Mid West Rhinos

Team Country: Zimbabwe
Team City: Kwekwe, Midlands province, Zimbabwe
Founded (Year): 2009
Home Ground: Kwekwe Sports Club, Kwekwe
Coach: Andy Waller
Captain: Prince Masvaure
Forms of Cricket: First-Class Limited Overs
Mid West Rhinos

Mid West Rhinos: competitions

Mid West Rhinos: First-Class Cricket Competitions

Logo Tournament Wins Years Logan Cup Logan Cup 0

Mid West Rhinos: Limited Overs Cricket Competitions

Logo Tournament Wins Years Pro50 Championship Pro50 Championship 1 2020–21

Mid West Rhinos: about the Zimbabwe cricket team

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Mid West Rhinos

Cricket is a very popular game in Zimbabwe. At least successful and professional teams in this sport speak about this. One of the top cricket teams in the country is the Mid West Rhinos. Even though the team has existed for a very short time, it has already proved its worth in cricket.

The Rhinos are based in two regions of Zimbabwe: the Midlands and Mashonaland. Mid West Rhinos are fully responsible for all cricket activities in these territories.

The “Rhinos” play their home matches at the Kwekwe Sports Club. This is a very small place with a total capacity of up to 1400 people. The facility was built in 1952; however, despite the capacity, it is considered one of the best places in the country for playing cricket. Since 1999, first-class matches have been held there. In addition, Kwekwe Sports Club hosts various tourist teams against Zimbabwean “A” teams. Interestingly, within the framework of this club, a theater section called KKSC Theater was created in 2018. Various original plays are regularly staged in the theater.

Until 2014, the Mid West Rhinos team actively maintained its public posts on Facebook and Twitter, but these pages have been frozen and are not updated in any way since then. The team does not have an Instagram page; you can only watch the personal accounts of individual players (for example, Christophe Masike, who plays in the team at the All-rounders position, has a profile).

Mid West Rhinos: team history

In 2009, the Zimbabwe Cricket organization decided that it was time to carry out a serious and large-scale restructuring of domestic cricket. One of the main points of the upcoming changes was about replacing traditional provincial games with regional franchises. It was then that the Midlands team was renamed the Mid West Rhinos and located in the city of Kwekwe.

The new season with the updated franchise began on September 14, 2009. The then captain of the team, Vusimuzi Sibanda, became the first player who managed to score a hundred points under the new name Mid West Rhinos. Then the team managed to defeat the recently appeared Matabeleland Tuskers convincingly. However, this was the end of the success of that season under the new franchise for the Rhinos.

Over the next seasons, the Mid West Rhinos achieved many successes, but the guys did not manage to win any trophy. We hope that in the future, they will receive their well-deserved awards.

Mid West Rhinos: team history

Mid West Rhinos: logo and corporate colors

As you can see, the team has a super-bright and creative logo. The rhinoceros is a powerful, hard, formidable animal that demolishes everything in its path. He is very often presented as a creature with tremendous strength. This probably prompted the team to choose the name Mid West Rhinos and take this animal as a symbol.

The club’s logo includes a painted rhinoceros, which is in full batsman’s gear and brings the bat to strike.

Based on the logo, it becomes clear that the corporate colors of the “rhinos” are red and white.

In addition, there is an updated Mid West Rhinos logo. It also shows a rhinoceros, only in profile, and in fact, it vaguely resembles a triceratops. This rhino breathes viciously and also has an intimidating look and a very stylish but formidable collar.

Mid West Rhinos and Charity

Mid West Rhinos maintains close ties with the Midlands Black Rhino Sanctuary. This territory is under protection; black rhinos live there, which are under threat of extinction. Every year, the team holds a tournament with the participation of clubs from various regions of Zimbabwe and guests from other countries, and the proceeds from it go to help the reserve.

In addition, the guys are trying to popularize street cricket to give young people the opportunity to try themselves in this game. The team hopes that novice athletes’ skills will allow them to become interested in the full version of the game and, perhaps, find themselves in the sports field.

Mid West Rhinos and Charity

Mid West Rhinos: current team composition

Absolutely all clubs in the world, including the Rhinos, are constantly working to optimize the composition of their teams. In 2021, the current composition of the Mid West Rhinos team was as follows:

  • Batsmen: Prince Masvaure (captain of First Class and List A), Bothwell Chapungu, Remembrance Nyathi, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Anthony Moor, Larvet Masunda.
  • Bowlers: Tendai Chisoro, Brandon Mavuta, Graeme Cremer, Michael Chinouya, Carl Mumba, Tafara Chingwara, Hussain Bhola.
  • All-rounders: Neville Madziva, Vusi Sibanda, Ryan Burl, Malcolm Waller, Solomon Mire, Christophe Masike.
  • Wicket-keepers: Peter Moor (Twenty20 captain), Nyasha Mayavo, Bright Njanji, Bright Matsiwe.

The current coach of Mid West Rhinos is Robin Brown – a well-known former cricketer from Zimbabwe. At one time, he played for the country’s national team, but he finished his career as a player long ago and completely focused on coaching.

Nisha Bhavani
Author: Nisha Bhavani Position: Cricket Expert

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