2006–07 Logan Cup

The 2006–07 Logan Cup was a first-class cricket competition held in Zimbabwe from 12 April 2007 – 13 May 2007.[1] It was won by Easterns, who remained unbeaten in their five matches to top the table with 44 points.[2] Following the cancellation of the 2005–06 competition, Zimbabwe Cricket reformatted the Logan Cup, including the addition of a Kenya Select side. However, the tournament received a lot of negative publicity after firstly no fixture list was published,[3] and later the scorecards and statistics were unavailable.[4] The latter issue prompted concern that the matches could lose their first-class status as even the International Cricket Council (ICC) were not given the appropriate information.[4]

2006–07 Logan Cup
Administrator(s)Zimbabwe Cricket
Cricket formatFirst-class cricket (4 days)
Tournament format(s)League system
ChampionsEasterns (1st title)
Participants6
Matches played14
Most runs568 – Tino Mawoyo (Easterns)
Most wickets33 – Keith Dabengwa (Westerns)

It was suggested by Steven Price, writing for Cricinfo that the tournament was nothing more than an exercise in "ticking the boxes" for Zimbabwe Cricket.[5] The competition was played almost entirely out of the public eye, with no advertising and very little support. He put forward the view that the competition was playing primarily to meet the ICC's criteria for Zimbabwe's return to Test cricket; specifically, "that they had a fully functioning domestic programme".[5] By contrast, Cricket Kenya, who had entered a representative side into the competition, provided the majority of information to the statisticians and general public on an almost daily basis.[5]

Points tableEdit

Team Pld W L D Pts
Easterns 5 4 0 1 44
Westerns 5 3 2 0 30
Centrals 5 2 2 1 24
Southerns 4 1 2 1 14
Northerns 5 0 2 3 12
Kenya Select 4 0 2 2 8
Source:CricketArchive[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Logan Cup 2006/07 / Results". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2011-01-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Logan Cup 2006/07 Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-01-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Price, Steven (2007-04-11). "A mixture of chaos and farce". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2011-01-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b Cricinfo staff (2007-07-20). "Zimbabwe face first-class boycott by statisticians". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2011-01-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b c Price, Steven (2007-05-24). "Ticking the boxes". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2011-01-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)