LOGAN CUP: MATABELELAND TUSKERS v SOUTHERN ROCKS
Day 2: 14 November 2012, at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo
Close of play: Tuskers (378) v Rocks (152 & 17/0)
The name Glenn Querl will long be remembered for all the wickets he has picked up in the last couple of seasons, but no one thought he would be making headlines with the bat!
He made 188 not out at Queens Sports Club on the second day of Tuskers’ Logan Cup match against Rocks, taking full advantage of his elevation up the order to number three as night watchman.
Querl struck 21 boundaries and one maximum in his 222-ball knock. Impressively, he was not out at the end of the day’s play. What would disappoint the Tuskers however is the fact that a lot of their top order batters failed. Terrence Duffin’s 63 and Charles Coventry’s 50 were the only other meaningful contributions. For the first time both Ervine brothers did not feature on the score-card.
Querl made his intensions clear from early in the day, attempting to play straight. He batted like a seasoned professional and only failure by his mates denied him what would have been a deserved double hundred.
Brian Vitori, Trevor Garwe and Paul Burgoyne picked up 2 wickets apiece for the Rocks. The Rocks openers then saw the team to stumps without any hiccups, still 211 runs from making Tuskers bat again. It will be an uphill battle, but the Rocks have enough batting power to make a game of it.
Play will resume at 1000 hours at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo, tomorrow.