A fine all-round performance from Bradley Wadlan helped Mid West Rhinos to a thumping innings win over Mashonaland Eagles. Wadlan, the 26-year-old Welshman, took seven wickets with his low left-armers and also made 47 as his side leapfrogged their opponents into second place in the Logan Cup table.
Wadlan began his fine match with three lower-order wickets in Eagles' first innings, helping fire them out for just 133 having been sent in. Carl Mumba led the attack with 5 for 27 - his first-class best figures. Wadlan then set about quickly establishing a lead for his side by sharing an opening stand of 62 with partner Bothwell Chapungu. Wadlan fell three short of a half-century but he helped provide a solid foundation for Vusi Sibanda to exploit.
Sibanda, the Rhinos captain, made his 17th first-class century and, with a good helping hand from Tendai Chisoro who made 66 from No. 8, went through to 173 and a total of 392 that established a 259-run first-innings lead. Wadlan then re-entered the fray with four of the top six wickets in Eagles' second innings, including Mark Pettini for 82 - the only significant score as Eagles struggled to get back into the match. They were bowled out for 233 to concede an innings defeat inside three days.