Category Archives: Zimbabwe

Mitchell returns from Zimbabwe in confident mood

The new season is still a month away but Worcestershire captain Daryl Mitchell has already found form and confidence after a successful stint playing first-class cricket in Zimbabwe. Mitchell played three matches for the Mutare-based Mountaineers franchise where he and … Continue reading

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Mitchell opts for Mountaineers stint ahead of new season

Worcestershire captain Daryl Mitchell is preparing for the forthcoming domestic season with a stint playing for the Mountaineers in Zimbabwe. The 27-year-old opening batsman has linked up with the Mutare-based franchise on a short-term contract that includes three first-class four-day … Continue reading

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Mustard targets SA after successful Zim T20 stint

Durham’s four-day captain, Phil Mustard, is confident of securing his second Twenty20 contract of the winter after helping Mountaineers win Zimbabwe’s Stanbic Bank 20 series. “I’ve had some feedback from South Africa saying they might be interested in me going … Continue reading

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Vermeulen achieves unusual record: Andrew Hignell

Mark Vermeulen, the former Zimbabwean Test batsman, has created an unusual record in domestic cricket in the southern African country by appearing for four different teams in successive seasons. The 32-year-old played in first-class cricket for Westerns in 2008/09, followed … Continue reading

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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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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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Ervine decision a relief, says Bransgrove

Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove has spoken of his relief after persuading Sean Ervine to remain with the county for this coming season. Ervine had been named in Zimbabwe’s World Cup squad after deciding to end his six-year Hampshire career following … Continue reading

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Tuskers stint working well for Horton

Paul Horton is gaining early dividends from his unorthodox decision to head for Zimbabwe in a bid to bounce back from a couple of lean seasons. The Sydney-born Lancashire opener is spending the winter with the Matabeleland Tuskers, and in … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe role just right for Ballance

While it is feasible that Yorkshire could field a full team of home-grown players next season, the player in pole position to fill the gap left by Jacques Rudolph is Zimbabwe-born Gary Ballance. Ballance is spending the winter back in … Continue reading

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