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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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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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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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Zimbabwe winter puts Horton back on track

Paul Horton chose an unorthodox route this winter to put his career back on track, but the Sydney-born, Liverpool-raised Lancashire opener is convinced that a five-month stint in Bulawayo with the Matabeland Tuskers has done him the world of good. … 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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Flower’s fine farewell to Essex fans

Grant Flower marked his final home appearance for Essex with a typical fighting innings that took his side one step closer to a Clydesdale Bank 40 semi-final place. They beat Middlesex by seven wickets at Chelmsford to leapfrog Gloucestershire into … Continue reading

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KP, ‘eye-candy’ signings and Aussies in NZ?

Kevin Pietersen’s temporary move to Surrey has created a piquant powderkeg in the Brit Oval dressing room. For Graham Thorpe, the man who, theoretically at least, is assigned to address the technical aspects of his game, was a frontrunner in … Continue reading

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