Harare Sports Club lift Vigne Cup title
Harare Sports Club lift Vigne Cup title

Harare Sports Club clinched the Mashonaland Vigne Cup cricket tournament at the weekend after taking an unassailable lead following their six-wicket home victory over Universals

The coach's word: Geoff Marsh
The coach's word: Geoff Marsh

National team coach Geoff Marsh arrived back in the country on 8 April and he would have, as of last month, started preparations for the much-awaited home series against current world Test and one-day champions Australia

Stuart Carlisle in Zimbabwe
Stuart Carlisle in Zimbabwe

The national team returned home on 22 March after a month-long tour of India where they played two Tests and three one-dayers

ZCU hope to save Australian tour
ZCU hope to save Australian tour

The decision by the Australian Cricket Board to pull out of their scheduled tour of Zimbabwe next month might have plunged the country's cricket fraternity into turmoil but the Zimbabwe Cricket Union are still hopeful that the tour will be revived

Mashonaland win by 2 wickets in Alexandra
Mashonaland win by 2 wickets in Alexandra

The fourth and final day was by far the most dramatic with the hosts Mashonaland A winning by two wickets in a tight finish soon after lunch

Prosper Utseya swings the match at Alexandra for Mashonaland 'A'
Prosper Utseya swings the match at Alexandra for Mashonaland 'A'

On a chilly Day Three Mashonaland A edged closer to clinching the game with a late wicket-haul by their spinners on a slow Alex wicket

Ferreira leads from the front in  Alexandra
Ferreira leads from the front in Alexandra

Manicaland were still batting at close of play on Day One as captain and opening batsman Neil Ferreira led from the front with a defiant 135 not out

Mashonaland 'A' struggling in Alexandra
Mashonaland 'A' struggling in Alexandra

The match is progressing slowly and looks set for a draw unless something dramatic happens on Day three

Club cricket report: National League Final
Club cricket report: National League Final

Old Georgians shrugged off Mutare Sports Club's dominance of club cricket this season to win the Castle Lager National First League knockout final by 12 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method at Harare Sports Club on Sunday 17 March

ZCU fired Neil Johnson: Chingoka
ZCU fired Neil Johnson: Chingoka

The unceremonious departures from the Zimbabwe national team in 2000 by top-order batsman Murray Goodwin and all-rounder Neil Johnson has always been a mystery to the ordinary cricket fan in the country

Mutare and OGs in League knock-out final
Mutare and OGs in League knock-out final

National First League champions Mutare Sports Club and runners-up Old Georgians have made it to the final of the league knockout competition, setting up what promises to be an explosive finish to the 2001/02 club cricket season

Club cricket report
Club cricket report

A consistent Mutare Sports Club ended Old Hararians' reign as the National League champions when they clinched the title on 10 February ahead of Old Georgians by virtue of a superior net run rate

Geoff Marsh: We're on the up
Geoff Marsh: We're on the up

Geoff Marsh, the Zimbabwe cricket coach, believes that the team is getting its act together despite the embarrassing defeats in Sri Lanka

Zimbabwe getting their act together - Marsh
Zimbabwe getting their act together - Marsh

Geoff Marsh, the Zimbabwe cricket coach, believes that the team is getting its act together despite the embarrassing defeats in Sri Lanka

Club cricket report
Club cricket report

The four National First League teams to take part in the Castle Lager knockout tournament were decided on 3 February but the destiny of the league champions will only be known on 10 February

Club cricket report
Club cricket report

THE second round of the Mashonaland Vigne Cup kicked off with Harare Sports Club moving to the top of the standings as they displaced hapless Old Hararians who, as has been the case in the National First League this season, slumped to a heavy home

Club cricket report
Club cricket report

WHEN the National First League went into a two-week Christmas and New Year break, the destiny of the league championship was firmly in the hands of Takashinga as they boasted of a six-point lead at the top

ZCU concerned over India tour
ZCU concerned over India tour

THE Zimbabwe Cricket Union have expressed concern at the growing political tension between India and Pakistan ahead of the locals' tour of the subcontinent next month

Club cricket report
Club cricket report

THE current wet spell across the country has taken its toll on the National First League programme

Club cricket report
Club cricket report

OLD HARARIANS' reign as the undisputed National First League champions looks set to come to an abrupt end following yet another defeat in Round Six of the 2001-02 season at Mutare Sports Club