LOGAN CUP MATCH: MIDWEST RHINOS versus MOUNTAINEERS
Day Two at Kwekwe Sports Club, Wednesday 30 January 2013
Close of Play: Mountaineers (252 & 161/7) and Mid-West Rhinos (183)
The overnight pair of Nyasha Mayavo and Vusimuzi Sibanda only contributed four runs together before Mayavo was bowled for 17 runs by Shingirai Masakadza.
Sibanda was then out leg-before-wicket the following over, off the bowling of Tendai Chatara. With the score on 49 for three, the Rhinos were in all sorts of problems. Mark Vermeulen and Peter Moor contributed 23 and 36 runs respectively, before the Rhinos were dehorned for 183.
Chatara and Natsai M’shangwe got three wickets each. Shingirai Masakadza bowled with control and pace and was rewarded with two wickets.
The Mountaineers came in to bat with a lead of 69 runs and again they struggled with the bat on a batting track.
The opening pair of Tinotenda Mawoyo and Dan Hodgson only managed 19 runs before the latter was dismissed lbw off the bowling of Edward Rainsford. He had made just five runs. Kevin Kasuza was looking very good before he decided to give his wicket away for 56 off just 64 balls. Timycen Maruma contributed 30 runs to the total before he was bowled by Mluleki Nkala.
Cremer again proved to be handy for the Rhinos as he ended the day with three wickets for 56 runs off 15 overs. Rainsford and Nkala got two wickets each.
At stumps the visitors were 161 for seven. They have a lead of 230 runs with three wickets in hand.