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Issue 7, January 7 2000

By John Ward

Welcome to the 7th issue of Zimbabwe cricket's weekly on-line magazine. A short issue this week in the absence of much international cricket, and contributors enjoying their Christmas holidays.

In this issue:-

  • Des Evans write a guest column
  • Development and schools news and a preview of the South Africa tournament.
  • Updates on the age group teams in South Africa and UCB Bowl squads
This week the editor looks at cricket coverage in the media and how you can help contribute to Zimbabwe Cricket Online..

A New Year, after a two-week break for Zimbabwean cricketers, is a good time for previews and summaries, with the major international tours to the country behind us and a different programme ahead. In this issue we include hopefully all the statistics you will want to know about Zimbabwe's recent international cricket, including updated records in Test and one-day internationals.


Des Evans on the state of the national team

Des Evans is a former national wicket-keeper and now a television commentator in Zimbabwe. Here he gives his views about the state of the Zimbabwe team.

"I believe that the biggest problem that the Zimbabwe team has experienced so far this season is the inability to put the three disciplines of batting, bowling and fielding together on a consistent basis in a one-day international or in a single day of a Test. Their performance has been inconsistent."


We've updated many Zimbabwe statistics, including the Test records and ground records.

Zimbabwe - Sri Lanka records
Harare Sports Club Test records
Queens Sports Club Test records
Batting Statistics
Bowling Statistics
Fielding | Individual Records


Craig Evans has been one of Zimbabwe's most frustrating cricketers. Although abounding in natural talent, in the past he often appeared not to take the game seriously enough and to waste the opportunities he had. Craig himself admits that in the past he lacked full commitment to the game, but in his late twenties his priorities changed. He achieved his aim of a regular place in the national one-day team, although his hopes of becoming an established Test player look like remaining unfulfilled. [More]

Picture of the Week

Craig Evans
Craig Evans


Martin Lauritsen of Australia (see Letters page) was the first reader to answer successfully the quiz question in the last issue:

Against which country did Zimbabwe play its first-ever Test match in the 1992/93 season?
Answer: India.

Mr Lauritsen was most quickly followed by Donald Gibbs (Australia), Trevor Dadgeman (New Zealand), Mike and Jenn Haines (Zimbabwe), Debopam Roy (India) and Clive Ruffell (Zimbabwe).


Which batsman scored a century for Zimbabwe during the recent three-Test series against Sri Lanka?

Answers to John Ward, please!


In this edition: comments on the team for England, the Lilthurbridge Cup, and more.
[Your letters | Contact us]


Club News

The national club league starts again this weekend after a three-month break. Old Hararians are the only club with a 100% record; their match against MacDonald Club was postponed at the last minute due to the inability of the latter to field a team. They play the bottom club, Manicaland.

Zimbabwe national first league club fixtures

Zimbabwe national first league club competition is heading towards the final rounds and finals.
[Fixtures | National league]

U19 update

Manager Win Justin-Smith talks about the Zimbabwe Under-19 team recently returned from the Coca-Cola Week in South Africa, and their preparations for the Under-19 World Cup.

The Under-19s flew to Johannesburg on Wednesday 15 December. We were met at the airport and taken up to Potchefstroom, where we were billeted at the Potchefstroom Boys High School. The first day the official photographs were taken and then we were taken to watch the day-night game between North West and Border at their new stadium.

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