Archive - Aug 2011
Namibia’s U17 Girls’ cricket team made a clean sweep at the Four Nations Girls Cricket Tournament in Gaborone, Botswana last weekend, on the scoreboard as well as at the prizegiving event. By winning all three their matches against Mozambique, Swaziland and Botswana, Namibia’s U17 girls were the overall winners of the U19 Tournament.
On August 25, Namibia recorded a comprehensive 110-run victory against Mozambique.
Namibia batted first, scoring 246 runs with Larraine Brink scoring 53, Phea Gerber 45, Chantelle Esterhuysen 37 and Anna Mart Adriaanse 29 runs.
Brave Warriors coach, Brian Isaacs believes that his side still have a chance of qualifying for the AFCON 2012 tournament.
“I have been informed that if we can beat Gambia by three clear goals we can qualify for the finals depending on how my Association’s formal complaint to CAF (Confederation of African Football) on Burkina Faso’s usage of Cameroon born player Herve Zengue, which is being investigated by CAF goes,” Isaacs said.
Cricket Namibia will host the Hollard U15 and U19 Cricket Development Festival in Windhoek from September 1 to 4.
Six Namibian school teams will participate in the tournament namely Windhoek Afrikaans Privaat Skool, Windhoek Gymnasium, Outjo Secondary School, HTS, Pro-Ed and David Bezuidenhout. Four mixed development teams will also take part (Coastal JCCS, Desert Devils, Crazy Frogs and Foxy Girls).
A total of 16 50-over and five 30-over matches will be played with each team playing four matches on a round robin basis.
Preparations for the All Africa Games are in full swing with most of the African countries having arrived.
The Athletes Village is teeming with athletes from all over Africa, ranging from SADC neighbours like Botswana, Zimbabwe, Angola, Zambia, South Africa and Lesotho to countries further afield like Algeria, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Kenya and Egypt.
Some of the biggest delegations include Nigeria with about 800 athletes and South Africa with more than 400.