Gladiators suffer first NPL defeat

THE National Premier League cricket tournament winners look set to be decided on the final day after Gladiators suffered their first defeat of the season at Takashinga Sports Club on Sunday. 

Gladiators suffered a three-wicket loss to Westside in a thrilling finish to their match.

BRIEF SCORES:  

GLADIATORS – 161 all out in 26.4 overs (Wessly Madhevere 36, Tony Munyonga 24, Owen Muzondo 20; Tinashe Muchawaya 3/29, Prosper Mugeri 3/30, Mashford Shungu 2/34)

WESTSIDE – 162-7 in 35.1 overs (Tinashe Chiorah 36, Frank Mazviita 31*, Tinashe Chimbambo 28; Milton Shumba 2/26, Malcom Chikuhwa 2/34, Ashley Mufandauya 1/7) 

 RESULT: Westside won by three wickets

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AMAKHOSI – 71 all out in 24.4 overs (Farai Gunda 34*, Keith Ndlovu 21, Admire Mupembe 4*; Wellington Masakadza 4/26, Tapiwa Mufudza 2/12, Roy Kaia 2/17)

TAKASHINGA PATRIOTS 1 – 73-2 in 11 overs (Tinashe Kamunhukamwe 26*, Cunningham Ncube 21, Joylord Gumbie 16*; Cedric Dube 1/13, Shaun Dzakatira 1/26)

 RESULT: Takashinga Patriots 1 won by eight wickets

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KADOMA SPORTS CLUB – 289-7 in 45 overs (Carl Mumba 93, Victor Chirwa 61*, Bright Matsiwe 47; Isheunopa Musekwa 4/45, Petros Sithole 1/51, Tanatswa Bechani 1/53)

QUEENS SPORTS CLUB – 94 all out 22.2 overs (Tinaye Shayamano 31, Tanatswa Bechani 22, Donald Tapfuma 14; Carl Mumba 5/31, Victor Chirwa 4/16)

 RESULT: Kadoma Sports Club won by 195 runs

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MUTARE SPORTS CLUB – 208-9 in 42 overs (Nigel Bonyongwe 61, Donald Tiripano 50, Michael Maposa 29; Cuthbert Musoko 4/53, Takudzwa Chataira 3/33, Daich Nyandoro 2/43)

TAKASHINGA PATRIOTS 2 – 212-2 in 32.4 overs (Aliakbar Ali 95, Baxon Gopito 45, Rodney Mupfudza 41*; Silent Mujaji 1/25, Tendai Chatara 1/38)

RESULT: Takashinga Patriots 2 won by eight wickets

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UPRISING – 295 all out in 39 overs (Tafadzwa Mahachi 86, Aisha Chibanda 66, Tadiwanashe Marumani 61; Elvin Nxumalo 4/33, Marshall Maruta 3/32, Shallom Mangudze 2/47) 

GOLDEN BULLS – 102 all out in 28.2 overs (Luyanda Mutomba 18, Tendai Tapera 17, Kelvin Mabvute 13; Jeremiah Makanya 4/25, Anesu Mlambo 2/19, Kudakwashe Katumba 2/22)

RESULT: Uprising won by 193 runs

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