Namibia got their Intercontinental Cup campaign off to a great start on Sunday as they completed a comfortable eight-wicket win over the touring Canadians.
It was all over in a little more than an hour after lunch, as opener JB Burger and allrounder Gerrie Snyman saw their side through to victory after Snyman had cleaned up the Canadian tail in the pre-lunch session, taking three of the four wickets to fall.
With Louis Klazinga achieving the first breakthrough of the morning, removing Sunil Dhaniram for 31 after just 20 had been added to the overnight total, Snyman then did the rest, finishing with three for 53. Klazinga had four for 55, while Aftab Shamsudeen remained on 25 not out for Canada.
That left Namibia needing 102 to win, but Henry Osinde lifted the Canadians' spirits when he had Raymond van Schoor caught behind by Shamsudeen in the third over of the innings.
The Namibians went to lunch on 14 for one, and there was further success for Canada soon after the interval when Michael Durand was run out with the total on 35.
But Snyman now joined Burger, and they made the 67 needed in less than seven overs, Snyman making 38 of them from just 15 balls in a knock that would have been impressive in a Twenty20 match, hitting four fours and three sixes in the process.
The Canadians, in the process of rebuilding the side, were no match for Namibia in this game, and the home side will be looking forward to the World Cricket League Division 2 tournament in Windhoek next month with even more confidence. For Canada, it's back to a northern winter, and the drawing board.