Mitchell Mavunga claimed a five-wicket haul

Mavhunga claims five-for as Eagles Women wallop Tuskers Women

Tuskers Women – 40 all out in 13.4 overs (Sibonginkosi Ncube 13, Anita Chisirimunhu 6, Lindokuhle Mabhero 6*; Mitchell Mavunga 5/11, Precious Marange 3/4, Elita Chitumba 1/3)

Alliance Health Eagles Women – 41-5 in 11.1 overs (Mitchell Mavunga 14, Modester Mupachikwa 12, Alice Marongwe 6*; Nomvelo Sibanda 4/17, Philanthropic Shango 1/9)


Alliance Health Eagles Women won by five wickets

A superb bowling spell by Mitchell Mavunga for Alliance Health Eagles Women sent Tuskers Women tumbling towards an all-out total of only 40 and a five-wicket defeat in their Women’s T20 Cup match at Old Hararians Sports Club on Monday.

Tuskers Women were put in to bat and the first-wicket pair of Nomvelo Sibanda and Sibonginkosi Ncube put on 11 runs together, which in the context of what was to follow constituted a good start.

Then Mavunga struck for the first time in her second over, bowling Sibanda for two and two balls later doing the same to Tasmeen Granger.

Precious Marange supported her well, bowling Chiedza Dhururu without scoring, while in her next over Mavunga bowled Ncube for 13, which proved to be much the highest score of the innings.

Three wickets fell with the score on 21, and after Mavunga had finished her devastating four overs the score was 21 for eight wickets off seven overs.

Her enforced retirement from the bowling crease, soon followed by the end of Marange’s spell, allowed the last three batters to take the score to 40 before the innings closed in the 14th over.

Mavunga’s final bowling figures were five wickets for 11 runs, while Marange finished with three wickets for only four runs.

Sibanda fought back for Tuskers Women with the ball when Eagles Women went in to chase down their small target of 41.

Modester Mupachikwa tried to win the match in style, hitting Sibanda for three fours in the opening over before she drove a return catch to depart for 12 off the fifth ball of the innings.

Then Sibanda caught Kellies Ndlovu for one off the bowling of Philanthropic Shango, before she had Marange caught for two in her third over.

But Mavunga also starred with the bat, scoring 14 before Sibanda dismissed her too in her final over.

It was left to Adelle Zimunhu (three not out) and Alice Marongwe (six not out) to take Eagles Women home by five wickets in the 12th over.

Sibanda finished with figures of four wickets for 17 runs.


Mountaineers Women – 126-5 in 20 overs (Nyasha Gwanzura 56, Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano 22, Loryn Phiri 15; Mary-Anne Musonda 2/17, Diveniah Ndhlalambi 1/12, Dana Ndiraya 1/21)

Rhinos Women – 102 all out in 20 overs (Mary-Anne Musonda 34, Kelly Ndiraya 21, Dana Ndiraya 8; Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano 2/11, Loryn Phiri 2/14, Audrey Mazvishaya 2/16)


Mountaineers Women won by 24 runs

A fine fifty by Nyasha Gwanzura was the main factor in Mountaineers Women’s 24-run victory over Rhinos Women in their Women’s T20 Cup match at Harare Sports Club on Monday.

Mountaineers Women, put in to bat, always seemed to be in front in this match after Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano and Loren Phiri put on 29 for the first wicket.

Mugeri-Tiripano scored 22 off 19 balls, while Phiri played more carefully with 15 off 30 balls, but Gwanzura at the other end made up for her slower batting with her dashing fifty.

None of the later batters were able to come through, so Gwanzura had to do the job almost alone as she ran to 56 off 49 balls, finally being caught by Mary-Anne Musonda off the bowling of Josephine Nkomo in the penultimate over.

The innings closed at 126 for five, with Musonda as the most successful bowler, taking two wickets for 17 in her three overs.

Musonda also did her best for Rhinos Women as they chased the target, scoring 34 off 30 balls before Gwanzura again left her mark on the match by bowling her just as Rhinos Women were looking dangerous with a score of 71 for two after 12 overs.

Kelly Ndiraya had supported her in an opening partnership of 55, but her 21 came off 38 balls, which was not as brisk as was desirable.

Her innings ended with a return catch to Mugeri-Tiripano, who then dismissed her sister Ashley for four, a vital blow for Rhinos Women.

Musonda had given her team a good chance of victory, but the rest of the Rhinos Women batting fell completely to pieces, as not one of the later batters was able to reach double figures.

Dana Ndiraya, another of the sisterhood, scored eight, but the next highest was only four.

Eight wickets were down when the score reached 100 in the final over, and the last wicket, that of Dana, fell to the last possible delivery of the match.

There were two wickets each for Audrey Mazvishaya, Phiri and Mugeri-Tiripano, the last-named taking her valuable wickets for only 11 runs in her four overs.











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