National Premier League Game Week 5 Roundup - Gladiators Get Their First Win

 By Ashley Dube

In the latest round of NPL the Gladiators pulled of a surprise win over Easterns at Mutare Sports Club, clinching their first victory by 19 runs. After being put to bat first, the Gladiators were bowled out for 142 with Tony Munyonga holding the innings together with a cool 64. In response the Easterns struggled and were eventually bundled out for 123. Tony Munyonga was named man of the match.

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At Kwekwe Sports Club, Rainbow faced Queens in a relatively high scoring affair. Rainbow batted first and put up 246-7 in their allotted 45 overs. Clive Imbayago top scored for Rainbow with an unbeaten 85. He was supported by top order batsman Brian Mudzinganyama who had 64 as well as Victor Nyauchi who had 55. In response Queens Sports Club fell short by 37 runs with fast bowlers Nyauchi and Jakiel derailing the Queens' chase. Nyauchi finished with figures of 3-41 and Jakiel 2-23. Clive Imbayago was named the man of the match.

Table toppers Takashinga beat Great Zimbabwe Patriots by 8 wickets. The Patriots were bowled out for 137.Nungu and Luke Oldknow top scored for the Patriots with scores of 38 and 29 respectively. In response Takashinga made light work of the chase completing it in 22.2 overs with Kudzai Maunze top scoring with 64 not out and was supported by an unbeaten 43 from Roy Kaia.

Amakhosi were beaten by 4 wickets by in form Midwest. After batting first Amakhosi were bowled out for 192. Jabulisa Tshuma finished with figures of 5-27 and was supported by Neville Madziva who got a couple. In response Midwest chased down the score with 5 overs to spare. Remembrance Nyathi top scored with 49 and Musekiwa sealed the win with a classy 38*. Jabulisa Tshuma was named man of the match for his five-for.

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