Guest Contributor | Aug 16, 2018 | 0
Three Ships Premier League final set
CCD and Wanderers 1 have won their respective semi-finals of the Namibian Premier League last weekend. The two victorious sides will battle it out for the national title this Saturday at the CCD Cricket Grounds in Windhoek.
CCD faced EBH XI last week Saturday at their home field in Pioneers Park. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first. They found themselves in all sorts of trouble form the very beginning with CCD’s bowling order in fine form and wickets falling at regular intervals.
Eventually, EBH XI out for 102 Runs after 27,1 overs. John-Eric Thierauch (3/7 in 3 overs), Stephen Baard (2/6 in 5 overs), Mushe Honga (2/25 in 5) and Timothy Yates (2/28 in 6) were responsible for damage.
Their batting order then made light work of their opponents. Baard collected 32 runs while his national team mates Pikky ya France (33*) and Lohan Louwrens (15*) helped reached the set target to give their team an 8 wicket victory.
Wanderes 1 was equally impressive when they dispatched Windhoek High School Old Boys (WHSOBCC) 1 with 118 runs on the same day at the Wanderes field.
The home side won the toss, electing to bat first scoring a massive 312 runs in allotted 50 overs while conceding 6 wickets. The high score was mostly down to junior national player Niko Davin’s exploits of 129 runs. Gerrie Snyman (99) and Xander Pitchers (27) had a good day at the office as well.
WHSOBCC could only reply with 194 all out in 41.2 overs despite Craig Williams getting 74 runs on the score sheet. The Wanderers’ bowlers were in fine form, especially the trio of Toby Verwey (4/50 in 5.2) overs, Bernard Scholtz (2/25 in 10) and JJ. Smit 2/17 7 overs.
Last weekend also saw the Division 1 and Division 2 teams establish their finalists. CCD 2 beat Zebra 1 and Wanderers 2 kept an upper hand against Gobabis in Division 1. CCD’s third team alsp booked a ticket for the final after triumphing over Otjiwarongo. The will now meet Mariental 4 who won against WHSBCC.