Namibia off to winning start
Limpopo won the toss in the three-day game in Windhoek and chose to bat. Some tight bowling by Namibia restricted them to 248, Gerhard Rudolph top scoring with 83. When Namibia batted, an unbeaten 103 from Louis Burger (his maiden first class century) meant that Sammy Letsoalo's 5/87 was not enough to prevent the Namibians from securing the first innings lead, declaring on 339/8.
Limpopo's second innings saw one of Namibia's Burgers star again, this time it was Jan-Berrie Burger, taking 4/73 to dismiss Limpopo for 202. This gave Namibia a target of 112, which they surpassed in 31 overs for the loss of four wickets. These two teams will face off again in a one-day match on Sunday.
Whilst Namibia will be delighted with their win in this game, especially after their Intercontinental Cup losses to Scotland and Ireland earlier in the year, it should be pointed out that all 11 Limpopo players were making their first class debuts, and Free State will make for much tougher opposition in Namibia's next match.