Archive - Oct 20, 2011 - Story
Gauteng held the upper hand after the first day’s play of their 3-Day CSA Challenge match against Namibia in Windhoek on Friday.
At stumps Gauteng were on 51 without loss after having dismissed Namibia for 284 in their first innings.
Namibia won the toss and elected to bat, a decision which seemed justified after a good start. Picky Ya France went cheaply for 2, but the rest of the top order all made solid contributions.
African Stars will be looking to pick up points when they face Blue Waters at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Round 5 action of the MTC Premiership on Saturday.
Stars suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Black Africa last week when they went down 1-0. The loss dropped them to second place on the log after they had been leading.
Blue Waters are currently ninth on the log with just three points. They have so far failed to win a match this season, drawn three times and lost once.
Reinholdt Iita and Helalia Johannes were the overall winners of the 2011 Old Mutual Victory Race series.
The two each received N$15 000 and an all expenses paid opportunity to participate at the 2012 Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town.
Julian Fryman and Ester Lazarus were the overall junior winners and they each received N$12 000 as funding for bursaries.
Beata Naigambo and Paulus Vilho each received N$10 000 for finishing second overall in the women and men’s series, while Sofia Nababi and Oskar Komeya each received N$5 500 for finishing third overall.
Namibia will play their first match at the 2011 Metropolitan COSAFA U20 Youth Championships against Zimbabwe on December 2 in Molepole Botswana.
The Namibian team was drawn in Group D with Zimbabwe, Madagascar and Angola.
Their next match at the tournament will be against Madagascar on December 5 at the same venue. They will play their last match against Angola on the 6th of December.
At last year’s tournament, Namibia finished second after losing 4-1 in the final to Zambia. Zimbabwe were the bronze medallists.