Coastal T20 league final played today
A coastal cricket league competition will climax today with the final showdown to decide the champion.
11 August 2019 | Sports
The defending champions, Fuel Pump Repair Warriors (FPRW), took on Spur to decide who will face PPS Knights in the final of the Coastal T20 cricket league.
Knights claimed the first position with an average overall score of 174 and qualified automatically qualified for the final.
Warriors defeated Knights in the final of the 2018 edition of the competition.
The team defeated NRSA, and Spur defeated Walvis Bay Strikers in the play-offs.
Warriors defeated Namibia Radio Services Agency (NRSA) with 9 wickets in the first match at the Walvis Bay Ovals.
NRSA batted first and scored 145 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs. Ettiene Beukes was the top run scorer. He retired with 51 from 43 balls including to two 4s and two 6s.
Pieter van Aarde and Pierie van Zyl each bowled four overs and took one wicket for Warriors.
Dawie Koen was the top run scorer for Warriors with 53 runs from 43 balls including thee 6s and one 4. This innings earned him the Man of the Match Award.
David Fortuin added the rest of the winning runs. He scored 49 runs from 26 balls including four 6s and two 4s.
Ettiene Beukes took one wicket for 28 runs from 2.5 overs for NRSA.
Spur defeated Walvis Bay Strikers with 23 runs in the second match. Spur won the toss, elected to bat first and scored 150 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs.
The top batsman was Nian Grobler with 42 runs including two 6s and two 4s from 29 balls.
Jurie Engelbrecht and Stefan Erasmus each took two wickets in four overs for Strikers.
Strikers replied with 127 runs for the loss of 10 wickets in 19.4 overs. Reynard Van Zyl was the top batsman with 53 runs from 30 balls.
Luther Mostert took 2 wickets for 9 runs in 4 overs and was named man of the match.
Warriors took on Spur in the semi-final yesterday, with the winner coming up against Knights at the Walvis Bay Oval today at 11:30. The prize-giving is scheduled for 15:30. Seven teams competed in this year’s event which is a Cricket Namibia accredited tournament.