Archive - Feb 2011 - Story
National rugby coach Johan Diergaardt said that the Welwitschias gave a poor performance against the Eastern Province Kings, which was way below par and that they could do much better.
The EP Kings convincingly beat the Welwitschias 47-12 in their first Vodacom Cup match of the season on Friday night, which leaves the Welwitschias trailing in second last position on the Northern Section log of the competition.
Ross Branch of Botswana produced the fastest time of the day at the first race in the Bank Windhoek Namibia Motorsport Federation Enduro Championship Series 2011, which took place at the Tony Rust race track outside Windhoek on Saturday.
The event, co-sponsored by KTM Namibia, was the first Southern Off-Road Challenge (SORC) of the African Motorcycle Union (AMU) event for the year and saw some great racing in difficult conditions.
The Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF) held the latest camp in the summer series in Outjo from 21 to 25 February.
A total of 20 children from Outjo and Jack Francis Primary Schools along with eight coaches and teachers took part in the camp, which was aimed at teaching the children and coaches the basics of mini-basketball.
After a week of dribbling, passing, shooting and playing basketball, the participants received t-shirts and certificates.
Jacques Celliers won the annual Omaruru Spar Road Race, which was held on February 19.
Celliers finished the 106 km race in a time of 2:37.14 ahead of Ingram Cuff (2:37:15) and Thorsten Kreft (2:37:15) after an exciting sprint finish that also included José Barth, Till Drobish and Christo Swartz.
Free State beat Namibia by seven wickets in their CSA One-Day Challenge match on Sunday. Namibia scored 196/6 off their 40 overs, which was never going to be enough and the Free State reached the winning target with nine balls to spare and seven wickets in hand.
Sent in to bat, Namibia started off slowly, losing Ewald Steenkamp early on for only four runs. When JB Burger was dismissed for 24 and Craig Williams soon after for 9, Free State were in control, but Gerrie Snyman joined Sarel Burger to swing the match back into Namibia’s favour.
Black Africa advanced to the quarterfinals of the Leo NFA Cup with a stylish 3-0 victory against Ramblers on Saturday afternoon.
Playing at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium, the two front runners in the league weighed up evenly from the start.
Ramblers looked sharp up front, with their new signing Benson Shilongo combining well with Sidney Urikhob and Eusebio Fredericks, while Black Africa’s Bradley Wermann, Rudi Louw and Jerome Louis tested Ramblers’ defence with their swift counterattacks and skillfull interplay.
Free State thrashed Namibia by 223 runs in their CSA Three-Day Challenge match in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Set a huge victory target of 494 runs, Namibia were never in with a chance and despite a valiant half century by tailender Louis Klazinga, they fell well short of the target as the whole team was dismissed for 261 runs.
Namibia’s run chase got off to a steady start as openers Raymond van Schoor and Gerhard Rudolph put on 61 for the first wicket, but when Rudolph was dismissed for 31, it was the start of a steady procession of wickets.
Tjipekapora Herunga and Hitjiverue Kaanjuka won gold medals at the second leg of the South African Yellow Pages Athletics Series in Pretoria on Friday night.
Herunga won the women’s 400m final in a time of 53,93 seconds, finishing well ahead of South Africa’s Sonja van der Merwe (54,78) and Zoe Engler (55,04). It was Herunga’s fastest time of the season so far, but still well off her Namibian record of 52,46 seconds.
At the first Yellow Pages meeting in Potchefstroom on February 19, Herunga finished second in the 400m in 54,73 seconds.
The Eastern Province Kings didn’t play particularly well but still scored seven tries in a 47-12 (halftime 26-5) demolition of the Namibian Welwitchias in their opening Vodacom Cup match played at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday night.
The reigning Currie Cup First Division champions scored four tries in the first half and another three after the break in a one-sided encounter which will nevertheless leave head coach Alan Solomons with much work to do in the coming weeks.
Namibia were left with a mountain to climb at stumps on the second day of their CSA Three-Day Challenge match against Free State on Friday.
Having been set a target of 494 runs to win the match, Namibia had reached 62/1 at the end of the second day’s play.
Replying to Free State’s first innings total of 310/6, Namibia started the day at 83/6 and it didn’t take long before the whole team was out for 103. Gerrie Snyman (45), LP van der Westhuizen (15) and Louis Klazinga (13 not out) were the top scorers, while Gino Vries (5/24 off 9 overs) was Free State’s best bowler.