Archive - Jul 2011
Namibia suffered their first defeat at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup qualifiers on Sunday when they lost by 46 runs to the United States.
The United States won the toss and elected to bat - a decision that paid dividends as opener Steven Taylor smashed 102 off only 74 balls.
He received good support from Amarnauth Persaud (40) and Pranay Suri (55 not out) as they racked up an imposing total of 312/6 off their 50 overs.
Justin Baard was Namibia’s best bowler, taking 3/28 off 8 overs, while Christopher Coombe, Steven Baard and Zhivago Groenewald each took one wicket.
The Brave Warriors B team’s match against Togo has been postponed to Monday afternoon due to administrative issues with the Togo team.
According to Namibia’s team manager Jakes Amaning, the match which was due to be played at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra on Saturday was moved due to a request from the Togo officials on Friday.
“Friday night, Togo informed us that they cannot make it on time for the match on Saturday afternoon in Accra and thus requested to play on Monday. Our technical team have agreed to play on Monday and that match will be at 13h00 one Namibian time”.
Joseph Hilongwa retained his WBA Pan African flyweight title with a hard fought victory on points over 12 rounds against Tinashe Madziwana of Zimbabwe on Saturday night.
Hilongwa was pushed all the way by the nuggety Madziwana who regularly found the target with his sharp jab and at the end of the fight Hilongwa sported several cuts on his face and a swollen right eye.
Log leaders Reho Falcon suffered their second defeat of the season, while United beat Rehoboth to go second on the log in Round 12 MTC Rugby Premier League matches on Saturday.
In Rehoboth, Suburbs opened the scoring with a converted try by wing Sergio de la Harpe, but Falcons went ahead after tries by eighthman Philippus Isaacs, flanker Jakkals Benade and their right wing.
Just before the break Suburbs came back with a try by centre Justin Nel converted by TC Losper.