August 20, 2008


Namibia name debutant in 14-man squad

Will Luke

Namibia have named their squad to face Bermuda in the Intercontinental Cup on September 3.

The 14-man squad contains a mixture of experience and youth, and they draft in the debutant Bernard Scholtz, who represented his country in February's Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia. Scholtz, the younger brother of Nicholaas and a slow left-arm spinner, took six wickets at 28.33.

Bermuda are propping up the ICC Intercontinental Cup on 26 points and face an in-form Namibia who are second in the competition, trailing Kenya by 14 points with a game in hand.


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Posted by Simon Butler on (August 24, 2008, 23:29 GMT)

I am always a fan of teams blooding their younger players. And if this guy who i believe is just 18 is good enough to player of Namibia, then play him. It will be interesting to see how he goes next week in the Bermuda game.

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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