Namibia name Over-50s World Cup team

Francois Erasmus
Francois Erasmus

Namibia has named its squad for the Over-50s Cricket World Cup to take place in Cape Town, South Africa.

It includes two players from the Namibian team that played at the 2003 Cricket World Cup, namely Lennie Louw and Melt van Schoor.

Louw made his ODI debut in that 2003 World Cup aged 43, following a 27-year career in first-grade cricket, which included a handful of first-class and List-A games.

Van Schoor is a keeper-batsman who represented the full Namibian side in five ODIs at the 2003 World Cup.

Other former national players include Trevor Britten, Gielie Vermeulen, Etienne Brits and Andy Fallis.

The team included Francois Erasmus, who also managed the national side at the 2003 World Cup.

Erasmus says the side will be competitive at the 2020 tournament. As he puts it, “Namibia is not known as the Land of the Brave for no reason”.

Namibian squad: Lennie Louw (captain), Gilliam Vermeulen (vice-captain), Rudi Birckenstock, Trevor Britten, Etienne Brits, Basie Buitendag, Francois Erasmus, Andrew Fallis, A Griffiths, John Hamman, Graham McMillan, Louis Nortje, Johan Rudolph, Daneel van der Walt, Melt van Schoor, Willie van Zyl.

Team manager: L Fouche

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