Malawian national cricket team player Donnex Kansonkho on Sunday made an impressive debut for Uhuru Cricket Club (UCC) in the Zimbabwe’s Harare Metropolitan Cricket Association Vigne Cup Second Division League.
The Malawi cricket team vice-captain, who is undergoing training alongside compatriot Waliyu Jackson at Elton Chigumbura Cricket Academy, shone brightly against Eastern Spartans Cricket Club in a 50 over match at the Prince Edward Oval.
In a statement issued by Cricket Malawi yesterday, the left-handed opener for Malawi was given the task of doing the same for his new club after they opted to bat first and made a significant contribution in his first outing, scoring 87 runs off 81 balls which consisted of three boundaries and seven sixes, falling 13 runs short of a century on debut after being dismissed in the 29th over.
This set the platform for UCC to pile on an impressive 320 runs and went on to win the match by a massive 210 runs as Eastern Spartans were bowled out for 110 in 31.2 overs.
Being the highest scorer in the match, Kansonkho, however, missed out on the man-of-the-match accolades as that honour deservedly went to UCC skipper, Dennis Serima, who shone with the ball taking six wickets for 29 runs in 10 overs.
He will continue his placement at the academy owned by former Zimbabwe cricket captain and playing for Zimbabwe clubs for another five weeks before returning home to captain the Ndirande Highlanders for the Blantyre Premier League season set to start in early May.