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Volume 3, Issue 17, January 18 2002

By John Ward

Once again, the Zimbabwe national team flattered only to deceive. They gave the impression, in the Third and final Test match against Sri Lanka, that they were going to make a real fight of it, by avoiding the follow-on and therefore what would have been another innings defeat. [More]


Alistair Campbell: Zim Bd XI v Gauteng 'B'
Alistair ‘Two-Ton’ Campbell is ready and prepared to join the national team in India - if the selectors choose him. They dropped him from the team that toured Sharjah and Bangladesh, but they did invite him to tour Sri Lanka at the last minute. He felt unable to go at such short notice as he felt he was not mentally prepared. His two centuries for the Zimbabwe Board XI in their match against Gauteng B should have answered all the questions the selectors and anybody else felt inclined to ask. Here he talks to CricInfo about his innings and the match. [More]


Mpumelelo Mbangwa [More]

Mark Vermeulen [More]

Alester Maregwede [More]

Richard Sims [More]



Manicaland report
by Nigel Fleming
Last weekend both Manicaland sides had byes, allowing for a resumption of the long-delayed 30-over local-league cricket. It was played at a surprisingly unkempt Mutare Sports Club - balls were frequently being lost a few metres off the playing surface. One boundary-board advertiser player was heard muttering darkly that his custom would go if the authorities were unable to maintain the boards.

Matabeleland report
by Derrick Townshend
Local league resumed in Bulawayo and to start the new year a few shocks were evident. Queens, who has provided the bulk of the Logan Cup squad, lost to underdogs Bulawayo Sports Club by 10 runs.


I stumbled onto the Zimbabwe Cricket Online website and was very pleased to see Ali Shah’s biography out there. I know that this is a cricket specific site and thus cricket information only; however I just wanted you to know that Ali was a very talented field hockey player as well, playing for the first team at Morgan High. We attended the same Primary and High schools and were in the same class. I am very proud of his accomplishments as documented in your bio of him.
Dilip M. Gulab (Zimbabwe) [More Letters]

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