Category Archives: Jason Mennell

Mawoyo’s long journey from Mutare: Jason Mennell

“Oi Mennell,” said a deep, confident voice. I turned, and standing near the unassuming Mutare Sports Club bar was the short, rotund, smiling figure of an old schoolboy acquaintance, Tino Mawoyo. “Long time man, good to see you,” he said … Continue reading

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Graeme Hick remembered: Jason Mennell

Perched precariously atop a high wooden-slated bench in the baking February sunshine as a raucous crowd milled below, I remained absolutely rooted, completely and utterly transfixed by the scenario unfolding just yards away. At 18 years of age and at … Continue reading

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Jason Mennell: Zimbabwe recovers from its ‘Munich moment’

Cricket in Zimbabwe has made tremendous strides since 2006, which given the political strife and turmoil faced by the beleaguered nation is nothing short of a miracle. C.L.R James persuasively illustrated in Beyond a Boundary that the style of cricket … Continue reading

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Jason Mennell: Zimbabwe’s place deserved

It has become fashionable, seemingly obligatory even, to castigate the powerful worldwide governing bodies which oversee the administrative functions of their respective sports. The ICC found itself in the firing line, for instance, as it endured a tirade of criticism … Continue reading

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