[Logan Cup] Rhinos and Mountaineers Draw

The match between Rhinos and Mountaineers fizzled out to a fifth-day draw, thanks mostly to almost a full day's lost play due to rain, although Rhinos would have been the happier of the two sides at the end after posting 421/6 declared in their second innings to remove any chance of a Mountaineers win. Vusi Sibanda (162) and Gary Ballance (116) impressed in that knock, and their performances were really the highlight of the match. Rhinos had posted 253 in the first innings, led by Stephen Marillier's 53, before Mountaineers replied with 313 - more than half of that coming from the bat of opener Mitchell (178). Sibanda and Ballance, though, but on a 2nd-wicket partnership of 232 together, and that was that. Rhinos allowed their remaining batsmen to get some practice in before declaring, after which Mountaineers unenthusiastically batted out the minimum time until they were allowed to concede the draw. With the title already in Tuskers hands after their win earlier in the round, there really wasn't much left to fight for. Full scorecard below the cut.
Rhinos 253 (96 overs; Marillier 53, Chatara 5/63) & 421/6d (110 overs; Sibanda 162, Tiripano 4/84), Mountaineers 313 (104.3 overs; Mitchell 178, Madziva 4/70) & 85/2 (29 overs; Mitchell 39*, Cremer 1/41). Match drawn.

Mid West Rhinos 1st innings 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
SJ Marillier 	c Mitchell b Tiripano 	        53 	153 	113 	6 	0 	46.90
V Sibanda 	c Maruma b Tiripano 	        4 	6 	5 	1 	0 	80.00
GS Ballance* 	c Mujaji b Chatara 	        30 	96 	65 	3 	0 	46.15
BM Chapungu 	c †Katsande b Chatara 	        16 	48 	48 	2 	0 	33.33
R Benade 	c Kasuza b Maruma 	        47 	142 	104 	7 	1 	45.19
NP Mayavo† 	c Mitchell b Chatara 	        5 	41 	24 	0 	0 	20.83
AG Cremer 	c Mitchell b Mushangwe 	        25 	67 	64 	3 	1 	39.06
SM Mugava 	c †Katsande b Tiripano 	        26 	66 	61 	1 	0 	42.62
N Madziva 	lbw b Chatara 	                21 	89 	69 	2 	0 	30.43
R Muzhange 	c Kasuza b Chatara 	        6 	32 	26 	1 	0 	23.07
MT Chinouya 	not out 	                0 	12 	5 	0 	0 	0.00
	Extras 	(b 6, lb 5, w 1, nb 8) 	        20 					
	Total 	(all out; 96 overs; 386 mins) 	253 	(2.63 runs per over)

Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Sibanda, 1.4 ov), 2-77 (Ballance, 23.2 ov), 3-108 (Marillier, 34.5 ov), 
4-116 (Chapungu, 39.5 ov), 5-130 (Mayavo, 47.3 ov), 6-181 (Cremer, 67.1 ov), 7-203 (Benade, 72.3 ov), 
8-237 (Mugava, 85.4 ov), 9-247 (Muzhange, 93.4 ov), 10-253 (Madziva, 95.6 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
TL Chatara 	24 	7 	63 	5 	2.62 		
DT Tiripano 	23 	2 	75 	3 	3.26 	(6nb, 1w) 	
S Mujaji 	19 	9 	33 	0 	1.73 	(2nb) 	
N Mushangwe 	22 	9 	37 	1 	1.68 		
T Maruma 	8 	0 	34 	1 	4.25 		


Mountaineers 1st innings 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
DKH Mitchell 	c †Mayavo b Muzhange 	        178 	353 	272 	18 	1 	65.44
C Ncube 	c †Mayavo b Madziva 	        8 	55 	42 	0 	0 	19.04
KT Kasuza 	lbw b Madziva 	                9 	32 	25 	2 	0 	36.00
ML Pettini 	c Sibanda b Mugava 	        68 	182 	131 	8 	1 	51.90
T Maruma* 	c Madziva b Mugava 	        5 	43 	33 	0 	0 	15.15
S Mujaji 	not out 	                15 	93 	77 	2 	0 	19.48
K Sauramba 	lbw b Madziva 	                4 	7 	6 	0 	0 	66.66
B Katsande† 	lbw b Madziva 	                0 	6 	4 	0 	0 	0.00
DT Tiripano 	b Cremer 	                4 	11 	4 	1 	0 	100.00
TL Chatara 	c Benade b Cremer 	        12 	38 	31 	1 	1 	38.70
N Mushangwe 	c Ballance b Mugava 	        2 	3 	3 	0 	0 	66.66
	Extras 	(b 2, lb 5, nb 1) 	        8 					
	Total 	(all out; 104.3 overs; 421 min) 313 	(2.99 runs per over)

Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Ncube, 11.6 ov), 2-60 (Kasuza, 19.6 ov), 3-243 (Pettini, 68.6 ov), 
4-268 (Maruma, 80.5 ov), 5-276 (Mitchell, 87.4 ov), 6-281 (Sauramba, 88.6 ov), 
7-281 (Katsande, 90.4 ov), 8-286 (Tiripano, 93.2 ov), 9-310 (Chatara, 103.4 ov), 
10-313 (Mushangwe, 104.3 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
MT Chinouya 	8 	0 	31 	0 	3.87 		
R Muzhange 	23 	6 	56 	1 	2.43 	(1nb) 	
N Madziva 	24 	6 	70 	4 	2.91 		
AG Cremer 	28 	4 	91 	2 	3.25 		
SM Mugava 	12.3 	1 	34 	3 	2.72 		
R Benade 	9 	2 	24 	0 	2.66 		


Mid West Rhinos 2nd innings 	
                                                        R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
V Sibanda 	b Tiripano 	                        162 	429 	264 	21 	2 	61.36
SJ Marillier 	c †Katsande b Tiripano 	                48 	137 	87 	8 	1 	55.17
GS Ballance* 	c †Katsande b Chatara 	                116 	234 	205 	18 	1 	56.58
BM Chapungu 	lbw b Mujaji 	                        5 	13 	10 	0 	0 	50.00
R Benade 	b Tiripano 	                        32 	69 	53 	5 	0 	60.37
NP Mayavo† 	not out 	                        7 	48 	21 	1 	0 	33.33
AG Cremer 	c Ncube b Tiripano 	                2 	6 	6 	0 	0 	33.33
SM Mugava 	not out 	                        30 	11 	20 	4 	1 	150.00
	Extras 	(b 2, lb 10, w 1, nb 6) 	        19 					
	Total 	(6 wickets dec; 110 overs; 485 mins) 	421 	(3.82 runs per over)

Did not bat: N Madziva, MT Chinouya, R Muzhange

Fall of wickets: 1-89 (Marillier, 28.3 ov), 2-321 (Ballance, 86.1 ov), 3-329 (Chapungu, 89.2 ov), 
4-369 (Sibanda, 98.6 ov), 5-388 (Benade, 104.4 ov), 6-390 (Cremer, 106.3 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
TL Chatara 	24 	8 	80 	1 	3.33 	(1nb, 1w) 	
DT Tiripano 	25 	6 	84 	4 	3.36 	(1nb) 	
S Mujaji 	17 	3 	64 	1 	3.76 	(4nb) 	
N Mushangwe 	25 	3 	107 	0 	4.28 		
DKH Mitchell 	4 	2 	5 	0 	1.25 		
T Maruma 	15 	0 	69 	0 	4.60 		


Mountaineers 2nd innings (target: 362 runs) 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
DKH Mitchell 	not out 	                39 	81 	85 	4 	0 	45.88
C Ncube 	run out (Mugava) 	        15 	31 	24 	2 	0 	62.50
KT Kasuza 	c Ballance b Cremer 	        17 	14 	24 	2 	1 	70.83
ML Pettini 	not out 	                10 	34 	41 	1 	0 	24.39
	Extras 	(b 4) 	                        4 					
	Total 	(2 wickets; 29 overs; 81 mins) 	85 	(2.93 runs per over)

Did not bat: K Sauramba, B Katsande†, N Mushangwe, DT Tiripano, TL Chatara, S Mujaji, T Maruma*

Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Ncube, 8.6 ov), 2-55 (Kasuza, 14.5 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
R Muzhange 	2 	1 	7 	0 	3.50 		
R Benade 	2 	0 	8 	0 	4.00 		
AG Cremer 	13 	4 	41 	1 	3.15 		
SM Mugava 	12 	2 	25 	0 	2.08 		

Match details
Toss: Mid West Rhinos, who chose to bat
Points: Mountaineers 1, Mid West Rhinos 1
First-class debut: NP Mayavo (Mid West Rhinos)
Players of the match: DKH Mitchell (Mountaineers) and V Sibanda (Mid West Rhinos)