Welwitschia’s unbeaten streak shattered

Coastal team suffers first defeat.

26 November 2018 | Sports

Otis Finck - Wanderers defeated Welwitschia with 25 runs in a Premier 50 overs league match at Sparta.

Prior to the match the two teams were the only undefeated teams in the league. Wanderers is now placed at the top the log with 12 points followed by Welwitschia and CCD both on 8 points after three matches.

The visitors won the toss, opted to bat first and scored 247 runs for the loss of 6 wickets.

Nicolaas Scholz was the top run scorer with 66 runs including one six. Matthew Stander and Gerhard Lottering each took two wickets for Welwitschia. Matthew de Gouveia was the top batsman for Welwitschia with 58 runs. Gerhard Lottering scored 52 runs from 53 balls in the innings of 222 for the loss of 8 wickets. Karl Birkenstock and JJ Smith each took two wickets for Wanderers.

Junior Coastal Cricket Academy (JCCA) defeated Blue Waters II with 8 wickets in a 40 overs Coastal league match on Sunday at the Walvis Bay Oval.

JCCA won the toss and send Blue Waters in to bat first. Blue Waters managed 50 runs. Johannes Joseph was the best batsman and contributed 9 runs. Mathew Stander and Scott Winborn each took three wickets for JCCA. JCCA opening batsman Roelof van Niekerk scored 44 runs including 3 sixes. Lea Gomaxas and Roman Paulus each took a wicket for Blue Waters.

Sparta defeated Swakopmund cricket club with 241 runs. Esau Heynes was the top run scorer for Sparta with 125 including four sixes from 102 balls.

Marco Malan was the best bowler for Swakopmund with 5 wickets from 8 overs. Ian Schoeman was the best contributor with the bat for Swakopmund with 38 runs. Helmut Mack was the top bowler for Sparta with 3 wickets for 17 runs from 6 overs.

Sparta is placed first on the log with 8 points after three games. JCCA remains undefeated in second position with two wins and 7 points from two matches. Blue Waters I is third with 4 points followed by Swakopmund in fifth position with 3 points from two matches. Blue Waters II must still open their account after three games.

The semi-finals of the 50 overs Premier league is scheduled for 23 March and the finals for 30 March 2019. The semi-finals of the 40 overs Coastal league will take place on 24 February and the final is slated for 3 March. The Coastal social league will then commence with ten teams competing in an 8-a-side tournament. This league will run from April and conclude before September when the Coastal T20 kicks off.

Welwitschia played WHS in a 50 overs Premier league match at Sparta yesterday. Blue Waters I take on Blue Waters II at the Oval today and Swakopmund hosts JCCA in Swakopmund today.

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