24 Jun 2013 08:10
WINDHOEK, 24 JUN (NAMPA) - The Ravens Cricket Club (CC) is still leading the log of the first-ever Bank Windhoek Under-16 eight-a-side girls? league with three points.
At number two on the log is the Foxies CC with two points, while Vixens CC is at the bottom of the log with no points.
The eight-a-side girls? cricket league is sponsored by Bank Windhoek and consists of the three teams playing on a points' system, with the first two teams set to face each other in the final.
The league started on 07 June and the final is expected to be played on 12 July.
The games are played every Friday and will run for six weeks.
Three games have been played so far, and six games per team are scheduled for the duration of the league.
Speaking to Nampa on Friday at the Doc Jubber Hockey Fields in Windhoek where most of the girls' cricket games are played, one of the league organisers and women?s cricket head coach, Dickson Vambe said the girls are doing well so far.
?At local level the girls are doing well, but when coming to international level the cricket is more advanced and requires more skill,? he stressed.
Vambe, who is originally from Zimbabwe, said even though the girls are not yet in top form, a lot of improvement is expected in the next two years so that the Under-16 team will be prepared for international competitions.
?We are not really far from countries like Zimbabwe and South Africa in terms of skills. We only need to sharpen our skills for the next two years, then I am sure we will do well internationally,? he noted.
Vambe also mentioned some of the challenges the league faces, such as transport which is needed because some girls stay outside Windhoek (in places like Rehoboth) and need to be transported to and from the venues every Friday for the games.
Funds for equipment, as well as the limited number of venues are some of the other barriers to the smooth running of the league.