Faithwear Cup 2007-08 5th round June 3, 2008

Easterns claim Faithwear title

Cricinfo staff

Easterns secured the Faithwear Cup title after a convincing 92-run victory against Northerns at Harare Sports Club. Stuart Matsikenyeri, standing in as captain for the injured Hamilton Masakadza, set the platform with a controlled 68-ball 55. Forster Mutizwa and Shingirai Masakadza both made 49 to ensure a tough total in a competition where the scores have been consistently low. It proved well out reach for Northerns, who slumped to 64 for 6 as Steady Musoso took three early wickets. Masakadza completed an impressive all-round performance, also bagging three wickets, as he was named Man of the Match.

In the other game, Centrals won a low-scoring encounter by four wickets against Westerns at Harare County Club. Solomon Mire ripped through the middle order as Westerns fell from 54 for 2 to 77 for 9. They edged to three figures, and didn't make it easy for Centrals to reach their target. Friday Kasteni guided the chase with 42 off 88 balls, but they made hard work of win after slipping to 89 for 6. Keegan Meth produced a miserly spell of 3 for 12.

Team Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR For Against
Easterns 4 3 1 0 0 19 +1.792 677/143.4 529/181.1
Centrals 4 2 2 0 0 12 -0.229 531/167.5 604/178.0
Northerns 4 2 2 0 0 11 -0.297 524/161.5 707/200.0
Westerns 4 2 2 0 0 8 -0.292 557/200.0 459/149.1
Southerns 4 1 3 0 0 7 -0.482 512/200.0 502/165.0