Eagles confident ahead of clash with Netherlands

19 Jan 2015 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 19 JAN (NAMPA) - The Namibian national cricket team is ready for its clash against The Netherlands in the Pepsi International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League (WCL) Division 2 tournament on Tuesday.
The match is set for the Wanderers Affies cricket grounds, and is the hosts third match of the tournament.
So far, Namibia’s Eagles have won all their matches in the tournament - beating Kenya in their first match by five wickets with 64 balls remaining, and beating Ghana by four wickets with 22 balls remaining.
“We are ready for the challenge with The Netherlands. I know it is not going to be an easy match,” said Namibian coach Doug Watson.
The tournament officially commenced here on Saturday, and is expected to end on 24 January 2014.
In other matches played on Sunday, Canada won against Kenya with 46 runs. Kenya could only score 211 runs after losing all their wickets in their 48 overs, while Canada scored 257 runs with the loss of six wickets in the 50 overs.
The Netherlands lost to Nepal with 156 runs. Netherlands lost all their wickets in their 49 overs with five balls remaining, while Nepal won with two wickets and three balls remaining.
The games are being played at the Wanderers’ cricket grounds, the Wanderers Affies sports grounds, and at United Sports Club.
The top two teams will be promoted to WCL Division 1, where they will join Ireland, Scotland, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea.
The top two teams will further receive a financial boost for their efforts, and will also be allowed to participate in the ICC Intercontinental Cup and the ICC World League Championships which will run from 2015 to 2017.
The teams will be taking a break on Monday, and action will resume on Tuesday, with the Namibia/Netherlands match, and Nepal vs Canada at Wanderers, while Kenya and Uganda face each other at the United Sports Club.