[Logan Cup] Rocks Winless Streak Continues

Played six, lost six - Southern Rocks' woeful run in the Logan Cup continued this round, this time to a 7-wicket defeat at the hands of the Midwest Rhinos - although this match at least made it into the fourth day. It's an improvement over the last round's two. Batting first, Rocks posted 178, with Hilary Matanga (63) doing the bulk of the work, while Ed Rainsford found some form to take 5/35 for Eagles. Brian Vitori similarly did well with the ball for Rocks, taking 5/90 but with precious little support from his team-mates, he couldn't keep a lid on Rhinos, who went on to score 444/8 before declaring, with Riki Wessels and Gary Ballance both claiming tons along the way.

Rocks then needed 266 to at least make Rhinos bat again, and given their form this season you maybe wouldn't have bet on them to reach that target, but led by Richmond Mutumbami's 92 they made a good run of their second innings, managing to post 313 - Graeme Cremer took 5/107 along the way - but with that leaving Rhinos a target of just 48, the end wasn't long in coming. Full scorecard below the cut.
Rocks 178 (68.2 overs; Matanga 63, Rainsford 5/35) & 313 (93 overs; Mutumbami 92, Cremer 5/107), Rhinos 444/8 decl (112.5 overs; Wessels 133, Ballance 124, Vitori 5/90) & 48/3 (10.5 overs; Waller 34*, Vitori 2/19). Midwest Rhinos win by 7 wickets.

Southern Rocks 1st innings 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
R Kaia 	        b Rainsford 	                0 	3 	5 	0 	0 	0.00
PS Masvaure 	c †Wessels b Rainsford 	        29 	107 	75 	3 	0 	38.66
CJ Chibhabha 	lbw b Muzhange 	                6 	45 	26 	0 	0 	23.07
T Taibu*† 	c Ballance b Muzhange 	        4 	7 	2 	1 	0 	200.00
R Mutumbami 	c Cremer b Rainsford 	        10 	62 	46 	0 	0 	21.73
R Chinyengetere c †Wessels b Rainsford 	        7 	35 	32 	1 	0 	21.87
H Matanga 	b Cremer 	                63 	162 	111 	5 	0 	56.75
T Kamungozi 	c Sibanda b Rainsford 	        31 	95 	79 	3 	0 	39.24
T Panyangara 	c Chinouya b Cremer 	        12 	20 	18 	1 	1 	66.66
T Munyaradzi 	c Muzhange b Madziva 	        5 	10 	12 	0 	0 	41.66
BV Vitori 	not out 	                2 	10 	5 	0 	0 	40.00
	Extras 	(lb 6, w 2, nb 1) 	        9 					
	Total 	(all out; 68.2 overs; 382 mins) 178 	(2.60 runs per over)

Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Kaia, 0.5 ov), 2-20 (Chibhabha, 10.5 ov), 3-26 (Taibu, 12.1 ov), 
4-51 (Masvaure, 23.5 ov), 5-56 (Mutumbami, 27.3 ov), 6-66 (Chinyengetere, 33.5 ov), 
7-137 (Kamungozi, 57.4 ov), 8-156 (Panyangara, 62.5 ov), 9-165 (Munyaradzi, 65.1 ov), 
10-178 (Matanga, 68.2 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
EC Rainsford 	19 	6 	35 	5 	1.84 	(1nb) 	
MT Chinouya 	9 	2 	22 	0 	2.44 	(1w) 	
R Muzhange 	12 	1 	28 	2 	2.33 	(1w) 	
N Madziva 	8 	3 	21 	1 	2.62 		
AG Cremer 	19.2 	3 	62 	2 	3.20 		
MN Waller 	1 	0 	4 	0 	4.00 		


Mid West Rhinos 1st innings 	
                                                        R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
SJ Marillier 	c †Taibu b Vitori 	                40 	111 	68 	3 	0 	58.82
V Sibanda 	lbw b Vitori 	                        20 	92 	64 	1 	0 	31.25
GS Ballance* 	c †Taibu b Vitori 	                124 	287 	222 	16 	1 	55.85
MN Waller 	c Chinyengetere b Vitori 	        33 	125 	73 	3 	0 	45.20
MH Wessels† 	c Chinyengetere b Munyaradzi 	        133 	177 	112 	12 	5 	118.75
R Benade 	c Kaia b Munyaradzi 	                5 	25 	17 	0 	0 	29.41
AG Cremer 	not out 	                        30 	77 	61 	2 	0 	49.18
N Madziva 	c Kaia b Matanga 	                11 	33 	37 	1 	0 	29.72
EC Rainsford 	c Panyangara b Vitori 	                33 	33 	28 	3 	2 	117.85
	Extras 	(lb 7, w 3, nb 5) 	                15 					
	Total 	(8 wickets dec; 112.5 overs; 467 mins) 	444 	(3.93 runs per over)

Did not bat: MT Chinouya, R Muzhange

Fall of wickets: 1-66 (Sibanda, 20.3 ov), 2-69 (Marillier, 24.4 ov), 3-165 (Waller, 52.5 ov), 
4-342 (Ballance, 86.4 ov), 5-364 (Benade, 90.5 ov), 6-371 (Wessels, 92.4 ov), 
7-401 (Madziva, 103.3 ov), 8-444 (Rainsford, 112.5 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
BV Vitori 	24.5 	5 	90 	5 	3.62 	(5nb, 1w) 	
T Panyangara 	18 	3 	67 	0 	3.72 		
PS Masvaure 	12 	4 	50 	0 	4.16 	(1w) 	
T Munyaradzi 	16 	2 	54 	2 	3.37 		
T Kamungozi 	10 	0 	43 	0 	4.30 		
H Matanga 	25 	8 	90 	1 	3.60 		
CJ Chibhabha 	4 	0 	34 	0 	8.50 		
R Chinyengetere 3 	0 	9 	0 	3.00 	(1w) 	


Southern Rocks 2nd innings 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
R Kaia 	        b Madziva 	                15 	51 	31 	1 	0 	48.38
PS Masvaure 	c Cremer b Chinouya 	        8 	34 	24 	1 	0 	33.33
CJ Chibhabha 	c Sibanda b Cremer 	        39 	84 	67 	4 	1 	58.20
T Taibu*† 	c Ballance b Madziva 	        17 	30 	21 	3 	0 	80.95
R Mutumbami 	c Sibanda b Muzhange 	        92 	167 	153 	11 	1 	60.13
R Chinyengetere b Cremer 	                18 	93 	71 	1 	0 	25.35
H Matanga 	b Cremer 	                18 	56 	34 	1 	1 	52.94
T Kamungozi 	c Madziva b Cremer 	        21 	109 	82 	2 	0 	25.60
T Munyaradzi 	c Marillier b Cremer 	        1 	14 	11 	0 	0 	9.09
BV Vitori 	c Muzhange b Madziva 	        71 	81 	64 	6 	4 	110.93
T Panyangara 	not out 	                0 	4 	1 	0 	0 	0.00
	Extras 	(b 1, lb 8, w 3, nb 1) 	        13 					
	Total 	(all out; 93 overs; 365 mins) 	313 	(3.36 runs per over)

Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Masvaure, 7.4 ov), 2-31 (Kaia, 10.6 ov), 3-71 (Taibu, 18.6 ov), 
4-91 (Chibhabha, 29.2 ov), 5-175 (Chinyengetere, 54.4 ov), 6-216 (Mutumbami, 63.4 ov), 
7-220 (Matanga, 68.5 ov), 8-226 (Munyaradzi, 72.3 ov), 9-313 (Kamungozi, 91.5 ov), 
10-313 (Vitori, 92.6 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
EC Rainsford 	4 	1 	5 	0 	1.25 		
MT Chinouya 	20 	5 	67 	1 	3.35 	(2w) 	
N Madziva 	13 	4 	44 	3 	3.38 		
R Muzhange 	14 	5 	40 	1 	2.85 		
AG Cremer 	36 	8 	107 	5 	2.97 	(1w) 	
MN Waller 	6 	0 	41 	0 	6.83 	(1nb) 	


Mid West Rhinos 2nd innings (target: 48 runs) 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
SJ Marillier 	c †Taibu b Vitori 	        1 	22 	20 	0 	0 	5.00
V Sibanda 	b Panyangara 	                0 	5 	1 	0 	0 	0.00
GS Ballance* 	c Chibhabha b Vitori 	        3 	20 	9 	0 	0 	33.33
MN Waller 	not out 	                34 	37 	28 	3 	1 	121.42
MH Wessels† 	not out 	                7 	33 	9 	0 	0 	77.77
	Extras 	(lb 1, nb 2) 	                3 					
	Total 	(3 wickets; 10.5 ovs; 60 mins) 	48 	(4.43 runs per over)

Did not bat: R Benade, AG Cremer, N Madziva, EC Rainsford, MT Chinouya, R Muzhange

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Sibanda, 1.1 ov), 2-5 (Marillier, 4.4 ov), 3-6 (Ballance, 4.6 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
BV Vitori 	5 	1 	19 	2 	3.80 	(2nb) 	
T Panyangara 	4 	1 	9 	1 	2.25 		
PS Masvaure 	1 	0 	14 	0 	14.00 		
T Munyaradzi 	0.5 	0 	5 	0 	6.00 		

Match details
Toss: Southern Rocks, who chose to bat
Points: Mid West Rhinos 6, Southern Rocks 0