LOGAN CUP: MATABELELAND TUSKERS VERSUS MID-WEST RHINOS
Day Three at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Thursday 07 February, 2013
End of day: Matabeleland Tuskers (406/9 dec) vs Mid-West Rhinos (143/5)
Glen Querl took two wickets off two balls to put Tuskers in charge of the
rain-affected Logan Cup match against the Mid-West Rhinos, at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.
However, any ideas the home side had of driving home the advantage were stopped dead by the rain which brought the third day proceedings to an end 40 overs earlier.
Resuming on the overnight knock of 78, Sean Williams fell short of a deserved ton when he lost patience and chased a wide Mike Chinouya delivery to be snapped up by the wicket-keeper for 87. Glenn Querl continued on his merry way and was not out on 54 when the home side eventually declared on 409 runs for nine wickets.
Njabulo Ncube, relishing the new ball with the usual suspects away on national duty, picked up the first three Rhinos wickets to fall. Mark Vermeulen (16), Jaik Mickleburgh (16) and Peter Moore all fell to the burly speedstar.
Just as the Rhinos seemed to be knuckling down, along came Querl to remove Steve Trenchard (66) and to trap Simon Mugava in front with the very next delivery.
Graeme Cremer was the not out batsman on 15. The visitors were precariously placed on 143 runs for five wickets as the heavens opened up and the covers were deployed.
Play will resume at 0930 hours tomorrow – weather and light permitting – with a draw the most likely result.