Archive - Apr 12, 2011 - Story
Namibia comfortably beat Bermuda by 86 runs at the World Cricket League Division 2 in Dubai on Tuesday to remain on course for a place in the final.
Namibia scored a huge 297/8 off their 50 overs and then dismissed Bermuda for 211 all out of 43 overs.
Namibia got off to a fine start with opening batsman Ewald Steenkamp hitting seven boundaries and one six on his way to 87 runs. The dismissal of Steenkamp’s opening partner Andries Burger for a duck saw Sarel Burger stepping into the breach to help bring the total to 157 before departing for 59.
Namibia came fourth out of 21 teams at the South African U25 Inter Districts Bowls Tournament which took place in Bloemfontein from April 4 to 8.
Competing against South Africa’s top junior teams, Namibia won 6, drew 2 and lost three of their matches during the group stages, to finish second in their group. In the play-off for third position, Namibia lost 26-11 to Gauteng North A to finish fourth.
Current Premiership log leaders Black Africa will have to go past Civics in the semifinals of the Leo NFA Cup if they are going to make their hopes to getting a double a reality at the end of the season. The semifinals will be played at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek on May 7.
The second semifinal will see Orlando Pirates face off against Walvis Bay-based Eleven Arrows on the same day.
Black Africa beat first division side Golden Bees 3-0 in Otjiwarongo on Saturday while Civics beat Premiership side Blue Boys 1-0.