Full name Trevor Nyasha Madondo
Born November 22, 1976, Mount Darwin, Mashonaland
Died June 11, 2001, Parirenyatwa Hospital, Harare (aged 24 years 201 days)
Major teams Zimbabwe, Mashonaland, Matabeleland
Also known as Baby Chingokes
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Relation Brother - TB Madondo
|Test debut||Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Bulawayo, Mar 14-18, 1998 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Wellington, Dec 26-30, 2000 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Zimbabwe v India at Bulawayo, Sep 26, 1998 scorecard|
|Last ODI||West Indies v Zimbabwe at Perth, Feb 2, 2001 scorecard|
|First-class span||1994/95 - 2000/01|
|List A span||1995/96 - 2000/01|
Trevor Madondo died of malaria at the age of 24, becoming one the youngest Test cricketers to die. A right-hand batsman, he was the first black to be selected as a specialist batsman by Zimbabwe against Pakistan in 1997-98, playing three times in all. He also played 13 one-day internationals.
While the statistics are nothing special, Madondo was learning, and his Test-best of 74 came in his final outing six months before his death. He was realising the need to build an innings rather than smash everything, and also the value of working the ball around the field. His development was further hampered by injuries and suspicions that he wasn't as disciplined off he field as he might have been.
Madondo won a place in the Colts cricket team in Grade 3 and by the time he was in Grade 5, he was already playing in the school's first team. He played as an opening bowler, right-arm medium-pace, and batted at No. 4. He also played for the school's rugby and hockey teams. In Grade 6 he was selected for the Partridges, the national primary schools cricket team. In 1989 he won selection for the Mashonaland Country Districts primary schools select team which toured England. Trevor then went to Falcon College in Bulawayo for his secondary education. The institution has produced many of Zimbabwe's Test players.
After two dormant years, Trevor began to keep wicket and this led to his selection for the Fawns, the national Under-15 team, and he went on the tour of Namibia in 1992. He also represented Zimbabwe Schools in South Africa for two years. While still at school, Trevor was chosen to make his first-class debut, as a wicketkeeper, for Matabeleland against the touring county side Glamorgan. By then he was already playing club cricket for Old Miltonians, making thirties and forties with the bat.
After leaving school in 1995, Trevor won a place at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, to study for a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He played in the first team at Rhodes where he made a highest score of 77. His university commitments prevented him from playing more regularly for Matabeleland in the Logan Cup. But he was a regular selection for the Zimbabwe Board XI to play in the UCBSA Bowl competition, when available. His best score was 86 against Transvaal B in a three-day match. In 1999 he was part of the first intake of the Zimbabwe Cricket Academy.
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