Griquas tightened the screws on Namibia on the second day of their SAA Challenge match at Windhoekâ??s Wanderers field on Friday, November 9.
After lunch on the second day, Griquas had reached 203/5 for an overall lead of 282 runs. With Adrian McLaren in full flight on 98 not out and five second innings wickets remaining, they were in a strong position to win the match.
Gerrie Snyman made an early breakthrough for Namibia when he trapped Griquasâ?? opening batsman Alan Kruger LBW for 4 runs.
Snyman also bowled Muhammad Akoojee for 13 to leave Griquas struggling at 2/44.
Reeza Hendriks however joined Mclaren to add 48 runs for the third wicket.
Namibia made another costly mistake when Mclaren was dropped by JB Burger at slip off Kola Burgerâ??s bowling, with his score on 39, but the very next ball Burger dismissed Hendriks, caught behind for 22.
In hot conditions on a dry pitch, Griquasâ?? batsmen started to take control and Mclaren reached his 50 with a four off spinner Nicolaas Scholtz. Mclaren and Riel de Kock took the score to 146 before De Kock was caught behind off Craig Williamsâ?? bowling for 18 runs.
Bossenger was dismissed for 25 but Mclaren was close to his century as Griquas piled on the runs under the blazing Namibian sun.
At lunch, Gerrie Snyman had Namibiaâ??s best bowling figures of 2/55 off 10 overs, while Kola Burger took 1/28 off 8 overs.