Griqualand West beat Namibia by 149 runs to win their three-day SAA Challenge match at the Wanderers field on Saturday.
Set a huge total of 422 for victory, Namibiaâ??s tail end crumbled, and despite a fine century by Gerrie Snyman, they were all out for 273 runs to give Griquas a comfortable victory.
Griquas received 16,96 bonus points, while Namibia received 5,52 bonus points.
Namibia started the match off well and had Griquas in trouble at 119/8 at lunch on the first day. Griquasâ?? tailenders however managed to recover, while Namibian fielders dropped two crucial catches.
Jandre Coetzee scored 37 not out, Anthony Mabuya scored 26 and Deon Carolus 16 as the visitors recovered to reach a total of 198 all out.
Namibiaâ??s wicket takers were Craig Williams (3/54 off 14 overs), Gerrie Snyman (2/56 off 14), Louis Klazinga (2/53 off 11), Kola Burger (1/18 off 8) and Nicolaas Scholtz (1/10 off 4 overs).
Namibiaâ??s batsmen crumble
Namibia were soon in trouble when Gareth Cloete was dismissed for 6 and Gerhard Rudolph for 1 run.
Raymond van Schoor hit a patient 23, but when Gerrie Snyman was dismissed for 17, Namibia were struggling at 4/50.
Griquasâ?? bowlers broke through Namibiaâ??s middle order with Craig Williams (1), Nicolaas Scholtz (0) and Ewald Steenkamp (4) all going cheaply.
Captain JB Burger and Wilbur Slabber added 38 runs for the eighth wicket before Burger was dismissed for 32. Kola Burger was out for 4 and Louis Klazinga for a duck, while Slabber was not out on 20 as Namibia were all out for a paltry 126 runs.
Jandre Coetzee was Griquasâ?? best bowler, taking 4/31 off 15 overs, while Frikkie Holtzhausen took 2/26 off 15 and Alan Kruger 2/9 off 8 overs.
Mclaren century puts Griquas in charge
Gerrie Snyman gave Namibia hope of a comeback when he dismissed both Griquasâ?? openers cheaply. Alan Kruger was out LBW for 4, while Muhammad Akoojee was bowled for 13.
Adrian Mclaren however put the visitors in charge with a fine century, while he received good support from Griquasâ?? lower order.
Once again, Namibia was left to rue some poor fielding, as captain JB Burger dropped Mclaren when he was on 38.
Mclaren went on to score his century and was eventually out for 118, caught by Kola Burger off Craig Williamsâ?? bowling. Mclarenâ??s total came off 169 balls and included 12 fours.
The rest of Griquasâ?? batsmen also made sizeable scores, as Namibiaâ??s bowlers struggled on a lifeless pitch. Reeza Hendricks made 22, Wendell Bossenger 25, Riel de Kock 18, Frikkie Holtzhausen 27, Jandre Coetzee 51, Roy Adams 37 and Anthony Mabuya 8 not out, as Griquas reached 349 all out.
Namibiaâ??s wicket takers were Gerrie Snyman (3/74 off 16 overs), Louis Klazinga (2/63 off 15), Craig Williams (3/46 off 11), Kola Burger (1/35 off 10) and Nicolaas Scholtz (1/77 off 23).
Snyman century for Namibia
Set an improbable 422 for victory, Namibia lost Gareth Cloete for a duck, but Raymond van Schoor and Craig Williams gave Namibia a glimmer of hope with a 96 run partnership. Williams, however, went out to a rash shot. He hit Holtzhausen for three fours in an over and then tried another big hit, to spoon a catch back to Holtzhausen to be dismissed for 61 runs.
Van Schoor was caught behind for 41, while JB Burger scored 28.
Gerrie Snyman was in fine form and went on to record a great century, but he received little support from the rest of the batsmen.
Snyman eventually scored 121 runs off 161 balls, including 14 fours and 8 sixes punished the bowling with some big knocks big knocks.
The rest of Namibiaâ??s batsmen went cheaply, with none of the lower order batsmen reaching double figures, as Namibia were all out for 273.
Griquasâ?? best bowlers were Alan Kruger (5/53 off 19 overs) and Jandre Coetzee (2/68 off 20), while Deon Carolus and Anthony Mabuya each took one wicket.