Archive - Oct 11, 2011 - Story
Namibia’s campaign in the 2011/12 Cricket South Africa series gets underway on Thursday when they play host to Northerns at the Wanderers Cricket Field in Windhoek.
Namibia and Northerns will contest a three-day match from October 13 to 15, while they will play a T20 match on Sunday, October 16.
Namibia did not do very well last season and will be hoping to improve on that.
Wanderers thrashed CCD 1 by 154 runs in their opening MTC Premier League match last weekend.
Wanderers scored 265/6 off their 50 overs, while CCD 1 were all out for 111 off 39 overs.
Gerrie Snyman was Wanderers’ best batsman with 62 runs (2x4, 3x6), while their best bowler was Bernard Scholtz who took 5/17 in 10 overs.
In another Premier League match, Sparta Invitational XI beat Unam Strikers I by 72 runs.
Sparta were all out for 170 in 49 overs, while Strikers could only muster a total of 98 in 36 overs.
Namibia remained at 19th on the international rugby rankings following the latest rankings which were released on Monday.
Namibia had 61,24 rating points to remain at 19th, just ahead of Portugal who had 60,67 rating points.
Namibia was the second lowest of the Rugby World Cup teams, with only Russia below them at 21st position with 60,54 ranking points.
The positions above Namibia remained unchanged with Romania at 18th position on 63,98 points; the United States in 17th position on 65,63 points and Fiji in 16th position on 68,78 points.
SKW’s U13 and U15 teams were the winners in their age groups at the Top Four City Championship Youth Tournament in Swakopmund recently.
Swallows won the U7 and the U11 categories while Ramblers won the U9.
In the finals of the U13 category, SKW beat NYFPD 2-0 with the goals coming from Romarlin Brandt and Donovan Boois.
Willem Tjizu scored the winning goal in SKW’s 1-0 win over Rebels.
The teams that participated in the tournament are Swallows, Rebels, Ramblers, NYFDP, Khomas Football academy and SKW.
Namibia dropped to second last on the ICC Intercontinental Cup log after drawing at home against Scotland last month.
The visitors held the upper hand throughout the four-day match and were pushing for victory on the final day, but Namibia managed to hold out for a draw, after Pikky Ya France and Gerrie Snyman led a great fightback. The 21-year-old Ya France showed great maturity to protect his wicket for more than five hours as he eventually finished on 63 not out off 225 balls.