The 2010 inter-franchise tournaments were held between 5 and 9 April. The emphasis in 2010 was the occupation of the crease, hence most games played by the age groups were declaration cricket. This event was also used to select provisional squads for each age group.
Mash Eagles were crowned the winners of the BancABC under-13 cricket week after defeating the Mountaineers by 125 runs. The tournament ran from 6 to 9 December and was held at Prince Edward School in Harare. The annual tournament had six under-13 teams coming from the country’s five franchises and a Development XI squad as the sixth. It was used as the selection tournament for the Zimbabwe under 13 national squad (President XI) team.
U13 SQUAD: K. Jaure; W. Huchu; N. Welch; A. Kok; S.Curran; J. Mama; M. Madhombiro; J. Brynt; G.Gaya; J. Schadendorf; A. Curtis; D. Dube; R. Murray; D. Vermaak; M. Sungayi; T. Muzamhindo; S. Price; A. Bingley; B. Ndlela; T. Mawere; C. Mangachena; K. Bruce; M. Chikowero and M. Conolly
U14 SQUAD: D. Mawadza; J. Steyn; L. Shama; K. Robinson; M. Ferreria; K. Patel; M. Hulbert; D. Sly; C. Chaibva; M. Rosy; T. Serima; L. Mahohoma; K. Hobva; C. Chiradza; K. Dunn; E. Byron; D. Chitongo; D. Muzite; C. Nyakudza; M. Dlodlo and T. Jambi
The U16s participated in the EJCCA Tournament in Benoni, SA and won each of the 50-over games they played. Notable performances were from H, Macheke, F. Kabike and D. Moolman. U17 SQUAD: A. MacLeod; S. Khan; M. Lake; M. Torr; D. Bell; R. Wallbridge; R. Burl; A. Odendaal; C. Kunje; O. Mhanje; L. Jongwe; J. Gumbie; M. Wicks; B. Majoka and S. Musekwa
The U17s also competed in the EJCCA tournament in South Africa, winning three and losing two of the 50-over games played against the hosts. Notable performances were from O. Mhanje, M. Lake and R. Burl.
This tour was a wonderful opportunity for our players to gain exposure and experience against some quality opposition. The experience’s we gained on this tour are going to be invaluable for the future, especially heading to the world cup in 13 months. Although the results didn’t go to plan, the improvement throughout the tournament was very obvious. This tour also highlighted our major areas of concern, our lack of discipline, mental strength and inability to concentrate for the length of time required at this level to be successful.
ZC has 39 student enrolled in the scholarship programme, all of whom are playing in the various national age group teams. In order to further develop these young cricketers, the high performance coaches also ran one on one coaching programmes in the year under review. The scholarship schools are Prince Edward, Churchill, Mutare Boys High, Watershed, Victoria High, Falcon College and Milton High.