Andrew White scored 8 in Ireland's first innings against Namibia on October 3, 2008.
A new cricket magazine, Cover Point, has recently been established which will focus on the Associate member countries of the International Cricket Council.
Namibia is an associate member along with other countries like Scotland, Canada, Bermuda, the United Arab Emirates, Holland and Ireland, whom they will play in an ICC Intercontinental Cup match starting on Friday.
Cover Point interviewed the chief executive officer of Cricket Namibia, Laurie Pieters, who also represents the associate member countries on the International Cricket Council.
Ireland’s cricket captain William Porterfield said that the variation in their team could be the key to defeating Namibia, according to an International Cricket Council (ICC) press release.
Speaking ahead of Friday’s crucial ICC Intercontinental Cup match in Windhoek, Porterfield said Namibia would be a tough nut to crack but if his players performed to their potential he was confident of victory.
“We have pretty much a full-strength squad, which is a great boost for us,” said the 24-year-old from Donemana in Ireland’s north-west.
Namibia face a huge task when they take on Ireland in an ICC Intercontinental Cup match at the Wanderers field from October 3 to 6.
Ireland are the defending champions, having won the competition for the past two years in a row and have selected their strongest side to take on Namibia. The bulk of the Irish team arrives in Windhoek on Sunday, while they will be joined by several more county cricket players who will arrive in Windhoek on Tuesday.
Namibia have all but ensured a spot in the final of the Intercontinental Cup by completing a 103-run win against Bermuda at the National Stadium in Hamilton. Leg spinner Jan-Berrie Burger took 6 for 56, while off spinner Deon Kotze grabbed the other three wickets to fall on the final day as Bermuda, in pursuit of 299, folded for 195.
Namibia was in a strong position at the end of the third day's play of their ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Bermuda.
After a fascinating day's play of fluctuating fortunes, Namibia needed nine wickets for victory and Bermuda 277 runs for victory.
Bermuda started the day at 91/1 in reply to Namibia’s first innings total of 320.
Bjorn Kotze soon got the breakthrough, having Edness caught behind for 39 with the total on 94.