17 July 2015
Snyman’s brilliance takes Namibia past Jersey
Opener’s 43-ball 82 helps his team cruise past competitive 162-run target
Gerrie Synman plays a shot.
It rained fours and sixes at the Clontarf Cricket Club in Dublin as Namibia beat Jersey by nine wickets in a high-scoring clash on Friday (July 17). The win took Namibia level on points with Papua New Guinea at the top of the Group A standings.
Jonty Jenner’s 52-ball 90 was the cornerstone of the 161 for 4 Jersey put up batting first. But, on the day, it was topped by Gerrie Snyman's brilliance.
Snyman, the Namibia opener, smashed eight fours and five sixes in his 43-ball 82 as Namibia made light work of a competitive target, winning with 21 balls to spare.
Namibia somewhat justified its decision to field by dismissing Peter Gough (20) and Edward Farley (1) inside four overs. But Jenner's belligerence single-handedly drove Jersey towards a good total.
Although Bernard Scholtz, the left-arm spinner, struck two vital blows in the middle, Jenner found an able ally in Nat Wilkins, who made an unbeaten 27, as Jersey added 76 runs in the last eight overs.
Namibia set itself up nicely courtesy a blistering opening stand of 121 in just 12.4 overs between Stephan Baard (61 not out) and Snyman to turn a potentially stiff chase into a cruise.
Although Anthony Kay, the medium pacer, had Snyman caught by Jenner to bring some cheer for Jersey, it didn’t last long as Raymond van Schoor (16 not out) saw off the chase quite comfortably.
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