Northerns top the table
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.