Archive - Jul 2005
New Zealand beat Namibia by 148 runs in their second One Day International match in Windhoek on July 31, to win the series 2-0.
On July 30, Namibia staged a thrilling comeback before losing the first ODI by 29 runs, but they couldn?t repeat their batting heroics in the second ODI.
Despite a great comeback by Namibia, New Zealand held on to win their first One Day International cricket match at Windhoek?s Wanderers? ground by 29 runs on July 30.
New Zealand batted first and scored a huge total of 330 for six wickets off their 50 overs. Their openers Craig Cumming and James Marshall laid the foundation with a 73-run partnership for the first wicket, before Marshall was out, caught by JB Burger off Kola Burger?s bowling for 36.
Namibian 800m athletics star Agnes Samaria came sixth at the DN Galan Grand Prix in Stockholm on July 26.
Despite coming only sixth, Samaria set her best outdoor time of the season of 1:59,91, which was the ninth time in her career that she had broken the two minute barrier.
Ramblers overcame their bad form of late to score a comprehensive 3-0 win against Unam in a women?s Premier League hockey match on July 23.
Ramblers, who were the runners-up last season to Unam, have suffered two heavy defeats this season to Windhoek Old Boys Sport Club (4-2 on June 8, and 5-1 on July 9), which have put a dent in their hopes of winning this year?s championships.
Rehoboth and Windhoek Old Boys Sport Club played to an exciting 1-all draw in a men?s Premier League field hockey match on July 16.
Arra Mouton took the lead for Rehoboth in the 18th minute, but WOB fought back strongly after the break to eventually get the equalizer through veteran Trevor Cormack in the 50th minute.
Namibian sprinter Richard Wolman bowed out of the World Youth Athletics Championships after coming fourth in his 200m first round heat in a time of 21,91 seconds on July 16.
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey of Great Britain won the heat in 21,45 seconds. Only the top two finishers of each heat plus the two fastest third-placed athleters qualified for the semi-finals.
A record 135 gymnasts participated in the Hollard Central Zone Gymnastics Championships at the Excelsior Gymnastics Club in Windhoek on July 15 and 16.
It was more than double the number of entrants from last year, while a gymnastics club from Keetmanshoop also participated for the first time.
The Namibian Inline Hockey team that took part in the World Inline Hockey Championships in Kuipo, Finland, was knocked out of the competition in the Pool B quarterfinal playoff stage on July 15.
The Namibians conceded nine goals against a rampant Hungarian team while only scoring three goals of their own.
Richard Wolman failed to qualify for the Boys 100m final at the World Youth Athletics Championships in Marrakesh, Morocco on July 14 when he came sixth in his semi-final heat in a time of 10,89 seconds.
Namibia?s junior athletes struggled on the opening day of the World Youth Athletic Championships in Marrakesh, Morocco on July 13.
Richard Wolman was Namibia?s best performer on the opening day of the Youth Championships. He qualified for the second round of the 100m heats after coming second in his first round heat. His heat was won by Kyle Manu of New Zealand in 10,82 seconds, while Wolman came second in 10,83 seconds.