Archive - Apr 5, 2009 - Story
Namibia stumbled to their third successive defeat when Canada thrashed them by 141 runs at the ICC World Cup qualifiers on Saturday.
Canada´s opening batsman John Davison laid the foundation with a great century, scoring 131 runs off only 99 balls, before he was out caught off the bowling of Nicolaas Scholtz.
He received good support from Geoff Barnett (46)and Ian Bilcliff (61) as Canada reached 319 off their 50 overs.
Namibia´s best bowlers were Ian van Zyl (4/53 off 7 overs), Gerrie Snyman (2/33 off 7 overs) and Louis Klazinga (2/54 off 10 overs).
Cymot SKW returned to the top of the log for the first time since January 31 after beating Mighty Gunners 1-0 at the SKW Stadium on Saturday. In the absence of top scorer Marco van Wyk, who was on national duty against Angola, and Sheldon du Plessis, the coaches opted for youth, bringing in three youngsters in Jacky Stephanus and Shaun Kamatuka in attack and Edwin Korukuve in midfield.
Namibia’s Brave Warriors put up a great performance to hold Angola to a draw in Dundo, northern Angola on Saturday evening.
The match formed part of Angola’s Peace Celebrations seventh anniversary and took place in a great atmosphere at a packed stadium of 8 000 festive fans.
The Brave Warriors had to overcome tremendous odds having travelled virtually non-stop for 48 hours from Beirut and arriving barely three hours before the start of the match in the northern Angolan town of Lunde Norde, about 20km from the northern border with Congo.