Namibia U19 in action during 2018 U19 ICC Cricket World Cup in New Zealand - Image by ICC OMZ @ICC (Twitter)

Cricket Namibia (CN) got the opportunity to send their U19 squad to the Annual Coca-Cola Khaya Majola cricket week, which took place in Cape Town from Dec 16th-20th, 2018.

Namibia U19, who will be vying for a spot in the 2020 U19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa in the 2019 U19 Africa regional finals in Namibia, got to play a total of 12 matches during the U19 week, as they played 2 games each against the 6 provinces during the duration of the tournament.

Each team in the tournament gets to play matches in different formats ranging from a 65-over innings to a 120-overs, 50-overs and 20-overs, and at the end of the play, the team can win outright based on scoring more than their opponent or bowling out the opposition. The time-based event are the ones where a stipulation number of overs needs to be played in a single day.

Namibia U19 players made some good performances in various formats. Guys like Lohan Louwrens, Petrus Burger, Shaun Fouche, Jan Izak de Villiers and Mauritius Ngupita will be looking forward to getting more opportunities in the senior national squad in the coming months, leading upto the ICC WCL Division 2, T20 World Cup Africa regional finals and U19 World Cup Africa Division 1.

Brief Scores:

(Timed 65 overs) Namibia U19 210 all out in 64.5 overs (Gerhard Lottering 58, Jan Loftie-Eaton 37, Ramon Wilmot 35 n.o, Lohan Louwrens 34, Odirile Modimokoane 4/33, Reabetswe Mokgoro 2/25, Phamelo Sepati 2/36) lost to North West U19 231/8 in 61 overs (Louis van Schalkwyk 116 n.o, Muhammad Suliman 38, Petrus Burger 3/67, Lohan Louwrens 2/39, Ben Shikongo 1/31) by 1st innings

(Timed 120 overs) Namibia U19 1st innings 135 all out in 50.1 overs (Jan Izak de Villiers 30, Lohan Louwrens 26, Jurgen Linde 19, Jean Bruiners 4/30, Brian Jack 3/18, Unathi Mbathane 2/34) & 2nd innings 58/3 in 22 overs (Jan Loftie-Eaton 28 n.o, Jean Bruiners 2/4, Brian Jack 1/15) lost to SWD U19 1st innings 212/3 in 42.2 overs (Francois Barnard 115 n.o, Samkelo Mvimbi 40, Travis Ackermann 32, Shaun Fouche 1/12) by 1st innings

(T20) Eastern Province U19 150/6 in 20 overs (Sinesipho Tsotsa 41, Kenan Smith 33, Christopher Benjamin 21, Petrus Burger 2/18, Dewald Nell 1/23) beat Namibia U19 109 all out in 19.3 overs (Eric von Mollendorff 17, Jan Izak de Villiers 15, Shaun Fouche 15, Cole Schoeman 2/13, Campbell de Wett 2/19, Jade de Klerk 2/21) by 41 runs

(T20) Namibia U19 100 all out in 18 overs (Lohan Louwrens 29, Shaun Fouche 17, Jason Raubenheimer 5/33, Luke Dallas 3/14, Siphamandla Krweqe 2/15) lost to Border U19 104/5 in 19.2 overs (Sinethemba Qeshile 35 n.o, Matt Dewar 24, Petrus Burger 1/6, Mauritius Ngupita 1/17) by 5 wickets

(50-overs) Mpumalanga U19 189/9 in 50 overs (Nathan Carstens 40, Divan Jacobs 30, David Blenkinsop 21, Faheem Nomani 21, Jan Izak de Villiers 4/37, Gerhard Lottering 2/28, Petrus Burger 1/27) lost to Namibia U19 191/2 in 29 overs (Lohan Louwrens 131 n.o, Shaun Fouche 36, Jacques Vosloo 1/27) by 8 wickets

(50-overs) Namibia U19 242/9 in 50 overs (Gerhard Lottering 39, Jacob Linde 36, Eric von Mollendorff 34, Lohan Louwrens 29, Kutlwano Mokwena 2/40, Mkhuseli Mayekiso 2/47, Garyn Weyers 2/47, Juan Mpofu 1/7) beat Northern Cape U19 31 all out in 13.3 overs (Relesego Mothibi 15 n.o, Ben Shikongo 5/12, Petrus Burger 5/15) by 211 runs

(Timed 120 overs) Namibia U19 1st innings 243/6 in 65 overs (Divan La Cock 99 n.o, Dian Neethling 36, Ramon Wilmot 35, Fumani Maluleke 2/29, Prince Ngobeni 2/61) drew with Limpopo U19 1st innings 124/8 in 64 overs (Glen Groenewald 34, Johan Harms 26, Nicki Oosthuizen 24, Mauritius Ngupita 3/22, Ramon Wilmot 2/30, Jan Izak de Villiers 1/10, Shaun Fouche 1/18)

(Timed 120 overs) SWD U19 1st innings 104 all out in 50.5 overs (Brian Jack 24, Divan La Cock 3/2, Jan Izak de Villiers 2/17, Gerhard Lottering 2/22, Shaun Fouche 2/29) & 2nd innings 60/4 in 27 overs (Jade Titus 32, Mauritius Ngupita 3/3) beat Namibia U19 1st innings 88 all out in 39.5 overs (Shaun Fouche 49, Reagan Rhode 4/17, Tyrique Wessels 3/0, Jean Bruiners 1/14, Elrico Wynand 1/18) by 1st innings

(12 overs) Northerns U19 83/6 in 12 overs (Modiri Litheko 34, Mauritius Ngupita 2/16, Jan Izak de Villiers 1/19, Shaun Fouche 1/13) lost to Namibia U19 86/3 in 11 overs (Shaun Fouche 51 n.o, Divan La Cock 27, Sebastien van Rooyen 2/11) by 7 wickets

(T20) Namibia U19 104 all out in 19.5 overs (Divan La Cock 25, Eric von Mollendorff 24, Mondli Khumalo 2/4, Michael Brownlee 2/14, Fraser Jones 1/19) lost to Kwazulu-Natal Inland U19 105/7 in 19 overs (Fraser Jones 30 n.o, Nathaniel Benjamin 23, Mauritius Ngupita 4/13, Jan Izak de Villiers 1/17) by 3 wickets

(50-overs) Kwazulu-Natal U19 195/5 in 50 overs (Steven Naidoo 66 n.o, Thamsanqa Khumalo 52, Prealin Naidu 29, Shaun Fouche 1/15, Ramon Wilmot 1/31, Jan Izak de Villiers 1/45) beat Namibia U19 122 all out in 44.1 overs (Shaun Fouche 23, Matthew De Gouveia 20, Steven Naidoo 4/15, Matthew Montgomery 3/7) by 73 runs

(50-overs) Border U19 221/5 in 50 overs (Matt Dewar 102 n.o, Nonelela Yikha 71 n.o, Jan Izak de Villiers 2/47, Mauritius Ngupita 1/27, Ben Shikongo 1/47) beat Namibia U19 214 all out in 48.1 overs (Shaun Fouche 73, Divan La Cock 27, Matt Dewar 3/27, Nonelela Yikha 3/28, Lilitha Reed 2/38) by 7 runs

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