Archive - Aug 22, 2012
The CEO of Cricket Namibia Graham McMillan has expressed disappointment with Namibia’s performances at the Under 19 Cricket World up, after they lost their opening five matches at the tournament.
Namibia suffered big defeats against cricketing test nations Sri Lanka, South Africa and Bangladesh, and then lost to Ireland and Nepal in positional play-off matches. Namibia will now play their final match against Zimbabwe on Thursday in the 15th position playoff match.
Macmillan said they expected the Test nations to be strong, although the defeat against Nepal was disappointing.
A dream come true is how Namibian international David Philander describes his signing for the Poverty Bay team for the Heartland Championship.
“I have always dreamed of playing rugby in New Zealand,” said the 25-year-old, 1.71-metre, 87-kilogram back, who arrived in Gisborne on Monday.
“I’m a big fan of the All Blacks and the way New Zealanders play their rugby. Coming here is a chance for me to fulfil my dream and improve my rugby.”