Wanderers, Old Boys continue winning ways

JP Kotze in action for WHS Old Boys against United. Photo: Helge Schütz

Wanderers and WHS Old Boys both recorded big victories in the Namibian Premier League T20 series over the weekend. 

Wanderers beat CCD by nine wickets on Saturday and followed that up with a 114-run victory against Trustco United yesterday, while Old Boys beat United by 10 wickets on Saturday. 

In Wanderers’ first match on Saturday, they restricted CCD to 113 for four wickets, and then comfortably reached the target for the loss of only one wicket with 27 balls to spare. 

United’s young opening batter Ryan Moffett scored the bulk of their runs with 52 not out, coming off 66 balls and including five fours, while Norbert Manyande was next best with 19 runs. Bernard Scholtz was Wanderers’ best bowler, taking two wickets for 13 runs.

In reply, Karl Birkenstock and JC Balt led Wanderers to victory with a century opening wicket partnership. Balt was eventually dismissed for 42 off 44 balls, while Birkenstock remained not out on 58, coming off 41 balls (7×4, 1×6). 

In yesterday’s match against United, Balt once again starred with the bat as Wanderers posted a huge total of 213 for one wicket off their 20 overs. 

Balt led the way with 104 not out which came off 68 balls (11×4, 3×6), while Michau du Preez scored 72 not out off 39 balls (5×4, 4×6). 

United were then restricted to 99/8, with Dickson Vambe scoring 30 and Darren van Dyk 26, while Danie van Schoor took three wickets for 17 runs. 

Old Boys, meanwhile, thrashed United by 10 wickets on Saturday. 

United were bundled out for 92, with Hanre Klazinga scoring 45 off 42 balls, while KC Griffiths was next best with 10 runs. Old Boys’ best bowlers were Henry van Wyk (4/19) and Shaun Fouche (3/12). 

Old Boys easily reached the target without loss, with more than half their overs in hand. 

JP Kotze remained not out on 66 off only 32 balls (5×4, 4×6), while Malan Kruger scored 23 not out. 

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