Coastal cricket players in National Team

Seven under 19 coastal Cricket players with seven players from Windhoek are selected to represent Namibia at the Under 19 ICC World Cup Division one qualifiers hosted by Cricket Namibia from 17 to 24 March in Windhoek.

The coastal players are Mauritius Ngupita, Ettienne Beukes, Matthew de Gouveia, Dian Neethling, Victor van der Watt, Eric Wilson and Renier Bosman as a reserve player. The team manager is Lauritz Haccou also from the coast.
There are six countries set to compete in the U/19 World Cup qualifiers including Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and host Namibia. The winner will advance to the 2020 ICC U19 World Cup hosted in South Africa.
Cricket Namibia is pleased to host the qualifiers as it is a big step forward for Namibia to be recognised and invited to participate in bigger events by the ICC.
The qualifiers will be an opportunity to celebrate the time and energy the players have devoted to cricket. The Under 19s are ready and will put in all they have for this coming event to be a memorable one.
National U/19 team coach Dee Thakur explained that the team was preparing for participation in the U/19 World Cup Qualifiers Division 1 tournament.
“We have challenges, with seven players based at the coast, seven players in Windhoek and two others in Cape Town, South Africa. Preparations are, however, going as well as things can be controlled.”
The Namibian under 19 cricket team members are Divan la Cock (Captain), Victor van der Watt (vice-Captain), Matthew de Gouveia, Mauritius Ngupita, Etienne Beukes, Henry Brink, Dian Neethling, Ramon Wilmot, Jan-Izak de Villiers, Erich Wittmann, Eric Wilson, Mell Theunissen, Altu Opperman and JC Balt. The reserves are Renier Bosman and Diwan Engelbrecht with Dee Thakur the coach, assisted by Gareth Cloete with Lauritz Haccou as the team manager.
The program is;
Sunday 17 Namibia vs Nigeria at 8:00 (Wanderers)
Monday 18 Namibia vs Tanzania at 8:00 (Windhoek Afrikaanse Private School)
Wednesday 20 Namibia vs Sierra Leone 8:00 (United)
Thursday 21 Namibia vs Uganda 8:00 (United)
Satureday 23 Namibia vs Keney 8:00 (Wanderers)

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