Kumundati scripts Glenshire win

HARARE - Glenshire captain Denford Kumundati smashed a century before bagging five wickets in his team’s 85-run win over Old Hararians in a Vigne Cup League match on Sunday.

Kumundati, who was playing in his first match of the season, won the toss and elected to bat, a decision which proved vital for his side. The 27-year-old skipper came in at number four to score an unbeaten 101 runs from 111 balls, including eight boundaries.

Glenshire totalled 260 runs for the loss of six wickets in their allotted 50 overs.

Glenshire opening batsman Tatenda Chikodzi laid the foundation with 49 runs from 55 balls while Leonard Nhamburo added 20 runs to the total.

Kumundati then came back to haunt Old Hararians again with his leg spin, taking a five-for in 6.1 overs for 30 runs as OH perished for 175 runs inside 29 overs.

“I just had to hang in there and do the job considering that we had lost two early wickets when I got in to bat,” Kumundati told the Daily News.

“The wicket was keeping low in the morning; luckily the ball was coming on to the bat, making it easy for us to score runs. The conditions deteriorated rapidly in the afternoon and I’m glad we made the right call with the toss.”

Ex-Zimbabwe Test opener Mark Vermulean top-scored for Old Hararians with 41 runs while former national Under-19 star Craig Dollar was a run shy on 40 runs.

Seamer Isaac Mandisodza took three wickets for 28 runs in four overs for the winners.

In another match played at Alexandra Sports Club, newcomers Harare Sports Club continued with their fine form after beating Takashinga 1 by seven runs. Harare Sports Club scored 194 runs before Takashinga 1 were dismissed for 187 runs.

At Sunrise, Old Marlvenians recorded their first victory of the season after beating Uprising by four wickets.

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