Ireland Wolves clinched the T20 series with a pair of impressive back-to-back seven wicket wins against Namibia to earn a four-one win in Pretoria.

In the morning match Craig Williams late assault saw Namibia post 182 for 5, with him clearing the ropes five times in his unbeaten 63 from just 30 balls.

Curtis Campher, bowling for the first time on the tour, bore the brunt of the onslaught as his four overs went for 63.

Craig Young (2-29) was the pick of the attack, while the other successful bowlers were JJ Garth (1-22) and Shane Getkate (1-31).

The Irish reply started slowly with Stuart Thompson (3) and Stephen Doheny (5) both going cheaply.

However, skipper Harry Tector led from the front as he and Gareth Delany shared a third wicket stand of 120 in 12 overs to put the Wolves very much in the ascendancy.

Tector hit 7 fours and 5 sixes in his 91 from 47 balls, while Delany's undefeated 58 from 42 balls included 4 fours and 2 sixes.

Tector deserved a hundred but his dismissal didn't halt the Wolves charge, as Lorcan Tucker struck two sixes in a quick 18 not out as the target was passed with 11 balls to spare.


The afternoon match followed a similar pattern, with Namibia powering their way to 206 for 5 thanks primarily to half centuries from Niko Davin and Karl Birkenstock.

Davin top scored with 73, while Birkenstock hit 69 as the pair shared a second wicket partnership of 134.

The wickets were shared with one apiece for Shane Getkate, Gareth Delany, Jacob Mulder and Curtis Campher, with the South African also claiming the run out of the dangerous Eagles skipper Erasmus.

There was also a surprise debut for left-arm spinner Mike Frost who wasn't named originally in any of the squads.

He is due to play for Malahide this summer along with elder brother Alistair, a former Zimbabwean U19 World Cup player.

Frost went wicketless in his two overs, conceding 22 runs.

Nathan McGuire (5) went cheaply in the Irish reply, but Stephen Doheny (37) and Tyrone Kane, who justified his promotion up the order by hitting 3 sixes in a 14-ball 36 kept the Irish in the hunt.

Still, it looked a tall order at the half-way stage, with 112 required, but Pete Johnston's charges romped to their fourth successive win thanks to a superb unbroken fourth wicket stand of 112 between Neil Rock and Curtis Campher.

Rush left-hander Rock hit 6 fours and 2 sixes in his unbeaten 58 from 33 balls, while Campher gained revenge on Namibia for his earlier mauling by dishing out a taste of his own medicine.

He clubbed 5 fours and 4 sixes in his 62 not out from 31 deliveries as the win was sealed with an over to spare.

Johnston paid tribute to his squad after the game saying: "That was a very professional T20 series win.

"I'm very proud of this squad. Looking forward now to the 50-over series."

That series begins on Wednesday, with five new faces arriving in the Irish camp. The experienced senior duo of Gary Wilson and George Dockrell will be joined by James Cameron-Dow, James McCollum and Jack Tector.