Sunday, November 29, 2020

Namibia dominates festival, Botswana learns

The Botswana ladies cricket team hogged the limelight as they proved a force to reckon with against their Namibian counterparts.

Even though the ladies won only one of the two matches they played, it was seen as a feat for the national team, considering the fact that it was their first match, with a much experienced side for that matter.

Over the weekend, the Botswana Under 13 as well as the senior ladies team and the Under 13 boys took part in the Bank Windhoek Developmental Festival, a tournament attended by only Namibia and Botswana.

In the first match between the Namibia and Botswana ladies, the former won by 99 runs.

Namibia had won the toss and had elected to bat; the end results saw the hosts scoring 210 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 35 overs against Botswana’s 111 runs for 10 wickets in 28 overs.

Annerie Van Schoor of Namibia and Vaishnavi Raja of Botswana were voted team players of the match.
The second match was won by Botswana with 7 wickets after Namibia had won the toss and had elected to field.

Botswana had scored 132 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 20 overs against Namibia’s 112 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. Van Schoor of Namibia and Mosweu of Botswana were voted team players of the match. The Namibia side mostly dominated the Under 13 teams winning all games for both the Under 13 boys and girls.

For the Under 13 girls, the Botswana side lost to Namibia by 26 runs. They lost out the second match by 69 runs. The Botswana boys lost the first match to Namibia by 152 runs while the second match was lost out by 6 wickets.     

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