New Era (Windhoek)

10 July 2012

Namibia: Young Cricketers Win Honours in SA

Namibia's youth cricket teams made a clean sweep on day three of the Eastern Junior Club Cricket Festival in Benoni, near Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday.

Namibia's three youth cricket teams won all their matches with the U-13's opening their account by scoring 89 runs for the loss of only 1 wicket. Lohan Lourens (43 runs), Jurgen Linde (11 runs) and Shaun Fouche (20 runs) were the batsmen putting up the total for their opponents to chase.

They could only score 83 runs before they were all bowled out by a magnificent show of sheer talent, with Rene Were taking 5 wickets for only 17 runs. Namibia won by 6 runs.

The U-15's, also batting first, were all bowled out for 114 in 37 overs with Niko Davin scoring 44 runs (not out). Their opponents were restricted to only 87 runs before all their wickets were taken. Namibia won by 27 runs.

Namibia's U-17's had EJCCA (SA) batting first and bowled them out for 123 runs.

Losing only 4 wickets Namibia scored the winning runs, thus winning by 6 wickets. At the prize-giving Namibia's U-13's received 3 awards.

Lohan Lourens was awarded the U-13 Cricket Player of the Festival, while Niko Horn was recognized as the Most Promising Namibian U-13 cricketer, while Rene Were was recognized for taking 5 wickets in the match.

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