Spur sets the pace in Coastal T20 league

The social cricket competition is heating up with one of the teams having created a considerable lead over its opponents.

07 July 2019 | Sports

Walvis Bay • Otis Finck



Spur established an 11-point lead over second-placed ­Namibian Radio Service Agency (NSRA) in the Coastal Social T20 ­cricket league.

Spur now stands at 44 points after having played four games versus the three played by NRSA, who now stand at 33 points.

Fuel Pump Repair Warriors (FPRW) is placed second with 15 points following three games played, ahead of PPS Knights and Walvis Bay Strikers on 13 points each after having played two matches.

Playtime Development and ­Khomasdal Titians have yet to register wins.

Last Saturday, Spur defeated Walvis Bay Strikers by 18 runs at Sparta. Spur scored 143 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. ­Renaldo Julie was the top batsman, retiring on 52 runs (including five 4s) from 52 balls. This ensured that he was named Man of the Match.

Strikers' bowlers Reynard van Zyl (2 overs), Robbie Bergh (2 overs) and Enrico van der Westhuizen (4 overs) each took two wickets.

Strikers managed 125 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. Van der Westhuizen was the top performing batsman for Strikers, with 39 runs (including four 4s) from 41 balls. Jan Nel also added 21 runs (including two 4s) from 20 balls.

Pieter Mans and Jaco Marais both bowled 4 overs and took 3 wickets for Spur.



Sunday games

NRSA defeated Playtime Development by 52 runs in the first match on Sunday. NRSA won the toss, elected to bat first and scored 161 runs from 20 overs for the loss of 3 wickets.

Their best batsmen were Scot Winborn who retired with 51 runs (including two 4s) from 29 balls, Eric Wilson who scored 47 runs (including one 6 and four 4s) and Justice Hangula (Man of the Match) with 30 runs (including one 4) from 25 balls.

Markus Haihambo was the top bowler with 2 wickets for 20 runs from 4 overs.

Playtime scored 109 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 18.1 overs. ­Vincent Murapo was the top run scorer with 27 runs from 27 balls. Justice Hangula was the best bowler for NRSA with 3 wickets for 6 runs in 1.1 overs.

Also on Sunday, Spur defeated FPRW with 6 wickets in the second match of the day. Spur won the toss, elected to bat first and scored 151 runs for the loss of 4 wickets.

Ricardo van Stein was the most economical bowler for FPRW with 1 wicket for 11 runs.

FPRW scored 146 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs. Wimpie Martins retired on 51 runs from 35 balls and was the top batsman for FPRW. Tinus Venter also added 21 runs from 30 balls.

Mathew Stander was the best bowler for Spur with 2 wickets from 28 runs.



Upcoming fixtures

There was no cricket yesterday (6 July) and today (7 July).

• 13 July at 14:00: PPS Knights vs Spur

• 14 July at 09:00: PPS Knights vs FPRW

• 14 July at 13:00: Walvis Bay Strikers vs NRSA.

Matches take place at Sparta Cricket fields.

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