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Logan Cup matches end in draw


National team star batsman Brendan Taylor scored a patient half-century as MidWest Rhinos held out for a draw against Mashonaland Eagles in their Logan Cup cricket encounter Friday.

Taylor scored 67 runs before he was dismissed by Greg Lamb to help Rhinos finish 137-3 needing 308 runs for an unlikely victory in 65 overs on the final day.

It was always going to be difficult for Rhinos to chase down 308 runs on the last day after some early morning showers and overcast conditions throughout the day made the conditions difficult.

South African all-rounder Andrew Hall (127 not out) had given Eagles a healthy lead as he helped add 72 runs to their overnight total of 192-7 before they declared on 274-9.

At Masvingo Sports Club rainy weather on the final day, which resulted in only 11 overs being bowled, resulted in another draw between Southern Rocks and Matabeleland Tuskers.

Chasing a challenging 317 runs for victory, rainy weather resulted in only 10,3 overs being bowled before play was called off, with Rocks at 36 for no loss.

Tuskers had posted a massive 583 on the flat wicket with Englishman Paul Horton scoring his maiden double century but Rocks with 342-5 after an unbeaten 167 by Craig Ervine.

Meanwhile the four teams will take a break today before getting back to business in the Metbank Pro40 Limited Overs tournament tomorrow. Eagles will be hoping to make amends for their poor form in the Logan Cup by winning their limited overs match against Rhinos at Harare Sports Club.

In the other encounter second-placed Tuskers lock horns with Rocks in Masvingo.

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