2018–19 Logan Cup

The 2018–19 Logan Cup was the 25th edition of the Logan Cup, a first-class cricket competition in Zimbabwe, that started on 3 December 2018.[1] The tournament featured four teams, instead of the five that took part in the previous edition, with the Rising Stars being disbanded.[2][3] The other change to the 2018–19 tournament was that it was being played across six rounds, instead of ten, as per previous years.[1] Mountaineers were the defending champions.[4]

2018–19 Logan Cup
Dates3 December 2018 – 16 February 2019
Administrator(s)Zimbabwe Cricket
Cricket formatFirst-class cricket (4 days)
Tournament format(s)League system
ChampionsMountaineers (4th title)
Participants4
Matches played12
Most runsTimycen Maruma (409)
Most wicketsDonald Tiripano (25)

In January 2019, the matches in the third round of fixtures were both called off, following fuel protests taking place in the country.[5][6] In February 2019, Mountaineers retained their title, with a match left to play, after they beat Mashonaland Eagles by ten wickets.[7] It was their third consecutive title.[8]

Point tableEdit

The following teams competed:

Team[9] Pld W L D A Pts
Mountaineers 6 4 1 1 0 45
Mid West Rhinos 6 2 2 2 0 29
Mashonaland Eagles 6 2 2 2 0 26
Matabeleland Tuskers 6 0 3 3 0 16

  Champions

FixturesEdit

Round 1Edit

3–6 December 2018
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313 (113.2 overs)
Craig Ervine 141 (214)
Tinotenda Mutombodzi 3/19 (9.2 overs)
284 (73.2 overs)
Cephas Zhuwao 60 (45)
John Nyumbu 2/28 (9.2 overs)
181 (73.5 overs)
Cunningham Ncube 77 (160)
Chamu Chibhabha 3/19 (8 overs)
155/4 (32 overs)
Richmond Mutumbami 33 (57)
John Nyumbu 1/14 (5 overs)
  • Mashonaland Eagles won the toss and elected to field.
  • Craig Ervine (Matabeleland Tuskers) scored his tenth century in first-class cricket.[10]

3–6 December 2018
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232 (60.1 overs)
Tarisai Musakanda 119 (167)
Victor Nyauchi 3/38 (12 overs)
153 (58.3 overs)
Roy Kaia 39 (91)
Neville Madziva 3/21 (11 overs)
165 (46.5 overs)
Peter Moor 50 (88)
Donald Tiripano 5/42 (16 overs)
140 (48.4 overs)
Donald Tiripano 31 (61)
Carl Mumba 6/7 (8.4 overs)
Mid West Rhinos won by 104 runs
Kwekwe Sports Club, Kwekwe
Umpires: Stanley Gogwe and Iknow Chabi
  • Mid West Rhinos won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Tarisai Musakanda (Mid West Rhinos) scored his maiden century in first-class cricket.[10]
  • Carl Mumba (Mid West Rhinos) took the best figures for a bowler taking six wickets in first-class cricket in Zimbabwe.[10]

Round 2Edit

14–17 December 2018
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352 (109.5 overs)
Nyasha Mayavo 73 (129)
Faraz Akram 3/46 (18.5 overs)
455/9d (103.5 overs)
Elton Chigumbura 98 (99)
Brandon Mavuta 7/157 (33.5 overs)
86 (32 overs)
Nyasha Mayavo 17* (70)
Chamu Chibhabha 4/19 (13 overs)
Mashonaland Eagles won by an innings and 17 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Sifelani Rwaziyeni and Langton Rusere
  • Mashonaland Eagles won the toss and elected to field.

Round 3Edit

14–17 January 2019
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72/3 (23.5 overs)
Innocent Kaia 41 (72)
Chamu Chibhabha 2/30 (6.5 overs)
  • Mashonaland Eagles won the toss and elected to field.
  • No play was possible on days 2 and 3 due to rain.
  • The game was called off on the fourth day due to the Zimbabwe fuel protests.[5]

14–17 January 2019
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106/2 (22.2 overs)
Bothwell Chapungu 45 (75)
Chris Mpofu 2/42 (10 overs)
  • Matabeleland Tuskers won the toss and elected to field.
  • No play was possible on days 2 and 3 due to rain.
  • The game was called off on the fourth day due to the Zimbabwe fuel protests.[5]

Round 4Edit

20–23 January 2019
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154 (55.2 overs)
Brian Chari 57 (74)
Trevor Garwe 5/34 (16.2 overs)
170 (43.5 overs)
Richmond Mutumbami 70 (102)
Chris Mpofu 6/60 (16.5 overs)
149 (48.1 overs)
Brian Chari 54 (63)
Tapiwa Mufudza 4/29 (14.1 overs)
136/3 (15.5 overs)
Tinashe Kamunhukamwe 57 (35)
Chris Mpofu 1/23 (5 overs)
Eagles won by 7 wickets
Old Hararians, Harare
Umpires: Stanley Gogwe and Iknow Chabi
  • Matabeleland Tuskers won the toss and elected to bat.

20–23 January 2019
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236 (71.4 overs)
Timycen Maruma 91 (173)
Tendai Chisoro 4/22 (11 overs)
80 (26.5 overs)
Bothwell Chapungu 27 (50)
Victor Nyauchi 4/27 (10 overs)
16/0 (2 overs)
Innocent Kaia 10* (6)
171 (44.5 overs) (f/o)
Tarisai Musakanda 52 (59)
Donald Tiripano 4/42 (12.5 overs)
Mountaineers won by 10 wickets
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Christopher Phiri and Langton Rusere
  • Mid West Rhinos won the toss and elected to field.

Round 5Edit

1–4 February 2019
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304/9d (72.5 overs)
Tendai Chisoro 56* (64)
Honest Ziwira 2/28 (9 overs)
269 (80.2 overs)
Elton Chigumbura 71 (105)
Kyle Jarvis 3/42 (19 overs)
347/8d (114 overs)
Peter Moor 92 (197)
Honest Ziwira 5/62 (17 overs)
120 (34.4 overs)
Tinotenda Mutombodzi 49 (77)
Brandon Mavuta 4/28 (9.4 overs)
Mid West Rhinos won by 262 runs
Old Hararians, Harare
Umpires: Stanley Gogwe and Langton Rusere
  • Mid West Rhinos won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Keith Jaure (Mashonaland Eagles) made his first-class debut.
  • Honest Ziwira (Mashonaland Eagles) took his maiden five-wicket haul in first-class cricket.[11]

1–4 February 2019
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497 (146.5 overs)
Timycen Maruma 165 (225)
Chris Mpofu 5/116 (33.5 overs)
127 (64 overs)
Taffy Mupariwa 34 (114)
Tendai Chatara 3/15 (12 overs)
256 (66.4 overs) (f/o)
Brian Chari 85 (105)
Donald Tiripano 5/57 (19 overs)
Mountaineers won by an innings and 114 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Sifelani Rwaziyeni and Iknow Chabi
  • Mountaineers won the toss and elected to bat.

Round 6Edit

7–10 February 2019
Scorecard
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452/9d (107.4 overs)
Timycen Maruma 120 (121)
Chamu Chibhabha 3/89 (19.4 overs)
213 (52.4 overs)
Regis Chakabva 64 (95)
Shingi Masakadza 4/31 (9.4 overs)
17/0 (4.5 overs)
Roy Kaia 11* (17)
255 (74.3 overs) (f/o)
Richmond Mutumbami 99 (161)
Victor Nyauchi 4/81 (19 overs)
Mountaineers won by 10 wickets
Old Hararians, Harare
Umpires: Stanley Gogwe and Christopher Phiri
  • Mashonaland Eagles won the toss and elected to field.

7–10 February 2019
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413 (109.3 overs)
Peter Moor 139 (225)
Sheunopa Musekwa 5/113 (30 overs)
413 (135.4 overs)
Cunningham Ncube 119 (258)
Tendai Chisoro 4/81 (32.4 overs)
188/3 (49 overs)
Bothwell Chapungu 55 (59)
Charles Kunje 1/28 (9 overs)
  • Matabeleland Tuskers won the toss and elected to field.

13–16 February 2019
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277 (97.3 overs)
Hamilton Masakadza 126 (198)
Ernest Masuku 3/73 (17 overs)
119 (42.4 overs)
Ernest Masuku 24 (31)
Natsai Mushangwe 4/67 (14 overs)
243 (71.2 overs)
Innocent Kaia 55 (93)
Ainsley Ndlovu 5/109 (33.2 overs)
178 (68 overs)
Brian Chari 50 (91)
Natsai Mushangwe 4/36 (17 overs)
Mountaineers won by 223 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Iknow Chabi and Walter Musakwa
  • Mountaineers won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This match was originally scheduled to take place on 14 December 2018 in round two of the tournament, but was postponed.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Zimbabwe abridge first-class season, dismantle Rising Stars". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Zimbabwe domestic season set to get underway". The Chronicle (Zimbabwe). Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Mountaineers favourites as Zimbabwe's new domestic season begins". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Manicaland Mountaineers lift Logan Cup again". Wisden India. Archived from the original on 25 May 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Logan Cup games called off due to Zimbabwe unrest". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Domestic cricket called off in Zim due to political unrest". Sport24. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Mountaineers retain Logan Cup". The Herald. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Tino Mawoyo on the secret to Mountaineers hat-trick of Logan Cup titles". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Logan Cup Table - 2018-19". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  10. ^ a b c "Carl Mumba's eight-for lifts Rhinos to the top of Logan Cup table". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Rhinos and Mountaineers win big to tighten contest for Logan Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 February 2019.

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