Windhoek in Namibia is the setting for the African qualifier for next year's Women's World Twenty20, with hosts Namibia being joined by full member Zimbabwe along with fellow associates Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

The hosts took on Uganda in the opening match, fielding first after captain Petro Enright won the toss. The visitors soon found themselves on the back foot with their top four all falling for single figure scores, leaving them on 32-4 after nine overs.

Getrude Candiru and Franklin Najjumba then put on 60 for the fifth wicket to get Uganda back into the game. Najjumba fell from the first ball of the final over, bowled by Enright for her third wicket. She then had Rita Musamali caught by Irene van Zyl from the second ball.

Candiru kept out the hat-trick ball before she was finally bowled for 40 by Enright from the penultimate ball of the innings. Uganda's total was 97-7 from their 20 overs, with Enright taking 5-18.

Namibia lost opener Anneri van Schoor early in their reply, and in general found runs hard to come by. They could only manage 76-8 from their 20 overs, losing by 21 runs. Irene van Zyl was their top scorer with 22. Getrude Candiru completed a fine all-round performance by taking 3-16.

The second match of the day saw Kenya win the toss and put Tanzania in to bat first. Fatuma Kibasu top scored for the Tanzanians with an unbeaten 48 as they scored 87-3 from their 20 overs. Kenya lost more wickets in reply, but kept ahead of the required run rate and won by two wickets with an over to spare.


Namibia Women lost to Uganda Women by 21 runs
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek, 8 September
Uganda Women 97-7 (20 overs, G Candiru 40, P Enright 5-18)
Namibia Women 76-8 (20 overs)

Kenya Women beat Tanzania Women by 2 wickets
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek, 8 September
Tanzania Women 87-3 (20 overs, F Kibasu 48*)
Kenya Women 88-8 (19 overs)