Coastal T10 cricket league in full swing

Smashing action
Leandrea Louw
Walvis Bay •[email protected]



The Coastal T10 cricket league commenced with matches played at the Oval in Walvis Bay. This fast-paced cricket match format consists of 10 overs only.

The Junior Coastal Cricket Academy took on Sparta I in the first match. Sparta I, won the match by seven wickets after winning the toss and electing to bowl. JCCA scored 86 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in their allotted 10 overs. Roelof Van Niekerk was the best JCCA batsman with 48 runs (including five 4’s and four 6’s) from 21 balls. Christo Smith took 1 wicket for 13 runs from 2 overs on behalf of Sparta I.

Opening batsman Enrico van der Westhuizen scored 52 runs (including eight 4’s and one 6) from 24 balls for Sparta I. This performance earned him the man of the match award.
Simon Malakia took two wickets from 2 overs for 11 runs on behalf of JCCA.

Game 2

The second match saw JCCA taking on Blue Waters I. This time, JCCA recorded a one run win in a tightly contested match. JCCA won the toss, elected to batt and scored 109 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in their allotted 10 overs. Chris Fourie (Snr) scored 47 (including three 4’s and five 6’s) from 21 balls for JCCA. William Lottering also added 43 runs (including two 4’s and three 6’s) from 25 balls. Salmon Nuuyoma took 2 wickets for 24 runs from 2 overs for Blue Waters.

Matthew De Gouviea smashed 67 runs (including one 4 and a haul of eight 6’s) from 24 balls. His performance with the bat earned him the man of the match award. Simon Malakia (13 runs from 2 overs), Matthew Stander (8 runs from 2 overs) and Roelof Van Niekerk (18 runs from 2 overs) each took 2 wickets for JCCA.

Game 3

Sparta I played Pro-Ed Old Boys Cricket Club in the final match of the day. The T20 reigning champions Pro-Ed Old Boys, defeated Sparta I with 100 runs. Pro Ed won the toss, elected to bat and scored 140 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in their allotted 10 overs. Herman Van Zyl scored 92 runs (including four 4’s and a massive haul of nine 6’s) from 36 balls. This majestic performance with the bat earned him the man of the match award. Renier Bosman also added 27 runs (including one 4 and two 6’s) from 15 balls for Pro-Ed Old Boys Cricket Club. Helmut Mack (14 runs from 2 overs) and Christo Smit 35 runs from 2 overs) each took a wicket for Sparta I. Morne Van Bosch was the best batsman for Sparta I with 14 runs (including one 6). Jaco Le Roux was the top bowler for Pro-Ed Old Boys Cricket Club. He took 3 wickets for 8 runs from 2 overs.

In terms of the log standings, Pro Ed Old Boys is leading, followed by JCCA, Sparta CC 1 and then Blue Waters 1.

Upcoming matches

Pro-Ed Old Boys Cricket Club will play Blue Waters in Swakopmund and Sparta I will be up against Blue Waters II in Walvis Bay on Sunday (tomorrow). Both games start at 11:00, while the game in Walvis Bay to be played at the Sparta cricket field and the Swakopmund game at the Pro Ed Cricket Field.