Trevor Madondo

Country: Zimbabwe
Born: November 22, 1976, Mount Darwin, Mashonaland
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Died: June 11, 2001, Parirenyatwa Hospital, Harare, (aged 24y 201d)

Trevor Madondo Bio

Trevor Nyasha Madondo was a talented cricket player from Zimbabwe who tragically passed away at the young age of 24. Despite his short career, Madondo made an impression on the cricketing world as the first black specialist batsman to be selected for the Zimbabwe national team.

Born in Zimbabwe, Madondo displayed a natural talent for cricket from a young age. He began playing for the Colts cricket team in Grade 3 and quickly rose through the ranks, eventually making it to the school’s first team by Grade 5. As an opening bowler and right-arm medium-pace, Madondo showcased his versatility as a player.

In 1989, Madondo’s skill on the cricket field earned him a place in the Mashonaland Country Districts primary schools select team, which toured England. He continued to excel, and eventually earned a spot at Falcon College in Bulawayo, a renowned institution that has produced many of Zimbabwe’s Test players.

During his time at Falcon College, Madondo’s talent continued to flourish, and he represented Zimbabwe Schools in South Africa for two years. He also made his first-class debut as a wicketkeeper for Matabeleland against Glamorgan, showcasing his versatility in different roles. While studying at Rhodes University in South Africa, Madondo balanced his academic commitments with cricket, playing for the first team and making a highest score of 77.

Madondo’s career faced a few setbacks, including injuries and disciplinary concerns off the field. Despite these challenges, he remained determined to improve his game, realizing the importance of building an innings and working the ball around the field. His efforts paid off in his final Test match, where he scored a personal best of 74, displaying his newfound maturity as a batsman.

In addition to his Test appearances, Madondo also played 13 one-day internationals for Zimbabwe. Although his statistics may not have been extraordinary, his potential as a player was evident. Unfortunately, Madondo’s life was tragically cut short by malaria, leaving the cricketing world mourning the loss of such a promising talent.

Trevor Nyasha Madondo’s legacy as a pioneering black cricketer in Zimbabwe will always be remembered. Despite the brevity of his career, he showed immense promise and a willingness to learn and adapt. His dedication to the sport and his determination to improve his game serve as an inspiration to aspiring cricketers in Zimbabwe and beyond. Madondo’s untimely death at a young age is a reminder of the fragile nature of life, making his contributions to the sport all the more poignant.

Trevor Madondo Career Stats

Trevor Madondo Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 4 1 90 74* 30 230 39.13 0 1 10 0 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 13 13 1 191 71 15.91 331 57.7 0 1 23 1 2 0
FC 21 34 3 653 74* 21.06 - - 0 4 - - 13 0
List A 23 23 2 316 71 15.04 - - 0 2 - - 2 3
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Trevor Madondo Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 21 - 24 28 1 1/23 - 28 7 24 - 0 0
List A 23 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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