Moor's brilliant ton demolishes OH

HARARE - Peter Moor stroked a classy undefeated match-winning century for Harare Sports Club in their 180-run Vigne Cup demolition of long-time rivals Old Hararians on Sunday.

The former Zimbabwe Under-19 captain smashed 140 runs, including 12 boundaries and eight sixes, off just 95 balls after his team elected to bat on winning the toss at Alexandra Sports Club.

They totalled 293-4 in their allotted 50 overs.

The Mashonaland Eagles batsman added 200 runs from 156 balls in a third wicket partnership with 16-year-old Sam Curran.

Curran, the son of Sports Club and Mashonaland Eagles coach Kevin Curran, scored a belligerent 84 runs off just 78 balls.

HSC’s total was always going to be a big ask for OH, who crumbled for a sorry 113 runs in 24 overs.

Zimbabwe opener Vusi Sibanda top-scored for OH with 67 runs while former international Piet Rinke, with 14 runs, was the only other batsman to reach double figures.

Sports Club’s Tendai Shereni picked two wickets for 24 runs in six overs while Kudakwashe Munyede also grabbed a brace of wickets for 28 runs in five overs.

 At Old Hararians, defending champions Takashinga 2 succumbed to their first league defeat of the season following a 95-run loss to Old Malvernians.

 Takashinga 2 elected to field after winning the toss before dismissing OMs for 186 runs in 40.4 overs but struggled on the wicket to be bundled out for a paltry 91 runs in 22.2 overs.

Second-placed Glenshire laboured to a 20-run win over whipping boys Uprising at Sunrise Sports Club after reaching 149 runs all out in 40.5 overs before the rivals collapsed for 119 runs after 32 overs.

Luke Jongwe top-scored with 41 runs from 65 balls while Tawanda Chikazhe added 26 runs for Glenshire. Uprising spinner Tinashe Munyoro took four wickets but little was achieved with the bat as Shepherd Maradza was the leading scorer with 26 runs.

 Leg-spinner Simon Muzerengi took four wickets for 16 runs in five overs while captain Denford Kumundati made it nine wickets in two matches with four wickets for 28 runs in 10 overs for Glenshire.

New boys and log leaders Rainbow lost their first match of the season against Takashinga 1 in Highfield, effectively handing the home side their maiden win of the season on thr third attempt.

 Takashinga won the match by 70 runs after totalling 225 runs in 48.2 overs before restricting Rainbow to 148 runs in 37 overs.

 Knowledge Kaia scored 68 runs for Takashinga 1 while Rainbow’s Brighton Zhawi picked three wickets.

 At Country Club, the host team beat Royal by 62 runs after the visitors perished for 231 runs after 46 overs while chasing 293 runs. Opener Nick Welsh scored 101 from 80 balls with Allan Smith adding 80 runs from 79 balls.

Ngoni Mupamba managed 59 runs for Royal before former New Zealand international Chris Harris did most of the damage with four wickets for 18 runs in seven overs. Simbarashe Haukozi picked two wickets for 36 runs in six overs.

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