Garwe modest in title defence

Eagles Women’s cricket franchise coach, Trevor Garwe

EAGLES Women’s cricket franchise coach, Trevor Garwe etched his own piece of history after winning back-to- back domestic titles when he clinched silverware in the just-ended cricket season following last year’s heroics.

The former Zimbabwe pace bowler kicked off his coaching campaign on a winning note as he claimed the Zimbabwe Women's One Day and the Twenty20 competition last year.

He went on to repeat the same heroics last weekend when the soaring Eagles hammered their opponents, showing drastic improvement from their last year's show.

"The girls played particularly well across every department. After winning both titles on the land in your previous season obviously the motivation will be defending the trophies and that's what we did," Garwe told IndependentSport.

"It was a team effort everyone chipped in and made sure that at the end of it all it looked much easier than what it was on the field. The truth of the matter is that the games were tight."

Eagles dismissed Mountaineers and Rhinos by identical nine-wicket victories in the T20 and One Day competition on Saturday and Sunday respectively.The destroyer in chief was teenage all-rounder, Kelis Ndhlovu, who enjoyed a purple patch with both bat and ball. Garwe, a former Lady Chevrons bowling coach, has now switched his focus to the national team.

"I think the main focus now is our national team as I am involved with the national team as the assistant coach. We want to try and get the framework and body by drafting in the next generation of players into the national team," he said.

"Under the guidance of our head coach (Gary Brent) we make sure that we work hard with them with the help of the senior guys so that we improve our rankings as a nation."

Garwe is getting used to his new role as assistant, a position that he was elevated to following the death of Sinikiwe Mpofu early this year.

"It's never easy to actually fill in those big shoes left following the untimely death of Sneeze but I'm actually getting used to it getting help of senior coaches around me," he said.

 "It's actually proving to be a bit easier for me because we have got the senior coaches, Gary Brent and Walter Chawaguta so I'm actually learning a bit quicker that way."

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