Windhoek — The Namibia under-17 cricket team defeated Mozambique by 110 runs in a good start in the Four-Nation Girls Cricket Festival in Gaborone, Botswana last Saturday.
Namibia's U/17s and U/13s still had games against Botswana and Swaziland in the three-day youth cricket tournament.
Cricket Namibia started this initiative when it invited Botswana to the Bank Windhoek Girls Cricket Festival in August last year. Namibia through the generous sponsorship of Bank Windhoek, assisted Botswana to host the event this year, and has also invited other ICC affiliates to participate.
Africa Cricket Association (ACA), has recognized the effort and has in turn invited Namibia to the ACA U/19 Girls Cricket Tournament in Uganda, in December this year
Bank Windhoek has been involved in ladies and girls cricket since 2010 and continued its support by making it possible for these teams to travel to Botswana.
The U/17's played three 35-over matches while the U/13's were involved in four 20-over matches.
Namibia 246 (Larrain Brink 53, Phea Gerber 45, Chantelle Esterhuysen 37)
Mozambique 136 (Carmell Donn 4 wickets, Chantelle Esterhuyusen 2, Leandri Knouwds 2)