Gary Brent

Mountaineers success could turn to dust

Two men: one the CEO of a cricket team that holds all three domestic trophies, the other the chairman of an organisation that has seen the steady decline of cricket in his country. No surprises then, given that the cricket team in question is Zimbabwe, that it is the former who has lost his job.

Mountaineers bask in double Zimbabwean trophy glory

The Manicaland Mountaineers ended the Zimbabwean domestic cricket season as the top franchise after claiming two trophies - the Logan Cup and the Pro50 Championship.

Preview: Zimbabwe’s shoestring season gets underway at last

The Zimbabwe cricket season finally hits the starting blocks on Friday without a sponsor for any of the three competitions. There will be few overseas stars and a reliance on youngsters to bolster the ranks. For the long-term good of the nation’s cricket it is to be hoped this is a case of short-term pain.

MOUNTAINEERS Team of the Week: Brent says Zimbabwe cricket stronger but a long way to go

As our Team of the Week feature continues we are in Zimbabwe to chat to The Mountaineers, one of five franchises competing in the three Zim domestic competitions. The Mountaineers play their homes matches at the Mutare Sports Club and represent the Manicaland and Mashonaland East area of the African country.

MOUNTAINEERS Team of the Week: Tino Mawoyo - two out of three trophies would be great

As part of our ongoing Team of the Week feature, we are concentrating on Zimbabwean franchise the Mountaineers this week. Here we speak in depth to their captain Tino Mawoyo, the 27-year-old Test opening batsman who scored a second-innings half-century in last month’s famous victory over Pakistan to secure a 1-1 drawn series.