On a rest from what has so far been a disappointing campaign in South African domestic cricket, Namibia have headed East to Harare to take part in the Stanbic Bank Twenty20 Cup, Zimbabwe's new domestic Twenty20 competition.
And they got their campaign off to a perfect start yesterday with a 46 run win over the Southern Rocks.
Put into bat after losing the toss, Namibia scored 152-5, captain Craig Williams top scoring with 50 from 46 balls. Sean Ervine was in fine form in the field, making two run outs to go with his wicket of Dwaine Pretorius.
In reply, none of the Southern Rocks batsmen could manage to get a start, with only two passing twenty. Essex player Tony Palladino, playing as an overseas player, was the pick of the Namibia bowlers, taking 4-21 as the Rocks were bowled out for 106.
Namibia will play Mashonaland Eagles in their second match tomorrow.
Southern Rocks lost to Namibia by 46 runs
Harare Sports Club, 13 February 2010
Namibia 152-5 (20 overs, C Williams 50)
Southern Rocks 106 (18.3 overs, T Palladino 4-21)