Zimbabwe Twenty20 2009 May 16, 2009

Northerns and Westerns win through to final

Cricinfo staff

Northerns and Westerns won through to the final of Zimbabwe's domestic Twenty20 competition. The two teams only won three of their six matches but finished well clear of third-placed Centrals; Easterns, who only last week won the Logan Cup, finished bottom of the pile.

Westerns, who finished bottom in the Logan Cup without a win, had Mark Vermeulen to thank for their reversal of fortune. Returning after a troubled few years when it seemed he would never play at a representative level again, he was by a long margin the leading run-scorer, with 289 runs at 48.16.

He also scored one of only two hundreds - 108 in a remarkable tied game against Centrals - with the other coming from Northerns' Elton Chigumbura.

Team Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR For Against
Northerns 6 3 2 1 0 17 +0.890 811/115.0 724/117.3
Westerns 6 3 1 2 0 16 +0.393 908/118.4 871/120.0
Centrals 6 2 3 1 0 10 -0.538 886/118.2 963/120.0
Easterns 6 2 4 0 0 8 -0.727 790/120.0 837/114.3

Result Date
Team Pts
Team Pts
13 May 2009
Westerns 4
Easterns 0 Table | Match


Centrals 4
Northerns 0 Match


Northerns 5
Easterns 0 Match


Centrals 2
Westerns 2 Match
14 May 2009
Northerns 2
Westerns 2 Table | Match


Centrals 4
Easterns 0 Match


Easterns 4
Westerns 0 Match


Northerns 5
Centrals 0 Match
15 May 2009
Northerns 5
Easterns 0 Table | Match


Westerns 4
Centrals 0 Match


Westerns 4
Northerns 0 Match


Easterns 4
Centrals 0 Match