Josephine Nkomo beat her Lady Chevrons team mate and captain Mary-Anne Musonda in a tight contest for the Midlands Province Women’s Cricketer of the Year award at an awards ceremony held in Kwekwe.
Nkomo and Musonda two of the high profile cricketers from the Midlands Province represented the province with distinction with Nkomo getting an edge over her national teammate because of her exploits with the ball and bat during her time with Mbizo Cricket Club before she moved to England.
Ndiraya twins Kay and Kelly also showed the strong base and potential in women’s cricket in the province after they won Best Batter and Best Ladies All Rounder of the Year awards respectively.
Rhinos senior player Remembrance Nyati was voted the Men’s Cricketer of Year with Ngobile Sibanda winning the Batsman of the Year award while left arm spinner Manson Chikowero scooped the Bowler of the Year award
Pirates Cricket Club All rounder Milton Mutarisi was voted the All rounder of the Year with Lesley Chomudondo winning the Rookie of the Year while Matara was the keeper of the year.
Dumezweni Sibanda walked away with the Coach of the Year gong and Kwekwe based Austin Janhi got the Umpire of the Year accolade. Alice Dhlamini of Gweru was voted the scorer of the Year.
Horea Tangonerwa was rewarded for his dedication towards his job as his grounds in top shape. Mbizo Cricket Club were crowned the champions.
Midlands Cricket Association chairman John Grey Makuwalo said he was happy with level of competition shown by the cricketers and promised to do more to reward those that push the brand of the province forward.
“Firstly I want to thank the cricketers for their competitiveness because without their will and determination to develop, we won’t be shining as Midlands Province. I also want to thank the coaches, all the umpires, groundsmen and everyone involved in cricket in the province for making our home a success in terms of cricket,” said Makuwalo.
“I would also want to thank our sponsors for helping to uplift the cricket in the Midlands Province. Special mention goes to Bata Shoe Company, Simbisa Brands, Teachers Furnitures,
Dynamic Essential Gas, Fair Hill Farm, Printzone, Mid Tools Temba Transport Gweru Real Estate and also not forgetting Tavengwa Mukuhlani and Hamilton Masakadza.”
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