Looking Back at the Lady Chevrons' Cricketing Brilliance in the Capricorn Tri-Series vs Uganda and Namibia

 By Ashley Dube

Gary Brent passed his first assignment as the new head coach of the Lady Chevrons with flying colours as his side stream-rolled over their continental rivals Uganda and Namibia in the T20 Tri-Nation series hosted by Namibia in April 2022.

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Zimbabwe lost their first match of the tour which in hindsight proved to be a fluke as they followed up with dominant displays throughout the tour epitomized by a seven wicket victory in the final over Namibia.

Nomvelo Sibanda produced a five-star bowling performance finishing with figures of 5-14 including a hat-trick in her first over Zimbabwe bowled out the Namibians for 70. 

Precious Marange and Anesu Mshangwe picked up two wickets a piece. Zimbabwe managed to chase down the score in less than 10 overs with Kellis Ndlovu top scoring with a quick 33.

Kellis Ndlovu belongs!

Following her impressive performances domestically for the Eagles where she was arguably the player of tournament, Kellis Ndlovu is one of the players to look out for in Zimbabwe Women's cricket team over many other tournaments to come; both domestically and internationally. 

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Celebrating the Tri-Series victory. Image from Female Cricket

Her form carried over onto the international stage with the 16-year-old forming a formidable opening stand with skipper Mary-Anne Musonda. 

The pair put on the highest opening stand of the series of 156. 

Kellis Ndlovu got a maiden half century in the process finishing unbeaten on 58 while Musonda was not out on 68 as they played throughout the innings.

Another name worthy of praise is Josephine Nkomo with her impressive all-round performances. 

In addition to her role as opening bowler, she is also a vital part of the batting order as she is the backbone of the team’s batting order. 

Nkomo is an excellent fielder probably the best in the team. Spinner, Anesu Mshangwe was superb as well giving as she was difficult to score off as she gives the ball a good rip. 

Her stint in Australia playing club cricket is proving to pay dividends much to the benefit to Zimbabwe cricket. 

Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano (wife to Chevrons all-rounder Donald Tiripano) impressed as well finishing as one of the top scorers in the tournament.

Good Times For Zimbabwe Women Cricket Players

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Gary Brent, Zimbabwe Women Cricket Coach. Image from

Overall credit needs to go Zimbabwe Cricket who appear committed to grow the women’s game with notable improvements in terms of resources as well as game-time put into the game in the last 18 months has been phenomenal. 

It really looks exciting for women's cricket in Zimbabwe. There are definitely good times ahead for the Lady Chevrons.

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