Rod Lyall - Page 1

Retired academic, now a journalist and commentator, mainly covering Dutch international and domestic cricket.
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The Netherlands adds another turf square

Dutch cricket acquired its eighth turf square last weekend with the launch of the new facility at Hermes-DVS’s Sportpark Harga complex in Schiedam.

Former Sri Lankan international Tony Opatha dies

Tony Opatha, the former Sri Lankan seam bowler who died on Friday at the age of 73, played a significant part in the...

‘T20, Jim, but not as we know it’ – Dutch T20 Cup finals day report

If you’re the kind of Twenty20 enthusiast who believes that the short format is only about massive sixes, shots of spectacular inventiveness and...

Dutch T20 Cup finals day – previews & live streaming

- updated with live stream links 5 Sep- The Dutch T20 Cup will be decided for the fourteenth time at...

A ‘Test’ by any other name would smell as sweet?

It’s fourteen years since Dave Richardson, then ICC general manager, floated an imaginative scheme for a three-tier, 20-team structure for Test cricket.

Cricket: lost in translation?

As cricket seeks to extend its reach to wider communities, to expand in countries where English is not the first language, the issue...

Dutch T20 Cup match ends in conflict

A violent incident in a Dutch T20 Cup match between Hoofdklasse side Hermes-DVS and Topklasse team Punjab in Schiedam on Friday evening led...

Curtailed Dutch Pro Series finishes under cloudy skies with two more Seafarers wins

The 2020 Pro Series ended on a somewhat anticlimactic note on Thursday, with the Seafarers winning their second T20 against the Hurricanes in...

Cooper, Braat star in Dutch Pro Series’ first week

Back when I was taking part in my school’s cross-country running programme, sixty years ago, the master in charge used to claim that...

The slope of the playing field – FM v AM ODI matches

‘All we’re really sayin’,’ sing the wonderful Irish duo the Duckworth Lewis Method, ‘is it doesn’t really feel / Like we’re all playin’...

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Lalit Bhandari’s case raises insurance policy issues in Nepal cricket

On the evening of September 13th, unexpected news broke out from the far-western side of Nepal. Lalit Singh Bhandari, the left-arm medium-pacer...

Promising news from Kenya, Tanzania & Namibia as cricket slowly reawakens in Africa

Promising news from Kenya, Tanzania and Nambia all present that cricket in Africa is not only waking up from its enforced hibernation...

Bermuda ‘All-Star’ matches wrap

On the 12th of September 2020, the inaugural Bermudan ‘Twenty20 All-Star Classic’ matches were played at White Hill Field.

Four new Minor League teams set for exhibition debuts

Four Minor League Cricket teams will make their debuts on Saturday, September 19, in the second weekend of Minor League Cricket’s inaugural...

High stakes as European Cricket League beckons

A number of clubs will battle it out for ECL qualifcation this weekend, as seasons conclude across Europe.

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