Northerns outshine Glamorgan as Durham overpower Southerns
Northerns – 266 and 18-1 in 6.2 overs (Joylord Gumbie 12*, Prince Masvaure 5*, Tanu Makoni 1; Harry Podmore 1/6)
Glamorgan – 214 all out in 62 overs (Billy Root 50, Chris Cooke 37, Dan Douthwaite 28; Wessly Madhevere 3/42, Ainsley Ndlovu 2/28, Ernest Masuku 2/28)
Day 2 – Stumps: Northerns lead by 70 runs
Wessly Madhevere claimed three wickets as Northerns bowled out Glamorgan for 214 to earn a first-innings lead of 52 runs over the touring county side in their three-day match at Old Hararians Sports Club on Sunday.
Northerns resumed their first innings in the morning at 265 for nine wickets, with Faraz Akram on 73 not out.
He had time to add only a single before the last man, Ernest Masuku, was out second ball, the team total being 266.
Glamorgan then went in to bat, with mixed success.
David Lloyd, unrelated to the commentator, and Eddie Byrom opened the batting, making 14 and 20 respectively, but four wickets were down for 46, two of them to Masuku.
Chris Cooke hit an aggressive 37, but the only fifty of the innings came from Billy Root, younger brother of England batter Joe – he was out for exactly 50, scored off 81 balls.
There were useful scores further down the order of 28 from Dan Douthwaite and 21 from Andrew Salter, but the innings closed for 214, giving Northerns a lead of 52 on the first innings.
Wessly Madhevere was the most successful bowler, taking three for 42.
Northerns went in again, but lost Tanu Makoni in the second over for one.
Prince Masvaure and Joylord Gumbie, not out with five and 12 respectively, took the score to 18 for one before lightning ended play prematurely for the day.
Southerns – 94 and 164 all out in 51.1 overs (Richmond Mutumbami 35, Brian Bennett 25, Clive Madande 25; Paul Coughlin 3/26, Liam Trevaskis 2/21, Matthew Potts 2/30)
Durham – 403-8 declared in 63.2 overs (Alex Lees 116, Michael Jones 85, David Bedingham 66; Priviledge Chesa 4/110, Johnathan Campbell 2/30, Donald Tiripano 1/51)
Durham won by an innings and 145 runs
Durham thumped Southerns by an innings and 145 runs on day two of their three-day match at Harare Sports Club on Sunday.
This match, however, was not first-class as both teams agreed to play their full squads, although batting only 11.
Durham continued their innings in the morning at 339 for six wickets, with Bas de Leede on four and Liam Trevaskis on six.
De Leede went on to make 46 not out and the innings was declared closed at 403 for eight wickets.
Priviledge Chesa was the most successful bowler, taking four wickets in 12.2 overs, but they came at the cost of 110 runs.
Southerns, going in a second time 309 runs behind, made another bad start to their innings, losing their first four wickets for 40 runs, and Takudzwanashe Kaitano was the only one of the top five batters to reach double figures, scoring 14.
There was one good partnership, that between Richmond Mutumbami (35) and Clive Madande (25) for the fifth wicket, as they added 62 together.
Brian Bennett fought hard and was the last man out for 25 off 54 balls, while Tanaka Chivanga hit three fours off four balls to score 14 not out at number 11.
Paul Coughlin took three wickets for 25, while Matthew Potts and Liam Trevaskis claimed two each as Durham completed an overwhelming victory.