Snater Rocks on Logan Cup debut

Dutch international Shane Snater had a dream first appearance for the Southern Rocks

After signing for the Southern Rocks, Dutch international Shane Snater shined on debut for the side during the Logan Cup encounter between the Rocks and the Tuskers.

Shane Snater in action with the bat for The Netherlands (Photo: ICC)

After the Tuskers won the toss and elected to bat first, Snater shared the new ball with Zimbabwean international Blessing Muzarambani.

Snater claimed the wicket of newly capped Zimbabwe international Milton Shumba (43), then also dismissed PJ Moor (25) and Ainsley Ndlovu (0) during his next over. The Dutchman’s wicket-finding form continued as he went on to complete his first five-for with the wickets of Ernest Masuku (9) and John Nyumbu (7) to finish with first innings figures of 5/45 from 15 overs, which also included three maidens.

The Tuskers were eventually bowled out for 159, Muzarambani also impressing with figures of 4/45. 

Snater was then in action with the bat as he came in at number ten for his team. The Rocks had already secured a first innings lead by the time that Snater came to the crease, though the right hander scored 13 off 37 balls as the Rocks were bowled out for 321. 

Moving into the Tuskers second innings, the Dutch international was again in the wickets as he struck Brian Chari on the pads for 15. Chari was the first of three second innings wickets for Snater as he went on to pick up Shumba (0) and Moor (5), finishing with figures of 3/49. After bowling the Tuskers out for 204, the Rocks were tasked with second innings target of 42 which was chased down by the second innings opening pair of Brian Mudzinganyama (8*) and Ben Curran (35*) to complete a 10-wicket victory.

Snater finished match figures of 8/94 along with his 13*. The Logan Cup now breaks for Christmas but when it comes back the Dutch international will look to maintain his impressive start to the season.

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