Cricket Captain 2018: No Target is out of Reach!

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When you chase down 390 two Test matches in a row…

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The year is 2031 and Brad Taylor is an integral part of the England side!

In the first Test in Zimbabwe, there were scores of 92 in each innings from captain Max Holden. The skipper now has in excess of 10,000 Test runs to his name and one eye on Alastair Cook’s national record.

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In the second Test, there was a five-wicket haul for pace bowler Josh Tongue, another undefeated innings from gloveman Jonny Tattersall and a rather fluctuating performance from the hosts’ spinner Brandon Mavuta. As if Holden’s pair of 92s wasn’t freaky enough, Mavuta claimed outstanding figures of 8-82 in the first innings but woeful analysis of 2-164 in the second. That’s the wickets quartered but the runs doubled… freaky!

They’ll be a statistical update shortly with Max Holden, Sam Hain and Ollie Pope’s run-getting as well as Matthew Parkinson’s 600 plus Test wickets particular highlights!

Mavuta’s Magic!

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There are reasons for optimism amongst the Zimbabwean cricket following, certainly if the recent exploits of Rising Stars leg-spinner Brandon Mavuta is anything to go by. The 21-year-old claimed emphatic analysis of 8-38 against Mountaineers in the final of Zimbabwe’s Pro50 Championship in Harare…

http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8838/game/1122785/rising-stars-vs-mountaineers-final-pro50-championship-2017-18

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Mountaineers captain Tino Mawoyo probably regretted opting to field after winning the toss!

For a full tournament round-up, please click on the following link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017–18_Pro50_Championship

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Kadoma born Mavuta now. averages just 17.27 with the ball in List A cricket. He’s already got 44 wickets in just a dozen First Class outings and is no mug with the willow either. The youngster has three half-tons to his name with a career high of 91.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/806239.html

With Graeme Cremer having been stripped of the national captaincy, it surely won’t be long before Mavuta dons national colours and wins his first Chevron cap.