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Mountaineers, MidWest draw


The Castle Logan Cup cricket encounter between logleaders Mountaineers and MidWest Rhinos ended in a draw due to wet weather conditions at Mutare Sports Club on Friday.

MidWest Rhinos won the toss and elected to bat but the entire first day was washed out, only for play to resume after lunch on the second day when Rhinos finished on 110 for five after 45 overs.

Seamers Shingirai Masakadza and Tinashe Panyangara rattled through the Rhinos top order after claiming two wickets apiece but the rain ensured that it was of no significance as the match failed to produce a result.

The wet conditions which had washed out day one persisted yesterday to leave match referee Edward Matsikenyeri to call off the match as there was no possibility of the match yielding a result with only one day left.

The weather spoiled Mountaineers’ coach Gary Brent’s debut as coach although the Mutare-based side maintained their position at the summit of the standings with 26 points.

Rhinos remained in third position 11 points adrift of Mountaineers. If the weather permits, the two sides will meet again in a Metbank Pro40 Championship match at the same venue on Monday.

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