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Netherlands Cricket Team Guide
The Netherlands cricket team is an associate member of the ICC, governed by the Royal Dutch Cricket association. As affiliated with the ICC, the Netherlands cricket team can play in some of the biggest tournaments including the ICC ODI World Cup, the T20 World Cup and the ICC Champions Trophy.
History Of The Netherlands Cricket Team
The Netherlands cricket team have been an associate member of the ICC since 1966, but cricket dates back to at least the 19th century in the country. They have featured in four ICC ODI World Cup tournaments the last being the 2011 edition and recently qualified for the 2023 tournament in India ending a 12 year hiatus following a fantastic performance during the qualifying event in Zimbabwe. They were granted full ODI status in 2006 and T20 International status in 2014.
Where Does The Netherlands Cricket Team Play?
Several venues have been used for International cricket in the Netherlands but the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen, a suburb of Amsterdam, can be considered the main ground used.
Former Captains Of The Netherlands Cricket Team
Rotterdam born Roland Leferbvre captained the Netherlands cricket team from 1999 to 2003 and is commonly regarded as the finest Dutch born cricketer. He had a successful professional career in England being particularly prominent in limited overs cricket with his accurate seam bowling making him a popular figure at both Somerset and Glamorgan. He now coaches the Dutch up and coming cricketers as youth coach.
Top Run Scorers In Netherlands Cricket Team History
Current opening batter Max O’Dowd has scored 2747 runs so far for the Netherlands cricket team, with power to add aged just 29.
Top Wicket Takers In Netherlands Cricket Team History
Left arm spinner Pieter Seelaar has taken 121 International wickets for the Netherlands cricket team, holding the record as one of the most prolific bowlers in the countries history.
Memorable Games For The Netherlands Cricket Team
The Netherlands were given center stage and an opportunity to play the opening game of the 2009 T20 World Cup at Lords against hosts England. Things looked to be going to the form book as England made a strong start with the bat as Ravi Bopara and Luke Wright added 102 in 11.2 overs for the opening wicket. The Netherlands cricket team performed well in the second half of the innings to restrict England 162 for 5. Ryan ten Doeschate took the wickets of both openers (Luke Wright top scored with 71 from 49 balls) but all the bowlers contributed towards keeping the England cricket team to an achievable score. In reply a couple of early wickets from James Anderson didn’t deter the underdogs as they paced the chase expertly. Tim de Grooth top scored with 49, Peter Borren added 30 and Ryan ten Doeschate unbeaten 22 left them needing 2 from the last ball, Edgar Schiferli scrambled the two as Stuart Broad missed the stumps to run him out to stun the hosts and send the the Netherlands cricket team into raptures.
The Netherlands cricket team were at it again in the World T20 in Australia in 2022. The South Africa national cricket team had to beat them in the final group match to progress to the Semi Finals but again the Dutch caused a major upset at the Adelaide Oval. Tom Cooper’s 35 from 19 balls, and Colin Ackermann’s 41 not out from 26 deliveries lifted them to a respectable 158 for 4. South Africa never got ahead of the chase, losing wickets throughout, Brandon Glover’s 3 for 9 ripped the heart out of the Proteas middle order as they crashed out of the tournament by 13 runs. The Netherlands cricket team finished a creditable 4th in group B as a result.