2020–21 Logan Cup

The 2020–21 Logan Cup was the 27th edition of the Logan Cup, a first-class cricket competition in Zimbabwe, which started on 9 December 2020. After originally scheduled to start on 3 December 2020,[1] the tournament was moved back a week to allow time to setup a bio-secure bubble.[2] Five teams took part in the competition,[3] including the Southern Rocks,[4] who last played in the 2013–14 tournament.[5] There was no defending champion, after the previous tournament was voided due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[6][7]

2020–21 Logan Cup
Dates9 December 2020 – 2 April 2021
Administrator(s)Zimbabwe Cricket
Cricket formatFirst-class cricket (4 days)
Tournament format(s)League system
ChampionsRocks (1st title)
Participants5
Matches played10
Most runsRoy Kaia (374)
Most wicketsTendai Chisoro (18)

Four matches were played during December 2020.[8] However, on 3 January 2021, Zimbabwe Cricket halted all cricket in the country following a rise in COVID-19 cases.[9] In mid-March 2021, it was reported that the tournament would resume later that month,[10] with the next round of matches starting on 18 March 2021.[11]

In March 2021, Rocks won their first ever Logan Cup title, with a match left to play.[12]

Point tableEdit

Team[13] Pld W L D A Pts
Rocks 4 4 0 0 0 40
Eagles 4 2 1 1 0 25
Rhinos 4 1 1 2 0 20
Tuskers 4 0 2 2 0 10
Mountaineers 4 0 3 1 0 5

  Champions

SquadsEdit

The following squads were named for the tournament:[14][15]

Eagles Mountaineers Rhinos Rocks Tuskers

FixturesEdit

9–12 December 2020
Scorecard
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171 (54.1 overs)
Kevin Kasuza 70 (93)
Tanaka Chivanga 3/32 (11 overs)
172 (58.3 overs)
Tinotenda Mutombodzi 63 (85)
Victor Nyauchi 3/28 (11 overs)
147 (65 overs)
Tony Munyonga 41 (119)
Faraz Akram 4/30 (15 overs)
148/4 (40.3 overs)
Wesley Madhevere 44* (28)
Wellington Masakadza 3/42 (14.3 overs)
Eagles won by 6 wickets
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Langton Rusere and David Shawane

9–12 December 2020
Scorecard
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254/8d (85 overs)
Takudzwanashe Kaitano 86 (166)
John Nyumbu 4/45 (23 overs)
333 (85.1 overs)
Milton Shumba 79 (158)
Ryan Burl 3/50 (15 overs)
133/1 (44 overs)
Prince Masvaure 54* (128)
Luke Jongwe 1/18 (5 overs)
  • Rhinos won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Only 11.5 overs were bowled on day 1 due to a wet outfield.
  • Only 16 overs were bowled on day 2 due to rain.

15–18 December 2020
Scorecard
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161 (49.2 overs)
Regis Chakabva 44 (83)
Brandon Mavuta 4/14 (6.2 overs)
311 (95.4 overs)
Bright Matsiwe 89 (131)
Tanaka Chivanga 4/47 (18 overs)
  • Eagles won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Only 12.5 overs were bowled on day 1 due to rain.
  • No play was possible on day 3 due to rain.

15–18 December 2020
Scorecard
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159 (42.3 overs)
Milton Shumba 43 (77)
Shane Snater 5/45 (15 overs)
321 (90.2 overs)
Richmond Mutumbami 74 (106)
Charlton Tshuma 3/68 (22 overs)
204 (59.2 overs)
Craig Ervine 97 (135)
Tendai Chisoro 4/60 (19.2 overs)
45/0 (11 overs)
Ben Curran 35* (33)
Rocks won by 10 wickets
Old Hararians, Harare
Umpires: Christopher Phiri and Tafadzwa Musakwa
  • Tuskers won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Only 39 overs were bowled on day 1 due to rain.

18–21 March 2021
Scorecard
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433 (120.3 overs)
Shingi Masakadza 89 (101)
John Nyumbu 4/100 (32.2 overs)
313 (77.5 overs)
Peter Moor 73 (58)
Brighton Chipungu 4/106 (27 overs)
187 (81.1 overs)
Joylord Gumbie 62 (163)
Ainsley Ndlovu 5/60 (30 overs)
234/6 (67 overs)
Peter Moor 85 (119)
Shingi Masakadza 2/20 (8 overs)

18–21 March 2021
Scorecard
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471 (130 overs)
Roy Kaia 133 (218)
Carl Mumba 5/77 (27 overs)
259 (82 overs)
Remembrance Nyathi 84 (183)
Travor Mutsamba 4/33 (16 overs)
178/5d (42 overs)
Innocent Kaia 99 (116)
Charles Kunje 2/22 (5 overs)
205 (81.5 overs)
Bright Matsiwe 36 (111)
Roy Kaia 6/34 (12.5 overs)
Rocks won by 185 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Christopher Phiri and Percival Sizara

24–27 March 2021
Scorecard
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193 (61 overs)
Kudzai Maunze 51 (81)
Tendai Chisoro 4/37 (13 overs)
449 (116 overs)
Roy Kaia 96 (159)
Honest Ziwira 4/98 (23 overs)
137 (46.3 overs)
Kudzai Maunze 40 (77)
Tendai Chisoro 3/15 (10 overs)
Rocks won by an innings and 119 runs
Old Hararians, Harare
Umpires: Iknow Chabi and Sifelani Rwaziyeni

24–27 March 2021
Scorecard
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290 (88.4 overs)
Shingi Masakadza 77 (101)
Brandon Mavuta 4/126 (34 overs)
286 (87 overs)
Charles Kunje 79 (1149)
Tony Munyonga 4/35 (11 overs)
366 (89.2 overs)
Timycen Maruma 143 (139)
Tafara Chingwara 4/26 (8.5 overs)
371/9 (86.1 overs)
Brendan Taylor 86 (91)
Brighton Chipungu 4/49 (8 overs)
Rhinos won by 1 wicket
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Christopher Phiri and Forster Mutizwa
  • Mountaineers won the toss and elected to bat.

30 March – 2 April 2021
Scorecard
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292 (97.2 overs)
Innocent Kaia 81 (139)
Vincent Masekesa 3/71 (23 overs)
211 (66 overs)
Tony Munyonga 58 (142)
Travor Mutsamba 4/60 (16 overs)
325 (90.5 overs)
Andre Odendaal 47 (50)
Clive Chitumba 4/66 (17 overs)
252 (84.2 overs)
Gary Chirimuuta 89 (133)
Roy Kaia 5/62 (25.2 overs)
Rocks won by 154 runs
Old Hararians, Harare
Umpires: Forster Mutizwa and Iknow Chabi
  • Rocks won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Vincent Masekesa (Mountaineers) made his first-class debut.

30 March – 2 April 2021
Scorecard
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114 (33 overs)
Milton Shumba 30 (60)
Brad Evans 5/25 (10 overs)
344 (89.3 overs)
Regis Chakabva 164 (186)
John Nyumbu 4/76 (19.3 overs)
153 (49 overs)
Luke Jongwe 32 (60)
Richard Ngarava 4/46 (17 overs)
Eagles won by an innings and 77 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Langton Rusere and Tafadzwa Musakwa

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Domestic cricket action to resume first week of December". The Zimbabwe Daily. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Zimbabwe Cricket postpone start of Logan Cup to finalise bio-secure bubble". The Zimbabwe Daily. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Zimbabwe: ZC Adopt Bio Bubble for Logan Cup Cricket Competition". All Africa. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Zim cricket season rolls into life". Southern Times Africa. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  5. ^ "ZC adopt bio bubble for Logan Cup cricket competition". New Zimbabwe. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Zimbabwe Cricket void 2019-20 season". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Zimbabwe Cricket annulled 2019-20 domestic season due to COVID-19". ANI News. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Logan Cup gets underway". Chronicle. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Zimbabwe Cricket puts all cricket activities on hold due to rising Covid-19 cases". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Williams, Tiripano lead Zim fight back". The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe). Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  11. ^ "Logan Cup resumes today". The Herald. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Rocks rock on!". The Sunday Mail. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  13. ^ "Logan Cup Table - 2020-21". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  14. ^ "Logan Cup first class cricket competition gets underway". The Zimbabwe Daily. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  15. ^ "Logan Cup starts in secure environment". The Herald. Retrieved 9 December 2020.

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