Namibian women cricketers 2nd at Nations tourney

September 5, 2013, 9:40 am

The Namibian ladies cricket team came second at the recent Four Nations tournament which concluded in Gaborone, Botswana at the weekend.

Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Swaziland competed in the annually event in preparation for the ICC tournament later in Kenya.

IN their first match against Mozambique, Namibia won by 5 wickets, after Mozambique posted a paltry 79/9 after 25 overs as Namibia beat that total in only 15.2 overs.

Namibia’s Yasmeen Khan was named player of that match in that match before taking on Swaziland in their second match.

Namibia amassed 288 runs in 40 overs after batting first, but their opponents were all dismissed after scoring only 78 run, with the Namibians scooping the game with 183 runs.

Namibia’s vice-captain, Chantelle Estherhuizen, was named player of the match for scoring 58 runs.

Namibia encountered the tough Botswana team in a very competitive match, which lead to Namibia becoming runners-up for the tournament.

Botswana won the toss and elected to bat scoring 184/4 in 40 overs. Namibia lost an early crucial wicket leaving the team vulnerable, but managed to score 113 runs for 9 wickets in 40 overs.

Namibia’s wicketkeeper, Carmen Engelbretch, landed the best wicket keeper award for the tournament.

“Cricket Namibia thanks Bank Windhoek for their sponsorship, making it possible for the ladies to participate in tournaments and the continuation of ladies cricket development”, said Jona Ambuga, Development Coordinator for Cricket Namibia.