[Logan Cup] Tuskers and Mountaineers in Rain-Affected Draw

The second Logan Cup match of the round ended in a draw in Bulawayo, as rain - which had affected several days' play already - led to the abandonment of the final day of the match. Tuskers came away with the first-innings point, which may yet prove significant as it leaves them with a one-point lead over Eagles at the top of the tournament table, with both sides having 3 matches yet to play.

Put into bat by Mountaineers, Tuskers posted 236 from their first innings, with Steven Trenchard (62) and Paul Horton (50) both contributing significant knocks; Shingi Masakadza and Tendai Chatara took 3 apiece for Mountaineers to help contain Mountaineers to a respectable total. But Mountaineers then came up against an on-fire Glen Querl, who took 5/29 during the Goats' reply and, aided by Keegan Meth (3/50), helped bowl the visitors out for a poor 129. An early collapse in the Tuskers second innings saw Tuskers waste their initiative, but then the rain had the final say with Tuskers on 43/4, and that was the end of that. Full scorecard below the cut.
Tuskers 236 (89.4 overs; Trecnahrd 62, S Masakadza 3/57) & 43/4 (17 overs; Horton 21, Tiripano 3/12), Mountaineers 129 (54.1 overs; Maruma 27, Querl 5/29). Match drawn.

Matabeleland Tuskers 1st innings 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
PJ Horton 	c & b SW Masakadza 	        50 	205 	147 	5 	0 	34.01
T Duffin 	c H Masakadza b Utseya 	        29 	108 	78 	3 	0 	37.17
GM Ewing* 	c †Eckersley b SW Masakadza 	4 	31 	20 	0 	0 	20.00
KM Dabengwa 	c Kasuza b Chatara 	        3 	14 	13 	0 	0 	23.07
SM Ervine 	c Maruma b Tiripano 	        30 	53 	43 	3 	1 	69.76
SM Trenchard 	c †Eckersley b Chatara 	        62 	154 	109 	10 	0 	56.88
B Chari 	c H Masakadza b Mushangwe 	2 	7 	5 	0 	0 	40.00
KO Meth 	c †Eckersley b Tiripano 	1 	10 	11 	0 	0 	9.09
T Ngulube† 	c Mawoyo b SW Masakadza 	24 	119 	101 	3 	0 	23.76
RG Querl 	not out 	                2 	16 	11 	0 	0 	18.18
N Ncube 	c Utseya b Chatara 	        0 	1 	3 	0 	0 	0.00
	Extras 	(b 13, lb 10, w 3, nb 3) 	29 					
	Total 	(all out; 89.4 overs; 368 mins) 236 	(2.63 runs per over)

Fall of wickets: 1-65 (Duffin, 26.5 ov), 2-85 (Ewing, 34.2 ov), 3-90 (Dabengwa, 37.4 ov), 
4-135 (Ervine, 48.6 ov), 5-135 (Horton, 49.5 ov), 6-137 (Chari, 51.4 ov), 7-139 (Meth, 53.4 ov), 
8-230 (Ngulube, 86.1 ov), 9-236 (Trenchard, 89.1 ov), 10-236 (Ncube, 89.4 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
SW Masakadza 	24 	6 	57 	3 	2.37 		
TL Chatara 	25.4 	3 	67 	3 	2.61 	(1w) 	
DT Tiripano 	15 	3 	35 	2 	2.33 	(2nb, 2w) 	
P Utseya 	13 	9 	13 	1 	1.00 		
N Mushangwe 	8 	2 	24 	1 	3.00 	(1nb) 	
H Masakadza 	4 	0 	17 	0 	4.25 		


Mountaineers 1st innings 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
TMK Mawoyo 	lbw b Meth 	                5 	51 	19 	0 	0 	26.31
JT Mawudzi 	c †Ngulube b Querl 	        15 	64 	32 	0 	0 	46.87
H Masakadza 	lbw b Meth 	                4 	28 	11 	0 	0 	36.36
KT Kasuza 	c Chari b Ervine 	        25 	68 	59 	2 	0 	42.37
T Maruma* 	c Trenchard b Meth 	        27 	113 	61 	2 	0 	44.26
EJ Eckersley† 	b Querl 	                21 	92 	71 	0 	0 	29.57
P Utseya 	c Ervine b Querl 	        10 	30 	20 	1 	0 	50.00
DT Tiripano 	not out 	                7 	53 	36 	1 	0 	19.44
SW Masakadza 	c †Ngulube b Querl 	        1 	7 	7 	0 	0 	14.28
N Mushangwe 	c †Ngulube b Querl 	        0 	1 	1 	0 	0 	0.00
TL Chatara 	c †Ngulube b Ncube 	        5 	12 	8 	0 	0 	62.50
	Extras 	(b 4, lb 3, w 2) 	        9 					
	Total 	(all out; 54.1 overs; 251 mins) 129 	(2.38 runs per over)

Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Mawoyo, 6.4 ov), 2-21 (Mawudzi, 9.3 ov), 3-29 (H Masakadza, 12.1 ov), 
4-75 (Kasuza, 27.2 ov), 5-88 (Maruma, 34.2 ov), 6-109 (Utseya, 41.3 ov), 7-120 (Eckersley, 49.4 ov), 
8-122 (SW Masakadza, 51.3 ov), 9-122 (Mushangwe, 51.4 ov), 10-129 (Chatara, 54.1 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
KO Meth 	20 	5 	50 	3 	2.50 	(1w) 	
RG Querl 	20 	6 	29 	5 	1.45 		
SM Ervine 	7 	0 	25 	1 	3.57 	(1w) 	
N Ncube 	7.1 	0 	18 	1 	2.51 		


Matabeleland Tuskers 2nd innings 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
PJ Horton 	c †Eckersley b Tiripano 	21 	64 	54 	3 	0 	38.88
T Duffin 	c †Eckersley b Chatara 	        3 	22 	15 	0 	0 	20.00
B Chari 	lbw b Tiripano 	                11 	23 	17 	1 	0 	64.70
KM Dabengwa 	not out 	                5 		10 	0 	0 	50.00
RG Querl 	c †Eckersley b Tiripano 	0 	2 	1 	0 	0 	0.00
SM Ervine 	not out 	                1 		5 	0 	0 	20.00
	Extras 	(b 2) 	                        2 					
	Total 	(4 wickets; 17 overs) 	        43 	(2.52 runs per over)

Did not bat: GM Ewing*, KO Meth, T Ngulube†, SM Trenchard, N Ncube

Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Duffin, 5.3 ov), 2-31 (Chari, 10.6 ov), 3-39 (Horton, 15.3 ov), 
4-39 (Querl, 15.4 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
SW Masakadza 	4 	1 	7 	0 	1.75 		
TL Chatara 	7 	1 	19 	1 	2.71 		
DT Tiripano 	4 	0 	12 	3 	3.00 		
P Utseya 	2 	0 	3 	0 	1.50 		

Match details
Toss: Mountaineers, who chose to field
Points: Matabeleland Tuskers 1, Mountaineers 0