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Series Thread: Women's World Cup Qualifiers

Postby maehara » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:23 pm

Zimbabwe Squad (per ICC website):
Julia Chibhabha (captain), Yvonne Rainsford, Precious Marange, Sharne Meyers, Ruvarahe Chinyemba, Emily Jinjika, Thandakwenkosi Mlilo, Susan Kudzibatira, Christabel Chatonzwa, Chipo Mugeri, Sinikiwe Mpofu, Chipo Kamchetsa, Sharyce Saili, Nonthlanthla Nyathi

Zim's first-round fixtures:
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18 February     Scotland v Zimbabwe     Van der Stel Cricket Club
19 February     Pakistan v Zimbabwe     Stellenbosch University 1
21 February     Ireland v Zimbabwe      Paul Roos Gymnasium
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Re: Series Thread: Women's World Cup Qualifiers

Postby aydee » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:18 pm

I watched the African qualifying tournament in Nairobi which Zimbabwe won, and wouldn't hold out a lot of hope for this tournament to be honest. Zimbabwe were the best on a genuinely bad bunch. Uganda and Tanzania put out very young sides, that actually showed a fair deal of potential, whilst Kenya were truely terrible. The standard wasn't any better than womens club cricket in the UK, I'd be surprised if Zimbabwe had much success. That said, Julia Chibhabha's bowling was very accurate, and far too good for the opposition on display in Nairobi.
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Re: Series Thread: Women's World Cup Qualifiers

Postby maehara » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:41 pm

It's telling that Zim's warm-up matches at home have been against U15 school sides (one against my old school, Eaglesvale - hope they put up a good showing for themselves!). I also remember several of the Africa zone games where the highest individual score was "extras", thanks to some very wayward bowling. That said, some writeups of Zim's side have been very positive - the Africa zone competition was Zimbabwe's first ever outing in women's cricket, and the side has shown some real potential, so I'm hoping they'll at least not embarass themselves.
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Re: Series Thread: Women's World Cup Qualifiers

Postby brmtaylor.com admin » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:24 am

http://www.zimcricket.org/?pid=art&articleid=411

If it was the mens team, Zimbabwe would comfortably beat Scotland and Ireland (I should hope this time), and perhaps give South Africa a run for their money but lose.

The women's team I'm not so confident in though. I would think women have been playing cricket in Scotland and Ireland for quite some time, whereas it seems to be a relatively new thing in Zimbabwe I'm led to believe?
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Re: Series Thread: Women's World Cup Qualifiers

Postby Train Driver » Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:18 pm

No news as yet on cricinfo of the Zim v Scotland game.

What about the Bermuda v South Africa game though :!:

Bermuda 13 all out in 18 overs, 10 extras, 3 players scoring 1 including their captain who managed hers off 48 balls. For SA Sunette Loubser had figures of 4-1-3-6 :shock:

SA reached their target with 296 balls remaining, Bermuda opening bowler Paynter having figures of 0.4-0-15-0 including 9 wides and 1 no ball.
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Re: Series Thread: Women's World Cup Qualifiers

Postby maehara » Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:30 pm

Train Driver wrote:SA reached their target with 296 balls remaining, Bermuda opening bowler Paynter having figures of 0.4-0-15-0 including 9 wides and 1 no ball.

That has to be the highest winning margin in international cricket - winning off only 4 legal balls?

Looks like Bermuda's women are following their men's examples... :)
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Re: Series Thread: Women's World Cup Qualifiers

Postby Train Driver » Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:40 pm

You have to feel sorry for the poor Bermudan girls though, they must be feeling terrible.

Losing badly is one thing but being completely humiliated is something else :cry:

Do they play against the Zim girls ? :lol:
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Re: Series Thread: Women's World Cup Qualifiers

Postby maehara » Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:45 pm

Train Driver wrote:You have to feel sorry for the poor Bermudan girls though, they must be feeling terrible.

Little snippet from the scorecard:
Drinks taken after fall of 7th wicket (15.5 overs). Batsmen went to wrong ends after the break.

Completely lost all will to play, I'd bet.

Losing badly is one thing but being completely humiliated is something else :cry:

This is true - I've seen Zimbabwe on the receiving end of enough drubbings to know it's not good - but the question here is, what sort of qualifying tourney did they come though that decided they were up to this level?

Do they play against the Zim girls ? :lol:

Sadly not!
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Re: Series Thread: Women's World Cup Qualifiers

Postby maehara » Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:29 pm

CricInfo match report is worth a read.
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Re: Series Thread: Women's World Cup Qualifiers

Postby maehara » Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:44 pm

Zimbabwe 147 (39/50 overs; Rainsford 37, Marange 22; White 2/5, Anderson 2/27)
Scotland 72 (31.2/50 overs; Urqhart 10, "Extras" 23; Rainsford 2/7, Jinjika 2/7)
Zimbabwe win by 75 runs.
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