[Logan Cup] Tuskers Continue Streak with Win Over Rocks

Matabeleland Tuskers' good start to the season continue with an emphatic win over Southern Rocks in the latest round fo Logan Cup matches. Put into bat after Tuskers won the toss, Rocks made hard work of their first innings, with only captain Alester Maregwede (50*) putting on a decent knock as his side were bowled out for 148. Glenn Querl, back from playing for Unicorns in England, took 6/38 while Keegan Meth continued to make a mark for himself with 3/54. In reply, Tuskers posted 253, taking the first-innings point and leaving Rocks with a 105-run deficit to overcome.

Overcome it they did, but while their second innings was better than their first, they still only managed a below-par 204 from their turn. This time at least, Roy Kaia (54) and Mark Vermeulen (38) joined Maregwede (37) in putting up some resistance, but once again the pairing of Meth (5/53) and Querl (3/63) proved too much for Rocks to deal with as their lower order was skittled out. Tuskers, left with a target of 100 to win on day three, had few problems chasing it down, losing only the one wicket (Brian Chari, to a run-out) along the way to a 9-wicket victory that leaves them tied with Eagles on 14 points at the top of the tournament table. Full scorecard below the cut.
Rocks 148 (51.5 overs; Maregwede 50*, Querl 6/38) & 204 (90.1 overs; Kaia 54, Meth 5/53), Tuskers 253 (73 overs; Wheater 76, Muzarabani 3/33) & 100/1 (41 overs; Duffin 49*, Ewing 45*). Matabeleland Tuskers win by 9 wickets.

Southern Rocks 1st innings 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
E Chauluka 	c Trenchard b Querl 	        14 	52 	43 	2 	0 	32.55
R Kaia 	        c Trenchard b Mboyi 	        23 	70 	49 	4 	0 	46.93
R Chinyengetere c †Wheater b Meth 	        7 	62 	37 	1 	0 	18.91
MA Vermeulen 	lbw b Querl 	                4 	12 	12 	1 	0 	33.33
R Mutumbami 	b Querl 	                0 	7 	1 	0 	0 	0.00
A Maregwede*† 	not out 	                50 	139 	93 	9 	0 	53.76
TS Chisoro 	c Dabengwa b Meth 	        3 	26 	14 	0 	0 	21.42
H Matanga 	lbw b Meth 	                1 	17 	12 	0 	0 	8.33
T Panyangara 	b Querl 	                28 	44 	36 	4 	0 	77.77
T Munyaradzi 	lbw b Querl 	                0 	2 	2 	0 	0 	0.00
T Muzarabani 	c sub (T Ngulube) b Querl 	14 	20 	13 	2 	0 	107.69
	Extras 	(lb 3, nb 1) 	                4 					
	Total 	(all out; 51.5 overs; 231 mins) 148 	(2.85 runs per over)

Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Chauluka, 13.2 ov), 2-37 (Kaia, 16.6 ov), 3-43 (Vermeulen, 19.6 ov), 
4-49 (Mutumbami, 21.1 ov), 5-57 (Chinyengetere, 26.2 ov), 6-67 (Chisoro, 32.1 ov), 
7-73 (Matanga, 36.3 ov), 8-118 (Panyangara, 47.2 ov), 9-118 (Munyaradzi, 47.4 ov), 
10-148 (Muzarabani, 51.5 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
KO Meth 	17 	5 	54 	3 	3.17 		
RG Querl 	17.5 	10 	38 	6 	2.13 		
TM Mboyi 	9 	2 	34 	1 	3.77 	(1nb) 	
N Ncube 	8 	4 	19 	0 	2.37 		


Matabeleland Tuskers 1st innings 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
T Duffin 	c †Maregwede b Chisoro 	        62 	129 	98 	10 	0 	63.26
B Chari 	c Chisoro b Chinyengetere 	20 	121 	67 	1 	0 	29.85
CR Ervine* 	c Chinyengetere b Munyaradzi 	26 	77 	54 	4 	0 	48.14
KM Dabengwa 	lbw b Panyangara 	        13 	28 	20 	3 	0 	65.00
AJ Wheater† 	c †Maregwede b Matanga 	        76 	159 	108 	11 	1 	70.37
GM Ewing 	c †Maregwede b Muzarabani 	5 	11 	3 	1 	0 	166.66
SM Trenchard 	lbw b Muzarabani 	        0 	9 	5 	0 	0 	0.00
KO Meth 	c †Maregwede b Kaia 	        25 	46 	32 	5 	0 	78.12
RG Querl 	c Matanga b Munyaradzi 	        11 	17 	23 	2 	0 	47.82
N Ncube 	c Panyangara b Muzarabani 	9 	26 	25 	0 	0 	36.00
TM Mboyi 	not out 	                1 	5 	5 	0 	0 	20.00
	Extras 	(lb 2, w 1, nb 2) 	        5 					
	Total 	(all out; 73 overs; 318 mins) 	253 	(3.46 runs per over)

Fall of wickets: 1-79 (Chari, 26.3 ov), 2-83 (Duffin, 27.6 ov), 3-107 (Dabengwa, 34.5 ov), 
4-134 (Ervine, 43.6 ov), 5-147 (Ewing, 46.2 ov), 6-151 (Trenchard, 48.1 ov), 
7-206 (Meth, 59.1 ov), 8-226 (Querl, 65.4 ov), 9-251 (Ncube, 71.3 ov), 
10-253 (Wheater, 72.6 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
T Panyangara 	13 	5 	36 	1 	2.76 		
TS Chisoro 	9 	2 	35 	1 	3.88 	(1w) 	
T Munyaradzi 	15 	1 	59 	2 	3.93 	(1nb) 	
T Muzarabani 	13 	3 	33 	3 	2.53 	(1nb) 	
R Chinyengetere 6 	2 	23 	1 	3.83 		
H Matanga 	12 	1 	51 	1 	4.25 		
R Kaia 	        5 	1 	14 	1 	2.80 		


Southern Rocks 2nd innings 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
E Chauluka 	b Querl 	                17 	65 	50 	3 	0 	34.00
R Kaia 	        lbw b Meth 	                54 	113 	70 	7 	0 	77.14
R Chinyengetere c †Wheater b Ncube 	        25 	164 	143 	4 	0 	17.48
MA Vermeulen 	lbw b Querl 	                38 	120 	87 	4 	0 	43.67
A Maregwede*† 	c †Wheater b Meth 	        37 	144 	91 	6 	0 	40.65
R Mutumbami 	c & b Meth 	                9 	53 	37 	1 	0 	24.32
TS Chisoro 	c Dabengwa b Mboyi 	        5 	41 	35 	1 	0 	14.28
H Matanga 	lbw b Meth 	                5 	28 	16 	1 	0 	31.25
T Panyangara 	c Chari b Meth 	                0 	4 	1 	0 	0 	0.00
T Munyaradzi 	not out 	                4 	14 	9 	0 	0 	44.44
T Muzarabani 	b Querl 	                1 	4 	3 	0 	0 	33.33
	Extras 	(b 5, lb 2, w 1, nb 1) 	        9 					
	Total 	(all out; 90.1 overs; 380 mins) 204 	(2.26 runs per over)

Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Chauluka, 15.3 ov), 2-85 (Kaia, 26.2 ov), 3-142 (Chinyengetere, 57.5 ov), 
4-142 (Vermeulen, 58.3 ov), 4-153* (Mutumbami, retired not out, 66.0 ov), 5-172 (Chisoro, 76.4 ov), 
6-190 (Matanga, 81.6 ov), 7-190 (Panyangara, 83.1 ov), 8-196 (Mutumbami, 87.1 ov), 
9-203 (Maregwede, 89.2 ov), 10-204 (Muzarabani, 90.1 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
KO Meth 	23 	5 	53 	5 	2.30 		
N Ncube 	19 	3 	44 	1 	2.31 	(1nb, 1w) 	
RG Querl 	28.1 	10 	63 	3 	2.23 		
TM Mboyi 	15 	4 	32 	1 	2.13 		
KM Dabengwa 	5 	1 	5 	0 	1.00 		


Matabeleland Tuskers 2nd innings (target: 100 runs) 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
T Duffin 	not out 	                49 	154 	139 	7 	0 	35.25
B Chari 	run out (Chisoro/†Maregwede) 	2 	29 	20 	0 	0 	10.00
GM Ewing 	not out 	                45 	124 	87 	3 	0 	51.72
	Extras 	(b 4) 	                        4 					
	Total 	(1 wicket; 41 overs; 154 mins) 	100 	(2.43 runs per over)

Did not bat: CR Ervine*, KM Dabengwa, AJ Wheater†, KO Meth, SM Trenchard, RG Querl, N Ncube, 
TM Mboyi

Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Chari, 6.3 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
T Panyangara 	7 	3 	15 	0 	2.14 		
T Munyaradzi 	7 	2 	7 	0 	1.00 		
T Muzarabani 	5 	2 	9 	0 	1.80 		
R Kaia 	13 	2 	30 	0 	2.30 		
TS Chisoro 	3 	0 	17 	0 	5.66 		
H Matanga 	6 	0 	18 	0 	3.00 		


Match details
Toss: Matabeleland Tuskers, who chose to field
Points: Matabeleland Tuskers 7, Southern Rocks 0
First-class debuts: B Chari and RG Querl (Matabeleland Tuskers)
Player of the match: RG Querl (Matabeleland Tuskers)