Logan Cup 2012-13 February 1, 2013

Mountaineers get the better of Rhinos

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Mountaineers 252 (Mawoyo 58, Sauramba 55, Cremer 3-84) and 216 (Kasuza 56, Cremer 5-67) beat Mid West Rhinos 183 (Mushangwe 3-47, Chatara 3-56) and 230 (Nkala 64, Masakadza 3-37, Lamb 3-22) by 55 runs
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Mountaineers registered a convincing 55-run win over Mid West Rhinos in the Logan Cup match at Kwekwe Sports Club.

Although Mountaineers dominated the first innings of the match, taking a 69-run first-innings lead, Rhinos did have a chance to make a comeback. A five-wicket haul by Graeme Cremer in the second innings helped Rhinos restrict Mountaineers to 216 - that meant a target of 285, with nearly two days of play left in the game.

Rhinos, however, lost their way after a 48-run opening partnership between Vusi Sibanda and Jaik Mickleburgh was broken by fast bowler Shingi Masakadza - he had Sibanda bowled. By the time Mickleburgh was dismissed for 43, Mountaineers' bowlers had made significant inroads, reducing the Rhinos to 101 for 5.

A sixth-wicket partnership of 57 runs between Cremer and Mluleki Nkala gave Rhinos some hope, but once Cremer was dismissed for 29, Nkala ran out of partners and Rhinos folded for 230.