In the match at Potchefstroom, Namibian captain Louis Burger won the toss and chose to bat. Tatenda Taibu showed why Zimbabwe are wanting him back with an innings of 78, but was outscored by Gerrie Snyman with a quick 94 from 98 balls as Namibia reached 349/8 before declaring.

Two North West batsman then made 32 in their first innings, but these were the only high spots for the home team as they were bundled out for just 103 in 45 overs. Louis Klazinga was the pick of the Namibian bowlers, taking 3/10 from six economical overs.

Namibia elected not to enforce the follow on and decided to bat North West out of the game. This they did, and Taibu scored a fine 116 as Namibia scored 244/4 in 53 overs before declaring.

Even though Namibia then decided to spread the bowling out amongst bowlers, they still dismissed their opponents. Kola Burger took 5/32 as they were bowled out for 252. North West captain Thando Bula's valiant knock of 102 (his maiden first-class century) was not enough to prevent Namibia winning by 238 runs.

A similarly comprehensive win for Namibia in tomorrows one-day match against the same opposition will see them secure a spot in the semi-finals of that competition.

North West (5.06) lost to Namibia (19.98) by 238 runs
Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom, 21-23 February
Namibia: 349/8d (85 overs, G Snyman 94, T Taibu 78, L Burger 56, D Kgamadi 5/74) & 244/4d (53 overs, T Taibu 116, S Burger 65*, S Gericke 4/79)
North West: 103 (45 overs, L Klazinga 3/10, B Kotze 3/41) & 252 (89.1 overs, T Bula 102, N Bredenkamp 58, K Burger 5/32)