Zimbabweans in the UK/Europe Club Cricket (2022)

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secretzimbo wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:46 pm
Kriterion_BD wrote:
Mon Sep 19, 2022 4:34 am
Whoa William Mashinge...used to hear his name in all parts here couple years ago, but he's disappeared to the point I forgot he existed. I guess Brad Evans' emergence was the main reason for that.
I think sloandog played alongside him last year, and if I recall has alluded to him not being the nicest of guys he's played with. :lol:
Can't be worse than what people say about Chivanga haha.
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People say its just 'club' but, to be honest, the standard is seriously high. I play in the North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Premier League and each side will have about 2 or three Staffordshire or Cheshire minor counties players, as well as a gun overseas pro. Each side has a couple of genuine quick bowlers and at least 2 excellent spinners. The wicket keeping standard has been as high as I've ever seen.

Averging 50 with the bat is serious testimony to somebody's ability in this league. William Mashinge apparently was injured when he came over and was only at 40%, but he was still a knob. Expected his beer free and wouldn't stays at all after games or help with training

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Re: Zimbabweans in the UK/Europe Club Cricket (2022)

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sloandog wrote:
Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:18 am
People say its just 'club' but, to be honest, the standard is seriously high. I play in the North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Premier League and each side will have about 2 or three Staffordshire or Cheshire minor counties players, as well as a gun overseas pro. Each side has a couple of genuine quick bowlers and at least 2 excellent spinners. The wicket keeping standard has been as high as I've ever seen.

Averging 50 with the bat is serious testimony to somebody's ability in this league. William Mashinge apparently was injured when he came over and was only at 40%, but he was still a knob. Expected his beer free and wouldn't stays at all after games or help with training
Didn’t you say Diplock was at your club this year? How did he go?

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He was in Lincolnshire, and his stats are on the previous page

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secretzimbo wrote:
Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:12 am
He was in Lincolnshire, and his stats are on the previous page
Tried but we signed Beyers Swanepoel from the Warriorrs instead. Diplock has had an excellent summer with the ball

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Are you looking at any Zimbos for next year?

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secretzimbo wrote:
Sun Sep 25, 2022 2:22 pm
Are you looking at any Zimbos for next year?
We'll be re signing Beyers.
I played against Simon Mugava this summer too. He can play!

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Re: Zimbabweans in the UK/Europe Club Cricket (2022)

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The stats all round for the zimbos are seriously impressive, club cricket especially prem cricket in the UK is a proper standard considering it is almost entirely amateur. The main thing it shows for me is the difference between pro and the highest level of amateur cricket.

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Kallum wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:13 pm
The stats all round for the zimbos are seriously impressive, club cricket especially prem cricket in the UK is a proper standard considering it is almost entirely amateur. The main thing it shows for me is the difference between pro and the highest level of amateur cricket.
Yea, there are levels and then there are levels. A lot of county rejects are in this prem and they absolutely boss it, with both bat and ball, although most of them are absolute twats

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