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Wilmot leads the way as Namibia bounce back

Ramon Wilmot Namibia
Ramon Wilmot scored the first century of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Africa Qualifier 2019 in Windhoek, as he helped the hosts bounce back immediately from a loss to Nigeria on day one.
  • Wilmot smashes 132 as hosts notch first win of qualifier
  • Nigeria’s bowling attack too strong for Kenya
  • Uganda ease past Sierra to make it two from two

Ramon Wilmot scored the first century of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Africa Qualifier in Windhoek, as he helped the hosts bounce back immediately from a loss to Nigeria on day one.

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The second day of the tournament saw Namibia rack up 296/7 against Tanzania, with 16-year-old Wilmot clubbing 132 from just 122 balls. He struck 16 boundaries and four sixes, as the hosts showed that they are still contenders.

He received support from Dian Neethling, who made 49 as Namibia took advantage of some friendly batting conditions.

In response, Tanzania were blown away for just 46. Jan-Izak de Villiers started the carnage, with a new-ball spell that garnered 3/8 in five excellent overs.

Mauritius Ngupita kept up his fine form, wrapping matters up quickly, with 4/12 in 4.1 overs, as Namibia romped to a massive, 250-run win.

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U19 CWC Africa Q: Uganda v Sierra Leone - Highlights

Nigeria, who caused the main ripple on the opening day, ground out another 58-run victory over Kenya.

Batting first, Nigeria notched 201/4. Olayinke Olaleye struck a well-paced 73, while captain Sylvester Okpe also passed the 50-mark, in another team performance.

Kenya battled gamely, but were restricted to 143/9. The wickets were shared around, as Nigeria again emphasised the sincerity of their ambitions this week.

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U19 CWC Africa Q: Uganda v Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone take three early wickets

In the third fixture of the second day, Uganda got the better of Sierra Leone, prevailing by 75 runs. Munir Ismail was the glue, with a steady 73*. He kept the innings together, the team eventually reaching a total of 211/9.

Simon Okecho and Cosmas Kweyuta both added scores of 33 to lend support to Ismail. Fifteen-year-old Samuel Conteh was the bright light for Sierra Leone, with figures of 5/48 in nine overs.

The chase was hard work for the young Sierra Leone outfit, and 14-year-old Eric Turay (32) tried to lay the foundation upfront. Skipper George Ngegba came in the middle order and tried to stabilise matters, but his 34* was in vain.

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U19 CWC Africa Q: Uganda v Sierra Leone - Munir Ismail's 73 not out helps steady the ship for Uganda

Sierra Leone were bowled out for 136, to eventually fall short by 75 runs. Frank Akankwasa was again in the wickets, with a rich haul of 4/22.

The action resumes on Wednesday with a top-of-the-table clash between Nigeria and Uganda. Namibia face Sierra Leone while Kenya battle Tanzania.

Scores in brief:

Namibia 296/7 ( R Wilmot 132, D Neethling 49)
Tanzania 46 (M Ngupita 4/12, I de Villiers 3/8)
Namibia won by 250 runs

Nigeria 201/4 (O Olaleye 73, S Okpe 55*, S Runsewe 41)
Kenya 143/9 (S Mehta 26, S Singh 21, E Boniface 2/26)
Nigeria won by 58 runs

Uganda 211/9 (M Ismail 73*, S Okecho 33, C Kweyuta 33, S Conteh 5/48)
Sierra Leone 136 (G Ngegba 34*, E Turay 32, F Akankwasa 4/22)
Uganda won by 75 runs

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POINTS TABLE

Team

Played

Won

Lost

Tied

No Result

Points

NRR

Uganda

2

2

0

0

0

4

1,420

Nigeria

2

2

0

0

0

4

1,090

Namibia

2

1

1

0

0

2

1,990

Sierra Leone

2

1

1

0

0

2

-0,450

Kenya

2

0

2

0

0

0

-1,280

Tanzania

2

0

2

0

0

0

-2,770

 

FIXTURES


Wednesday 20 March
Wanderers - Tanzania vs Kenya
WAP - Uganda vs Nigeria
Trustco United - Namibia vs Sierra Leone


Thursday 21 March
Wanderers - Nigeria vs Tanzania
WAP - Kenya vs Sierra Leone
Trustco United - Namibia vs Uganda


Friday 22 March
Rest or reserve day


Saturday 23 March
Wanderers - Kenya vs Namibia
WAP - Sierra Leone vs Nigeria
Trustco United - Uganda vs Tanzania

 

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