround performance against the Bizhub Lions at Harare Sports Club. Currently in this tournament, Zimbabwe have won every match they have played in Harare, and lost every match they have played elsewhere, including Bulawayo.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on March 03, 2008
129. Injured Taylor misses Zimbabwe win
Zimbabwe beat Cape Cobras by 39 runs at Harare Sports Club but were without star batsman Brendan Taylor. Taylor was forced to miss the match due to a hand injury, which he sustained when he fell during practice. An X-ray ruled out any serious damage to his hand, which is badly bruised and swollen. He will receive ongoing treatment to ease the swelling and regain hand movement.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on February 18, 2008
130. Zimbabwe Provinces embarassed by North West
Due to a sporting declaration by North West in the 3-day match, Zimbabwe Provinces almost pulled off an amazing victory thanks to a 20 ball half century from captain Stuart Matsikenyeri. However, they ran out of time and had to settle for a draw - which was the most likely result from day 1 after rain interfered. The one day match was not so exciting.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on February 17, 2008
131. Faithwear and T20 series postponed
This season, Bulawayo will play host for the week long one-day tournament. Last year, the Harare Sports Club and Country Club (Zimbabwe Cricket Academy) hosted the tournament. The Bulawayo matches will be split between Queens Sports Club and Bulawayo Athletic Club. The recently built Emakhandeni ground was left off the itinery.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on February 14, 2008
132. 100 match milestone for BRM Taylor as Zimbabwe lose to Warriors
Zimbabwe were defeated by 6 wickets by the Warriors in the first MTN Championship match at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo, but there is no cause for concern yet - we must remember that Sri Lanka lost a 50 over match to Tasmania several weeks ago by a larger margin.
Posted by brmtaylor.com on February 11, 2008
133. "Aurelia" album by Henry Olonga
In 1995 when he made his Test match debut for Zimbabwe, Henry Olonga had no idea that 8 years later he would be part of the history of Zimbabwe. Due to politics, the black arm band display with Andy Flower closed the doors on two first class careers and since the loss of Olonga and Flower, and a further dozen or so "rebels" Zimbabwe cricket has been weakened.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on February 09, 2008
134. Pakistan demolish Zimbabwe in the final ODI
Zimbabwe managed to score just 183 in their innings, a score they would not have got near if it wasn't for a recovery effort by Brendan Taylor who scored 50 - his thirteenth ODI half century. Scorers later revealed they had made an error and he was out for 49.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on February 02, 2008
135. Westerns announce preliminary squad
Westerns province have recently announced their squad for the upcoming Logan Cup First Class tournament, Faithwear Cup one-day series and the Metropolitan Bank Twenty20 series. The squad, notably missing Tinashe Hove who was also dropped by Bulawayo Athletic Club for the National League final, has recently been training at Queens Sports Club under coach Chris Phiri.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on January 28, 2008
136. Price brilliance not enough to save Zimbabwe
Despite a late charge by the Zimbabweans, when they forced Pakistan to a required run rate of 5 an over, the team was exposed by a lack of bowling depth. Prosper Utseya injured his hamstring batting and was unable to bowl. His participation in the rest of the series is now in doubt. With the captain off the field, Tatenda Taibu capained the team for a period, as did Gary Brent, the regular vice captain. Stranger still, Hamilton Masakadza spoke to the media after the match.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on January 24, 2008
137. Exclusive: Takashinga vs Bulawayo Athletic Club, Match report
For the second year running, Takashinga Cricket Club has won the National League final. The boys from the Highfield were not at full strength, with many of their squad in Pakistan with the Zimbabwean national team, such as Prosper Utseya, Timycen Maruma and Elton Chigumbura. Their opponents, Bulawayo Athletic Club, were without the services of medium pace bowler Tawanda Mupariwa.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on January 23, 2008
138. Taylor to play as an opener, Maruma rumoured to make ODI return
Finally, the Masakadza experiment will come to an end. For the past few matches, Hamilton Masakadza has been promoted to open the innings with Vusi Sibanda, due to his near perfect technique. However, the radical move - which occurred strangely after Brendan Taylor had been having so much success in the position - will come to an end on Monday. We have now received confirmation that Brendan Taylor will return to the opening position, and Hamilton Masakadza will return to the middle order.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on January 19, 2008
139. So many spinners
Timycen Maruma showed the recognised batsmen how it's done yesterday in the tour match against a PCB Patrons XI. Top scoring in the second innings with 71, he was also Zimbabwe's highest individual scorer in the match, Brendan Taylor coming close behind with a first innings 64.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on January 18, 2008
140. Peter Chingoka spoke to Cricinfo
For the past year or so, Zimbabwe Cricket have refused to speak to Cricinfo.com. There is a growing belief, but still unconfirmed officially, that this stance has changed following a quote on the Cricinfo website.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on January 12, 2008
141. SuperSport Challenge wrap-up
South Africa Composite XI were really no match for Zimbabwe. And a depleted Zimbabwe team at that, at various times without the class of Sean Williams, the nagging accuracy of Gary Brent and the showmanship of Brendan Taylor. Zimbabwe won the SuperSport Challenge 3-0, and were rarely challenged.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on January 07, 2008
142. ICC World Twenty20 2009 - Minus Zimbabwe?
British prime minister Gordon Brown has taken a tough stance on Zimbabwe and the Mugabe regime, and it appears the sanctions will also spread to the cricket field. It is becoming increasingly likely that the British government will ban the Zimbabwe team from entering the UK in 2009, a move which would see the ECB avoid fines from the ICC.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on January 03, 2008
143. Christmas comes for Brendan Taylor
His heroics during the ICC World Twenty20 continue to grab peoples attention. Because of Brendan Taylor's match winning 60 not out from just 45 deliveries against Australia, he was nominated by Cricinfo.com's panel of experts in the best Twenty20 batsman of 2007 category.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on December 25, 2007
144. The A-Z of Zimbabwe cricket in 2007
A - Anthony Ireland retires from international cricket to pursue a county career.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on December 23, 2007
145. Zimbabwe defeat Composite XI again
For the second time running, Zimbabwe have defeated the South African Composite XI. This match was played in Paarl at Boland Park, which frankly, isn't up to domestic standard, let alone a semi-international match such as this. Both Zimbabwe and SAC XI were bowled out for under 100 at least once in the match.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on December 22, 2007
146. Zimbabwe announce squad for second SuperSport Challenge match
The week started with controversy, with some Zimbabwe Cricket officials claiming the inclusions of Raymond Price and Sean Williams meant the team was biased on racial grounds. As it turns out, the concern was because 5 players of the 17 man squad, less than a third, was white.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on December 19, 2007
147. National League final delayed
Word from inside Zimbabwe is that the National League final is due to be held next year, in the second week of January. The actual dates are believed to be January 12 and 13.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on December 16, 2007
148. brmtaylor.com exclusive: Freedom Takarusenga interview
Freedom Takarusenga, who plays for Bulawayo Athletic Club in the National League and the Westerns in the Logan Cup, has taken the time to give Brmtaylor.com an exclusive one-on-one interview. We talk about his hunger to play cricket at the highest level, his amazing success in the lead up to the National League this year when he scored 134 in a 2 day match, and his role in the development of cricket in Bulawayo through his own cricket club.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on December 08, 2007
149. Zimbabwe vs West Indies, the story so far
Three matches in to the series, and Zimbabwe have been a mixed bag. With one win and two losses, a series victory looks unlikely, but not impossible. Should Zimbabwe make minor structural changes and spend more time waiting for the good balls, Zimbabwe could make a series comeback.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on December 05, 2007
150. brmtaylor.com exclusive: Victor Chaitezvi interview
brmtaylor.com was lucky enough to talk to up-and-coming Zimbabwean allrounder, Victor Chaitezvi, who represented Mashonaland at First Class level in the 2004-05 Logan Cup.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 30, 2007