Namibia Wrap Up Comprehensive Win Over Bermuda

Namibia Wrap Up Comprehensive Win Over Bermuda
Namibia Wrap Up Comprehensive Win Over Bermuda
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Namibia 583-8 dec. (Steenkamp 206, van Schoor 157) beat
Bermuda 214 (Verwey 5-46) & 184 (Klazinga 5-45) by an innings & 185 runs
Intercontinental Shield, Windhoek

Namibia comfortably beat Bermuda by an innings and 185 runs in an ICC Intercontinental Shield match in Windhoek to open their account in the best possible manner.

They will take the full 20 points from the match which they dominated, and that will put them in second place in the table, nine points behind Uganda, who have played twice in the Shield, which is effectively international cricket's third division of the first-class game.

Batting first, Bermuda were bowled out for 214, Tobias Verwey returning five for 46 with only David Hemp, who made 52, showing any resistance.

Namibia then hit back with openers Raymond van Schoor (157) and Ewaid Steenkamp (206) putting on 374 for the first wicket, Steenkamp registering his maiden first-class century in the process.

Craig Williams thumped an unbeaten 110 in 74 balls to hammer home Namibia's advantage, which they subsequently pressed home by dismissing Bermuda for 184.

Opening bowler Louis Klazinga took five for 45 to leave Bermuda in trouble and they were unable to recover, although Hemp stood out again by making 65 - the next highest scorer was Rodney Trott, who made an unbeaten 24.

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