Archive - Mar 3, 2011
Gauteng took control of their CSA Three-Day Challenge match against Namibia on Thursday as they amassed a huge first innings total of 439/4 declared. At stumps on the first day, Namibia had reached 66/1 in reply.
Gauteng’s total was built around a great innings by opener Stephen Cook who stood throughout the innings and was not out on 171 runs when the declaration game. Cook, who holds the South African record for the highest first class score of 390 runs, faced 241 balls and scored nine fours in his marathon innings.
The chief executive officer of Cricket Namibia, Laurie Pieters has hailed Ireland’s victory against England at the Cricket World Cup, saying its a huge victory for all the Associate Member cricketing nations.
Ireland stunned England with a three-wicket victory on Wednesday when they chased down England’s total of 327 runs with four balls to spare. Kevin O’ Brien was Ireland’s hero, scoring 113 runs off only 63 balls, and in the process also set a new World Cup record for the fastest 100, which came off only 50 balls.
Top Brave Gladiators striker Emmerencia “Kleintjie” Fredericks has issued a public apology to national coach Jacqui Shipanga and her team mates for her misconduct, saying that she wanted to return to the team.
Shipanga dropped Fredericks from the Brave Gladiators squad last year after she absconded from the national camp following Namibia’s 5-1 defeat to Equatorial Guinea on May 23.
Fredericks left the camp without any explanation and at the time, Shipanga said she would only be considered again for the national team if she issued a public apology.
MTC announced a total sponsorship of N$1,8 million for the MTC Namibian PGA Championship which will be held at the Windhoek Golf and Country Club from March 17 to 20.
It will be the seventh year that the tournament takes place, although it will also be the last one under the current sponsorship deal with MTC, who previously announced that they would not renew their contract.