Josh Ball, The Royal Gazette
If repetition is the father of learning, then it's time some of Bermuda's cricketers went back to primary school.
For the second day running the tourists finished on the wrong side of a hammering, and for the second day running they made the same mistakes.
Batsmen got out to silly shots, some easy catches were dropped in the field, and the bowlers struggled with their consistency in what was the final match of the African tour.
They weren't the only ones. Namibia had an uncharacteristic off day in the field, and David Hemp and Stephen Outerbridge were both dropped twice. Overthrows and extras also seeped into the home side's performance, but they weren't really punished for any of their indiscretions.
And when it came down to chasing Bermuda's rather meagre total of 155, Namibia showed little danger of doing anything other than winning comfortably, which they did with more than 20 overs to spare.
In contrast the mistakes Bermuda made were the same ones they made on Thursday, and the same ones they made in the four-day game. They are mistakes that have been made by the national team for years, will be seen every weekend on the Island this season, and they are as basic as A, B, C.
In no particular order, Bermuda were poor when it came to; shot selection, running between the wickets, bowling a consistent line and length, and in some aspects of the fielding.
They also committed the cardinal sin of one-day cricket when winning the toss, they didn't bat all their overs.
That's not to say there weren't some positives to come out of yesterday's eight-wicket drubbing. Justin Pitcher was again, by far and away, the best bowler and Jordan DeSilva, in his batting, and some areas of his bowling, showed plenty of promise for the future.
Unfortunately the good bits of Bermuda's performance, as has been the case all tour, were far outweighed by the bad bits.
The tourists were already one down when Chris Foggo got himself run out in the eighth over. David Hemp hit a lofted drive towards the cover boundary for what should have been a simple three runs.
Having completed the first two without any difficulty, the problem came with the third when Foggo hesitated at the non-strikers' end. With Hemp halfway down the wicket, Foggo set off, but the delay allowed Namibian fielder Gerrie Snyman time to change his throw and Foggo was run out.
Even so, at 35 for two there should have been no real cause for concern as Namibia had contributed 15 of those runs in wides, along with several overthrows and miss-fields.
Once again though the trigger for the collapse came with the loss of Hemp and Outerbridge. The pair put on 25 for the third wicket before Hemp was caught behind, and his vice-captain followed soon after in the same manner after he wafted at a ball outside his off-stump.
Still, when sides find themselves at 76 for four, it is the responsibility of the remaining batsmen to dig in and get them out of trouble. Unfortunately Jekon Edness and Irving Romaine have struggled in that department in recent years.
Edness was well set, but then cut at a wide ball from Sarel Burger and was caught at forward point, and Romaine followed moments later when he rashly tried to cut a short, wide delivery from Christie Viljoen and was caught at second slip.
From 76 for four, Bermuda were 80 for six and the game was already looking like it had got away from the tourists. By the time Jordan DeSilva joined Malachi Jones at the crease, their team were 108 for eight and looking like they would struggle to get 150.
That they did was entirely down to the two bowlers, who put on 45 for the ninth wicket, the highest stand of the innings, and an example to the batsmen on what could be achieved with some small semblance of composure.
Eventually though, DeSilva was bowled for 20 by Williams, and when Jones then departed two runs later, Bermuda were all out for 155 in 39.1 overs.
Pitcher gave the tourists a brief glimmer of hope in the six overs before lunch, when he bowled opener Raymond van Schoor, but the St George's bowler aside, the rest of the Bermuda attack lacked the penetration to really threaten their hosts.
And in reality 155 was never really going to be a defendable total, not that Namibia threw the bat at anything. Disciplined to the last, they picked their gaps, worked the ball around, and waited for the bad ball to score boundaries, simple, effective, and ultimately successful.
Opener Gerhard Rudolph weighed in with 39, Sarel Burger scored an unbeaten 58, Williams an unbeaten 49, and not even a brief rain delay could stop the inevitable.
The Bermuda team leave Namibia tomorrow, arriving home on Monday evening.