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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 30, 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 17, 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 10, 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 11, 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 22, 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 02, 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 08, 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 22, 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 17, 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 24, 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 22, 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 18, 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

151. Launching zimcricketforums.com
brmtaylor.com has joined up with maehara of zimcricketnews.com to create the only Zimbabwe cricket forum on the internet... zimcricketforums.com!
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 29, 2007

152. Zimbabwe to tour Pakistan during election time
A Pakistan Cricket Board official confirmed to Reuters that Zimbabwe will tour Pakistan in 2008.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 28, 2007

153. Zimbabwe name 19 man squad
The Zimbabwe selectors have named a massive 19-man squad ahead of their 5 match ODI series against West Indies later this week.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 27, 2007

154. National League Semi Finals
It looks like Zimbabwe Cricket has come to a near standstill ahead of Friday's 1st ODI against West Indies. This weeks National League matches included Kadoma Sports Club vs Takashinga, and Harare Sports Club vs Bulawayo Athletic Club.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 27, 2007

155. Zimbabwe def. Sth Afr Composite XI by 10 wickets
Before we go into the cricket, a special mention must be made of Ian Smith. In his own words, he was an "absolute lunatic about sport". Being Rhodesian, surely we must assume that that included cricket. RIP Ian Smith, the last Rhodesian prime minister, who passed away in Cape Town on Tuesday, November 20, 2007.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 22, 2007

156. Zimbabwe to take on South African domestic team
As part of their preparation to return to Test cricket, and also a warm up for the upcoming ODI series against West Indies, Zimbabwe are going to play a 4-day First Class match against a South African franchise team - who, has not yet been decided. The game will be played at the ground in Benoni.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 21, 2007

157. Zimbabwe Provinces vs Northerns
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.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 16, 2007

158. Vermeulen allowed to leave Harare
Harare magistrate, William Bhila, has relaxed one of Mark Vermeulen's bail conditions, allowing the batsman to leave the Harare metropolitan area to play cricket matches. Vermeulen admitted to burning down two buildings owned by Zimbabwe Cricket, and was not allowed to travel outside a 40 km radius of Harare city.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 17, 2007

159. West Indies coach showing contempt for Zimbabwe
New West Indies coach, John Dyson, will not accompany his team as they embark on a tour of Zimbabwe later this month. He was also absent from the teams first training session ahead of the 5 match tour.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 14, 2007

160. 2007-08 National League update
The National League has taken a new direction, seemingly as of November 10 and 11. To prepare its players for resumption of Test matches, Zimbabwe Cricket has taken the initiative to reformat its National League matches. Instead of being a limited overs match (50 overs, it used to be) the games now extend over two days - Saturday and Sunday, and teams can play up to 2 innings.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 13, 2007

161. Ray Price set to return for Zimbabwe
Ray Price, nephew of champion golfer Nick Price, is set to make an international comeback later this month. Zimbabwe take on the West Indies, and Ray Price has been offered a contract for the series by Zimbabwe Cricket. Price's last outing for Zimbabwe was against Bangladesh at Harare in 2004, when he took 2/38.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 11, 2007

162. Brendan Taylor to become Zim's 7th highest ODI run scorer
Brendan Taylor will almost certainly become Zimbabwe's seventh highest run scorer in one day internationals at the closure of the upcoming five match series against the West Indies. Currently, Taylor is the country's ninth highest run scorer, ahead of Neil Johnson (10) and Tatenda Taibu (11).
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 08, 2007

163. Butterworth makes First Class comeback
Ryan Butterworth has finally been selected to represent Zimbabwe, after many years of impressive domestic performances. In 2006-07, he was named the National League player of the year, the top award for club cricketers.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 02, 2007

164. Taylor stars in Zimbabwe defeat
Poor bowling cost Zimbabwe an otherwise likely victory in the first 50-over match against Sri Lanka A at Bulawayo. Brendan Taylor top scored for Zimbabwe with 50, while proving his allround class with a stumping.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on October 29, 2007

165. Zimbabwe to play in the SuperSport series
Zimbabwe will be fielding a side in South Africa's top domestic competition, the SuperSport series. This is an important step for Zimbabwe, in their goal of resuming Test match cricket. Zimbabwe Cricket managing director, Ozias Bvute, said "... after the acquisition of Test status, this ranks as the next landmark for Zimbabwe cricket".
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on October 24, 2007

166. O.H. captain, Mark Vermeulen, breaches bail conditions
Former Test cricketer, Mark Vermeulen, breached one of his bail conditions when he was seen at Harare Sports Club during the First Class cricket match between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka A. Vermeulen is accused of setting fire to the Harare Sports Club boardroom, as well as causing millions of dollars of damage to the Zimbabwe Cricket Academy at the Country Club just outside of Harare. One of Vermeulen's bail conditions was that he doesn't enter the Harare Sports Club premises.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on October 21, 2007

167. Taylor interview with Zimbabwe Independent
Earlier this week, Zimbabwean newspaper, the Zimbabwe Independent, interviewed Brendan Taylor. The focus was on his two heroics, the last ball 6 against Bangladesh and his 60* against Australia. Thanks to maehara at zimcricketnews.com for posting the article, I may not have seen it otherwise.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on October 19, 2007

168. Taylor smashes 30 on Day 2
Brendan Taylor put on a 91 run stand with Vusi Sibanda on Day 2 of the First Class match against Sri Lanka A. Taylor made 30 before being dismissed, while Sibanda added 55. At stumps, Zimbabwe are 6/203. Tatenda Taibu replaced Brendan Taylor behind the stumps in the first 4-day match against Sri Lanka A. A strange decision by whoever was behind it considering his success as wicket keeper in the ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on October 17, 2007

169. Chigumbura to miss first match, major blow
Zimbabwe will be without the services of Elton Chigumbura for the first 4-day match against Sri Lanka A. The all-rounder, quickly developing into one of world class calibre, has injured his shoulder.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on October 12, 2007

170. Zimbabwe announce squad against Sri Lanka A
Zimbabwe have named a 13 man squad for the first 4-day match against Sri Lanka. Hamilton Masakadza is absent due to injury, and will be replaced by Sean Williams.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on October 08, 2007

171. Former Zim Test player Charlie Lock evicted from farm
Last week, an article was published in the Telegraph explaining the situation of Zimbabwe's remaining white farmers. This included an exclusive interview with Charlie Lock.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on October 08, 2007

172. Sri Lanka A squad announced
The Sri Lankan cricket board has announced their fifteen man squad for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe. Sri Lanka's "A" team will play the Zimbabwean first eleven in two First Class four-day matches, and three one day matches to be awarded List A status.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on October 07, 2007

173. Zimbabwe ready to host Sri Lanka A
Sri Lanka have warned the hosts that they will be fielding the strongest A side possible for their 5 match tour of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's new coach, Robin Brown, is confident the team can continue the good run of form that has extended through the recent South Africa tour of Zimbabwe and the ICC World Twenty20.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on October 06, 2007

174. Butterworth, Vermeulen tearing it up in Vigne Cup
Old Hararian batsmen Ryan Butterworth and Mark Vermeulen both smashed centuries last weekend in a 164 run win against the Alexandra Sports Club.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on October 03, 2007

175. Masakadza injured for Sri Lanka A tour
Hamilton Masakadza, one of Zimbabwe's stars in the recently played ICC World Twenty20, has injured his finger at a training session ahead of Sri Lanka A's upcoming tour. The top order batsman tore the ligament in his finger, and will be out of action for at least 6 weeks. He hopes to recover ahead of West Indies tour consisting of 3 ODI's later this year, although doctors say chances of that are still 50-50.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on September 30, 2007

176. Woes for Zimbabwe team sponsors
On Wednesday September 26, legislation was pushed through Zimbabwe parliament which will see Zimbabweans have a 51% stake in foreign owned firms. The so called "empowerment bill" has created a sense of uncertainty among many foreign owned firms, including those in the business and mining sector.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on September 28, 2007

177. Taylor earns new ZC contract
Several weeks ago it was reported on Cricinfo.com that Zimbabwe Cricket had offered central contracts to 18 players.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on September 26, 2007

178. Club cricket underway again in Zimbabwe
The Harare Metropolitan League got underway last Saturday with several practise matches. The three matches were Old Hararians vs Old Malvernians, Royal Cricket Club vs Harare Sports Club and Millennium vs Glenshire.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on September 21, 2007

179. Taylor stars in Twenty20 World Cup
Despite being knocked out after the first round, fully deserving to proceed after an important victory over Australia and a respectable performance against England, the Zimbabwean team can hold their heads high.
Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on September 14, 2007