Series thread: ZC Twenty20 Tournament

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Series thread: ZC Twenty20 Tournament

Post by brmtaylor.com admin » Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:32 am

Apparently Metropolitan Bank are no longer sponsors, and the series is called the Zimbabwe Cricket Twenty20 tournament (ZC T20 for short?) - this is how it is referred to on zimcricket.org anyway...

It starts today, with these fixtures:

Fixtures

Westerns vs Easterns at Harare Sports Club at 9:30 AM (Wed)
Northerns vs Southerns at the Country Club at 9:30 AM (Wed)
Centrals bye

Westerns vs Southerns at Harare Sports Club at 2:00 PM (Wed)
Easterns vs Centrals at the Country Club at 2:00 PM (Wed)
Northerns bye

I can't say I agree with Westerns, Southerns and Easterns each playing twice in one day, but obviously they did what they needed to do...

ZC give a few player names and teams (see below). In italics I have included other likely additions. I'd expect all national team players, as well as those from the SAA series to take part, but beyond what's below I'd just be guessing who they'd be playing for (although I think they would be playing for the same team they did last season). If you see a player on this page, there is a good chance they will be playing, and my guess is most Takashinga players will turn out for the Northerns.

ZC think Northerns are the favourites (maybe with Chakabva, Chigumbura and Taylor they'd be pretty good odds) but I still think Westerns will go for the domestic triple (ZC T20, Logan Cup, Faithwear).

Northerns: Chakabva, Chigumbura (Cremer, Taylor, Price, Kamungozi, ???)
Westerns: Dabengwa (Strydom, Nyumbu, Moyo, Takarusenga, Sean Williams, Matthew Williams, Marsh, Ntuli, ???)
Easterns: Utseya, Masakadza, Matsikenyeri (Maruma, ???)
Centrals: Rainsford ???
Southerns: Brent ???

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Re: Series thread: ZC Twenty20 Tournament

Post by andy24 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:45 am

Does anyone no where u can get the scores for these games or will they just post them on Zimcricket every now and then

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Re: Series thread: ZC Twenty20 Tournament

Post by Kopje » Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:57 pm

By the way, who sponsors the domestic twenty20 tournament in Zim?

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Re: Series thread: ZC Twenty20 Tournament

Post by eugene » Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:50 pm

Hmm the usual dearth of information surrounding domestic cricket. I wonder how the players know when and where to turn up for games and for which side?
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Re: Series thread: ZC Twenty20 Tournament

Post by maehara » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:30 pm

Opening day results:

Easterns (168/2; Masakadza 101, Matsikenyeri 37, Mboyi 1/19) beat Westerns (128/9; Mupariwa 26, Mujuru 25, Masakadza 2/34) by 40 runs.
Easterns beat Centrals by 54 runs - no details available.
Northerns beat Southerns by 158 runs - no details available.
Westerns beat Southerns by 58 runs - no details available.

So my completely unofficial table currently looks like this:
1. Easterns
2. Northerns
3. Westerns
4. Centrals
5. Southerns

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Re: Series thread: ZC Twenty20 Tournament

Post by brmtaylor.com admin » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:55 pm

Kopje wrote:By the way, who sponsors the domestic twenty20 tournament in Zim?
In the very first line of the first post...
Apparently Metropolitan Bank are no longer sponsors, and the series is called the Zimbabwe Cricket Twenty20 tournament (ZC T20 for short?) - this is how it is referred to on zimcricket.org anyway...

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Re: Series thread: ZC Twenty20 Tournament

Post by zulu » Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:20 pm

maehara wrote:Opening day results:

Easterns (168/2; Masakadza 101, Matsikenyeri 37, Mboyi 1/19) beat Westerns (128/9; Mupariwa 26, Mujuru 25, Masakadza 2/34) by 40 runs.
Good to see masakadza hitting a ton...and Matsikenyeri getting a few he is an automatic selection for the pro 20 series in the current form he is in. his strike rate has been brilliant in the domesti champs Matsikenyeri is definatly making a come back good to see. Its dissapointing tht zim arent giving scorecards for the games I would like to see how other players are doing.

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Re: Series thread: ZC Twenty20 Tournament

Post by maehara » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:06 pm

Day Two results:

Easterns (93/3; Masakadza 50, Mtizwa 24, Cremer 1/22, Chigumbura 1/31) beat Northerns (92; Taylor 19, Chigumbura 18, Price 14, Utseya 3/14, Jaure 3/22, Masakadza 2/6) by 7 wickets.
Centrals beat Westerns by 6 wickets.
Northerns beat Centrals by 9 wickets.
Easterns beat Southerns by 6 wickets.

Assuming 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw / no result, the unofficial ZimCricketNews table looks like this:

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             Pld  W L D NR   Pts
1 Easterns     4  4 - -  -     8
2 Northerns    3  2 1 -  -     4
3 Centrals     3  1 2 -  -     2
3 Westerns     3  1 2 -  -     2
5 Southerns    3  - 3 -  -     0
Easterns are a cert for the final; Based on that table, Northerns, Centrals and Westerns are all in with a shout for the other slot (Northerns get it if they beat Westerns; net run-rate otherwise, and I don't have the info to work out the possibilities there). Of course, ZC haven't actually released a points table and could be using some other method, which may change what outcomes are possible.

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Re: Series thread: ZC Twenty20 Tournament

Post by Kopje » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:36 pm

brmtaylor.com admin wrote:
Kopje wrote:By the way, who sponsors the domestic twenty20 tournament in Zim?
In the very first line of the first post...
Apparently Metropolitan Bank are no longer sponsors, and the series is called the Zimbabwe Cricket Twenty20 tournament (ZC T20 for short?) - this is how it is referred to on zimcricket.org anyway...

Opps , didnt see that when i read it, thanks buddy.

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Re: Series thread: ZC Twenty20 Tournament

Post by aydee » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:40 pm

Is there going to be a final? (or any scorecards for that matter??)...

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