Archive - Mar 2009 - Story
The most important event for Associate cricket gets underway in South Africa tomorrow as the 12 top teams below Test level fight it out in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier. With four places on offer at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, the competition is going to be fierce in what is a hugely significant tournament for cricket.
The MTN Business Off Road Triathlon which took place at the Friedenau Dam on Sunday, had a record turnout of more than 160 participants, which was well in excess of last year’s number of 120. Tokkie Bombosch was the overall winner of the full event and winner of the Over 40 category. He completed the 1.2km swim, 22.4km hilly off-road cycle and 8.7km bush run in a time of 2h 14m.
Wanderers comfortably beat United by seven wickets to win the MTC Cricket Premier League title on Saturday.
United captain Morne Karg scored a great century but received little support from his teammates as United were all out for 253 off their 50 overs.
Karg was in tremendous form, hitting a massive nine sixes and five fours as he raced to a century before eventually being dismissed for 138 off only 132 balls.
The annual youth soccer tournament held by the SKW (Sport Klub Windhoek) at their Olympia sports grounds took place the weekend of 27 - 29 March 2009. The tournament was once again sponosored by Retirement Fund Solutions.
Whilst it was the aim to promote soccer at youth level, it was sad to observe that ill-disciplined trainers and drunk spectators interfered in the play of the games.
By Bernd Kroemer
Björn Bierbrauer was the overall winner of the second leg of the Namibian Moto Cross Championships, which took place in Okahandja on Saturday. It was a highly exciting racing day with lots of spectators, while the participation of South African Hennie Hanekom from Upington enhanced the MX1/MX2 Class. In the late 1990’s he was a regular competitor in Namibian MX-sport.
Black Africa striker Jerome Louis has opened up a five goal lead at the top of the MTC NPL Goalscorers chart following completion of Round 14 of the NPL over the weekend. Louis was once again in terrific form over the weekend, scoring all three goals in Black Africa’s 3-0 victory against Chief Santos on Saturday, to take his tally for the season to 16 goals in only 14 matches.
Cymot SKW midfielder Marco van Wyk remains second on 11 goals after scoring SKW’s winner in their 1-0 victory against Ramblers on Thursday, March 26.
Defending champions Unam were pushed all the way before beating DTS 4-3 in their Telecom National Indoor Hockey Men’s Premier League match on Saturday night. The victory kept Unam’s unbeaten run intact this season and saw them remaining at the top of the log, but DTS’ fine performance will give them a lot of hope for the rest of the season.
DTS in fact led 2-1 at halftime, going up 3-1 shortly after the restart, but Unam’s class and experience shone through as they posted a great come-from-behind victory.
Western Suburbs staged a strong second half recovery to beat Jaguars 34-21 in an MTC Rugby Premier League match at Suburbs Park on Saturday. Jaguars gave a spirited performance and took a 14-10 lead at halftime, but Suburbs’ experience showed after the break as they ran in three second half tries to comfortably win the match.
Left wing McGrath van Wyk gave a great performance scoring a fine try, two penalties and four conversions for a personal tally of 19 points.
A hattrick by Jerome Louis gave Black Africa a comfortable 3-0 victory against Chief Santos at the Windhoek Independence Stadium on Saturday night. Santos created numerous chances in the first half but failed to take them, whereas Louis displayed his great finishing skills, creating goals out of nothing.
Chief Santos did the early attacking with Sam Shingenge putting in some strong runs down the right wing, while Laurentius Louw and Theo Tsowaseb were sharp in attack.
Namibia comfortably beat Bermuda by six wickets in a friendly cricket match at Willowmore Park in Benoni on Saturday. The match was Namibia’s final warm-up match ahead of their first World Cup qualifying match against Uganda on Wednesday, April 1. Bermuda scored 219 for 8 wickets off their 50 overs, while Namibia reached 221 for four off 47 overs.
Namibia won the toss and elected to field first. Bermuda got off to a solid start, putting on 46 runs for the first wicket before LP van der Westhuizen got the breakthrough, dismissing Cann for 36.