Logan Cup 2007-08 2nd round April 28, 2008

Northerns top the table

Cricinfo staff

Northerns went to the top of the Logan Cup table with a convincing innings-and-83-run victory over Westerns at Harare Sports Club to follow their defeat of defending champions Easterns in the first round. Hundreds from Elton Chigumbura and Alois Tichana steered Northerns to 417 for 6 and then Westerns were bowled out twice in five sessions. Ray Price did much of the damage, taking 4 for 24 and 3 for 32, and only Thabo Mboyi with 67 in the first innings and Tafadzwa Ngulube with 51 in the second passed fifty for Westerns.

Defending champions Easterns bounced back from their first-round loss to beat Southerns by an innings and seven runs in Mutare. Southerns were bowled out for 271 on the opening day, and Easterns took a first-innings lead of 116, thanks to a double hundred from Stuart Matsikenyeri, after seeming set to be bowled out cheaply. Matsikenyeri added 97 for the seventh wicket with Steven Nyamuzinga and exactly 100 for the tenth with Shingi Masakadza. Tafadzwa Kamungozi finished with career-best figures of 7 for 104 from 33 overs. In their second innings, Southerns limped to 109, with Prosper Utseya picking up 4 for 25.

Team Mat Won Lost Tied Draw Aban Pts
Northerns 2 2 0 0 0 0 37
Easterns 2 1 1 0 0 0 25
Centrals 1 1 0 0 0 0 17
Southerns 1 0 1 0 0 0 7
Westerns 2 0 2 0 0 0 7