Namibia top the table after day two
If you head into the first rest day of a tournament at the top of the table, you rest a lot more comfortably than the other teams. Namibia gave themselves that comfortable rest day with a four wicket win over Uganda at the Wanderers Cricket Ground in Windhoek today.
Uganda captain Frank Nsubuga won the toss and chose to bat first. They were unable to put any sort of significant partnership together until Phillemon Mukobe and Brian Masaba put on 64 for the fourth wicket, the partnership ending when Mukobe was out for 46.
That was the highest score of the Ugandan innings, as the lower order limped towards 188-9 from their 50 overs. Bjorn Kotze was the pick of the Namibian bowlers with 3-34, whilst JJ Smit and Gerrie Snyman chipped in with two wickets apiece.
Namibia's reply started badly when the dangerous Gerrie Snyman - who yesterday became the first to reach 1500 career runs in World Cricket League matches - was bowled by Patrick Ochan. Ochan then had yesterday's top scorer Stephan Baard caught behind for 10, putting Namibia on the back foot.
Gerhard Erasmus and Craig Williams then put on 50 for the third wicket, with Erasmus going on to score 62 before he was the fifth man out in the 35th over. Sarel Burger guided the team home with a patient unbeaten 37 as Namibia completed a four wicket win with 8,3 overs to spare.
Namibia will look to make it three from three when they take on the Netherlands on Tuesday. Uganda will be hoping for a win over their long time rivals Kenya when they're next in action the same day.