Spur wins cricket tourney

The coastal social cricket league kicked off with a two-day tournament at the oval.

16 June 2019 | Sports

Walvis Bay - Otis Finck

Spur defeated Walvis Bay Strikers in the final of the annually contested 5 overs; 8-a-side social cricket tournament at the oval on Sunday.

The tournament, which was played over two days, precedes the annually contested Coastal Social Cricket League sponsored by Spur taking place from 15 June to 11 August over weekends in Walvis Bay. Fuel Pump Warriors defeated PPS Knights in the final of the T20 league competition.

Spur batted first and scored 82 runs. Nian Grobler (32) and Wynand Zwart (31) were the top run scorers for the champions. Strikers replied with 52 runs. Rynhard van Zyl contributed 31 runs.

Wynand was also named batsman of the tournament, having contributed 122 runs. Mauritius Ngupita of the Playtime Development Team was the best and most economic bowler with five wickets.

Johannes Erasmus, also of Playtime Development, was named best fielder. Walvis Bay Strikers defeated Fuel Pump Repair Warriors (FPRW) in the first semi-final. Walvis Bay strikers batted first and scored 60 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Rynhard van Zyl was the top run scorer with 32 runs from 9 balls. FPW replied with 53 runs for the loss of 3 wickets.

Six teams competed at this year’s tournament.

Spur defeated the Namibia Radio Services Agency (NRSA) in the second semi-final. NSRA batted first and scored 70 runs. Spurs replied with 71 runs. Wynand Zwart was the top contributor with 34 runs from 6 balls.

Strikers, defending champions PSS Knights and Playtime finished level with 2 points each after the group stage. Strikers advanced to the semi-finals, having scored 19 sixes against the 15 of PPS Knights, and the 3 sixes scored by Playtime Development.

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