Namibia Beat Uganda To Seal Place In Shield Final
Namibia 609 (Steenkamp 87, Snyman 86) & 16-0
Uganda 329 (Sematimba 106) & 295 (Mukasa 121) by ten wickets
Intercontinental Shield, Windhoek
Despite centuries from Laurence Sematimba and Roger Mukasa for Uganda, Namibia won the ICC Intercontinental Shield clash between the two African countries by ten wickets.
Uganda's competitive scores of 329 and 295 were eclipsed by Namibia's first innings of 609, in which all 11 players reached double-figures and their eventual victory sealed their place in the final of the competition, where they will play the United Arab Emirates in November.
Although none could reach a century, six men scored half-centuries - Ewaid Steenkamp (87), Sarel Burger (68), Craig Williams (82), Gerrie Snyman (86), Louis van der Westhuizen (50) and Tobias Verwey (73) while Louis Klazinga was unbeaten on 48 at number ten in the order.
Sematimba's 106 had given Uganda a foothold in the match, allied to Benjamin Musoke's 59 before Williams returned five for 90 as Uganda batted first.
When they batted again, they only just managed to force Namibia to bat for a second time thanks to Mukasa's 121 and Sematimba's 54.
Namibia closed out the game by reaching 16 without loss in four overs in their second innings.
The four-team Intercontinental Shield offers teams below Associate level the chance to play competitive first-class cricket. The other side in the inaugural competition was Bermuda.
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